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Toxic Killer Whales

The ocean’s top predators are exposed to dangerous chemical mixtures in their food and environment
October 20, 2016 - Feature Story ,

Projects in Maine Improve Lake and Stream Habitat for Fish

Two landmark fish passage projects in the Penobscot River Habitat Focus Area will restore more than 3,100 acres and benefit migratory alewives
October 17, 2016 - Feature Story ,
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Celebrating 40 Rebuilt Stocks in U.S. Fisheries

Barndoor skates are the 40th rebuilt stock in U.S. fisheries under the Magnuson-Stevens Act.
October 12, 2016 - Feature Story ,

Melon Headed Whales in Hawaiʻi

With a focus on a recent stranding event in Kailua involving a lone calf.
October 11, 2016 - Feature Story ,

NOAA Launches Observer Safety Program Review

A four-member team of external auditors is already at work carrying out NOAA's Observer Safety Program Review as part of our ongoing efforts to assess and evaluate procedures for keeping U.S. fisheries observers and at-sea monitors safe.
October 01, 2016 - Feature Story ,

Mixing New Technology And People Power For An Accurate Count Of Endangered Steller Sea Lions

Fall at the Alaska Fisheries Science Center means researchers are sifting through all the data they collected over the summer months in the field. For the Steller sea lion team that means reviewing hundreds of thousands of photos.
September 26, 2016 - Feature Story ,

Scientists Are On The Ground This Month In The Pribilof Islands To Recover Groundbreaking Fur Seal Data

Since July, satellite tags have been collecting data about fur seal foraging behavior while autonomous Saildrones collect data on fur seal prey. Now it’s time to recover that data—and that requires a down to earth approach.
September 19, 2016 - Feature Story ,

NOAA and Partners Inspire Young Scientists in the Nation's Capital

Students from McKinley Technology Middle School in Washington, D.C. who participate in the NOAA Enrichment in Marine Sciences and Oceanography (NEMO) program have unique opportunities to learn about aquatic science in their own backyard.
September 16, 2016 - Feature Story ,

Fighting IUU Fishing at the Ports: A photo journal of Port State Measures training in Indonesia

Last week dignitaries from around the world traveled to Washington, DC, for the Our Ocean Conference to discuss global stewardship of ocean and marine resources; this story highlights the significance of global relationships. The Port State Measures Ag
September 12, 2016 - Feature Story ,

Notice of Availability of a Draft Programmatic Environmental Assessment for Fisheries Research

Notice of Availability of a "Draft Programmatic Environmental Assessment (DPEA) for Fisheries and Ecosystem Research Conducted and Funded by the National Marine Fisheries Service, Alaska Fisheries Science Center."
September 11, 2016 - Feature Story ,