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On the Line—A NOAA Fisheries Podcast


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On the Line is a NOAA Fisheries podcast about marine fish and wildlife and their ocean habitats, with stories told by the people who study, manage, and protect these valuable resources on behalf of the American public. Each podcast comes with photos and a short Web feature story.

Listen in to find out who's on the line.

How to Disentangle a Tangled Up Whale

March 29, 2014

Every year, scores of whales become entangled in fishing gear off the U.S. Atlantic coast. The Atlantic Large Whale Disentanglement Network works to save them.


A Changing Climate in Fisheries Management

February 13, 2014

How will we manage fish populations as the climate changes? NOAA Fisheries biologist John Manderson is working on one small piece of the puzzle.


Killer in Distress

December 23, 2013

Scientists are working to understand why the population of Southern Resident killer whales isn’t rebounding, and what we can do to help them recover.


Feeds of the Future

November 4, 2013

To ensure a sustainable future for aquaculture, scientists are developing alternative aquaculture feeds that use few or no ingredients from wild caught fish.


The Giant Oarfish

October 24, 2013

A NOAA biologist who necropsied this strange and mysterious fish shares his theory of how two of them ended up on the beach.


Blinded by the Noise—Whales and Dolphins in a Noisy Ocean

September 3, 2013

Many marine mammals use hearing to find their way through the world. But parts of the ocean are filling up with man-made noise, and that has the potential to leave them partially blinded. The CETSOUND project might help.


Hooked On Sharks

August 4, 2013

Can a special type of hook called a circle hook help vulnerable shark populations to recover? Scientists and fishermen team up to find out.


Seafood Fraud—Detection and Prevention

July 17, 2013

Learn how NOAA's Seafood Inspection Program is working to help ensure that the seafood you buy is what the seller claims it is.


The Case of the Dead Dolphin

June 27, 2013

When a NOAA marine biologist performs a necropsy on a dolphin that washed up dead on the beach, she’s not only monitoring the health of marine mammals. She’s monitoring human health as well.


Keeping An Eye On Pollock

June 3, 2013

Scientists and fishermen work together to understand how walleye pollock respond to a changing environment.


The Keratin Connection: A Breakthrough in Sea Turtle Research

May 16, 2013

Experts with very different backgrounds join forces to protect endangered sea turtles.


Saving Coho Salmon: It's All About the Timing

May 16, 2013

As NOAA biologists work to re-establish runs of coho salmon in California, they aim to bring back some of the diversity of the wild populations that once thrived there.


To Protect Fin Whales, Scientists Work on Their Listening Skills

May 16, 2013

Scientists map out distinct populations of endangered fin whales based on differences in their song.