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New Evidence of Marine Heatwave Impacts on Western Alaska Chum Salmon

Alaska ecosystem changes may pose challenge for juvenile chum salmon under warming ocean temperatures
November 30, 2023 - Feature Story ,
Fish swimming up river Chum salmon swimming upriver. Credit: NOAA Fisheries, Stori Oates

New Funding and Coordinated Action to Help Bring California Salmon Back from the Brink

NOAA and its partners are implementing dozens of projects to benefit endangered Central California Coast coho salmon.
November 06, 2023 - Feature Story ,
Coho salmon with pinkish gray body swimming. Background of sand and rocks looks blurred. Coho salmon. Credit: NOAA Fisheries

Local Talent and Indigenous Knowledge Key to Restoring Hawaiʻi Coral Reefs

Threats to coral are increasing and the involvement of the local community is imperative. With funding through NOAA’s underserved community grants, Kuleana Coral Restoration graduated their first cohort of local and Native Hawaiian ocean conservationists.
October 30, 2023 - Feature Story ,
COAST participants prepare for one of their first restoration dives. From left to right: Baylee Jackson, Pono Okimoto, Denise Oishi (instructor) Ciara Ratum, and Makaio Villanueva. COAST participants prepare for one of their first restoration dives. From left to right: Baylee Jackson, Pono Okimoto, Denise Oishi (instructor) Ciara Ratum, and Makaio Villanueva. (Photo: Blake Nowack/Kuleana Coral Reefs)

Alaska Deep-Sea Coral and Sponge Research to Shed Light on Resilience of Living Fish Habitat

Summer 2023 expeditions took a deep dive into coral and sponge reproduction, growth, and recovery from disturbance as part of a multiyear effort to answer key management questions.
October 06, 2023 - Feature Story ,
Orange coral at the bottom of the ocean Deep-sea coral and sponge community in Alaska’s Aleutian Islands. Credit: NOAA Fisheries.

Seaweed: The Miracle Macroalgae with Major Economic and Environmental Value

Discover the versatility of seaweed and the contributions of seaweed farming—or seaweed aquaculture—to working waterfronts and environmental sustainability.
September 27, 2023 - Podcast ,
Two aquaculture workers pull a line of kelp out of the water and into their boat, on Seagrove Kelp Co's farm site. Buoy markers are present on the water's surface. Sustainably grown, organic Alaskan kelp is harvested at the Seagrove Kelp Co. farm in Doyle Bay. Credit: NOAA Fisheries/Jordan Hollarsmith