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  • Asian Tiger Shrimp Invasion

    Jul 21: Scientists are exploring how Asian tiger shrimp came to the US and what effect they might have on native ecosystems.

  • Invasive Species and Salmon

    Jul 21: The Pacific Northwest is a vast area home to 119 plant and animal species that are federally listed as threatened or endangered, including populations of Pacific salmon.

  • Climate Data Reflects Trends of a Warming Planet

    Jul 17: According to the State of the Climate in 2013 report, the vast majority of worldwide climate indicators—greenhouse gases, sea levels, global temperatures—continued to reflect trends of a warmer planet.

  • Gray Whale Calves Born in Big Numbers

    Jul 17: NOAA Fisheries scientists keep track of how many gray whale calves are born each winter, and it looks like this was a banner year for calf production.

  • Hauling Up Illegal Lobster Traps in Florida Keys

    Jul 16: Casitas (Spanish for “little houses”) are used to catch spiny lobsters by providing places for them to gather. A NOAA team is removing 300 of these illegal devices in the Florida Keys over the next two months.

  • Healthy Habitat: Key to U.S. Seafood and Fisheries

    Jul 15: Watch this short video to learn more about the important role healthy habitat serves as the foundation of America’s seafood and fisheries and what NOAA is doing to conserve habitat to rebuild fisheries.

  • Blue and Flathead Catfish Invade Chesapeake Bay

    Jul 14: Blue and flathead catfish have increased dramatically since their introduction. These fierce predators are contributing to changes in the Chesapeake Bay food web to the detriment of native fishes.

  • How to get DNA from a Dolphin

    Jul 9: A scientist at the NOAA Fisheries National Systematics Lab studies dolphins by analyzing their DNA. But first, she has to get their DNA.

  • Why We Need to Protect Whales

    Jul 1: New management measures to save whales have costs to fishing industry, but are necessary.

  • 2014 Fishery Management Council Appointments

    Jun 26: The U.S. Commerce Department today announced the appointment members to the eight regional fishery management councils that partner with NOAA Fisheries to manage ocean fish stocks.

  • Changes in Forage Fish Affect Atlantic Cod

    Jun 26: A new study shows that changes in forage fish abundance alter Atlantic cod distribution and affect success of the fishery.

  • Whale Sense Vessel Helps Save Whale

    Jun 26: A vessel owned by a participant in the WhaleSense program was instrumental in a whale rescue.

  • Special Report: Southern Resident Killer Whales

    Jun 25: Today, NOAA Fisheries released a report highlighting the accomplishments of 10 years of dedicated research and conservation of the endangered Southern Resident killer whale population.

  • The Future of Stock Assessments

    Jun 23: In our never-ending quest to improve our knowledge of fisheries, we’re constantly looking for ways to build upon our solid scientific foundation of counting fish and providing operational information to decision-makers.

  • Probiotics on the Shellfish Farm

    Jun 23: NOAA Fisheries scientists are developing a new, environmentally friendly technology to increase yields at oyster hatcheries.

  • Underwater Robots Search for Sea Turtles

    Jun 19: Scientists test out a new tool for keeping track of endangered populations of sea turtles: submersible robots with side-scan sonar.

  • For Rescued Sea Turtle Eggs, A Chance at Survival

    Jun 18: NOAA Fisheries veterinarian, Brian Stacy, describes a very unusual attempt to rescue the eggs of a sea turtle that was hit and killed by a boat.

  • Celebrate Sea Turtle Week 2014

    Jun 16: Celebrate Sea Turtle Week 2014 with us and learn more about the six sea turtle species found in U.S. waters.

  • New Plan Released for Federal Aquaculture Research

    Jun 17: The White Houses' Office of Science and Technology Policy has released its National Strategic Plan for Federal Aquaculture Research which includes a clear role for NOAA in advancing aquaculture research.

  • Recompression Devices Help Anglers Fish Smarter

    Jun 13: The survival rates of caught and released deep sea fish are low because of a condition known as barotrauma. Learn how NOAA Fisheries and partners in the recreational fishing community are working together to address this problem.

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