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Deep-Sea Coral Research to Gain New Understanding of Alaska Fish Habitat

A multiyear, international study is using innovative technology to shed light on what red corals need to reproduce and sustain their populations, and how they may respond to climate change.
December 06, 2022 - Feature Story ,
A fish swimming around deep-sea corals A rockfish among deep-sea red tree corals at a study site in the Gulf of Alaska. Credit: Alaska Department of Fish and Game ROV Team.

“Izzy” the Dolphin: Making Her Story Matter 

Persistent human interactions means a life away from her natural home.
December 06, 2022 - Feature Story ,
Izzy in her new home at Clearwater Marine Aquarium "Izzy" the dolphin in her new home at the Clearwater Marine Aquarium

Celebrate Corals Week

Corals Week is December 5–9, 2022! Join us in celebrating this diverse group of invertebrate animals and the reef habitats they create.
December 06, 2022 - Feature Story ,
Corals in clear pristine waters. Shallow water provides habitat for branching corals (Acropora spp), as seen here on a reef flat in Guam. Credit: NOAA Fisheries/Jonathan Brown

Efforts to Mitigate Impacts of Offshore Wind Energy Development on NOAA Fisheries’ Surveys

NOAA Fisheries and the Bureau of Ocean Energy Management share the final Federal Survey Mitigation Strategy for Northeast and Mid-Atlantic with plans to adapt the strategy for other regions.
December 05, 2022 - Feature Story ,
Offshore sea wind turbines The Biden-Harris administration is committed to deploying 30 gigawatts of offshore wind by 2030. Credit: Wikimedia Commons

How are Fisheries and Coral Reefs Connected?

Learn how overfishing impacts corals and what you can do to protect these important ecosystems.
December 05, 2022 - Feature Story ,
Fish swim above a coral reef in the Caribbean. Fish swim above a coral reef in the Caribbean. Credit: Tom Moore

What Grows on Kelp? New Research Identifies Microbes to Monitor

With a little “kelp” from the non-profit GreenWave, our scientists found no microorganisms that pose food safety concerns on aquacultured sugar kelp during the growing season in Long Island Sound.
December 05, 2022 - Feature Story ,
Five wavy brown blades of sugar kelp against a white background with a ruler for scale. Five sugar kelp (Saccharina latissima) blade samples collected from GreenWave’s farm in Groton, Connecticut. Credit: NOAA Fisheries/Judy Li

2022 Fall Bottom Trawl Survey Completed in Northeast

This long-running, fishery-independent survey monitors abundance and distribution of fishery species on the Northwest Atlantic continental shelf from Cape Lookout, North Carolina, to the Scotian Shelf.
December 02, 2022 - Feature Story ,
A woman scientist stands inside a research vessel wearing a yellow raincoat, blue rubber gloves and wears a face mask. She is holding a very small Atlantic wolffish. Scientist Angelia Miller holding a young Atlantic wolffish. Credit: NOAA Fisheries/Christine Kircun