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Science In Extremes: A New Field Camp In Antarctica

Field teams have been living at rustic field camps studying changes in the Antarctic ecosystem for more than 30 years. Now, the field camps are getting an upgrade that will make it easier to conduct critical research.
April 12, 2024 - Podcast ,
Cape Shirreff field camp against a backdrop of mountains in Antarctica. Credit: NOAA Fisheries Cape Shirreff field camp on Livingston Island, one of the most breathtaking places in Antarctica. Credit: NOAA Fisheries

Biologists Rescue Sawfish in the Florida Keys

Animal transported to Mote Marine Lab for rehabilitation.
April 12, 2024 - Feature Story ,
Sawfish rescue, Florida Keys, Photo Credit: Mote Marine Lab Sawfish rescue Florida Keys, Photo Credit: Mote Marine Lab

Young Puerto Ricans Restore Habitat Damaged by Hurricane While Launching Conservation Careers

Thanks to $1.3 million in NOAA funding, BoriCorps members will gain paid work experience and training while restoring ecosystems and supporting local communities.
April 10, 2024 - Feature Story ,
The 2023-2024 BoriCorps crew funded by NOAA. (Photo: BoriCorps) The 2023-2024 BoriCorps crew funded by NOAA. (Photo: BoriCorps)

Family Harvest: Brother-Sister Duo Cultivate Local Dishes as Oyster Farmers

Siblings Julien and Stephanie Swanson combine forces to run a sustainable oyster farm-to-table on Cape Cod.
April 10, 2024 - Feature Story ,
A woman smiling at her brother as he drives a boat. Photo credit: Christine Hochkeppel, christinehochkeppel.com

Influence of Climate on Young Salmon Provides Clues to Future of World’s Largest Sockeye Run

New insight on how climate drives salmon survival provides key information for sustainable management and resilient fishing communities.
April 08, 2024 - Feature Story ,
Photo of two red and green, breeding adult sockeye salmon in a river with gravel bottom Adult sockeye salmon. Credit: Masahide Kaeriyama, Hokkaido University.

Developing Alternative Fisheries Management Scenarios to Respond to Climate Change

Scientists collaborate with stakeholders to evaluate scenarios that predict changes in the distribution and abundance of commercially important fish and shellfish due to climate change.
April 05, 2024 - Feature Story ,
On a hill looking out to two bodies of water and snowy mountains in the distance Port of Dutch Harbor and the village of Unalaska in the Aleutian Chain on the edge of the southeastern Bering Sea. Dutch Harbor the largest fishing port by volume in the U.S. Credit: NOAA Fisheries/Paul Hillman.

2020 and 2021 Combined Report of Marine Mammal Strandings in the United States

This report details marine mammal stranding rates, trends, and activities in the United States for both 2020 and 2021. In 2020, there were 5,400 confirmed marine mammal strandings; in 2021, there were 5,524.
Two stranding responders carry a stranded harbor porpoise away from some rocks A harbor porpoise is retrieved from the rocks at Odiorne Point State Park, New Hampshire. Credit: Seacoast Science Center

Spring News Roundup

A roundup of recent headlines from around the agency—hear about new Hawaiian monk seal pups, environmental DNA, new fish species, killer whale diversity, and more.
March 29, 2024 - Podcast ,
A black and white Southern Resident killer whale leaping out of the water. The fin of another whale is visible and a boat and mountains are in the background. A Southern Resident killer whale leaps out of the water. Credit: Candace Emmons

NOAA Fisheries and the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service Finalize Revisions to Regulations Implementing the Endangered Species Act

The agencies finalized a series of revisions to the joint regulations to improve the agencies’ ability to conserve and recover listed species.
March 28, 2024 - Feature Story ,
Two young seals rest on a beach in the Papahānaumokuākea Marine National Monument. Credit: NOAA Fisheries (Permit #22677)