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27th Year of the Southeast Bottom Longline Survey Results

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Life on a NOAA Vessel and the People that Bring it Together

27th Year of the Southeast Bottom Longline Survey

Learn more about what life is like on a NOAA ship and get a glimpse into the diverse people that make this survey happen.
February 10, 2023 - Survey ,
A pink and orange sunrise on a blue sky over the bow of the Oregon II. Sunrise over the bow of the NOAA Ship Oregon II. Credit: NOAA Fisheries/Tralee Chapman

Photos from the Southeast Bottom Longline Survey

27th Year of the Southeast Bottom Longline Survey

Learn a bit about what we caught during our Southeast Bottom Longline Survey and take a look at the photo gallery to see some examples!
October 27, 2022 - Survey ,
A large white NOAA ship docked in the water The NOAA Ship, Oregon II docked in Galveston, Texas just before the final leg. Credit: NOAA Fisheries/Tralee Chapman

The Process of Surveying Sharks–It's a lot Like a Dance

27th Year of the Southeast Bottom Longline Survey

How gear is set on the Southeast Bottom Longline Survey. Many skilled professionals work together to monitor trends in shark population abundance.
September 20, 2022 - Survey ,
Deploying longline gear from the NOAA Ship Oregon II. Science team members, Eric Hoffmayer (left) and Nick Hopkins, work with fisherman Charles Godwin to deploy longline gear from the NOAA Ship Oregon II. Credit: NOAA Fisheries

Being a NOAA Fisherman on the Bottom Longline Survey

27th Year of the Southeast Bottom Longline Survey

Josh Cooper is a member of NOAA Ship Oregon II’s deck team. This team is a critical part of effectively collecting data for the bottom longline survey.
September 09, 2022 - Survey ,
Josh Cooper and James Rhue move the cradle during the bottom longline survey.JPG Josh Cooper (front) works with James Rhue on moving the cradle for shark research on the bottom longline survey. Credit: NOAA Office of Marine and Aviation Operations/ Justin Weeks, Ensign

Sharks, Snapper, and Science—Kicking off the 27th Year of the Southeast Bottom Longline Survey

27th Year of the Southeast Bottom Longline Survey

Bon voyage to the NOAA Ship Oregon II, its scientists, and crew beginning another year of the bottom longline survey. The 3-month survey will collect data on several species and their habitat.
August 24, 2022 - Survey ,
NOAA Ship Oregon II conducting shark and boney fish research. Since 1995 the bottom longline survey has been conducted on the Oregon II for shark and bony fish research. Credit: NOAA Office of Marine and Aviation Operations