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.
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.
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