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NOAA Great Lakes Restoration Funding Opportunity Announced

New multi-year regional partnerships will help delist Areas of Concern and restore fisheries native to the Great Lakes. Proposals are due February 4.
December 06, 2018 - Feature Story ,
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2018 Northeast Fall Bottom Trawl Survey Completed

The Northeast Fisheries Science Center’s 2018 Fall Bottom Trawl Survey aboard the NOAA Ship Henry B. Bigelow has been completed. The survey began on September 4 as scheduled and ended on November 13, finishing 83 percent of planned stations.
December 03, 2018 - Feature Story ,
lobster regrowing an arm.

Learning about Atlantic Salmon in Greenland via Satellite Tags

NOAA Fisheries biologist Tim Sheehan spent 10 days in southwest Greenland trolling for pre-adult Atlantic salmon to capture and release with a pop-up satellite tag that records environmental conditions and the fish's behavior.
December 03, 2018 - Feature Story ,

Voluntary Slow Speed Zone to Protect Right Whales off Nantucket Extended to December 11

Extension of voluntary vessel slow speed zone established to protect a group of 17 right whales spotted south of Nantucket.
November 27, 2018 - Feature Story ,

Final Rule for the 2019 Atlantic Shark Commercial Fishing Year

NOAA Fisheries announces a final rule that would establish quota levels, opening dates, and retention limits for the 2019 Atlantic commercial shark fisheries.
November 26, 2018 - News ,
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Voluntary Vessel Speed Restriction Zone Established South of Nantucket to Protect Right Whales

New voluntary vessel slow speed zone established to protect a group of four right whales spotted south of Nantucket.
November 19, 2018 - Feature Story ,

Window to an Underwater World

Milford scientists evaluate aquaculture oyster cages as habitat using GoPro cameras
November 19, 2018 - Feature Story ,
Video still of subadult male tautog pursuing larger female near oyster cage.

Volunteer Pilots Fly South with First Sea Turtles of the New England Cold-Stun Season

Cold-stunned sea turtles in Massachusetts helped by volunteer pilots.
November 08, 2018 - Feature Story ,

Looking Down to Improve the View from Above

Researchers are working to improve the quality of data collected by satellites more than 500 miles above the ocean. Their goal: determining how microscopic algae, also known as phytoplankton, absorb and scatter light, and how the colors of the phytoplankton...
November 06, 2018 - Feature Story ,
trichodesmium bloom floating on ocean

Restored Oyster Reefs Provide Setting for Chesapeake Bay Fishing Tournament

For anglers, restored oyster reefs provide healthy habitats that are great places for fishing!
October 26, 2018 - Feature Story ,
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