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Looking Back at The Blob - Chapter 2: Marine Heat Wave Intensifies, “Completely Off the Chart”

Temperatures of up to 7 degrees Fahrenheit above normal disrupted the marine ecosystem in both expected and surprising ways.
October 01, 2019 - Feature Story ,
Many coho salmon that went to sea during the Blob years struggled to find food, appearing thin compared to more successful fish.

Looking Back at The Blob: Record Warming Drives Unprecedented Ocean Change

Temperatures of up to 7 degrees Fahrenheit above normal disrupted the marine ecosystem in both expected and surprising ways.
September 26, 2019 - Feature Story ,
Underweight sea lion pup on the beach.

Study Looks at Vulnerability of Eastern Bering Sea Fish, Crab, and Salmon Stocks to Climate Change

Scientists look at potential impacts of changing ocean temperatures and other environmental conditions on Alaska ecosystems.
September 18, 2019 - Feature Story ,
A Pacific ocean perch (top) and rougheye rockfish (bottom).

Meet Someone Who’s Experienced Hurricanes from Land, Sea, and Sky

Chris Oliver, head of NOAA Fisheries, recounts riding out hurricanes from every vantage point.
June 27, 2019 - Feature Story ,

Current Conditions of the Northeast Shelf Ecosystem

A summary of temperature, salinity, chlorophyll and other conditions on the Northeast U.S. Continental Shelf during the second half of 2018

How Science Can Help Managers Anticipate and Respond to Climate Change to Keep U.S. Fisheries Sustainable

Changes in the Bering Sea ecosystem provides researchers a real-world testing ground to help marine resource managers anticipate and respond to climate change.
March 27, 2019 - Feature Story ,

The Alaska Climate Integrated Modeling Project

The Alaska Climate Integrated Modeling project (ACLIM) is an interdisciplinary collaboration to project and evaluate climate impacts on marine fisheries in the Bering Sea, Alaska. It connects research on global climate and socioeconomic projections to
Alaska Sea Ice

National Climate Assessment Report Released

The recently released Fourth National Climate Assessment Volume ll is an extensive scientific assessment of climate change impacts, risks, and adaptation in the United States. The assessment includes climate change impacts on 10 US. regions and 15 sectors
November 23, 2018 - Feature Story ,
fish in the ocean.jpg

Regional Action Plan for Climate Science in the Pacific Islands

This Regional Action Plan guides implementation of the NOAA Fisheries Climate Science Strategy in the Pacific Islands Region.
Rose Atoll in American Samoa

How Many Male Sea Turtles is Enough?

A recent study reveals insights into the mating strategies of male hawksbill turtles and the future population outlook of these endangered sea turtles.
October 09, 2018 - Feature Story ,
Two hawksbills interacting