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Alaska Longline Survey - Post 5

A Student's Perspective.
August 17, 2018 - Survey
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Alaska Longline Survey - Post 4

Alaska LongLine Survey

A Student's Perspective.
August 08, 2018 - Survey ,
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Pathways Intern Collects Life History and Experiences on a NOAA Ship in the Mariana Islands

When I began my internship with NOAA, I never anticipated an opportunity to actually ride out on one of their research vessels. It would feel like a dream to wake up and see a different island every morning, each with its own distinctive substrate, lined along its shores, that depict its geological history,...
August 08, 2018 - Survey ,
Anatahan Island in the Northern Mariana Islands

Young Fish Provide Clues to Future Pacific Cod Stock Size - Post 3

Future Pacific Cod Stock Size

Alaska is not renowned for its good weather but there are exceptions! Older age classes of fish (age-1s) are still resident in the nearshore embayments around Kodiak Island, but they are tricky to sample-----they’re generally too deep for the seine and too shallow for trawl nets.  ...
August 03, 2018 - Research ,
Age-1 Pacific cod are much larger (15-20 cm) and are more common at deeper depths. This set was deployed along at 10 m.

Saildrones Head to the Arctic - Post 4

Saildrones Head to the Arctic

An example of the data we can view on the site, showing one day of temperature (top) and salinity (bottom) measurements from mid-July. There are multiple sensors for measuring temperature on each saildrone, providing us with air (orange) and seawater temperature measurements at different places in the...
August 03, 2018 - Research ,
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Alaska Longline Survey - Post 3

Alaska LongLine Survey

A Student's Perspective.
July 30, 2018 - Survey ,
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Young Fish Provide Clues to Future Pacific Cod Stock Size - Post 2

Future Pacific Cod Stock Size

Here are NOAA Fisheries biologists Chris Magel (left) and Paul Iseri (right) proudly showing off a their catch of age-0 Pacific cod at a Kodiak site covered in dense kelp (Laminaria spp.). Juvenile fish are identified, sorted, counted and then measured. We just got back from Kodiak, Alaska...
July 25, 2018 - Research ,
age-0 Pacific cod at a Kodiak site covered in dense kelp.

Alaska Longline Survey - Post 2

Alaska LongLine Survey

A Student's Perspective.
July 24, 2018 - Survey ,
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Saildrones Head to the Arctic - Post 3

Saildrones Head to the Arctic

The trackline of the Chukchi Sea survey planned for the first saildrone (blue lines).  During the survey, the saildrone will also stop to spend some extra time conducting “mini-surveys” at the location of three mooring (orange squares) that were deployed last summer. After two weeks and...
July 19, 2018 - Research ,
A saildrone’s view of the Diomede Islands in the Bering Strait. Taken as a saildrone traveled north to the survey region.

Alaska Longline Survey - Post 1

Alaska LongLine Survey

A Student's Perspective.
July 18, 2018 - Survey ,
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