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.
NOAA Fisheries: Celebrating 150 Years of Service
At NOAA Fisheries, we've been working for the past 150 years to carry out our mission: supporting sustainable fisheries and safe sources of seafood; protecting marine life; and conserving healthy ecosystems. Here’s to the future of NOAA Fisheries.
The Indus River Dolphin: A Redefined Species
For years, many have raised a question about whether river dolphins in South Asia—which live on either side of Indian sub-continent—are the same species or different species. New analysis by an international team has answered this once and for all.
Recreational Fishing: Many Things to Many People
At NOAA, fishing isn’t just our job, it’s our passion. Saltwater recreational fishing is the lifeblood of coastal communities, and we’re committed to supporting anglers through research and management decisions that keep fish populations sustainable.
Combing the Deep: NOAA's Discovery of a New Ctenophore
On an underwater expedition off the coast of Puerto Rico in 2015, led by the NOAA Office of Ocean Exploration and Research, scientists discovered a new species of comb jelly. It is the first species solely identified through high-definition video.
Species in the Spotlight: Sacramento River Winter-Run Chinook
The Sacramento River system is home to the only winter-run Chinook salmon in the world. This unique population is cut off from its historical spawning and rearing habitat, and faces many other threats, but efforts are underway to help it recover.
Species in the Spotlight: Saving the Most Endangered Marine Animals
NOAA Fisheries manages more than 165 marine species listed as threatened or endangered. We created the Species in the Spotlight initiative to help these species recover to the point where they can be taken off the endangered species list.