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Continuing to Follow Fenway: Her Southern Journey and New Calf

Field Fresh Blog: Science in Motion

Research fish biologist Heather Foley and others at our science center use drones to document and monitor endangered North Atlantic right whales in their calving grounds. This winter, they spotted Fenway and her new calf after her long trip from Canada.
February 14, 2024 - Survey ,
A North Atlantic right whale and her calf swim at the surface of the ocean. The perspective is from above and the water is calm.

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

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

Listening to the Sounds of the Gulf of Mexico

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

The acoustics team recovers and deploys a variety of moored underwater recording instruments to provide information on ocean noise, including sounds from human activities, fish, and marine mammals.
August 15, 2023 - Survey ,
2 men standing at the side of a ship looking at the water. Tony Martinez and John Kent deploy one of the eight SoundTraps™ (acoustic recorders) into the northwestern Gulf of Mexico to detect and listen to marine mammals in the area, with a focus on Rice’s whales. Credit: NOAA Fisheries/ Jonny Reid

Day in the Life: A Scientist on a Marine Mammal and Seabird Survey

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

The daily schedules, living conditions and other activities of scientists on a marine mammal and seabird vessel survey.
August 07, 2023 - Survey ,
2 women stand on the deck of a ship looking through binoculars Rachel Hardee, a marine mammal observer and Lisa Hug, a bird scientist, scan for animals in the Gulf of Mexico. Credit: NOAA Fisheries/ Ellie Hartman

Surprises and Looking to the Future

An Internship Studying pH in Salt Marshes to Better Understand Oyster Growth

A project to investigate the effects of pH on oyster growth.
August 04, 2023 - Research ,
2 people walking in hip deep marsh water NOAA affiliates JP Everhart and Lauren LaMonica deploying sensors at the low-salinity site, Hog Island. Credit: NOAA Fisheries/Clöe Lemaire

Zip Ties Are Your Best Friend

An Internship Studying pH in Salt Marshes to Better Understand Oyster Growth

Field work is physically demanding on long, hot summer days, but the planning for research is even more challenging.
August 04, 2023 - Research ,
A woman crouching and smiling on a muddy oyster bank Clöe Lemaire posing with the oysters after a muddy field day at the high-salinity site in Galveston Island State Park. Credit: NOAA Fisheries/JP Everhart

The Fantastic Oyster

An Internship Studying pH in Salt Marshes to Better Understand Oyster Growth

Research investigating the impact of water quality and environmental variability, specifically pH, on Eastern oysters.
August 04, 2023 - Research ,
Three people in hats and sunglasses stand smiling in a marsh. JP Everhart, Clöe Lemaire, and Lauren LaMonica. Credit: NOAA Fisheries/Clöe Lemaire

A Rare Sighting of Endangered Rice’s Whales

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

During a vessel survey in the Gulf of Mexico, scientists sighted Rice’s whales! Rice’s whales are endangered, and each sighting of this species is important to building our scientific understanding of the population.
July 28, 2023 - Survey ,
A rice's whale at the surface of the ocean With an estimated population of fewer than 100 individuals, scientists were thrilled to sight Rice's whales. Credit: NOAA Fisheries/ Felipe Triana (Permit #21938)

Day-by-Day of Observations and Acoustics: Part Two

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

Part two of the day-by-day blog series from the first leg of the Vessel Survey for Abundance and Distribution of Marine Mammals and Seabirds. Follow along for all of the sightings, unique findings, and happenings aboard the project.
July 12, 2023 - Survey ,
Two dolphins leap from the water. Fraser’s dolphins in the Gulf of Mexico. Credit: NOAA Fisheries/ Paula Olson (Permit #21938-03)