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Scientists Release Annual Status Reports for Three Alaska Marine Ecosystems

Ecosystem conditions in the Eastern Bering Sea and Gulf of Alaska are adjusting to a new normal in the aftermath of heatwave conditions, while the Aleutian Islands continue to feel the heat.
December 20, 2022 - Feature Story ,
Snow covered mountains reflect off of placid water containing rocky islands, pine trees, and grassy tussocks Snow capped mountains reflect off the waters of the Prince William Sound in the Gulf of Alaska. Credit: NOAA Fisheries.

Colorful New Book Engages Students as Rockfish Stewards

The volume, which highlights bocaccio and yelloweye rockfish as ecological building blocks, is now available to regional schools.
September 01, 2021 - Feature Story ,
School of bocaccio A type of rockfish, bocaccio take 20 years to mature and can live longer than 120 years. Credit: Adam Obaza/Paua Marine Research Group.

Partnership Provides Hands-on Fisheries Research Opportunities for Students

Students review footage from underwater robots to help agencies identify species.
December 16, 2019 - Feature Story ,

Removal of West Coast Rockfish From Endangered Species List

Local anglers’ knowledge and expertise contributed to NOAA's management of rockfish.
December 05, 2019 - Feature Story ,
Side profile of yelloweye rockfish surrounded by ocean rocks. Fish has golden orange body with green eyes and spiky, grayish first dorsal fins.

Study Looks at Vulnerability of Eastern Bering Sea Fish, Crab, and Salmon Stocks to Climate Change

Scientists look at potential impacts of changing ocean temperatures and other environmental conditions on Alaska ecosystems.
September 18, 2019 - Feature Story ,

Rockfish Getting Better With Age

New information on how long some rockfish live, and how often they spawn, will help ensure healthy populations.
May 22, 2017 - Feature Story ,

Scientists Produce Most Comprehensive List To Date of Fish Species in the Salish Sea

Two scientists compiled the most comprehensive list to date of documented fish species.
November 09, 2015 - Feature Story ,