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New Research Predicts Effects of Marine Heatwaves on Top Ocean Predators

Real-time shifts in marine ecosystems and species demand “climate-ready” fisheries. This new research will inform fisheries management.
September 05, 2023 - Feature Story ,
Two blue whales swim near the surface of the ocean. Two tagged blue whales swim in Monterey Bay in 2016. NOAA Fisheries permit 16111. Credit: Elliott Hazen/NOAA Fisheries

$45 Million Available to Advance Habitat Restoration Priorities of Tribes and Underserved Communities

NOAA will support capacity building, actionable science support, and restoration activities that benefit tribes and underserved communities and enhance their resilience to climate change.
September 01, 2023 - Feature Story ,
Construction equipment on a narrow strip of land in a wetland Wetland restoration in Louisiana’s Barataria Basin on April 8, 2022. Credit: Eric Vichich/NOAA Fisheries.

Hawai‘i Marine Animal Response Earns 2023 Partner in the Spotlight Award

NOAA recognizes Hawaiʻi Marine Animal Response for its dedicated work in helping to conserve and recover the endangered Hawaiian monk seal.
August 30, 2023 - Feature Story ,
A group photo of seven taking a photo with a picture frame after receiving an award. Hawaiʻi Marine Animal Response receives the 2023 Hawaiian Monk Seal Partner in the Spotlight award. Credit: NOAA Fisheries

Shark Conservation Starts with Shark Science

NOAA Fisheries invests millions of dollars into shark research to base management decisions on the best available science.
August 30, 2023 - Feature Story ,
Bull Shark in the hands of Tobey Curtis.  Tobey is wearing an orange glove on left hand, held under the sharks head.r

NOAA Fisheries Announces Large-scale Study on its Recreational Fishing Effort Survey

NOAA Fisheries has conducted a pilot study on our recreational Fishing Effort Survey. Preliminary results suggest the order of the questions in the survey may lead to overestimation of fishing effort, though a more robust study is necessary to confirm.
August 29, 2023 - Feature Story ,
A fisherman catches a tarpon from his boat.

Our 2023 College-Supported Students Share Insights

NOAA offers internship opportunities through partnerships with selected colleges and in collaboration with other colleges and universities for degree requirements.
August 28, 2023 - Feature Story ,
 Graphic with 4 small square photos of students of various races, ethnicities and genders. Some are headshots, some are action photos in nature. “College-Supported Summer Students.” NOAA Fisheries logo.

NOAA Fisheries Identifies Stranded Whale in Alaska as Calf Known as Tango

NOAA Fisheries and stranding network partners have responded to two incidents over the weekend.
August 28, 2023 - Agency Statement ,
Two whales breaching the water with green hills in the background Tango and Sasha, Permit # 20648. Credit: Suzie Teerlink/NOAA Fisheries

Monitoring Island Health in the Chesapeake Bay

A team uses technology to track the effects of climate change on the Goodwin Islands, located in the Middle Peninsula Habitat Focus Area.
August 25, 2023 - Feature Story ,
Water laps up against a mostly grassy shoreline. There is a small area of bulkheaded shoreline. In the background, there are a few taller trees. The Goodwin Islands are mostly marshland but also include some forested areas. Photo: Tricia Hooper, NOAA Office for Coastal Management

Are Alaska Fishing Communities and Fishermen Prepared for Climate Change?

Scientists found that more planning is needed to help fishing communities in the Gulf of Alaska adapt and mitigate the potential economic impacts of climate change.
August 25, 2023 - Feature Story ,
Marina full of boats with a mountain in the background View of marina in Petersburg, Alaska. Credit: Marysia Szymkowiak/NOAA Fisheries

Restoring Atlantic Salmon and Reviving Tribal Connections in the Penobscot River Watershed

NOAA and its partners aim to connect Atlantic salmon to cold water spawning grounds and revive the once-vital human connections to the river.
August 24, 2023 - Feature Story ,
Atlantic salmon. Atlantic salmon. (Photo: Atlantic Salmon Federation)