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John “Jack” Casey: Internationally Recognized Shark Researcher, Mentor, and Narragansett Lab Co-Founder

In celebration of our 150th anniversary, we are highlighting people who helped build the foundation of fisheries and marine science. Meet Jack Casey, a pioneer in shark research.
August 23, 2021 - Feature Story ,
A scientist on the deck of a research ship at sea on a sunny day. He is holding a long pole with a sharp point at the end, used to insert tags into a shark’s fin.

NOAA Fisheries Cancels 2021 Belugas Count!

Organizers cite pandemic-related health and safety concerns


Help Belugas

Members of the public are integral to helping NOAA Fisheries and our partners study and conserve Cook Inlet belugas.

Florida Fishermen Collect Data to Help Red Tide Response

Fishermen collect oceanographic data off of Florida’s Gulf Coast to help respond to the red tide event.
August 06, 2021 - Feature Story ,
Fish killed by red tide along Florida Gulf coast. Fish killed by red tide along Florida Gulf coast. Fish seen here along water line and in the wrack line. Credit: NOAA Fisheries

Citizen Scientists Help Count Deep-7 Bottomfish in Hawaiʻi

NOAA scientists are partnering with citizen scientists to count seven important bottomfish species.
September 15, 2020 - Feature Story ,

ADRIFT in the California Current

Studying marine mammals and ocean soundscape using drifting recorders.


Free and Open Source Software for Acoustics

The Curious Case of a Shark and a Cephalopod

The Hawaii Community Tagging Program engaged in a collaborative effort to record an amazing encounter.
July 02, 2020 - Feature Story ,

You Can Help Scientists Count Migrating River Herring—Virtually

An underwater web camera lets citizen scientists help collect data on the annual spring migration of herring in historic Plymouth, Massachusetts.
April 17, 2020 - Feature Story ,
River Herring