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Northern Rock Sole Larvae Appear Resilient To Some Effects Of Ocean Acidification

A 2015 study shows newly hatched northern rock sole could respond to a more acidic ocean.
April 29, 2015 - Feature Story ,
Close up view of larva

Maine Man Imprisoned For Illegal Sale of Lobster, Tax Evasion

On April 17 a two-and-a-half-year investigation and judicial process came to a close when Robert Thompson, 53, of Rockwood, Maine, was sentenced to eight months imprisonment for evading federal income tax and for illegal sales of lobsters. The Court also
April 22, 2015 - Feature Story ,

How Oil Damages Fish Hearts: Five Years of Research Since the Deepwater Horizon Oil Spill

Scientists have shown that toxic compounds in oil target the still-forming hearts of larval fish, leading to developmental defects and reduced survival.
April 16, 2015 - Feature Story ,

Are Our Fisheries Laws Working? Just Ask About Gag Grouper

Gag grouper is the 37th stock to be rebuilt since 2000, according to the NOAA Fisheries' 2014 Status of Stocks report.
April 15, 2015 - Feature Story ,

Age Validation of Pacific Cod Using Stable Oxygen Isotope (δ18O) in Otoliths

Alaska Fisheries Science Center Quarterly Report
April 01, 2015 - Feature Story ,
Pile of caught fish

Listening for Cod in the Gulf of Maine

Scientists and fishermen are working together to locate spawning aggregations of Atlantic cod. The goal is to allow cod and fishermen to each go about their business separately.
March 19, 2015 - Podcast ,
Crew setting up acoustic robots on deck.

First Estimate of Number of Whales Killed During Industrial Whaling 1900-1999

NOAA Fisheries scientists research helps fill in the gaps.
March 16, 2015 - Feature Story ,

Removal of Diversion Dam Improves Habitat Access for Migrating Fish in California’s Tehama County

The 80 year-old diversion dam on the South Fork of Cottonwood Creek was built in the 1930s to provide water and hydropower to a private residence.
March 03, 2015 - Feature Story ,

Why Are Baby Sea Lions So Skinny?

NOAA Fisheries scientists collaborate with partners at West Coast Marine Mammal Stranding Centers to study what's behind this.
February 19, 2015 - Feature Story ,
Group of seals on the beach with the ocean in the background

Automatic Whale Detector, Version 1.0

Scientists have combined infrared cameras with image recognition software to automatically detect and count migrating gray whales.
February 09, 2015 - Feature Story ,