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Great Meadows Marsh Project is Restoring Salt Marsh Habitat and Building Resilience in Coastal Connecticut

Restoration of nearly 40 acres of salt marsh and other coastal habitats will help Great Meadows Marsh in Long Island Sound respond to sea level rise. The effort is supported by funding from three pollution cases in Connecticut.
May 16, 2022 - Feature Story ,
Construction equipment and workers in a wetland Creek construction to restore normal tidal flow in and out of Great Meadows Marsh. Credit: NOAA Fisheries/Jim Turek.

Report from the Pacific Seas

Researchers conduct seafloor mapping and coral reef assessment in the Mariana Archipelago.
May 13, 2022 - Feature Story ,
A scientist conducts a reef fish survey A scientist conducts a reef fish survey at Aguijan Island. Credit: NOAA Fisheries/Mia Lamirand.

World Fish Migration Day 2022

Join us in celebrating World Fish Migration Day 2022! Learn more about how NOAA helps migratory fish and communities by opening or improving access to river and stream habitat.
750x500shutterstock_666342400_04272019.jpg Atlantic salmon leaps upstream. Credit: Shutterstock

Bottlenose Dolphins Along the East Coast Proposed to be a Different Species

Scientists propose that the coastal form of common bottlenose dolphins found along the U.S. East Coast is a different species, distinct from the offshore form of common bottlenose dolphins.
May 13, 2022 - Feature Story ,
Breaching dolphins along coastal Georgia. Breaching dolphins, proposed to soon be called Tamanend's bottlenose dolphins, along coastal Georgia. Credit: NOAA Fisheries (Permit # 779-1633).

Sperm Whale Dies Off Florida Keys

Necropsy shows signs of marine debris; line, net, and plastic found inside the whale’s stomach.
May 13, 2022 - Feature Story ,
Sperm Whale Dies off Florida coast Photo Credit: Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission (FWC), Photo taken under MMPA/ESA permit no. 18786

NOAA Releases Two Key Reports, Status of Stocks and Fisheries of the United States

U.S. fisheries held steady in 2021, with more than 90 percent of stocks not subject to overfishing and 80 percent not overfished.
School of fish School of yellowfin tuna in the Atlantic Ocean. Credit: iStock

An Isolated Population of Antarctic Fur Seals Could Save the Species, but They’re Disappearing

Losing fur seals from the South Shetland Islands means losing crucial genetic diversity the species may need to adapt to rapid climate change.
May 12, 2022 - Feature Story ,
fur seal pups on rocky beach, Antarctica Antarctic fur seal pups at Cape Shirreff, Livingston Island, Antarctica. MMPA permit number: 25786. Credit: NOAA Fisheries/Sergio Morales

NOAA Fisheries Releases its Streamlined Fisheries of the United States 2020 Report

NOAA Fisheries provides improved access to fisheries data via updated online tools and streamlined report.
May 12, 2022 - Feature Story ,
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Celebrate Asian American and Pacific Islander Heritage Month

Meet some of our colleagues who work for NOAA Fisheries across the country and get a closer look at their many contributions.
May 12, 2022 - Feature Story ,
750x500-essential-fish-habitat-reef-kona-NOAA-PIRO.jpg Reef fish swim over coral in Kona. Credit: NOAA Fisheries.