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Alaska Salmon Research Task Force Completes Science Report

Task Force charged with creating a coordinated research strategy for salmon in Alaska.
July 12, 2024 - Feature Story ,
Different life stages of fish: eggs on the left, juvenile in the top image and chinook salmon on the bottom

Restoring New Orleans Wetlands After Hurricane Katrina

New federal funding will advance environmental justice in the Lower Ninth Ward and kickstart efforts to restore wetlands along the coast of New Orleans.
July 11, 2024 - Podcast ,
New Orlean's Lower Ninth Ward after Hurricane Katrina New Orlean's Lower Ninth Ward after Hurricane Katrina (Photo: National Wildlife Federation)

Ambitious Living Shoreline Project Combats Coastal Land Loss in South Carolina

With $6.8 million from NOAA, The Nature Conservancy will build a 2,000-foot-long living shoreline near Marine Corps Air Station Beaufort. The organization will also help low-income landowners implement living shorelines on their properties.
July 01, 2024 - Feature Story ,
Volunteers building an oyster castle living shoreline reef near Marine Corps Air Station Beaufort (Photo: Lance Cpl. Kyle Baskin/U.S. Marine Corps) Volunteers building an oyster castle living shoreline reef near Marine Corps Air Station Beaufort (Photo: Lance Cpl. Kyle Baskin/U.S. Marine Corps)

Special Journal Issue Compiles Advances in Coral Reef Ecosystem Science

New research dives to new depths to advance our knowledge on coral reef ecosystems in a special issue of Bulletin of Marine Science.
June 26, 2024 - Feature Story ,
A SCUBA diver swims along a coral reef with a writing slate and measuring device, reef fish swimming across the field of view A NOAA diver surveys a coral reef. Credit: National Park Service/Rob Waara

New Evidence of Seasonal and Temperature-Driven Movement of Alaska Pollock across the U.S.-Russia Maritime Boundary

Scientists use innovative technology to track northwest migrations in the late spring and early summer and southeast migrations in the winter. Migrations appear to be driven by water temperature.
June 20, 2024 - Feature Story ,
Scientists deploying green mooring into ocean A mooring being deployed from a fishing vessel. Credit: NOAA Fisheries

NOAA Fisheries to Delay New Aerial Survey for Cook Inlet Beluga Whales Until June 2025

Scientific team will continue conducting its photo-identification project this year using an uncrewed aerial system to estimate abundance and trends for this endangered whale population.
June 14, 2024 - Feature Story ,
Aerial view of an adult whale next to a juvenile swimming in dark water A Cook Inlet beluga adult (white) and juvenile (gray) swim in silty water. Credit: Hollis Europe & Jacob Barbaro/NOAA Fisheries. NOAA permit #20465.

Evaluating Spatial Management Strategies to Optimize Sustainability of Transboundary Sablefish

Scientists and fishermen collaborated across international borders to identify the most effective management approaches for this highly mobile, highly valuable commercial species.
June 06, 2024 - Feature Story ,
Fish swimming near the sea floor Sablefish near the seafloor. Credit: NOAA Fisheries.

McKenzie River Restoration Benefiting Threatened Upper Willamette River Chinook

Salmon have successfully reproduced at the Finn Rock restoration site in Oregon’s McKenzie River watershed. Another project aims to bring salmon back to lower Quartz Creek.
June 03, 2024 - Feature Story ,
Chinook salmon returning to spawn at Finn Rock Reach.  (Photo: Tim Giraudier/Beautiful Oregon) Chinook salmon returning to spawn at Finn Rock Reach. (Photo: Tim Giraudier/Beautiful Oregon)

Celebrating a NOAA Champion for Migratory Fish

NOAA Marine Habitat Resource Specialist Eric Hutchins stands out for his nearly 40 years of service and tireless efforts to restore migratory fish populations in New England.
May 21, 2024 - Feature Story ,
Eric catches an American eel for an educational event about migratory fish. (Photo: Samuel Coulbourn) Eric catches an American eel for an educational event about migratory fish. (Photo: Samuel Coulbourn)