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We are NOAA Fisheries 2019

Watch this video to learn more about our work to support fish, marine life, and their habitats.
April 22, 2019 - Video ,
Scientist conducting marine mammal research

Town Brook Restoration Complete with Removal of Holmes Dam

On Earth Day, April 22, 2019, we will celebrate the completion of the Town Brook restoration in Plymouth, Massachusetts.
April 18, 2019 - Feature Story ,

Applicability of Sonars for Habitat Mapping Bibliography Database

The primary focus of this bibliography is benthic habitat characterization using backscatter and bathymetric data from multibeam echo sounders, single-beam echo sounders, and side scan sonars. The coverage ranges from methods for acquiring and processing
March 14, 2019 - Assessments ,

Learn About Deep-Sea Corals Through Story Maps

Visit a series of story maps exploring deep-sea coral.
December 04, 2018 - Story Map ,
An orange basket star covers a Picasso sponge at Davidson Seamount, California.

We’re Back! The Marine Debris Team Returns

Northwestern Hawaiian Islands Marine Debris Mission 2018

Our team collected more than 160,000 pounds of marine debris in just 41 days.
November 16, 2018 - Science Blog ,
Local students and teachers use pieces of marine debris to create a NOAA logo mosaic

Protecting Paradise: Marine Debris Team Does the Heavy Lifting

The team removed more than 160,000 pounds of lost or abandoned fishing nets and plastics from the remote Northwestern Hawaiian Islands, an ecologically and culturally significant area, part of the Papahānaumokuāea Marine National Monument.
November 09, 2018 - Feature Story ,
The team pulls a large mass of nets into the boat near the barrier reef at Midway Atoll.

Veterans Help Restore Valuable Fish Habitat: Success By the Numbers

Learn how the NOAA Veterans Corps provides opportunities for veterans to build their skills while they help conserve endangered salmon and steelhead in California.
November 09, 2018 - Feature Story ,
Veterans restoration work

Imua! Going Forward Island by Island to Clean Marine Debris

Northwestern Hawaiian Islands Marine Debris Mission 2018

The marine debris team travels to the shores of the Northwestern Hawaiian Islands aboard the vessel Imua.
October 30, 2018 - Science Blog ,
Marine debris along the shoreline in the Northwestern Hawaiian Islands

Leaving on a Jet Plane: Marine Debris Removal at Midway Atoll Comes to an End

Northwestern Hawaiian Islands Marine Debris Mission 2018

Our team of five cleans up more than 25,000 pounds of debris in 10 days on Midway Atoll.
October 29, 2018 - Science Blog ,
Aerial image of the team removing derelict fishing nets from the reef at Midway Atoll

Midway Furious Five Rid the Land and Sea of Marine Debris

Northwestern Hawaiian Islands Marine Debris Mission 2018

The team divides and five team members continue their mission removing marine debris on Midway Atoll.
October 26, 2018 - Research ,
Marine debris along the shore at Midway Atoll