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How to get DNA from a Dolphin

A scientist at the NOAA Fisheries National Systematics Lab studies dolphins by analyzing their DNA. But first, she has to get their DNA.
July 09, 2014 - Feature Story ,
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Genetic Research Provides Insight Into The Production And Behavior Of Western Alaska Chum Salmon

Alaska Fisheries Science Center Quarterly Report.
July 01, 2014 - Feature Story ,
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Probiotics on the Shellfish Farm

NOAA Fisheries scientists develop a new, environmentally friendly technology to increase yields at oyster hatcheries.
June 23, 2014 - Feature Story ,

Stock Assessment 101 Series: Part 4—The Future of Stock Assessments

NOAA scientists use a variety of new technologies to conduct stock assessments and improve our knowledge of fisheries.
June 23, 2014 - Feature Story ,
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Washington’s Baker River Reaches All Time Record—One Million Salmon Are on Their Way to the Pacific Ocean

It's a record-smashing season for young salmon migrating through the Baker River in the North Cascades of Washington State.
June 23, 2014 - Feature Story ,
Surface collector spanning a lake, view from the air Aerial view of the floating surface collector on Baker Lake

Underwater Robots Search for Sea Turtles

Scientists test out a new tool for keeping track of endangered populations of sea turtles: submersible robots with side-scan sonar.
June 19, 2014 - Feature Story ,
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Precision Mapping Opens New Window on Salmon Habitat

Habitat survey teams are fanning out across the Columbia River Basin this month, measuring the fine details of Northwest rivers and streams as part of an ambitious NOAA-led initiative to assess and track the condition of salmon and steelhead habitat.
June 12, 2014 - Feature Story ,
CHaMP crew member learns to collect surveys that provide information on things such as stream structure and terrain elevations.

Ocean Acidification Cruise Explored Effects pH on Marine Food Web

On June 6, Dr. Vera Trainer and a team of scientists returned from a 25-day ocean acidification expedition off the West Coast aboard the R/V Melville in an effort to measure how changes in our ocean's acidity may affect the marine food web
June 09, 2014 - Feature Story ,

For Rescued Sea Turtle Eggs, A Chance at Survival

NOAA Fisheries veterinarian, Brian Stacy, describes a very unusual attempt to rescue the eggs of a sea turtle that was hit and killed by a boat.
June 08, 2014 - Podcast ,
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Canyons, Corals, and Sustainable Fishing in the Bering Sea

Should the Bering Sea canyons be closed to fishing to protect sensitive habitats? Here are a few FAQs about the science and the decision-making.
June 03, 2014 - Feature Story ,
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