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  • Research Discovery Exposes Loggerhead Lost Years

    Research Discovery Exposes Loggerhead Lost Years

    Jan 13: The discovery of numerous juvenile loggerhead turtles by a NOAA Fisheries research survey more than 200 miles off the Southern California Coast has revealed new details about a mysterious part of the endangered turtles’ epic migration.

  • Unusual Species Highlight West Coast Survey

    Unusual Species Highlight West Coast Survey

    Dec 16: The research ship Ocean Starr returned to San Diego Wednesday, completing NOAA Fisheries’ first comprehensive survey of whales, dolphins and porpoises and the marine ecosystem off the West Coast in six years.

  • The Tech Tank—A New Ocean Sensing System

    The Tech Tank—A New Ocean Sensing System

    Aug 27: Learn more about the new Ocean Technology Development Test Tank, one of the highlights of NOAA's recently opened Southwest Fisheries Science Center.

  • NOAA Fisheries Opens New La Jolla Laboratory

    NOAA Fisheries Opens New La Jolla Laboratory

    Aug 26: NOAA Fisheries opens its new La Jolla Laboratory, its most technologically-advanced and environmentally friendly marine science research facility in the United States, on August 27th. Credit: Vern Elmore.

  • Dolphins Hitch a Free Ride from Gray Whale

    Dolphins Hitch a Free Ride from Gray Whale

    June 28: In this photo, a group of long-beaked common dolphins are hitching a free ride on the bow wave of a migrating gray whale.

  • Results of the Recent Hake Survey Are In

    Results of the Recent Hake Survey Are In

    Apr 24: Last year, NOAA scientists and West Coast fishermen collaborated to reduce uncertainty in the Pacific hake fishery, improving near-term outlook for fishermen while protecting long-term availability of the fish.

  • New Video—From Gravel Pits to Salmon Habitat

    New Video—From Gravel Pits to Salmon Habitat

    Apr 15: California is looking at an innovative restoration method: reclaiming abandoned gravel pits as habitat for salmon.

  • Balancing the Needs of Farmers and Fish

    Balancing the Needs of Farmers and Fish

    Apr 15: The Russian River and its tributaries flowing through California’s wine country are in high demand. When farmers draw water for their vineyards, streams can dry up, stranding fish. See how NOAA is helping balance the needs of farmers and fish.

  • How Forecasting Frost Can Help Save Fish

    How Forecasting Frost Can Help Save Fish

    Apr 15: Sonoma County wine growers have long battled crop-killing frost, and some ways to protect their vines use so much water from the nearby Russian River that they can hurt fish. Learn how NOAA’s National Weather Service found a way to help.

  • Cloudy With a Chance of Whales

    Cloudy With a Chance of Whales

    Apr 4: New technology will enable scientists to forecast patterns of whale traffic in the Pacific. These forecasts will help ships steer clear of whales and reduce fatal ship strikes.

  • Study Analyzes Risks to Whales from Ship Traffic

    Study Analyzes Risks to Whales from Ship Traffic

    Mar 29: Researchers identified areas off southern California with high numbers of whales and assessed their risk from potentially deadly collisions with commercial ship traffic in a newly released study.

  • Scientists Launch a New Era in Whale Research

    Scientists Launch a New Era in Whale Research

    Mar 7: New technology enables safe, non-invasive methods for monitoring the health and physiology of large whales.

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