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  • Exploring Cimate Change Impacts on Arctic Species - Apr 29: Today, NOAA Fisheries scientists released the findings of two research projects that shed light on how climate change may affect some Arctic marine species.
  • Art Meets Science on the Alaska Coastline - Dec 15: Take a look at incredible images from ShoreZone, an online database that’s sort of like a Google Street View for the Alaska coastline. Learn more about how NOAA Fisheries and other agencies use ShoreZone data and images.
  • NOAA Selects Kachemak Bay as Habitat Focus Area - Nov 19: NOAA is designating Kachemak Bay, Alaska, as its next Habitat Focus Area. Kachemak Bay is valuable for its recreational, subsistence, and commercial fishing, marine transportation, tourism, and threatened and endangered species.
  • The Bycatch You Can’t See - Jul 28: Researchers tackle unseen crab mortality in Alaskan groundfish fisheries, win best paper award.
  • Researching Ecosystem Effects on Fish Populations - Apr 9: Scientists seek to understand how physical and biological forces combine to drive fish productivity in the Gulf of Alaska.
  • Protecting Threatened Ice Seals - Mar 13: How do NOAA Fisheries scientists protect threatened ice seals? Watch our video to learn the science behind their protection.
  • The Abundant—But Not So Tasty—Giant Grenadier - Jan 13: If giant grenadier were tasty, you’d likely find it on the menu at your favorite seafood restaurant. Instead, find out what scientists are learning about this prolific, albeit not so tasty, deep-water fish.
  • Long Live the King - Jan 7: To ensure a sustainable fishery, scientists are studying how red king crabs respond to a changing environment.
  • A Whale of a Thanksgiving Day Feast - Nov 26: Most of us are celebrating Thanksgiving with a traditional turkey dinner, but the Inupiat people on Alaska's north slope will be giving thanks over an animal that is a bit bigger than your average holiday bird.
  • Steller Performance - Nov 18: The Eastern population of Steller sea lions, now recovered, is off the threatened species list under the Endangered Species Act.
  • Studying Influences on Gulf of Alaska Marine Life - Sept 3: The Gulf of Alaska Integrated Ecosystem Research Project is a five year study engaging oceanographers, fisheries biologists, and modelers who examine factors that influence five commercially important groundfishes.
  • Crabs in the Lab - Jul 17: Located on Near Island in Kodiak, Alaska, the Kodiak Fisheries Research Center is often referred to as the “top crab lab in the country,” and is the primary facility for the AFSC’s Shellfish Assessment Program.
  • U.S. and Russia Complete Largest Ice Seal Survey - Jun 13: Researchers from U.S. and Russia completed the largest survey ever for seals that live in sea-ice habitat.
  • A New Structure for Observer Programs in Alaska - Mar 27: New regulations governing how observers are deployed into the fisheries of Alaska will increase the statistical reliability of data collected by the program, address cost inequality among fishery participants, and expand observer coverage.
  • NOAA Scientists Focus Research on Skate Nurseries - Mar 11: NOAA scientists will be keeping a closer eye on six skate nursery sites in the Bering Sea, following final action by members of the North Pacific Fishery Management Council at the February meeting in Portland, Oregon.
  • NOAA Releases New Beluga Abundance Estimate - Jan 4: NOAA Fisheries scientists annouced that the 2012 abundance estimate for the endangered Cook Inlet beluga whale population is 312 animals, a small, but not scientifically significant increase over last year.
  • Understanding Changing Arctic Ecosystems - Dec 14: NOAA scientists work to understand what changes in sea ice coverage could mean for future Arctic fisheries.
  • Co-management Strengthens Marine Mammal Science - Oct 23: Do you know how NOAA Fisheries works with Alaska Native subsistence hunters to provide scientific support for co-management of seals, sea lions, fur seals, and whales in Alaska?
  • Teacher At Sea Dishes on Pollock Acoustic Survey - Oct 17: Like fish sticks? Teacher at Sea Johanna Mendillo saw a lot of the fish stick fish helping NOAA scientists study Alaska pollock on the NOAA Ship Oscar Dyson.
  • Bering Sea Skates Are Key To Alaska's Ecosystems - Aug 28: NOAA scientists propose six areas in the eastern Bering Sea as habitat areas of particular concern (HAPCs) for skates. Skates are important indicators of the health of Alaska's ecosystems.
  • Understanding the Elusive Giant Pacific Octopus - Aug 17: Just when you thought it was going to be another shark, we'll throw you an octopus. At NOAA Fisheries, every week isn't just Shark Week, it's also Octopus Week.
  • Trawl Gear Modification—Preserving Fish Habitat - July 26: NOAA Fisheries scientists work with the Alaska Seafood Cooperative and flatfish fishing industry members to modify trawl gear, maintaining catch rates while protecting bottom habitat in the Bering Sea. Photo Credit: Diana Evans.
  • Exploring Climate Impacts on Coastal Cultures - July 18: NOAA and partners explore how climate change affects U.S. indigenous coastal cultures during the First Stewards symposium at the Smithsonian National Museum of the American Indian in Washington, D.C.
  • Eagle Lives Thanks to NOAA Law Enforcement Officer - July 3: NOAA Fisheries Law Enforcement Officer Noah Meisenheimer stepped in and helped rescue an eagle who was caught in a rising tide in Ninilchik, Alaska.
  • Bering Sea Research Reveals Changing Ecosystems - June 6: NOAA and partners conduct new research in the Bering Sea to examine how ecosystem changes are affecting our fisheries.
  • 'TweetChat' to Highlight Famous Gray Whale Rescue - Feb. 23: NOAA scientist Dave Withrow will answer questions live on Twitter this Thursday, February 23 at 2:30 p.m. Eastern. He was part of the real-life 1988 rescue of three gray whales trapped in sea ice that inspired the new movie, "Big Miracle."
  • Whale Rescue Inspires Hollywood - Feb. 1: This weekend, Universal Pictures will premiere "Big Miracle," a new film inspired by the real-life 1988 rescue of three gray whales trapped in sea ice near Barrow, Alaska. NOAA scientist Dave Withrow talks about his experience as part of the rescue team.
  • NOAA Completes Massive Map of Alaska Shoreline - Jan. 11: People around the world can now get an eagle’s-eye view of all of Southeast Alaska’s shoreline without leaving home, now that the award-winning ShoreZone project has been completed for the entire coastline from Dixon Entrance to Yakutat.
  • Survey Shows Dip in Cook Inlet Beluga Count - Jan. 9: Scientists from NOAA’s Alaska Fisheries Science Center today announced the 2011 abundance estimate for the endangered Cook Inlet beluga whale population is 284 animals, almost 20 percent lower than last year’s estimate of 340.