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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 ,

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 ,

Announcing Kenneth K. Chew Center for Shellfish Research and Restoration

New shellfish hatchery opened to help restore shellfish nationwide
May 22, 2014 - Feature Story ,
Glass tubes with blue lids, interconnected with piping, part of the new hatchery.

Salmon Restoration and PIT Tags: Big Data from a Small Device

One of the biggest tools in salmon restoration is about the size of a grain of rice.
May 16, 2014 - Feature Story ,

Food for Thought

In the Pacific Northwest (WA, OR, CA), many watersheds receive up to 90-95% fewer spawning salmon (by biomass) compared to historic conditions of the late 18th and early 19th century, and this may have profound implications for the productivity of these watersheds and the species they support.
May 08, 2014 - Feature Story ,
Experimental channels were used to measure affects on food web. Photo: NOAA Fisheries

Antarctic Minke Whales, Mystery Soundmakers of the Southern Ocean

Scientists have discovered the source of the "bio-duck" sound, a strange noise that has mystified scientists and submarine captains in the ocean off Antarctica for decades.
April 23, 2014 - Podcast

Looking and Listening: A Seafloor Mapping Expedition

Scientists with NOAA’s National Ocean Service recently completed an 11-day mission to map undersea habitats in the Caribbean, including coral habitats used by valuable species of reef fish.
April 14, 2014 - Feature Story ,

To Manage Fish Populations, Scientists Study An Entire Ecosystem

Scientists seek to understand how physical and biological forces combine to drive fish productivity in the Gulf of Alaska.
April 09, 2014 - Feature Story ,

Spring and Fall Phytoplankton Blooms in the Eastern Bering Sea During 1995–2011

Alaska Fisheries Science Center Quarterly Report.
April 01, 2014 - Feature Story ,
Satellite view of Alaska with green algae blooms in the ocean

How to Disentangle a Whale

Every year, dozens of whales become entangled in fishing gear off the U.S. Atlantic coast. The Atlantic Large Whale Disentanglement Network works to save them.
March 29, 2014 - Podcast ,
Entangled whale as viewed underwater, gear appears to be wrapped around tail.