Bob Foy: Science and Research Director for the Alaska Fisheries Science Center
Tyonek: One Year Later
One year ago, a four-week-old male beluga whale stranded on a mudflat near Trading Bay in Cook Inlet, Alaska. He is part of an endangered population of beluga whales. A year after his rescue, he is thriving at SeaWorld San Antonio.
Science and Stewardship: Keys to Restoring Kachemak Bay
In Alaska, Kachemak Bay is a sentinel site for the Gulf of Alaska, and one of NOAA’s Habitat Focus Areas, bringing together science, shellfish restoration and the community to better understand and address challenges from changing conditions.
Steller Sea Lions: Citizen Science at Work
You can help scientists identify photos of marked Steller sea lions in the Aleutian Islands - go to https://www.zooniverse.org/projects/sweenkl/steller-watch. NOAA Scientists are tracking this endangered population western Aleutian Islands, Alaska.
NOAA’s Teacher at Sea, Mary Cook: Making an Impact
Educators selected for NOAA’s Teacher at Sea program gain real-world research experience working at-sea with NOAA scientists. This is one story about how a teacher shared her experience with her students and made a significant impact.
Spotlight on the North Pacific Right Whale - An Interview with NOAA Fisheries Marine Mammal Scientist Jessica Crance
The eastern population of the North Pacific right whale is one of the most critically endangered large whales in the world. There are only about 30 left, but research in the summer of 2017 is shedding new light on this elusive creature.
Species in the Spotlight: Cook Inlet Beluga Whale
There are five populations of beluga whales in Alaska, but only the Cook Inlet population is endangered. This video spotlights the different research projects underway to help recover this species, and how you can help.
Investigating Steller Sea Lion Populations
Join scientists on a research vessel to western Aleutian Islands—closer to Russia than mainland Alaska. Here, they investigate what’s going on with endangered Steller sea lions, some populations of which are declining, while others are thriving.
Managing Shark Populations in Alaskan Waters
NOAA Fisheries shark biologist, Cindy Tribuzio explains the science behind assessing the age of a shark–in this case– the Pacific spiny dogfish, and finding out their range and areas of travel.
Protecting Threatened Ice Seals
In Alaska, there are 4 species of ice seals, of which bearded, ringed, and spotted seals are listed under the ESA. In this video, see NOAA scientists studying them and how the information gathered contributes to their protection and recovery.
Whale Recovery in Alaska
Learn more about the science behind whale recovery in Alaska. See how NOAA scientists use photo identification and study humpback whale diets to better understand the population.
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