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Scientists Monitor Coral Reef Ecosystems Throughout the Hawaiian Archipelago

On April 20th, Pacific Islands research scientists embark on the first leg of a 48-day field season to study coral reef ecosystems across the Hawaiian Islands.
April 19, 2019 - Feature Story ,
Kauaʻi sunrise from NOAA Ship Oscar Elton Sette during small-boat and dive gear preparations for coral reef monitoring in 2008.

Scientific Teams Set Out to Track Unprecedented Changes in the Eastern Bering Sea

Over the past five years winter atmospheric conditions that influence the Bering Sea have been markedly different from previous years. Strong, warm winds out of the south—sometimes lasting more than 30 days—have forced sea ice northward. Water
April 18, 2019 - Feature Story ,

Alaska's Bering Sea is the Focus of a New NOAA Effort to Accelerate Science Delivery to Fisheries Managers

New approach will deliver more timely, actionable data on changing ocean conditions.
March 28, 2019 - Feature Story ,
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Fisheries Science and Management in the Face of Climate Change

A new report from NOAA Fisheries identifies challenges and recommendations to better detect, understand, assess, and manage shifting distributions and changing productivity of marine species with changing climate and ocean conditions.
March 13, 2019 - Feature Story ,
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West Coast Waters Grow More Productive with Shift Toward Cooler Conditions

The ocean off the West Coast is shifting from several years of unusually warm conditions, toward a cooler and more productive regime that may boost salmon returns and populations of other ocean predators, according to a new NOAA Fisheries report.
March 08, 2019 - Feature Story ,
Big Sur

New Digital Image Catalog and Assessment of Alaska Peninsula Seaweeds is a First

Extent of four seaweed populations farther west than previously thought.
March 04, 2019 - Feature Story ,
Kelps in the low intertidal along the Alaska Peninsula coastline.

The Spring Bloom Awakens the Waters of Long Island Sound

Recently the waters of Long Island Sound awoke with new life. The spring bloom has begun—an ecologically important annual occurrence in the temperate North Atlantic Ocean, sub-polar regions, and coastal waters.
February 21, 2019 - Feature Story ,
phytoplankton in water sample magnified

Ocean Acidification Could Affect Pacific Cod Development

Progress made in understanding what this could mean for Alaska’s second most valuable Groundfish fishery.
February 19, 2019 - Feature Story ,
Pacific cod larvae

2018 Eastern Bering Sea Ecosystem Status Report Brief

Each year, the Alaska Fisheries Science Center produces Ecosystem Status Reports for resource managers to provide contextual information for setting annual fishing quotas.
December 16, 2018 - Feature Story ,

National Academies of Sciences Releases New Coral Reef Interventions Research Review

NOAA-commissioned study highlights the need for advanced, unconventional approaches to coral reef conservation.
November 28, 2018 - Feature Story ,