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The Effects of Climate Change on Sharks

Research into the effects of climate change on fish species and finding creative ways to adapt fisheries management is a priority for NOAA Fisheries.
July 26, 2021 - Feature Story ,
Schooling hammerhead sharks Schooling hammerhead sharks. Credit: iStock.

Celebrating Habitat Month 2021: Connecting Habitat, Climate, and Communities

Dive into Habitat Month and learn more about the role and connection of healthy coastal habitats to our nation’s communities and ecosystems as our climate changes.
July 20, 2021 - Feature Story ,
jmilisen_coralreef.jpg A lively reef in the Pacific Remote Islands Marine National Monument, Hawaii (Baker Island). Credit: Jeff Milisen.

Low-Fat Diet Possible Culprit in Poor Survival of Young Pollock Born 2013

A case study of Alaska pollock born in 2013 provides valuable insight on how diet and habitat influence survival of this commercially valuable fish.
July 20, 2021 - Feature Story ,
Infographic showing that pollock that eat low quality prey build insufficient energy reserves to survive winter, while pollock who consume high quality prey do build sufficient energy reserves for winter.

Preserving 1,700 Acres of Habitat to Increase Cape Fear River Basin Resiliency

North Carolina’s Cape Fear River and connected waterways were exposed to hazardous waste. Now NOAA and partners are finding ways to restore impacted areas by purchasing and preserving habitats—leading to increased community and climate resilience.
July 09, 2021 - Feature Story ,
Tidal Forested Wetlands and other vegetation along a shoreline in the Lower Cape Fear River basin. Tidal forested wetlands are included in some of the land acquired in the Cape Fear River basin. Credit: North Carolina Coastal Land Trust

Building Community Resilience Through Habitat Restoration

Habitat restoration projects can help protect the safety and well-being of coastal communities by buffering shorelines from erosion, reducing flooding, and removing potentially hazardous structures.
July 07, 2021 - Feature Story ,
Aerial photo of two excavators digging in a wetland Restoration work underway at Smith Island in Washington’s Snohomish Estuary. Credit: Snohomish County Surface Water Management.

Current Sea Surface Temperatures in the Eastern Bering Sea

Not to be outdone, the Bering Sea is joining the rest of North America with a heatwave of its own.
June 30, 2021 - Feature Story ,

As Marine Fish Shift With Climate Change, Scientists Work Across Borders to Ensure Sustainability

U.S. and Russian scientists are working together to provide survey information critical for sustainable management of economically valuable Bering Sea fisheries.
June 22, 2021 - Feature Story
Photo of scientists sorting and measuring fish from baskets on a boat deck. NOAA Fisheries scientists sort samples collected during an eastern Bering Sea fisheries survey. Credit: NOAA Fisheries.