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Inbreeding Contributes to Decline of Endangered Killer Whales

New genome sequencing shows Southern Residents are highly inbred.
March 20, 2023 - Feature Story ,
An adult orca is swimming underwater, and a calf is next to its dorsal fin. The calf is surfacing from the water.

Seal and Sea Lion Week

Join us for a week-long celebration of seals and other pinnipeds and get the scoop on NOAA's seal conservation efforts.
An animation showing several species of seals in their native habitats with the words "Seal & Sea Lion Week" across the top. Seal & Sea Lion Week is March 20-24, 2023.

Meet Dr. Martha Nizinski, National Systematics Laboratory

In honor of Women’s History Month, we’re introducing you to Dr. Martha Nizinski, an expert on deep-sea coral communities and Research Zoologist with NOAA’s National Systematics Laboratory.
March 20, 2023 - Feature Story ,
A woman in a yellow t-shirt with short, curly hair sits in front of a laptop and smiles at the camera. Dr. Martha Nizinski on board NOAA ship Henry B. Bigelow in 2017. Image courtesy of Dr. Martha Nizinski

Seal & Sea Lion Week 2023: Celebrating Science and Safety

During March 20–24, NOAA Fisheries highlights science, conservation, and management about seals and sea lions.
March 20, 2023 - Feature Story ,
Black Hawaiian monk seal pup lies on its back, wide-eyed, on a sandy shore and looks into the camera. Hawaiian monk seal pup taking it easy on a beach in the Northwestern Hawaiian Islands. Credit: NOAA Fisheries Hawaiian Monk Seal Research Program

Changing Environmental Conditions on the Yukon River May Pose Challenge For Juvenile Salmon

This new study looks at the timing and duration of the seaward migration from fresh to marine waters for juvenile coho, chum, and Chinook salmon.
March 20, 2023 - Feature Story ,
Young Salmon in sample bags Juvenile chum salmon in sample bags. Credit: Katrina Mueller.

Meet Research Fishery Biologist, Dionne Hoskins-Brown

As part of the Faces of the Southeast Fisheries Science center Series, meet Dr. Dionne Hoskins-Brown.
March 17, 2023 - Feature Story ,
Dr. Dionne Hoskins-Brown sitting next to an oyster reef. Dr. Dionne Hoskins-Brown at Savannah State University oyster reef. Credit: NOAA Fisheries

Women's History Month: Talking with Ann Petersen

To celebrate Women’s History Month, we asked a few of our women scientists to talk about their science journey, what they love most about their job or career, what advice they have for the next generation of women scientists, and more.
March 15, 2023 - Feature Story ,
Ann Petersen wears heavy duty work gloves and holds a clipboard in her hand while standing on a docked boat. In front of her is a wood table that has some rope piled on it and to her right are two stacked plastic buckets. Behind her is a dock leading to a building built above the water on pilings.

Request for Comments: NOAA’s Office of Law Enforcement Priorities

NOAA Fisheries seeks public comment on enforcement priorities for 2023–2027. The comment period is open through April 17, 2023.
March 15, 2023 - Feature Story ,
NOAA Enforcement patrol boat.

Collaborating with Industry on Greater Atlantic Electronic Reporting

The Greater Atlantic Regional Fisheries Office is now virtually paperless when it comes to reporting and permitting. Getting there took a lot of work—and collaboration—by NOAA and fishers.
March 15, 2023 - Feature Story ,
A man in a gray hoodie and hat holds up his phone to the camera while sitting inside a ship cabin.