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Necropsy Offers Rare Opportunity to Study White Shark Biology

An immature female white shark found on a beach in the Florida panhandle provided scientists the rare opportunity to collect valuable scientific data.
February 28, 2024 - Feature Story ,
A large shark on top of a tarp on a dock near the water, with three scientists standing nearby to examine it Heather Moncrief-Cox and researchers from the Southeast Fisheries Science Center examine the body of a deceased white shark. Credit: NOAA Fisheries/Meaghan Emory

Improving Fisheries and Ecosystem Data Collection in the Caribbean through Partnership, Collaboration, and 117 Ideas

Strategic planning workshop drives toward enhancing Caribbean fisheries science and management.
February 28, 2024 - Feature Story ,
A school of snappers, grunts, and other tropical fish species swim near pilings surrounded by soft corals. Credit: Adobe Stock

Gray Whale Stranded on La Jolla Shores Beach

The whale was in poor body condition but showed no signs of human impact.
February 27, 2024 - Feature Story ,
A gray whale lies on a beach parallel to the shore. There are tire tracks near its head. It has barnacles on its skin and its baleen is visible. Stranded gray whale on a beach in La Jolla. Photo Credit: Lonnie Stephens, San Diego Fire-Rescue

Recent Prescott Grants Supporting Whale Conservation Partners

Our marine mammal network partners are leveraging the Prescott Grant Program's competitive grants to improve their stranding response and investigation capabilities for whale conservation.
February 26, 2024 - Feature Story ,
Humpback whale breaching out of the water in Maui, Hawai'i Humpback whale breaching off of Maui, Hawai’i. Credit: Ed Lyman taken under NOAA Fisheries Permit #14097

NOAA Fisheries Releases New State of Alaska Aquaculture Report

The State of Alaska Aquaculture report is a first-of-its-kind overview of the aquaculture industry in Alaska, revealing the state’s opportunities and challenges to date.
February 23, 2024 - Feature Story ,
Oysters being farmed by Alaska Shellfish Farms in Kachemak Bay, Alaska. Oysters being farmed by Alaska Shellfish Farms in Kachemak Bay, Alaska. Credit: NOAA Fisheries

Climate Change Efforts Forge Ahead Thanks to the Inflation Reduction Act

NOAA Fisheries prioritized Inflation Reduction Act funding to support America’s marine resources, coastal communities, and economies in preparing for climate change in 2023–2024.
February 22, 2024 - Feature Story ,
Rec anglers holding red snapper State, regional, and federal scientists are working closely to establish a coordinated, consistent approach in the use of state fisheries statistics, and improve the state and federal surveys in the region. Credit: NOAA Fisheries

Endangered Sawfish Found Dead Missing its Rostrum in the Florida Keys

NOAA’s Office of Law Enforcement offering reward up to $20,000 for information.
February 22, 2024 - Feature Story ,
Smalltooth sawfish swims in shallow water. A beached sawfish in shallow water with a cut-off rostrum. Credit: NOAA Fisheries.

Passive Acoustic Monitoring Reveals More About Sperm Whales off Southeast New England

Study listened for sperm whales in an offshore wind energy development area.
February 21, 2024 - Feature Story ,
Aerial view of six sperm whales grouped together in dark blue waters. Sperm whales. Credit: NOAA Fisheries