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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 ,

Alaska Pollock Spawning Season May be Earlier Under Climate Change

A new study shows how climate and fishing are changing pollock spawning time, and how changes in spawning time could affect fisheries in the future.
November 15, 2018 - Feature Story ,

Looking Down to Improve the View from Above

Researchers are working to improve the quality of data collected by satellites more than 500 miles above the ocean. Their goal: determining how microscopic algae, also known as phytoplankton, absorb and scatter light, and how the colors of the
November 06, 2018 - Feature Story ,
trichodesmium bloom floating on ocean

Meet Sarah Gaichas: Research Fishery Biologist, Ecosystems Assessments and Dynamics

Part of the Series "Faces of the Northeast Fisheries Science Center"
September 28, 2018 - News ,
Dr. Sarah Gaichas

Construction Completed on Oregon Working Landscape Project Benefiting Farmers, Fish

Unique partnership of federal, state, tribal and local agencies, the agriculture industry, and environmental community worked together on a mutually beneficial habitat restoration project supporting salmon recovery.
September 21, 2018 - Feature Story ,
Aerial view of construction of new habitat channels at Winter Lake. Credit BCI Contracting, Inc.

Deep-Seeing is Believing: Researcher Helps Develop New Tool for Ocean Exploration

Testing planned for August cruise on NOAA Ship Henry B. Bigelow.
August 10, 2018 - Feature Story ,
Deep-See sampling system in test tank

Researcher Combines Fisheries and Acoustics for Beaufort Sea Project

For three weeks this August, acoustics researcher Jennifer Johnson will be combining her fishery biology and acoustics expertise to study fish in the Beaufort Sea, off the northern coast of Alaska, and Canada’s Yukon and Northwest Territories. Johnson
August 01, 2018 - Feature Story ,
water sampling instrument lowered from ship

Shallow Coral Reefs — Essential Fish Habitat of the Pacific Islands

Shallow coral reefs provide important habitat for fish and other species.
July 13, 2018 - Feature Story ,
A Bluefin trevally swims past table coral colonies at Johnston Atoll in the Pacific Remote Islands Marine National Monument.

Supporting Continued Coral Reef and Watershed Management in West Hawai‘i

In July 2017, NOAA awarded $250,000 in funding to The Nature Conservancy (TNC), Hawai‘i to continue activities and efforts to manage coral reefs and watersheds in West Hawai‘i. This award builds upon the partnership between NOAA and TNC established in
July 13, 2018 - Feature Story ,
Underwater photo of West Hawai'i's vibrant coral reef ecosystem. 

Modern Science Proves Historical Maps Accurately Identify Fish Habitat

NOAA Fisheries scientists used modern acoustic technology to successfully verify the accuracy of old (1924-2003) maps of the Alaska sea floor and validate their use in managing sustainable fisheries. 
July 05, 2018 - Feature Story ,