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Blinded by the Noise—Whales and Dolphins in a Noisy Ocean

Many marine mammals use hearing to find their way through the world. But parts of the ocean are filling up with man-made noise, and that has the potential to leave them partially blinded. The CETSOUND project might help.
September 03, 2013 - Podcast ,

NOAA Announces Approval of an Exempted Fishing Permit for a Pilot Study by Gulf of Mexico Headboats Evaluating an Allocation-Based Management System

FB13-071 Gulf of Mexico Fishery Bulletin; For more information, contact Sustainable Fisheries at (727) 824-5305
August 26, 2013 - News ,

Hooked on Sharks

Can a special type of hook called a circle hook help vulnerable shark populations to recover? Scientists and fishermen team up to find out.
August 04, 2013 - Podcast ,

Water Quality Robot

NWFSC scientists and partners are deploying a state-of-the-art robotic sensing unit to provide an early warning of harmful algae and pathogens in Puget Sound.
July 19, 2013 - Feature Story ,
It's a beautiful day at Taylor Shellfish Farms, where NWFSC scientists, partners and the media gathered on July 18, 2013 to watch the deployment of the Environmental Sample Processor (ESP) in Puget Sound.

Seafood Fraud—Detection and Prevention

Learn how NOAA's Seafood Inspection Program works to help ensure that the seafood you buy is what the seller claims it is.
July 17, 2013 - Podcast ,

Joint U.S.-Russian Aerial Surveys For Ice-associated Seals In The Bering Sea

Alaska Fisheries Science Center Quarterly Report.
July 01, 2013 - Feature Story ,
Aerial image of seals on ice. Close up view in blue circle with arrow pointing to where it is in the photo

The Case of the Dead Dolphin

When a NOAA marine biologist performs a necropsy on a dolphin that washed up dead on the beach, she’s not only monitoring the health of marine mammals. She’s monitoring human health as well.
June 27, 2013 - Podcast ,
Marine biologist Kerri Danil necropsies a long-beaked common dolphin calf that washed up in La Jolla, CA. Credit: Rich Press.

Fish Stock Assessment 101 Series: Part 3—Ecosystem Factors and Assessments

Learn more about what factors other than fishing can have an influential role in determining the health and abundance of fish stocks.
June 17, 2013 - Feature Story ,

Facial Recognition Technology and the Future of Fisheries Management

Recent advances in computer vision and facial recognition technology might soon allow for more efficient collection of fisheries data. But technology is unlikely to completely replace what human observers can do anytime soon.
June 05, 2013 - Feature Story ,

Keeping An Eye On Pollock

Scientists and fishermen work together to understand how walleye pollock respond to a changing environment.
June 03, 2013 - Podcast ,
biologist on a boat recording data in a field book