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Reconstructing Sperm Whale Catches in the North Pacific

Alaska Fisheries Science Center Quarterly Report.
October 01, 2014 - Feature Story ,
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Determining the Distributions of Deep-sea Corals and Sponges Throughout Alaska

Alaska Fisheries Science Center Quarterly Report.
October 01, 2014 - Feature Story ,
Yellow corals at the bottom of the ocean in Alaska

Changing Winds Explain Most Pacific Coast Warming

Changes in winds over the eastern Pacific Ocean explain most of the warming trend along the West Coast of North America in the last century, according to a new analysis published in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences.
September 24, 2014 - News ,

White Shark Recovery

New research reveals that Atlantic white sharks, which were hunted indiscriminately for almost two decades following the release of the movie Jaws, have slowly been making a comeback.
September 07, 2014 - Podcast ,
White shark, dark on top, white below, mouth open with teeth visible.

Unusual North Pacific Warmth Jostles Marine Food Chain

Scientists across NOAA Fisheries are watching a persistent expanse of exceptionally warm water spanning the Gulf of Alaska that could send reverberations through the marine food web.
September 05, 2014 - Feature Story ,
Map. Unusually warm temperatures dominate three areas of the North Pacific: the Bering Sea, Gulf of Alaska and an area off Southern California. The darker the red, the further above average the sea surface temperature. NOAA researchers are tracking the temperatures and their implications for marine life.

Satellite Tags Reveal How Animals See the Ocean

An interview with NOAA Fisheries scientist Jeffrey Polovina.
September 04, 2014 - Feature Story ,
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Memories of Sharks Past

An incisive account of how our knowledge of sharks has grown, from Aristotle to the present day, wins a Best Paper Award from the Marine Fisheries Review.
August 09, 2014 - Feature Story ,

The Bycatch You Can't See

Researchers tackle unseen crab mortality in Alaskan groundfish fisheries, win best paper award.
July 28, 2014 - Feature Story ,
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Gray Whales Born in Big Numbers

NOAA Fisheries scientists keep track of how many gray whale calves are born each winter, and it looks like this was a banner year for calf production.
July 17, 2014 - Podcast ,
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How to get DNA from a Dolphin

A scientist at the NOAA Fisheries National Systematics Lab studies dolphins by analyzing their DNA. But first, she has to get their DNA.
July 09, 2014 - Feature Story ,
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