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Shrewsbury River Dolphins Signal Cleaner Rivers, More Fish

Dolphins are now frequent visitors to the Shrewsbury and Navesink Rivers in New Jersey, indicating a healthier environment.
January 15, 2021 - Feature Story ,
close up of two dolphin dorsal fins in gray river Dolphins are important sentinels of the health of the marine environment. Credit: Marine Mammal Stranding Center

NOAA and Partners Promote Fisheries Conservation in Florida

New sign promoting conservation posted at Pass-A-Grille fishing pier
January 04, 2021 - Feature Story ,
Pass-A-Grille pier fishing sign in Florida

Give Pregnant Killer Whales Space to Forage

Washington regulations require boaters to stay 300 yards from Southern Resident killer whales, 400 yards in front and behind.
August 13, 2020 - Feature Story ,
An adult orca is swimming underwater, and a calf is next to its dorsal fin. The calf is surfacing from the water.

What is Nearshore Habitat and Why Does it Matter to Orcas?

Restoration focuses on valuable shoreline habitat where juvenile fish grow.
June 22, 2020 - Feature Story ,
School of young salmon Young salmon

Meet Harvey Walsh: Ecosystem Monitoring Program Lead

The desire to spend time outdoors as a child in Minnesota led to a career in fisheries research. Harvey Walsh was hooked once he spent time studying larval and juvenile fish in the ocean.
June 17, 2020 - Feature Story ,
Harvey Walsh inspecting sampling gear, bongo nets, and zodiac on deck.

L41 is Missing. What Does This Mean for the Southern Residents?

Researchers discuss L41’s broad genetic influence on the population and inbreeding risk for the Southern Resident killer whales. Southern Resident Connections - Post 6
May 28, 2020 - Feature Story ,
Killer whale swimming in Puget Sound