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Meet Renowned Flatfish Expert Dr. Tom Munroe

NOAA Fisheries/Smithsonian Institution scientist Dr. Tom Munroe recently received the 2018 Robert H. Gibbs, Jr., Memorial Award in recognition of his outstanding body of published work in systematic ichthyology (the field of study describing and naming
November 02, 2018 - Feature Story ,
Margined tonguefish (Symphurus marginatus). Credit: NOAA Office of Ocean Exploration and Research. Identified by Tom Munroe.

NOAA Enrichment in Marine Sciences and Oceanography Curriculum

Each lesson contains a PowerPoint presentation and a Teacher's Guide PDF file. In some cases, lessons contain other supplementary files that are referred to in the Teacher's Guide. Please note that there is a stand-alone Glossary file containing
January 31, 2018 -

Proceedings of the First International Workshop on Corallium Science, Management, and Trade

NOAA Technical Memorandum NMFS-OPR-43 NOAA Technical Memorandum CRCP-8 Published Date: 2009
January 18, 2018 - Technical Memo ,

Researchers Investigate Explosion in the Number of Pyrosomes off Alaska

Pyrosomes caught off the coast of Alaska. Credit: NOAA Fisheries.  Researchers at NOAA’s Alaska Fisheries Science Center are reporting a never-before-seen phenomenon in Alaska waters—an influx of strange organisms that resemble flattened,
October 23, 2017 - Feature Story ,
Pyrosomes caught off the coast of Alaska

NOAA Fisheries Science Program Review

Sound science is critical for making the right decisions when it comes to managing our nation’s fisheries and protected species. To maintain our world-class science, we continually strive to advance the science that informs fisheries and protected

Rockfish Getting Better With Age

New information on how long some rockfish live, and how often they spawn, will help ensure healthy populations.
May 22, 2017 - Feature Story ,

Q & A with Alaska Fisheries Science Center Research Biologist Dr. Jeremy Sterling

Dr. Jeremy Sterling is an award-winning research biologist with NOAA’s Alaska Fisheries Science Center based out of Seattle, Washington. He began his science career with the Marine Mammal Laboratory nearly 20 years ago and has since established himself as
May 03, 2017 - Feature Story ,

NOAA Fisheries Names New Northwest Fisheries Science Center Director

NOAA Appoints Dr. Kevin Werner as the New Science and Research Director for the Northwest Fisheries Science Center.
April 28, 2017 - Feature Story ,

NOAA Fisheries Celebrates Whale Week 2017

A Message from Cisco Werner, Director of Scientific Programs and Chief Science Advisor
February 13, 2017 - Leadership Message ,

Tracking Technology: The Science of Finding Whales

Whales can be very hard to find in Earth’s vast seas. NOAA Fisheries’ scientists and partners use a range of technologies and research techniques to locate whales and study their behavior. Some of these techniques are new and exploratory while others are
February 01, 2017 - Feature Story ,