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Alaska

  • 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.