Species in the Spotlight: Central California Coast Coho Salmon
Central California Coast coho make up the southern-most population of salmon in the U.S., inhabiting rivers and streams north and south of San Francisco Bay. These fish are in danger of extinction, but efforts are underway to bring them back.
Restoring the Gulf: 10 Years After Deepwater Horizon
The 2010 Deepwater Horizon oil spill released 134 million gallons into the Gulf of Mexico, making it the largest marine oil spill in U.S. history. See how we’re working with partners and Gulf communities to restore its fisheries and habitats.
Deepwater Horizon: The Science Behind NOAA's Unprecedented Response
Lisa DiPinto, Senior Scientist with NOAA's Office of Response and Restoration, shares how NOAA went about the massive task of assessing the damage to the entire northern Gulf of Mexico ecosystem—finding more than 1,300 miles of shoreline were oiled.
Searching for Type D: A New Species of Killer Whale?
In January, 2019, an experienced group of killer whale biologists launched an expedition from the southern tip of Chile into some of the roughest waters in the world, searching for what could be a new species of killer whale.
Species in the Spotlight: North Atlantic Right Whale
Facing a variety of man-made threats, North Atlantic right whales were listed under the Endangered Species Act in 1970. Once the right whale to hunt, these giants are now the right whales to save.
Saving Wild Atlantic Salmon
Wild Atlantic salmon are vanishing from our rivers. Just like our mountains and streams, salmon are part of Maine's legacy. Fortunately, that’s not lost on the people leading wide-scale conservation efforts. Find out what you can do to help.