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Setting Sail on the First Leg of the 2023 Fall Bottom Trawl Survey

Field Fresh Blog: Science in Motion

The net loft team standardizes, inspects, and repairs nets to ensure a scientifically sound survey.
December 04, 2023 - Survey ,
Two people wearing hard hats feed a green trawl net into a net reel on the deck of a white ship. A third person in a hard hat looks on. The crew of the NOAA Ship Henry B. Bigelow loading a new trawl on the net reel. Credit: NOAA Fisheries

60 Species of Fish to Celebrate 60 Years of the Bottom Trawl Survey

Field Fresh Blog: Science in Motion

National Systematics Lab research zoologist Katherine Bemis shares her team’s work and 60 of their favorite marine species in celebration of the Bottom Trawl Survey’s 60th anniversary.
November 29, 2023 - Survey ,
Two scientists stand in a lab taking photos of fish in a tank. There is a camera and lighting system set up. One scientist is adjusting the lighting on one side of the lab while the other scientist is on the other side of the lab in front of a laptop. Both scientists are looking at the laptop screen. National Systematics Lab team photographing fish during the fall Bottom Trawl Survey. Fish are placed in a phototank and images are taken using a camera controlled from a laptop. Credit: NOAA Fisheries/Sabrina Dahl

Kicking Off The 60th Year Of The Fall Bottom Trawl Survey

Field Fresh Blog: Science in Motion

Our scientists calibrate and test systems during a 2-day cruise ahead of the fall Bottom Trawl Survey.
November 08, 2023 - Survey ,
The back deck of a ship sailing on blue water with the wake in the background on a cloudy day. A suspension bridge is visible in the distance. Setting sail out of Narragansett Bay, Rhode Island, to the first station of the 2023 Fall Bottom Trawl Survey. Credit: NOAA Fisheries/Dom St. Amand

Locating the Larvae

Out at sea in the darkest of night, scientists are sampling larval fish throughout Hawai‘i to better understand their habitat and patterns in fish reproduction.
October 30, 2023 - Research ,
Two researchers on the side of a vessel, deploying a plankton net into the ocean. Don Kobayashi (left) and Justin Suca (right, CIMAR/RCUH in support of NOAA Fisheries, PIFSC) deploy the Isaac-Kidd Midwater Trawl plankton net. Credit: NOAA Fisheries

A Successful Final Leg on the Gulf of Mexico Marine Mammal and Seabird Vessel Survey

Collecting Information to Restore Marine Mammals and Seabirds in the Gulf of Mexico

Scientists ended the final leg of this 2-month long offshore research trip with quite a few marine mammal sightings and acoustics highlights.
October 17, 2023 - Survey ,
The back and dorsal fin of a short-finned pilot whale are seen above the surface of the water. A short-finned pilot whale from a large group seen on the season’s final leg. Credit: NOAA Fisheries/Jonny Reid

In Search of Atlantic Northern Shrimp

Field Fresh Blog: Science in Motion

Biological science technician Zach Fyke takes us on a journey to the Gulf of Maine where scientists continue their search for a locally iconic and celebrated crustacean.
September 28, 2023 - Survey ,
Seven scientists stand in front of a research vessel’s wheelhouse near the bow while at sea. Some are wearing orange foul weather pants, baseball hats, t-shirts, and sunglasses. The sea is calm and there is a light layer of fog in the background hovering above the water. The sky is blue and there are a few white, wispy clouds.

Are Restored and Natural Oyster Reefs In Long Island Sound Healthy?

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Mariah Kachmar gives wild oysters a health check to promote Long Island Sound restoration and aquaculture
September 20, 2023 - Research ,
Scientitst opeing oysters on trays in lab.

The Last Leg of the 2023 Joint Pacific Hake and Ecosystem Survey is Underway!

The Main Deck

Leg 5 of the Joint Survey Along West Coast of Vancouver Island, British Columbia
August 30, 2023 - Survey ,

Studying Seabirds in the Gulf of Mexico

Collecting Information to Restore Marine Mammals and Seabirds in the Gulf of Mexico

Bird scientists partner with NOAA’s 2023 Vessel Survey for Abundance and Distribution to close the data gap on bird species that live, migrate, and breed in the area. This information will assist with management and restoration planning.
August 23, 2023 - Survey ,
A brown bird with wings extended flying An immature red-footed booby flying around the vessel in the Gulf of Mexico. Credit: NOAA Fisheries/Jonny Reid

Sailing the High Seas: Two Decades of Counting Whales and Dolphins in Hawaiian Waters

The Hawaiian Islands Cetacean and Ecosystem Assessment Surveys of 2002, 2010, and 2017 provided critical data on the sizes of whale and dolphin populations. With HICEAS 2023 underway, we reflect on what we have learned about cetacean abundance in Hawaiʻi.
August 22, 2023 - Survey ,
Two pilot whales bob their bodies out of the water while looking at researchers. Two short-finned pilot whales spyhop at researchers on a small boat, launched from the NOAA Ship Oscar Elton Sette (in the background) during HICEAS 2017. Credit: NOAA Fisheries/Paula Olson (Permit #20311)