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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 ,

Oncoming El Niño Likely to Continue Species Shakeup in Pacific

One-two punch of El Niño and "warm blob" could boost coastal temperatures and supercharge storms
October 02, 2015 - Feature Story ,
Crews from the Alaska Fisheries Science Center caught two large ocean sunfish far to the north of where the species usually occurs. Photo credit: NOAA Fisheries

For Endangered Salmon in California, a Very Measured Sip of Cold Water

With Chinook salmon facing lethally high stream temperatures, scientists deploy a new device to help manage the dwindling supply of cold water that the fish need to survive.
September 08, 2015 - Feature Story ,
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Delayed Effects of Oil Spill Compromise Long-term Fish Survival

Low-level oil exposure leads to later heart defects, weaker swimming and reduced survival
September 08, 2015 - Feature Story ,
Transient embryonic exposures to crude oil cause lasting reductions in the swimming speed of salmon and herring

Tagged Hammerhead Shark Travels Widely In Warm Pacific Waters

A hammerhead shark has traveled more than 1,000 miles since NOAA Fisheries researchers tagged it near San Clemente Island about two months ago.
September 04, 2015 - News ,

A River Runs Around It

The dam removal and routing of the Carmel River began in 2013 and will be completely finished at the end of this year.
August 26, 2015 - Feature Story ,
San Clemente dam in the process of being torn down

White Abalone, What Turns You On?

To save endangered white abalone, scientists are working to breed them in captivity. But first they have to figure out how to turn on white abalone.
August 10, 2015 - Podcast ,
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Saving the Pacific Leatherback Sea Turtle

The leatherback is a most unusual species of sea turtle. In the Pacific, it's also among the most endangered.
June 17, 2015 - Podcast ,
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Recovering Predators Create New Wildlife Management Challenges

Researchers suggest multi-species approaches to address tensions around rebounding predators
June 04, 2015 - Feature Story ,
Many California sea lion pups in the Channel Islands are underweight.  Photo: NOAA Fisheries

Scientists Use Unmanned Aerial Vehicle to Study Gray Whales from Above

A rare opportunity to study how the environment limits the growth of a recovered population of large whales.
May 28, 2015 - Feature Story ,
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