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Are Large Cod Hiding in the Gulf of Maine’s Rocky Bottom?

The bottom longline survey recently helped answer a critical question asked by both fishermen and scientists about New England’s most recognizable fish.
May 02, 2022 - Feature Story ,
Atlantic cod near the ocean floor

Working with West Coast Tribes to Protect Endangered Species

NOAA Fisheries is dedicated to engaging with federally recognized Tribes on endangered species consultations.
April 04, 2022 - Feature Story ,
A male salmon swims underwater along a rocky bottom Chinook salmon are an important resource in the Pacific Northwest for many Tribes in the region. Photo Credit: John McMillan

2021 Northern Fur Seal Pup Production And Adult Male Counts On The Pribilof Islands, Alaska

Northern fur seal pup and adult male counts.
February 17, 2022 - Assessments ,

Podcast: Learn About NOAA Fisheries Surveys

Listen to the first episode of our new podcast, “Dive In with NOAA Fisheries.”
January 11, 2022 - Podcast ,
Diver records information on coral reefs Diver conducts towboard surveys at Midway Atoll. Credit: NOAA Fisheries.

Research Brief: Northern Bering Sea Surface Trawl and Ecosystem Survey

August 27 to September 19, 2021 Northern Bering Sea surface trawl and ecosystem survey overview information sheet.
January 10, 2022 -

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).

Research Surveys

Our scientists and partners collect data on the water, from aircrafts, and from shore to understand the abundance, distribution, and health of marine life and habitats. That data forms the scientific foundation for our management and conservation work.
PRIA_Hiialakai_Asuncion_James.Morioka_edit.jpg Small boat approaches NOAA Ship Hi‘ialakai at Asuncion Island. Kevin O’Brien stands on the bow of small boat, “Metal Shark,” as the team gets ready to reboard by the ship after a full day of operations (Photo: NOAA Fisheries/James Morioka).

NOAA Fisheries Looks Ahead at 2021 Science Priorities and Challenges

Cisco Werner, Director of Scientific Programs and Chief Science Advisor, provides an overview of science priorities and challenges in 2021.
January 05, 2021 - Leadership Message ,
Photo of two saildrones in open water.

NWFSC Monster Seminar Jam: Dr. Christine Stawitz

| 11 a.m. PT -12 p.m. PT

This seminar is part of the Northwest Fisheries Science Center's Monster Seminar Jam series.


Gray Whale Population Abundance

To understand how the eastern North Pacific gray whales population is thriving – having recovered from low numbers – and is responding to changes in the environment, we study the abundance of the over time.