Alaska’s Ecosystem Status Report: A Collaborative Approach
Ecosystem scientists work collaboratively to develop Alaska’s Ecosystem Status Reports. These Reports support ecosystem-based fisheries management, which helps to keep Alaska’s groundfish and crab fisheries sustainable.
Lose the Loop!
This video describes what happens to lost and discarded trash and how it can attract the attention of sea lions and seals that can become entangled in it, suffer, and die. There are 3 things we can all do to help right now.
Rare Sighting of North Pacific Right Whales in Alaska
With only 30 animals left in the eastern stock of North Pacific right whales, sightings are incredibly rare and special. In August 2021, a team of NOAA biologists spotted 4 animals near Kodiak Island. This video shows two sighted in Barnabas Trough.
Listening for Whales: North Pacific Right Whale Research in the Gulf of Alaska
Jessica Crance describes observing, and listening to, North Pacific right whales in the Gulf of Alaska.
Marine Mammal Guidance for Recreational Anglers in Alaska
Alaska is known for its world class fishing and wildlife experiences. Here are some tips to help make sure you have a trip that is safe for you and the amazing animals you will see on your trip.
Yukon River Chinook Salmon Project
NOAA, Alaska DF&G, the Yukon Delta Fisheries Development Association, and local fishermen have studied Chinook salmon together for years. When the pandemic shut down these efforts, local communities started a citizen science project to fill the gap.
2020 Gulf of Alaska Ecosystems Status Report
This video highlights conditions in the Gulf of Alaska in 2020. The marine environment returned to more average sea surface temperatures after heatwave conditions in 2019. Food availability has improved, but some species are still being impacted.
UAS Surveys of Northern Fur Seals on Bogoslof Island
In the summer of 2019, NOAA scientists counted fur seal pups on Bogoslof Island, an active volcano that last erupted in August, 2017. The team tested a new method using an UAS, which could revolutionize the way population abundance is estimated.
A History of Federal Marine Fisheries Research in Alaska
A 30 second teaser video, designed for social media, to promote the release of an eBook presenting historical timelines, accounts, and events that have shaped the evolution of the Alaska Fisheries Science Center and fisheries research in Alaska.
Alaska's Pollock Fishery: A Model of Sustainability
Alaska pollock is the second largest fishery in the world and the biggest in the United States by volume. It’s worth an estimated $1.9 billion, supporting nearly 30,000 U.S. jobs. It’s also recognized worldwide for being well-managed and sustainable.
Humpback Whale Disentanglements in Alaska
Watch efforts to disentangle two humpback whales in Alaska, and what to do if you see an entangled whale in Alaska.
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