For more than two decades, Alaska has led the way in using ecosystem information to inform resource management decisions. In 2020, contributions from research partners and local communities together with NOAA scientists helped fill some data gaps.
We study the population health of Antarctic seabirds in relation to the availability of Antarctic krill, their main food source. Our data are used to inform ecosystem-based management in the Southern Ocean.
An international research team has developed a simple method for using autonomous time-lapse cameras to track the breeding and population dynamics of Antarctic penguins, providing a new, low-cost window into the health and productivity of their ecosystem.