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NOAA Fisheries Releases National Seafood Strategy

The strategy highlights the vital services we provide to support the seafood sector and outlines ways we can enhance its resilience in the face of climate change and other stressors.
seafood display case Photo credit: NOAA Fisheries

Gray Whale Calf Count Increases from All-time Low, Positive Sign for the Population

Twice as many calves head north to Arctic feeding grounds with their mothers.
August 09, 2023 - Feature Story ,
Photograph of a gray whale mother and her calf born this year on their northbound migration. Gray whale mother and her calf on their northbound migration.

Large Marine Heatwave Reaches Oregon and Washington Coasts

Researchers are tracking indicators for signs of impacts, such as harmful algal blooms.
August 04, 2023 - Feature Story ,
woman on a vessel wearing a life vest holding a silver colored fish

Restoring the Klamath River Basin: The Largest Dam Removal Project in the World

How the restoration of the Klamath watershed, the largest dam removal project in the world, will reopen access to habitat for the threatened and endangered native fish of the area.
August 04, 2023 - Podcast ,
The Klamath River mouth. Credit: Thomas Dunklin The Klamath River mouth. Credit: Thomas Dunklin

Answering the Call: California Academy of Sciences

The California Academy of Sciences responds to reports of deceased marine mammals along 400 miles of California’s coastline. They are a key partner in immediate response and long-term research on the sustainability of our ocean’s ecosystems.
July 31, 2023 - Feature Story ,
Killer whale skeleton suspended from the ceiling of the California Academy of Sciences Offshore killer whale, O319, is on display at the California Academy of Sciences. Credit: Sue Pemberton

West Coast Wraps Up Exciting 4-Year Deep-Sea Coral Initiative

The effort has greatly improved our understanding of deep-sea corals and sponges off the coasts of California, Oregon, and Washington, particularly within national marine sanctuaries.
July 13, 2023 - Feature Story ,
A snowy white deep-sea coral with branches fanning out from the sea floor. An orange crab is perched atop. A colony of the deep-sea coral Parastenella supporting a cluster of orange zoanthids and a deep-sea crab, extends from a ledge deep in Quinault Canyon off the coast of Washington State. Credit: Ocean Exploration Trust, NOAA Sanctuaries

Women Who Help Entangled Whales

Large whale entanglement has been a predominantly male field, but a growing cadre of experienced and skilled women has strengthened and diversified the response teams.
July 10, 2023 - Feature Story ,
Kathi George aboard an inflatable boat tossing a hook into the water. Kathi George participating in whale disentanglement training. Credit: Bill Hunnewell/The Marine Mammal Center

Restoration Project Improves Access to Meadowdale Beach Park for Salmon—and People

A NOAA-supported project in the Puget Sound region reconnected and restored historic habitat for migrating salmon, while improving public access for park visitors.
July 06, 2023 - Feature Story ,
A railroad bridge runs parallel to the shore, with estuary habitat in the foreground and open water in the background A new railroad bridge at Meadowdale Beach Park is helping to improve fish passage and reconnect the park to the beach. Credit: Snohomish County.