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Salmon Restoration and PIT Tags: Big Data from a Small Device

One of the biggest tools in salmon restoration is about the size of a grain of rice.
May 16, 2014 - Feature Story ,

Food for Thought

In the Pacific Northwest (WA, OR, CA), many watersheds receive up to 90-95% fewer spawning salmon (by biomass) compared to historic conditions of the late 18th and early 19th century, and this may have profound implications for the productivity of these watersheds and the species they support.
May 08, 2014 - Feature Story ,

Antarctic Minke Whales, Mystery Soundmakers of the Southern Ocean

Scientists have discovered the source of the "bio-duck" sound, a strange noise that has mystified scientists and submarine captains in the ocean off Antarctica for decades.
April 23, 2014 - Podcast

Looking and Listening: A Seafloor Mapping Expedition

Scientists with NOAA’s National Ocean Service recently completed an 11-day mission to map undersea habitats in the Caribbean, including coral habitats used by valuable species of reef fish.
April 14, 2014 - Feature Story ,

To Manage Fish Populations, Scientists Study an Entire Ecosystem

Scientists seek to understand how physical and biological forces combine to drive fish productivity in the Gulf of Alaska.
April 09, 2014 - Feature Story ,

Spring and Fall Phytoplankton Blooms in the Eastern Bering Sea During 1995–2011

Alaska Fisheries Science Center Quarterly Report.
April 01, 2014 - Feature Story ,

How to Disentangle a Whale

Every year, dozens of whales become entangled in fishing gear off the U.S. Atlantic coast. The Atlantic Large Whale Disentanglement Network works to save them.
March 29, 2014 - Podcast ,
Entangled whale as viewed underwater, gear appears to be wrapped around tail.

How Oil Affects Fish Populations: 25 Years of Research Since Exxon Valdez

When Exxon Valdez ran aground 25 years ago, spilling 11 million gallons of crude oil into Prince William Sound, the results were plainly visible on the nightly news: fouled beaches, oiled carcasses, and closed fisheries. Responders worked to
March 24, 2014 - Feature Story ,

Secret Route of Sea Turtles Revealed for First Time

Scientists recently mapped the migration routes of baby loggerhead sea turtles for the first time. It took four scientists and one manicurist to make this breakthrough possible.
March 11, 2014 - Feature Story ,

Removing Barrier Opens 40 Miles of Habitat to Threatened Steelhead in California Creek

For more than a century, a concrete wall stood in the way of steelhead reaching their prime spawning and rearing habitat in San Francisquito Creek, a tributary to south San Francisco Bay.
February 27, 2014 - Feature Story ,