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Five decades of change in somatic growth of Pacific hake from Puget Sound and Strait of Georgia

Pacific hake from the Salish Sea have experienced substantial changes in body size over the last several decades, despite fishery closures.
July 14, 2022 - Peer-Reviewed Research ,
otolith or ear bone, shown under a microscope, with layers of dark concentric lines

Transboundary Resources Assessment Committee Documents

Peer-reviewed stock assessments performed by TRAC, a collaboration between U.S. and Canadian scientists.
May 10, 2022 - Peer-Reviewed Research ,

An Assessment of Sampling Approaches for Estimating Growth From Fishery-Dependent Biological Samples

We test the suitability of otolith sampling approaches for fisheries age and growth studies. 
May 06, 2022 - Peer-Reviewed Research ,

Quantifying Mesophotic Fish Assemblages of Hawai‘i’s Au‘au Channel: Associations With Benthic Habitats and Depth

We survey the mesophotic reef fish assemblages and benthic substrates of the Au‘au Channel to find associations with benthic habitats and depth.
January 05, 2022 - Peer-Reviewed Research ,

Species and Population Specific Gene Expression in Blood Transcriptomes of Marine Turtles

We generated high quality blood transcriptome assemblies for hawksbill (Eretmochelys imbricata), loggerhead (Caretta caretta), green (Chelonia mydas), and leatherback (Dermochelys coriacea) turtles.
May 13, 2021 - Peer-Reviewed Research ,

No Rest for the Weary: Restricted Resting Behavior of Green Turtles (Chelonia mydas) at a Deep-Neritic Foraging Area Influences Expression of Life History Traits

In this study, we fitted 18 green turtles (Chelonia mydas) with detachable time-depth recorder (systems to obtain and analyze fine-scale dive behavior and daily activity – with a focus on resting dive bouts.
April 30, 2021 - Peer-Reviewed Research ,

Long-Term Changes in the Distributions of Larval and Adult Fish in the Northeast U.S. Shelf Ecosystem

Changes in the northeast shelf ecosystem are resulting in changes in timing of when fish reproduce and were they live. Management of marine fish requires long-term data of eggs, larvae, and adults to understand the past, present, and future of marine fisheries.
February 25, 2020 - Peer-Reviewed Research ,

El Niño-Associated Catastrophic Coral Mortality at Jarvis Island, Central Equatorial Pacific

Observing how a remote ecosystem responds to the 2014–2017 Global Coral Bleaching Event being the longest, most widespread, and impactful on record.
July 01, 2019 - Peer-Reviewed Research ,

Acoustic Detection of North Pacific Right Whales in a High-Traffic Aleutian Pass, 2009–2015

Little is known about the winter distribution of the critically endangered eastern population of North Pacific right whale but it has been proposed that the eastern Aleutian Islands, specifically Unimak Pass, be a possible migratory route for individuals.
September 28, 2018 - Peer-Reviewed Research ,

Abundance Estimates for Management of Endangered False Killer Whales in the Main Hawaiian Islands

This collaboration between NOAA, non-profit, and citizen scientists, provides the first reliable abundance estimates of endangered main Hawaiian Islands false killer whales for management.
September 10, 2018 - Peer-Reviewed Research ,