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  • NOAA Team Works to Help Entangled Humpback Whale

    NOAA Team Works to Help Entangled Humpback Whale

    Aug 30: NOAA Fisheries marine mammal entanglement experts are hopeful that a humpback whale is free, after a successful operation to cut the anchor line it was stuck in near the mouth of Tracy Arm.

  • Deep-Sea Sponge Shows Promise for Cancer Research

    Deep-Sea Sponge Shows Promise for Cancer Research

    July 26: NOAA discovery of a green deep-sea sponge shows promise for cancer research. The small, deep-water Alaska sponge has molecules that selectively target and kill pancreatic tumor cells.

  • Flatfish Feeding Behavior: It's All in the Lips

    Flatfish Feeding Behavior: It's All in the Lips

    July 7: NOAA Fisheries scientists in Alaska are looking at flounder lips to figure out how feeding behavior differs between flatfish species.

  • 2017 Bering Sea Bottom-Dwelling Species Survey

    2017 Bering Sea Bottom-Dwelling Species Survey

    June 2: For nearly four decades, NOAA Fisheries has conducted annual surveys of bottom-dwelling species in the eastern Bering Sea. For the first time since 2010 the survey area will be expanded to include the northern Bering Sea.

  • Sea Lions Can Remember Prey Hot Spots

    Sea Lions Can Remember Prey Hot Spots

    May 23: In a new study published last week, scientists from the National Park Service and Alaska Fisheries Science Center document for the first time the day-to-day persistence of prey “hot spots” and how sea lions respond to them.

  • Q&A with Research Biologist Dr. Jeremy Sterling

    Q&A with Research Biologist Dr. Jeremy Sterling

    May 3: Dr. Jeremy Sterling is an award-winning research biologist with NOAA's Alaska Fisheries Science Center whose work bridges the gap between fish ecology, oceanography, and marine mammal ecology.

  • Visualizing 34 Years of Bering Sea Fisheries Data

    Visualizing 34 Years of Bering Sea Fisheries Data

    Apr 18: A new Alaska Fisheries Science Center study examines how fish populations changed over 34 years of varying ocean conditions, and may provide clues to how future changes will affect fisheries.

  • Study Pinpoints How Slowly Some AK Corals Grow

    Study Pinpoints How Slowly Some AK Corals Grow

    Jan 13: Corals provide a refuge for fish, but can be injured by disturbances. A new five-year study reveals that one species of Alaskan coral can take 60 years to grow to full size -- and may grow even more slowly in a warming ocean.

  • Aerial Technology Aids Cook Inlet Beluga Whales

    Aerial Technology Aids Cook Inlet Beluga Whales

    Dec 18: NOAA Fisheries launches aerial technology to help stranded endangered Cook Inlet beluga whales, one of our Species in the Spotlight.

  • Field Guide: Nearshore Marine Fishes of Alaska

    Field Guide: Nearshore Marine Fishes of Alaska

    Jul 20: If you’re a fish biologist in Alaska, download a copy of this Handy Field Guide for your next expedition. And if you’re not, download one anyway. The pictures are awesome and the field guide is free.

  • Studying Mining Impacts to Red King Crab Habitat

    Studying Mining Impacts to Red King Crab Habitat

    June 25: The Habitat Conservation Division of NOAA Fisheries Alaska Region is researching marine mining impacts on red king crab habitat in Alaska's Norton Sound.

  • What’s the Status of Invasive Species in Alaska?

    What’s the Status of Invasive Species in Alaska?

    June 24: Invasive species, or species that are introduced to a new area where they have the potential to cause harm, could significantly affect the ecosystems that make Alaska so productive for fisheries.

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