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2019 Aerial Surveys of Arctic Marine Mammals - Post 6

2019 Aerial Surveys of Arctic Marine Mammals

How many bowhead whales are in the Bering-Chukchi-Beaufort (BCB) stock? This year the ASAMM team got the very special chance to help answer this question!
October 11, 2019 - Survey ,
Bering-Chukchi-Beaufort Bowhead whale.

Tracking the Alaskan Red King Crab - Post 6

Tracking the Alaskan Red King Crab

Alaska fisheries researchers are attaching acoustic tags to Alaska Red king crab and following their movement, with a saildrone. They will use this information to better understand Bristol Bay's red king crab distribution and habitat during the year.
October 10, 2019 - Research ,
A Saildrone starts its journey out to Bristol Bay propelled only by the wind

Genetic Evidence Points to Rapid, Large-Scale Northward Shift of Pacific Cod During Recent Climate Changes

Commercially important southeastern Bering Sea cod migrated 1000 kilometers north of their known summer range.
October 09, 2019 - Feature Story ,
NOAA Fisheries scientists collect Pacific cod samples in the Aleutian Islands.

Day in the Life of a Fisheries Observer - Post 7

Day in the Life of a Fisheries Observer

Pencils.
October 08, 2019 - Research ,
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Fur Seals on Bogoslof Island - Post 6

Fur Seals on Bogoslof Island

A view of Bogoslof Island. Below are some amazing images of our recent survey of the Northern fur seal on Bogoslof Island.
October 03, 2019 - Survey ,
The 2019 survey team on Bogoslof Island.

Voicing the Stories of Women in Alaska Fisheries

Women work to keep fisheries sustainable, communities resilient, and traditional knowledge alive in Alaska. A new NOAA study documents women’s experience through their own stories.
October 01, 2019 - Feature Story ,
Jean Lee filming Connie Timmerman picking fish from her subsistence salmon net on Kanakanak Beach (photo by Anna Lavoie)

Fur Seals on Bogoslof Island - Post 5

Fur Seals on Bogoslof Island

Survey wrap up.
September 25, 2019 - Survey ,
Fur seal pups on Bogoslof Island.

New Seafloor Maps Reveal Habitat Sculpted by Ancient Glaciers

A higher definition view provides insight into the habitat that supports the Western Gulf of Alaska’s rich marine resources.
September 23, 2019 - Feature Story ,
New bathymetric map of the western Gulf of Alaska.

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).

Fur Seals on Bogoslof Island - Post 4

Fur Seals on Bogoslof Island

Evolving science on an evolving island.
September 18, 2019 - Survey ,
Katie Sweeney and Brian Fadely work with unmanned aerial system on Bogoslof Island.