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“Izzy” the Dolphin: Making Her Story Matter 

Persistent human interactions means a life away from her natural home.
December 06, 2022 - Feature Story ,
Izzy in her new home at Clearwater Marine Aquarium "Izzy" the dolphin in her new home at the Clearwater Marine Aquarium

Efforts to Mitigate Impacts of Offshore Wind Energy Development on NOAA Fisheries’ Surveys

NOAA Fisheries and the Bureau of Ocean Energy Management share the final Federal Survey Mitigation Strategy for Northeast and Mid-Atlantic with plans to adapt the strategy for other regions.
December 05, 2022 - Feature Story ,
Offshore sea wind turbines The Biden-Harris administration is committed to deploying 30 gigawatts of offshore wind by 2030. Credit: Wikimedia Commons

How are Fisheries and Coral Reefs Connected?

Learn how overfishing impacts corals and what you can do to protect these important ecosystems.
December 05, 2022 - Feature Story ,
Fish swim above a coral reef in the Caribbean. Fish swim above a coral reef in the Caribbean. Credit: Tom Moore

What Grows on Kelp? New Research Identifies Microbes to Monitor

With a little “kelp” from the non-profit GreenWave, our scientists found no microorganisms that pose food safety concerns on aquacultured sugar kelp during the growing season in Long Island Sound.
December 05, 2022 - Feature Story ,
Five wavy brown blades of sugar kelp against a white background with a ruler for scale. Five sugar kelp (Saccharina latissima) blade samples collected from GreenWave’s farm in Groton, Connecticut. Credit: NOAA Fisheries/Judy Li

2022 Fall Bottom Trawl Survey Completed in Northeast

This long-running, fishery-independent survey monitors abundance and distribution of fishery species on the Northwest Atlantic continental shelf from Cape Lookout, North Carolina, to the Scotian Shelf.
December 02, 2022 - Feature Story ,
A woman scientist stands inside a research vessel wearing a yellow raincoat, blue rubber gloves and wears a face mask. She is holding a very small Atlantic wolffish. Scientist Angelia Miller holding a young Atlantic wolffish. Credit: NOAA Fisheries/Christine Kircun

Whale and Dolphin Conservation Expands Marine Mammal Stranding Network Territory

The Whale and Dolphin Conservation team expands the Greater Atlantic Regional Marine Mammal Stranding Network response territory. The Network assesses health, provides rehabilitation, and investigates the cause of death of marine mammals.
December 01, 2022 - Feature Story ,
WDC provides supportive care to a live-stranded common dolphin. Photo credit: Andrea Spence/IFAW WDC provides supportive care to a live-stranded common dolphin. Credit: Andrea Spence/IFAW

2022 Northeast Fall Ecosystem Monitoring Cruise Completed

We completed 52 percent of planned stations as cruise time was shortened by crew shortages and poor weather.
December 01, 2022 - Feature Story ,
Microscopic view of green chain forming diaton against a blue background. A chain-forming diatom, a common type of phytoplankton, found in the New York Bight area.

U.S. Proposes Strong Protections for Sea Turtles, Totoaba, and Vaquita at CITES Meeting

Representatives from more than 160 countries adopted a total of 46 proposals and reached 365 decisions—a record number—to help regulate international trade of vulnerable species.
December 01, 2022 - Feature Story ,
Sea turtle hatchling on beach.