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How NOAA Prepares for Entanglements During Whale Season in Hawaiʻi

NOAA and partners go through rigorous training in preparation to respond to whales in life-threatening entanglements.
November 23, 2022 - Feature Story ,
An individual wearing a life vest and safety helmet stands on the platform of a small boat to practice tossing a grappling hook. NOAA and partners go through rigorous training in preparation for responding to large whale entanglements. Credit: NOAA Fisheries/Cameron Dabney

Updated Guide for Educators on Meaningful Watershed Educational Experiences

The guide, first developed for the Chesapeake Bay, is updated and relevant for educators across the country.
November 17, 2022 - Feature Story ,
Six students balance on rocks in a creek Students explore their local creek as part of a Meaningful Watershed Educational Experience. Photo by Rocío Lozano-Knowlton.

Expanding Electronic Reporting Across the Pacific Ocean

Observers on the West Coast are transitioning from paper forms to a more efficient and accurate tablet-based system. 
November 17, 2022 - Feature Story ,
Observer in orange rain gear, with supplies walking on dock.

New Horizons in the Alaska Fisheries Data Environment

Data-linking projects spearheaded by Jordan Watson with the support of the Alaska Fisheries Information Network are paving the way for previously unimaginable advancements in fisheries science and management.
November 17, 2022 - Feature Story ,
A large white ship with the NOAA insignia floats in a bay surrounded by mountains.

Recreational Fishing: Policy and Partnerships

Recreational fishing is a key part of the social and economic fabric of our coastal communities. Explore how policy and partnership are working to ensure U.S. recreational fishing remains vibrant and sustainable for the future.
November 17, 2022 - Podcast ,
Woman holds a red drum while sitting in a blue kayak on the water Woman holds a red drum while sitting in a kayak on the water. Credit: Sandra Lewis.

Predicting Winners and Losers in a Warming Arctic

Habitat for key prey species may shrink dramatically if climate change continues on its current trajectory, new research shows.
November 15, 2022 - Feature Story ,
Photo of a cream-colored basket star with delicate, lacy arms extended over a rock encrusted with colorful orange and purple animals on the Alaska seafloor. A basket star on the Alaska seafloor. Credit: NOAA Fisheries.

Meet Eric Weissberger, Oyster Restoration Coordinator for Deepwater Horizon

Eric Weissberger brings years of expertise as a shellfish biologist to his role as oyster restoration coordinator. He helps the five Gulf states and NOAA work together to rebuild oyster reefs after the Deepwater Horizon oil spill.
November 15, 2022 - Feature Story ,
a man in a red boat rows in a small harbor. Eric Weissberger is the Oyster Restoration Coordinator for the Deepwater Horizon restoration program.