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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 ,
Close up view of larva

Age Validation of Pacific Cod Using Stable Oxygen Isotope (δ18O) in Otoliths

Alaska Fisheries Science Center Quarterly Report
April 01, 2015 - Feature Story ,
Pile of caught fish

First Estimate of Number of Whales Killed During Industrial Whaling 1900-1999

NOAA Fisheries scientists research helps fill in the gaps.
March 16, 2015 - Feature Story ,
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Why Are Baby Sea Lions So Skinny?

NOAA Fisheries scientists collaborate with partners at West Coast Marine Mammal Stranding Centers to study what's behind this.
February 19, 2015 - Feature Story ,
Group of seals on the beach with the ocean in the background

The Untrawlable Habitat Strategic Initiative

Alaska Fisheries Science Center Quarterly Report.
January 01, 2015 - Feature Story ,
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ShoreZone: Art Meets Science on the Alaska Coastline

The idea for ShoreZone arose in the aftermath of the Exxon Valdez oil spill. To assess the damage from the spill, biologists and others needed to know how much eelgrass there was in Prince William Sound.
December 15, 2014 - Feature Story ,

NOAA Expedition Maps Deep-Water Corals in the Bering Sea

Scientists work to ensure that healthy ecosystems and large-scale fishing can continue to co-exist in the Bering Sea.
October 14, 2014 - Feature Story ,
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Reconstructing Sperm Whale Catches in the North Pacific

Alaska Fisheries Science Center Quarterly Report.
October 01, 2014 - Feature Story ,
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Determining the Distributions of Deep-sea Corals and Sponges Throughout Alaska

Alaska Fisheries Science Center Quarterly Report.
October 01, 2014 - Feature Story ,
Yellow corals at the bottom of the ocean in Alaska