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Ships We Have Known

A photo gallery of ships has graced the wall outside the Directorate Office at the Science Center in Woods Hole for approximately 40 years.
March 23, 2022 - Feature Story ,
Photo gallery of fishery research platforms, located on a wall at the Science Center in Woods Hole Gallery of fishery research platforms, many from the era which included international cooperative research and surveys with the Science Center. Credit: NOAA Fisheries/Nancy McHugh

Enter Our 2022 Share the Shore & Sea Art Contest!

K–12 students are invited to showcase how we can all share the shore & sea with whales, dolphins, seals, sea turtles, and corals through art! Winners’ work will be featured during NOAA’s Share the Shore and Sea campaign in May 2022.
March 23, 2022 - Feature Story ,
Photo collage of marine animals in the Pacific Islands region. Support your local wildlife by sharing the shore and sea—and entering our 2022 Share the Shore & Sea Art Contest!

Meet Lisa Desfosse, Deputy Director for Science and Operations

Part of the Faces of the Southeast Fisheries Science Center series, meet Dr. Lisa Desfosse.
March 23, 2022 - Feature Story ,
Dr. Lisa Desfosse with her daughter, Jamie. Photo provided by Lisa Desfosse. Dr. Lisa Desfosse with her daughter. Photo provided by Lisa Desfosse.

Traces of DNA Can Accurately Assess Fish in the Ocean

eDNA provides an affordable alternative to measure fish populations.
March 22, 2022 - Feature Story ,
scientist measuring environmental DNA from water samples on board the Bell M. Shimada during hake survey 2019 nwfsc

Ask MRIP: Answering Your Questions About Survey Errors

NOAA Fisheries' Marine Recreational Information Program responds to questions about different types of survey errors, how they impact our estimates of recreational catch, and what we’re doing to address them.
March 21, 2022 - Feature Story ,
A smiling father sits next to his young son near the bow of a recreational fishing boat, holding a large red drum in his hands. Credit: Jason Battles

Women's History Month: Talking with Diane Kapareiko

To celebrate Women’s History Month, the Northeast Fisheries Science Center asked a few of their women scientists to talk about their career journeys, why they became scientists, and what advice they have for the next generation of women scientists.
March 18, 2022 - Feature Story ,
Female scientist stands in front of fume hood holding a test tube at the Milford Lab.

NOAA Offers Reward up to $20,000 for Information on Dead Sea Turtle

Reward offered for information leading to successful prosecution for the death of a green turtle found in a net by the side of the road.
March 17, 2022 - Feature Story ,
Green sea turtle Photo credit: Jayme Reneker, Ecological Associates, Inc.

Cancer-Fighting Green Sponge Brings More Than Just Good Luck!

The unique green color of the Latrunculina austini sponge gives it St. Patrick’s Day spirit all year long. Instead of a pot of gold, this sponge’s value lies in its molecular chemical composition—it targets and kills pancreatic and ovarian tumor cells.
March 17, 2022 - Feature Story ,
A Latrunculia austini sponge is measured by red laser dots. During dive expeditions, submersibles use various cameras and sensors to survey the seafloor and water column. In this image, red lasers beamed from a submersible are being used to measure the size of a Latrunculia austini sponge. Credit: Bob Stone/NOAA Fisheries.