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New Supervisors to Lead Survey Teams  Monitoring Bottom-Dwelling Fish and Crabs

NOAA Fisheries is pleased to announce the selection of two new supervisors for its Alaska bottom trawl surveys.
December 15, 2021 - Feature Story ,
two individual work on a trawling survey by moving nets off the back of a vessel as it moves through the water.

Top 21 Stories, Photos, and Videos of 2021

Check out our most popular features of 2021.
December 15, 2021 - Feature Story ,
A humpback whale tail fluke is visible above the water with mountains in the background. Humpback whale in Alaska. Credit: NOAA Fisheries (Permit #14245).

New Approach To Evaluate Fish Stock Productivity Under Changing Climate Conditions

Scientists see an overall decline in Pacific cod and pollock productivity in the Gulf of Alaska as compared to recent decades.
December 14, 2021 - Feature Story ,
fishing boats, dutch harbor, Alaska and fog

New Online Workshops Will Save Fishermen and Dealers Time and Money

New online training workshops can eliminate the need to travel to in-person events for recertification.
December 08, 2021 - Feature Story ,
A lemon shark swimming as seen from above. Lemon shark. Credit: iStock

Study Finds Melting Glaciers Could Produce Thousands of Kilometers of New Pacific Salmon Habitat by 2100

Melting glaciers could produce new Pacific salmon habitat in Alaska and British Columbia, but not in the Pacific Northwest and California, where many salmon are threatened and endangered.
December 06, 2021 - Feature Story ,
arctic landscape of a glacier in the background and rocky earth cut by a gray-colored stream of whitewater in the foreground Melting glaciers could produce new Pacific salmon habitat in Alaska and British Columbia. Credit: Jonathan Moore/Simon Fraser University

Get Crafty With Our 2021 Woods Hole Science Aquarium Snowflake Templates!

This winter, get your craft on with our adorable snowflakes! Enjoy four new designs that celebrate just a few of our past and present aquarium residents: angelfish, seal, thorny skate, and wolffish.
December 02, 2021 - Feature Story ,
 Collage of French angelfish, Atlantic wolffish, harbor seal, and thorny skate snowflakes, medium blue on a dark blue background. “Paper Snowflake Templates.” NOAA Fisheries logo.

Surprising Findings In Genetic Study About Pacific Cod In Gulf Of Alaska

Scientists find strong evidence that adaptation to their local environment could potentially make some Pacific cod stocks more vulnerable to Climate Change than others.
December 01, 2021 - Feature Story ,
scientist on research vessel holding a Pacific cod