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Traveling Problem-Solver Lisa Milke Named Ecosystems and Aquaculture Chief

Whether tackling a scallop production bottleneck, building a deck with her family, or leading a research division, Lisa Milke is ready to meet the challenge.
December 16, 2022 - Feature Story ,
Woman scientist wearing NOAA hat and smiling stands in front of blue water with land and marsh grass in the distance.

The Mystery of the Entangled Oregon Orca

Intensive search for killer whale carcass leads to an answer hidden in its DNA.
December 15, 2022 - Feature Story ,
Entangled Orca carcass floating belly up A fisherman first saw and photographed the orca carcass on June 26 about 30 miles from Newport, Oregon.

2022 Northeast Ship-Based Survey Review

Scientific parties, the officers and crew of NOAA ships, and charter vessels log more than 300 days at sea monitoring and sampling from ships on the U.S. Northeast shelf.
December 15, 2022 - Feature Story ,
Collage of 2022 survey photos, fish, scientist, sunrise, ships, and equipment.

2022 Status of U.S. Marine and Great Lakes Ecosystems Released

NOAA has released its 2022 update of the National Marine Ecosystem Status website, which provides easy access to NOAA’s wide range of important coastal and marine ecosystem data.
December 15, 2022 - Feature Story ,
View of coast with red lighthouse

Does Rebuilding an Island Rebuild Fish Habitat?

Scientists from the NOAA Chesapeake Bay Office are investigating whether fish are using restored areas at Maryland’s Poplar Island.
December 15, 2022 - Feature Story ,
A man and a woman, both wearing hip waders, work with a fyke net at the edge of a marsh. Scientists retrieve fish caught in a fyke net near Poplar Island to record species, number, and lengths. Photo: NOAA Fisheries/NOAA Chesapeake Bay Office

Join the National Fish Habitat Board

The National Fish Habitat Partnership is seeking to fill five positions on its board by early 2023.
December 15, 2022 - Feature Story ,
An aerial view of the river with forested banks and wetlands in the foreground and mountains in the background The Susitna River in Alaska supports spawning populations of Pacific Lamprey. Credit: Pacific Lamprey Conservation Initiative

2022 Recap: Your Favorite Marine Life Stories, Photos, Podcasts, and Videos

View our most popular stories, photos, podcasts, and videos of 2022.
December 14, 2022 - Feature Story ,
Large parrotfish. Large parrotfish. Credit: NOAA Fisheries/Kevin Lino.

Nearly $105 Million in Fish Passage Funding Recommended under Bipartisan Infrastructure Law, Including Significant Funding for Tribes

Thirty-six new projects will reopen migratory pathways, restore access to healthy habitat for fish, and build tribal capacity to participate in developing and implementing fish passage projects.
December 14, 2022 - Feature Story ,
Close up view of an excavator digging in a river Dam removal on the Penobscot River in Maine. Credit: Penobscot River Restoration Trust.

50 Years: Celebrating the History of the Southeast Region Headboat Survey

Looking back at the history of the Southeast Region Headboat Survey as we celebrate its 50th anniversary.
December 13, 2022 - Feature Story ,
A boat's catch is hung along the side of the vessel while people on the dock look at the fish. The catch from a headboat during the early days of the survey. Credit: NOAA Fisheries

Celebrate Winter With Four New Paper Snowflake Templates

Celebrate the most wonderful time of year with our adorable Woods Hole Science Aquarium paper snowflakes! Enjoy four new designs inspired by a few of our aquarium residents: Atlantic cod, chain dogfish, common spider crab, and diamondback terrapin.
December 12, 2022 - Feature Story ,
Collage of Atlantic cod, chain dogfish egg case, common spider crab, diamondback terrapin, medium blue on a dark blue background. “Paper Snowflake Templates.” NOAA Fisheries logo.