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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 ,

Saildrones Join NOAA’s West Coast Fleet for Experimental Fisheries Surveys

NOAA Fisheries' two West Coast Science laboratories are joining forces with the Alameda, Calif., company Saildrone Inc. to test the first use of autonomous, wind and solar-powered vehicles to gather essential data on West Coast fish populations
June 25, 2018 - Feature Story ,

Clues At Fish Auction Reveal Several New Species Of Opah

Fish buyer Garrett Kitazaki noticed differences in the fish being sold at United Fishing Agency auction house in Honolulu.
June 07, 2018 - Feature Story ,

NOAA Fisheries Scientists Spawn Pacific Sardines For The First Time In Captivity

Biologists at NOAA Fisheries’ Southwest Fisheries Science Center have cracked the code for how to spawn Pacific sardines in the laboratory, opening a new window on the life cycle of the commercially important species.
April 17, 2017 - News ,

NOAA Scientists Search for Endangered White Abalone

A remotely operated vehicle gives scientists an up-close look at a severely depleted seafloor species.
August 01, 2016 - Feature Story ,

A Mako's Last Meal Part II: The Shark Bite Effect

Celebrate Shark Week!
June 27, 2016 - Feature Story ,