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Distribution And Abundance Of Forage Fish In Arctic And Sub-Arctic Waters Affected By Warming Ocean Conditions

A long-term study shows shifts in important prey for commercial fish, marine mammals, and seabirds in the eastern Bering Sea.
January 13, 2021 - Feature Story ,
Photo of workers on a boat deck with a surface trawl net.

Three Partner-Driven Projects Restoring Polluted California Habitats

Through strong community partnerships NOAA is able to do more restoration, helping California fish, kelp forests, seabirds and more recover after impacts from oil spills and hazardous waste.
July 16, 2020 - Feature Story ,

Returning to the Ole Fishin' Hole

Sea Lions remember prey hot spots to maximize hunting efficiency.
May 17, 2017 - Feature Story ,

Restoring Predators and Prey Together Speeds Recovery

Restoring predator and prey species together helps accelerate ecosystem recovery efforts compared to pursuing restoration of one species at a time, new research concludes.
March 01, 2017 - Feature Story ,
Killer whale pursuing a fish that is leaping out of the water

Populated Puget Sound Sees Stark Shifts in Marine Fish Species

The most populated areas of Puget Sound have experienced striking shifts in marine species, with declines in herring and smelt that have long provided food for other marine life and big increases in the catch of jellyfish, which contribute far less to the food chain, according to new research that tracks species over the last 40 years.
May 11, 2015 - Feature Story ,
Photos from our trawl survey in the Puget Sound. Photo: M. Alan Lovewell

The Importance of Eelgrass

NOAA Fisheries is providing guidelines to prevent further loss of one of nature’s most valuable and productive habitats in the marine environment—eelgrass.
November 07, 2014 - Feature Story ,