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Scientists Monitor Coral Reef Ecosystems Throughout the Hawaiian Archipelago

On April 20th, Pacific Islands research scientists embark on the first leg of a 48-day field season to study coral reef ecosystems across the Hawaiian Islands.
April 19, 2019 - Feature Story ,
Kauaʻi sunrise from NOAA Ship Oscar Elton Sette during small-boat and dive gear preparations for coral reef monitoring in 2008.

Scientific Teams Set Out to Track Unprecedented Changes in the Eastern Bering Sea

Over the past five years winter atmospheric conditions that influence the Bering Sea have been markedly different from previous years. Strong, warm winds out of the south—sometimes lasting more than 30 days—have forced sea ice northward. Water
April 18, 2019 - Feature Story ,

Town Brook Restoration Complete with Removal of Holmes Dam

On Earth Day, April 22, 2019, we will celebrate the completion of the Town Brook restoration in Plymouth, Massachusetts.
April 18, 2019 - Feature Story ,

MRIP Releases FY 2019 Implementation Plan Update

The Marine Recreational Information Program has outlined the goals it achieved in 2018 and the priorities it has set for 2019.
April 17, 2019 - Feature Story ,

Rebounding Populations and New Flexibility Boost Catches by West Coast Groundfish Fleet

West Coast trawl fishermen caught almost 14 million pounds of fish in 2018. A trial effort gave them new flexibility in how they fished, while still protecting salmon and other species.
April 15, 2019 - Feature Story ,
Fishermen aboard the F/V Miss Sue participate in a midwater rockfish exempted fishing permit.

How the Hollings Scholarship Helped Shape One Scientist's Career Path

Personal account by NOAA Fisheries Researcher Charlie Waters of his experience as an Ernest F. Hollings Scholar and how he became a member of the NOAA Fisheries team.
April 15, 2019 - Feature Story ,
NOAA Fisheries Researcher Charlie Waters

Marine Mammals of Maine Founder Lynda Doughty Honored at Stranding Network Banquet

Doughty awarded the David St. Aubin Award of Excellence for response to seal Unusual Mortality Event.
April 12, 2019 - Feature Story ,

NOAA Fisheries Lab Helps Shellfish Growers Become Citizen Scientists

NOAA Fisheries staff from the Milford Laboratory in Connecticut have created a Citizen Science Guide to help growers capture high quality underwater footage of aquaculture gear.
April 12, 2019 - Feature Story ,
Still from GoPro footage of two fish swimming around and through an aquaculture oyster cage. Credit: NOAA Fisheries.

NOAA Fisheries Certifies Florida’s Gulf Reef Fish Survey Design

The Gulf Reef Fish Survey produces private boat catch estimates for a suite of reef fish species, and will supplement the general surveys managed by the Marine Recreational Information Program.
April 11, 2019 - Feature Story ,
Greater amberjack caught on Florida's Oriskany Reef. Photo by Amanda Nalley/Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission.

Extended Through April 23: Voluntary Vessel Speed Restriction Zone South of Nantucket to Protect Right Whales

The voluntary vessel speed restriction zone (Dynamic Management Area) previously established south of Nantucket has been extended to protect an aggregation of right whales sighted in this area on April 7.
April 10, 2019 - Feature Story ,