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Celebrating Earth Day 2024: Accelerating Our Response to Rapidly Changing Oceans

Janet Coit, Assistant Administrator for NOAA Fisheries, discusses how NOAA Fisheries is accelerating our response to climate impacts on marine resources thanks to the Inflation Reduction Act.
April 22, 2024 - Leadership Message ,
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Earth Week: Climate and Fisheries

To celebrate Earth Day, see how our scientists are studying and tracking changes in our environment to better understand and respond to climate change.
April 22, 2024 - Feature Story ,
Graphic with image of Earth in the center and corals, seals, and fish with the rise of temperatures to illustrate climate change

Entangled Humpback Whale Near Unalaska Successfully Cut Free

The response, in a remote community, took several days and involved a broad array of partner agencies, organizations, and local trained volunteers.
April 19, 2024 - Feature Story ,
An entangled humpback whale in Iliuliuk Bay near the Port of Dutch Harbor, Alaska. An entangled humpback whale in Iliuliuk Bay near the Port of Dutch Harbor, Alaska. Credit: City of Unalaska, taken under NOAA Fisheries Permit #24359.

Commerce Secretary Announces Fishery Resource Disaster Determinations for Multiple Salmon Fisheries in Washington and Alaska

The Secretary of Commerce has determined that a commercial fishery failure due to a fishery resource disaster occurred for multiple fisheries between 2021 and 2022 in Alaska and Washington.
April 19, 2024 - Feature Story ,
Fisherman holding a coho salmon with its mouth open. A fisherman in Washington state holds a coho salmon. Credit: iStock

Uncrewed Vehicles Hold Promise for Ocean Data Collection in Difficult-to-Reach Areas

We try to “see” fish and plankton using acoustics in offshore wind energy areas off the Northeastern United States.
April 18, 2024 - Feature Story ,
A small vessel shaped like a submarine floats in calm ocean waters, with a large suspension bridge in and sailboats in the background. The Exail DriX, an uncrewed surface vehicle, in Narragansett Bay. Credit: NOAA/Michael Jech

New Study Sheds Light on Alaska’s Largest, Most Mysterious Shark

Researchers created a “one-stop shop” for information critical to conserving the highly vulnerable Pacific sleeper shark.
April 15, 2024 - Feature Story ,
Photograph of a large black sleeper shark hovering over the sandy and rocky deep seafloor Pacific sleeper shark photographed at 3,125 feet depth by the remotely operated vehicle, Deep Discoverer. Credit: NOAA Office of Ocean Exploration and Research.

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

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)