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Where the Leatherbacks Roam

Scientists find evidence of critical feeding grounds for endangered leatherback turtles along the U.S. Atlantic coast by studying movement behavior with satellite tags.
March 26, 2024 - Feature Story ,
A team of four scientists in personal floatation devices on a boat handle a very large leatherback sea turtle for tagging The tagging team, Emily Christiansen, Samir Patel, Mike Judge, and Chris Sasso handling a leatherback sea turtle to be tagged. Credit: NOAA Fisheries/Heather Haas (Permit #21233)

New Snake River Fish Detection System Increases Tracking More Than Tenfold

Antennas embedded in spillway gather data to help improve salmon survival.
May 04, 2020 - Feature Story ,

New Fish Detection Gathers Salmon Survival Data Faster Than the Blink of an Eye

Advancing technology promotes safe fish passage through Snake and Columbia dams.
December 19, 2019 - Feature Story ,
Crews install newly designed antennas in the spillway of Lower Granite Dam on the Snake River to detect tagged fish passing through the spillway.

Salmon Summit

Scientists from the NWFSC's Pasco Research Station worked with 4th and 5th graders in the classroom as students raised salmon from egg to parr, and at the annual Salmon Summit in April, where over 3,000 students released the fish into the Columbia River. Jesse Lamb, Matt Nesbit, and Benjamin Sandford share why they get involved year after year.
June 13, 2019 - Feature Story ,

To Tag a Sea Turtle: A Look Behind the Scenes

Ride along with scientists as they capture and tag sea turtles to get the information we need to protect these endangered species.
September 17, 2015 - Feature Story ,

Satellite Tags Reveal How Animals See the Ocean

An interview with NOAA Fisheries scientist Jeffrey Polovina.
September 04, 2014 - Feature Story ,

Salmon Restoration and PIT Tags: Big Data from a Small Device

One of the biggest tools in salmon restoration is about the size of a grain of rice.
May 16, 2014 - Feature Story ,

Secret Route of Sea Turtles Revealed for First Time

Scientists recently mapped the migration routes of baby loggerhead sea turtles for the first time. It took four scientists and one manicurist to make this breakthrough possible.
March 11, 2014 - Feature Story ,