Salmon on the High Seas: Unlocking the Mystery of Salmon in the North Pacific

NOAA scientist Laurie Wietkamp discusses a research survey on Pacific salmon in an effort spanning the entire North Pacific Ocean. The goal is to unravel a mystery: What determines whether salmon that migrate across the North Pacific come back alive?

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Dead right whale calf (#3560) found floating off New Jersey on June 25, 2020, following vessel collisions Dead right whale calf (#3560) found floating off New Jersey on June 25, 2020, following vessel collisions. Credit: Center for Coastal Studies and Marine Mammal Stranding Center (MMPA Permit #18786-04).
Green sea turtle swimming with yellow reef fish feeding and cleaning parasites off its back A green sea turtle visits a "cleaning station" near Oahu's Haleʻiwa Aliʻi Beach in Hawaiian Islands Humpback Whale National Marine Sanctuary. A cleaning station is a spot within the reef where fish feed and clean parasites off the turtle's shell. Credit: Matt McIntosh/NOAA
Table with fish and shellfish dishes Fish and shellfish dishes. Credit: iStock