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Northeast Shelf Marine Ecosystem Shows Increase in Temperatures, Habitat Expansion

Temperatures at the bottom of the water column throughout the Northeast Shelf marine ecosystem are rising, especially in the fall.  At the same time, many species are expanding their habitats northeastward along the East Coast or into deeper water, according...
September 25, 2018 - Feature Story ,
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Mike Jech, Research Fisheries Biologist and Underwater Acoustics Researcher

This story is part of a Northeast Fisheries Science Center (NEFSC) series to introduce the people who work there. Each month we feature a new "face" from the Center's five laboratories and share with you a bit about who they are, what they do at the Center,...
September 25, 2018 - Feature Story ,
Mike Jech

Field Biologists Return from the Northwestern Hawaiian Islands

Biologists have been conducting research on Hawaiian monk seals and green sea turtles from field camps on these remote islands since April.
September 25, 2018 - Feature Story ,
Field camp at Lisianski Island, Northwestern Hawaiian Islands.

Hawaiʻi Visitor Fined for Harassing Protected Marine Animals on Kauaʻi

An Alabama resident has now paid a $1,500 summary settlement for touching a Hawaiian monk seal and harassing a sea turtle on the island of Kauaʻi in Hawaiʻi. The man, who was vacationing on Kauaʻi in fall 2017, posted videos of his interactions with the...
September 25, 2018 - Feature Story ,
A person touch/harassing a Hawaiian monk seal with his/her hand.

Predicting River Response to Dam Removal: What Happens Next?

The NOAA Restoration Center and its collaborators have been studying the physical and biological effects of these projects to understand and be able to predict what will happen to the area when a dam is removed.
September 25, 2018 - Feature Story ,
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NOAA Releases Economic Impact Evaluations for Hurricanes Irma and Maria Disasters

NOAA has released its 60-day regional evaluation of impacts from Hurricanes Irma and Maria to the fishing communities in Florida, Puerto Rico and the U.S. Virgin Islands.
September 25, 2018 - Feature Story
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Atlantic Bluefin Tuna General Category Fishery: Daily Retention Limit for Remainder of June-August 2018

NOAA Fisheries Adjusts Daily Retention Limit for Remainder of June-August 2018 Subquota Time Period to One Fish
September 25, 2018 - News ,
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NOAA Fisheries Certifies Alabama's Snapper Check Survey Design

NOAA Fisheries announced that the agency has certified the design of Alabama’s Snapper Check survey of charter and private boat fishing for red snapper. This Marine Recreational Information Program (MRIP) supplemental survey was developed and implemented to...
September 25, 2018 - Feature Story ,
Angler with red snapper.

2018 Bycatch Reduction Engineering Program Awards

More than $2.3 million will go to partners to support innovative bycatch reduction research projects.
September 25, 2018 - Feature Story ,
first ever loggerhead turtle tagged