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International Actions Pay Off For Pacific Bluefin Tuna as Species Rebounds at Accelerating Rate

New stock assessment reflects second highest biomass since assessments started.
August 15, 2022 - Feature Story ,
School of bluefin tuna swimming in dark ocean waters with some light coming in from above.

Pacific Sardine Landings May Shift North as Ocean Warms, New Projections Show

Total sardine landings may increase or decrease, depending on the rate of change.
February 24, 2021 - Feature Story ,
School of pacific sardine

Mako Shark Tracking off West Coast Reveals “Impressive” Memory and Navigation

These top predators travel far across the Pacific, returning to the same areas in the Southern California Bight each year.
August 28, 2019 - Feature Story ,
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Follow Researchers Aboard the 2019 California Current Ecosystem Survey

This annual survey aims to estimate the distributions and abundances of coastal pelagic fish species – anchovies, sardines, mackerels, and herring – and their biotic and abiotic environments in the California Current Ecosystem.
July 23, 2019 - News ,

White Abalone Spawning Produces 25 Million Eggs for Captive Breeding Program

A stunning spawning success in the White Abalone Captive Breeding program caught NOAA Fisheries scientists and their research partners by surprise this past April.
May 16, 2019 - News ,

Tagging Reveals Secrets of Southern California’s Largest Sharks

Despite its impressive size, little is known about the basking shark’s habitat, behavior, and migratory patterns.
May 09, 2019 - Feature Story ,
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Advances in Captive Breeding of Black Abalone

A breakthrough in captive breeding of black abalone at NOAA Fisheries’ Southwest Fisheries Science Center promises to improve methods for spawning the endangered mollusk in the laboratory and, ultimately, to support the recovery of wild populations.
March 28, 2019 - News ,

Some Good News for Pacific Bluefin Tuna

Although the Pacific bluefin tuna numbers continue to be low, there are signs the population is recovering and rebuilding targets set forth by the international agreement are on track to be met.
August 10, 2018 - Feature Story ,