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Newest NOAA Fisheries Survey Ship Begins West Coast and Alaska Whale Survey

Vessel Reuben Lasker to assess gray whales and search for highly endangered right whales.
July 09, 2015 - Feature Story ,
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North Pacific Observer Program Reporting

Alaska Fisheries Science Center Quarterly Report
July 01, 2015 - Feature Story ,
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What Did Scientists See During the Eastern Bering Sea Canyon Survey?

The Eastern Bering Sea Canyon Survey.
June 30, 2015 - Feature Story ,
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Uncovering What’s Behind Fluctuations In Yukon River Chinook Salmon Populations

Annual projections on when adult Chinook salmon are expected to return to the Yukon River to spawn.
June 09, 2015 - Feature Story ,
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Run Timing Forecast for Chinook Salmon on the Yukon River

The forecast calls for the first significant pulse of Chinook salmon to cross the Yukon River Delta around June 15 this year, and the half way point of the run is expected to occur around June 23.
June 02, 2015 - Feature Story ,
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For Pollock Surveys in Alaska, Things Are Looking Up

To help estimate fish populations, scientists experiment with seafloor-mounted sonar systems that monitor fish in the water column above.
May 21, 2015 - Feature Story ,
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Maps From the 1930s Help Find Potential Fish Habitat in the Digital Age

Detailed survey data from the 1930s may help to improve fish habitat analysis.
May 20, 2015 - Feature Story ,
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Enforcement Partnership Proves a Success for Joint Operations

It was an unusually clear, cool day. The team was hopeful that the long hours spent planning and coordinating would pay off. They were about to embark on a five-day interagency operation to Togiak, Alaska. While some would be worried about the unforgiv
May 15, 2015 - Feature Story ,
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NOAA Fisheries Scientists Successfully Spawn And Hatch Arctic Cod In Captivity

So what’s the big deal about successfully growing Arctic cod in a laboratory? It represents another step forward toward understanding how these “bellwether” fish in the Arctic marine ecosystem may fare with a warming ocean and climate change.  It also opens up a new frontier to study cod development in a laboratory setting. Up until now, this type of research was restricted to the short, ice-free summer period in the Arctic.
April 29, 2015 - Feature Story ,

Northern Rock Sole Larvae Appear Resilient To Some Effects Of Ocean Acidification

A 2015 study shows newly hatched northern rock sole could respond to a more acidic ocean.
April 29, 2015 - Feature Story ,
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