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El Niño Patterns Contributed to Long-lived Marine Heatwave in North Pacific

The new research found that the known climate patterns linked the tropical and temperate latitudes of the North Pacific Ocean, helping to fuel an extreme marine heatwave.
July 07, 2016 - News ,

A Mako's Last Meal Part II: The Shark Bite Effect

Celebrate Shark Week!
June 27, 2016 - Feature Story ,

Ocean Acidification Puts Northwest Dungeness Crab At Risk, Research Finds

Ocean acidification expected to accompany climate change may slow development and reduce survival of the larval stages of Dungeness crab, a key component of the Northwest marine ecosystem and the largest fishery by revenue on the West Coast, a new study has found.
May 19, 2016 - Feature Story ,
Dungeness crab larvae

Tracking El Nino and its Effects on Life in the Ocean

An interview with NOAA Fisheries’ two top scientists on the West Coast.
March 30, 2016 - Podcast ,
satellite sea surface temperature map of el nino

Can the Vaquita Be Saved from Extinction?

Fewer than 100 vaquita remain, making this species of porpoise the most endangered marine mammal in the world.
March 10, 2016 - Podcast ,

Food Limitation Linked to Record California Sea Lion Strandings

New research shows decade-long decline of sardines and anchovy associated with the poor condition of sea lion pups.
March 01, 2016 - News ,

Puget Sound Wastewater Carries Emerging Contaminants

Pharmaceuticals, personal care compounds detected in effluent and fish
February 24, 2016 - Feature Story ,
Stuart Munsch, Andrew Yeh, Monica Chan & Richard Ramsden use a seine to collect fish in the Puyallup Estuary. Credit: Andrew Yeh

Dangerous Fishing May Be Endangered

A new study of fishing practices found that the "risky" behavior that makes fishing one of the most dangerous lines of work dropped sharply following the adoption of catch shares management in the West Coast fixed gear sablefish fishery.
February 18, 2016 - Feature Story ,
Percent of Fishing Trips taken on High Winds Days

Electronic Monitoring: Different Fisheries Require Different Solutions

Scientists and fishermen are working together to design electronic monitoring systems, but there’s no one-size-fits-all solution.
February 16, 2016 - Feature Story ,