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Meet Joy Merino, Fisheries Biologist

As part of the Faces of the Southeast Fisheries Science Center series, meet Joy Merino.
March 08, 2024 - Feature Story ,
A woman smiles in front of a bush with bright pink flowers Joy at home in Lafayette, Louisiana. Photo provided by Joy Merino.

Deaths of Young Dolphin, Humpback Calf Highlight the Importance of Responsible Boating

In February 2024, NOAA Fisheries and partners responded to a dead spinner dolphin yearling and a dead humpback whale calf in Hawaiʻi. Examinations revealed their deaths were likely due to vessel strikes.
March 07, 2024 - Feature Story ,
A mother humpback whale swims beneath its calf to support it on the ocean surface as a researcher on a nearby boat leans over the railing holding a pole underwater to assess the condition of the call. NOAA researchers with the Hawaiian Islands Humpback National Marine Sanctuary assess an injured humpback whale calf off of Maui. The calf had suspected vessel strike injuries to its tail. Credit: Pacific Whale Foundation (NOAA Fisheries Permit #24359)

Enhancing Wild Red King Crab Populations Through Hatchery-Rearing Programs

Scientists examine effects of release timing and size at release on survival of hatchery-reared red king crab.
March 07, 2024 - Feature Story ,
Tiny red crab with spikes Underwater photograph of a juvenile red king crab. Credit: NOAA Fisheries/Chris Long

Gulf Coast: Oyster Shell Recycling Key to Sustainable Seafood and Coastal Protection

With $5 million in NOAA funds, Gulf Coast partners will expand efforts to restore oyster populations, protect vanishing land, and reconnect communities to their coastal heritage.
March 06, 2024 - Feature Story ,
Volunteers build an oyster reef from recycled oyster shells (Photo: Galveston Bay Foundation) Volunteers build an oyster reef from recycled oyster shells (Photo: Galveston Bay Foundation)

Women's History Month: Talking with Gillian Phillips

Celebrating Women’s History Month with ecology technician Gillian Phillips—her science journey, what she loves about her job, what advice she has for the next generation of women scientists, and more!
March 06, 2024 - Feature Story ,
Two people wearing blue hard hats and orange winter work gear maneuver an oyster aquaculture cage on the back deck of a research vessel. The water is calm and the sky is blue and cloudless.

Seafood Expo North America

Seafood Expo North America is a leading trade event for all sectors of the seafood industry. The Expo will be held at the Boston Convention and Exhibition Center from March 10-12, 2024. Visit us at Booth #181.
March 04, 2024 - Feature Story ,
A variety of seafood on a bed of ice.

Habitat Restoration in the Great Lakes: By the Numbers

NOAA’s habitat restoration work in the Great Lakes strengthens healthy fisheries and ecosystems, benefits local economies, and supports resilient communities.
March 04, 2024 - Feature Story ,
Aerial view of a large forested island in the middle of a river Aerial view of Belle Isle in the Detroit River. (Photo: Friends of the Detroit River)

NOAA Fisheries Gathers Experts to Combat Forced Labor in the Seafood Sector

The summit marked the conclusion of a 15-month initiative to address forced labor.
March 01, 2024 - Feature Story ,
Dr. Spinrad-CALM-CS opening

Why You Should Try Monkfish

Eat more monkfish! A nonprofit agency in New York works to increase demand and consumption of monkfish in the Northeast.
February 29, 2024 - Podcast ,
Calvin Alexander in yellow and orange gear holding large monkfish. Study Fleet scientist Calvin Alexander holding a monkfish.