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Understanding the Health Of Long Island Sound's Oyster Beds

We are measuring the health of Long Island Sound’s oysters to guide restoration.

Northeast Fisheries, Ecosystems Continue To Depart From Historical Norms

2023 State of the Ecosystem Reports show continuing physical, chemical, and biological changes in coastal Mid-Atlantic and New England ecosystems.
May 18, 2023 - Feature Story ,
Blue, green, and red fishing boats docked in a bay.

2022 Ecosystem Status Report Highlights Climate and Ecosystem Change in Hawaiʻi

For the first time, the Ecosystem Status Report spans the entire main Hawaiian Islands and includes indicators on socio-cultural connections, climate and ocean ecosystem processes, and human impacts.

Rockfish Recruitment and Ecosystem Assessment Survey in the California Current Marine Ecosystem

Our team monitors juvenile rockfish recruitment and ocean conditions in the waters off the California coast to provide annual data used in fisheries management.
Numerous small juvenile rockfish and one adult vermilion rockfish Young-of-the-year rockfish and adult vermilion rockfish. Credit: Robert Lee

Fisheries and Ecosystem Oceanography Research in the California Current

Our team uses ship-based surveys to collect ecosystem and juvenile rockfish population data used in fisheries management.

NOAA's Alaska Ocean Acidification Research Plan for FY18-FY20

The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration’s (NOAA) Alaska Fisheries Science Center and the Pacific Marine Environmental Laboratory collaborate to form the Alaska Ocean Acidification (OA) Enterprise. This collaboration combines the scientific disciplines of chemical and biological oceanography, fish and crab physiology, and population and bioeconomic modeling. This report describes proposed research pending support from the NOAA Ocean Acidification Program.
September 19, 2018 - Strategic Plans ,

Lingering Oil From Exxon Valdez Spill

Long-term study of lingering oil from Exxon Valdez spill offers new insights for resource managers.
February 26, 2018 - Feature Story ,
Man in white shirt and black hat reaching into a puddle to gather a sample

A Wealth of Scientific Information, Decades in the Making

A recent special issue journal highlights the status of an Alaska marine ecosystem more than a quarter century after the Exxon Valdez oil spill.
February 26, 2018 - Feature Story ,
Water with mountains in the background

Scientists Study Euphausiids (Krill) In Alaska: Fish Food And Indicators Of Ecosystem Health

Alaska has an abundance of marine life including whales, dolphins, seals and fish. In fact, the walleye pollock resource supports the largest fishery in the U.S. Why is this? Availability of prey has a lot to do with it.
March 01, 2016 - Feature Story ,
Two scientists pointing at krill in a bucket