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Assessing Methods to Provide Early Warning of Paralytic Shellfish Toxin Events

NOAA Fisheries is working with partners to find the most accurate and effective methods to predict harmful algal blooms in Southeast Alaska.
April 09, 2024 - Feature Story ,
Microscope image of algae Alexandrium catenella is the main species of algae that produces paralytic shellfish toxin in Southeast Alaska. Credit: University of Alaska Fairbanks/Courtney Hart.

Influence of Climate on Young Salmon Provides Clues to Future of World’s Largest Sockeye Run

New insight on how climate drives salmon survival provides key information for sustainable management and resilient fishing communities.
April 08, 2024 - Feature Story ,
Photo of two red and green, breeding adult sockeye salmon in a river with gravel bottom Adult sockeye salmon. Credit: Masahide Kaeriyama, Hokkaido University.

Developing Alternative Fisheries Management Scenarios to Respond to Climate Change

Scientists collaborate with stakeholders to evaluate scenarios that predict changes in the distribution and abundance of commercially important fish and shellfish due to climate change.
April 05, 2024 - Feature Story ,
On a hill looking out to two bodies of water and snowy mountains in the distance Port of Dutch Harbor and the village of Unalaska in the Aleutian Chain on the edge of the southeastern Bering Sea. Dutch Harbor the largest fishing port by volume in the U.S. Credit: NOAA Fisheries/Paul Hillman.

Pioneering Project to Restore Bull Kelp Forests in Greater Farallones National Marine Sanctuary in California

With a new $4.9 million grant through NOAA’s Office of Habitat Conservation, Greater Farallones Association is restoring imperiled bull kelp forests in Greater Farallones National Marine Sanctuary in California using innovative techniques.
March 25, 2024 - Feature Story ,
Bull kelp forest off the coast of California (Photo: Chad King/MBNMS/NOAA) Bull kelp forest off the coast of California (Photo: Chad King/MBNMS/NOAA)

Marsh Madness

While players duel it out on the court, we’re keeping score of all the ways marsh habitat plays an important role in the protection and restoration work we do for communities, fish, and wildlife.
March 25, 2024 - Feature Story ,
Coastal marsh within the Sandy Hook Bay estuary. Coastal marsh within the Sandy Hook Bay estuary. Credit: NOAA Fisheries/Jessie Murray

Life on an Active Volcano: Fur Seals Adapt to a Changing Landscape on Bogoslof Island - Part 2

Volcanic eruptions at Bogoslof have changed the landscape dramatically. It’s home to a thriving breeding ground of northern fur seals. Scientists monitor the fur seal population every 4 years to understand how they respond to such a dynamic environment.
March 13, 2024 - Feature Story ,
Aerial view of Bogoslof Island in June 2022 showing the impact of the volcanic eruption from 2019 Aerial survey imagery from June 2022 along with a white outline showing the former size in 2019. Erosion has changed the island dramatically since it tripled in size after the eruptions in 2016-2017. Credit: NOAA Fisheries/Alexey Altukhov and Burlyn Birkemeier.

Enhancing Wild Red King Crab Populations Through Hatchery-Rearing Programs

Scientists examine effects of release timing and size at release on survival of hatchery-reared red king crab.
March 07, 2024 - Feature Story ,
Tiny red crab with spikes Underwater photograph of a juvenile red king crab. Credit: NOAA Fisheries/Chris Long