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The Sound of Endangered Salmon Surviving

In drought-stricken California, scientists track migrating Chinook salmon to make the most efficient use of scarce water resources.
February 01, 2016 - Feature Story ,

Harmful Algal Blooms: A Sign of Things to Come?

An interview with NOAA Fisheries scientist Vera Trainer.
January 27, 2016 - Podcast ,

To Save Its Salmon, California Calls In the Fish Matchmaker

Biologists are using genetic techniques to reduce inbreeding.
January 15, 2016 - Feature Story ,

On the Front Lines of Climate Change in the Ocean

NOAA Fisheries scientist Bill Peterson tracks the effects of climate change, El Niño, and "The Blob" on life in the ocean.
December 30, 2015 - Podcast ,
Bill Peterson and colleagues inspect tiny marine organisms collected during the Newport Hydrographic Line survey. Credit: NOAA.

November Takes a Bite Out of 'the Blob'

Warm expanse that heated up West Coast waters is beaten, but not yet broken.
December 10, 2015 - News ,

Vessel Speed Biggest Factor in Noise Affecting Killer Whales

The speed of vessels operating near endangered killer whales in Washington is the most influential factor — more so than vessel size — in how much noise from the boats reaches the whales.
December 02, 2015 - Feature Story ,
Digital acoustic recording tags temporarily attached to killer whales measured vessel noise reaching the whales. Photos taken under NOAA Fisheries and Department of Fisheries and Oceans research permit (No.781-1824 and 16163).

NOAA Fisheries Assists Olympic National Park in Reopening Elwha River

NOAA Fisheries’ West Coast Region recently played a key role in helping Olympic National Park fund the removal of massive boulders in the Elwha River
November 17, 2015 - Feature Story ,
Water flowing through a rocky section of the Elwha River

Tests Find Algal Toxin Affected Wildlife From California to Washington

Testing of samples from marine wildlife during an unprecedented harmful algal bloom on the West Coast in recent months detected indicate potentially widespread effects of the bloom in marine food webs.
November 03, 2015 - Feature Story ,

What Was Killing the Young Southern Right Whales? New Research Zeros In On A Suspect

New research suggests a connection between increasing right whale deaths and harmful algal blooms.
November 02, 2015 - News ,
A right whale and calf seen from above

Unmanned Aerial Vehicle Reveals Killer Whales in Striking Detail

Unmanned aerial vehicle allows scientists to study killer whale health and reproduction while also offering a glimpse into the family life of these social animals.
October 21, 2015 - Podcast ,