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.
Species in the Spotlight: Atlantic Salmon
The Atlantic salmon is the only species of salmon native to the east coast of the U.S. Once celebrated as the “king of fish,” only 1% of the historic population remains. This video spotlights efforts to recover their population, and how you can help.
A River Reborn: Restoring Salmon Habitat Along the Duwamish River
The Boeing Company worked with NOAA under a Natural Resource Damage Assessment to restore habitat harmed by historical industrial activities on the Lower Duwamish River. Learn how the project will benefit the community, fish, and wildlife.
Salmon Bring a Better Life to Eastern Washington
In the Northwest, local governments and stakeholders have realized that salmon recovery is a shared responsibility. Together, NOAA and the Snake River Salmon Recovery Board are working to improve habitat, restore salmon, and help the local economy.
Field Update: Surveying Bottomfish in Hawaii
How do we count fish in Hawaii? One way NOAA Fisheries does this is by using Autonomous Underwater Vehicles (AUVs) with special cameras that capture underwater video in 3D. In the lab, scientists can review the video to count and measure the fish.
Microworlds: How Old is a Fish?
Microworlds is an award-winning series of three educational videos from the Microworlds series produced for the 5th grade Microworlds Science Unit. This episode follows fisheries biologist, Chris Johnston, who ages fish from the Gulf of Alaska.
MIcroworlds: Why Do Fish Get Sick?
Microworlds is an award-winning series of three educational videos from the Microworlds series produced for the 5th grade Microworlds Science Unit. This episode follows fisheries biologist, Carla Stehr, who uses a scanning electron microscope.
Changing Ocean Temperatures & Atlantic Cod
In this video, Kevin Friedland, a NOAA fisheries oceanographer, explains one factor that might be undermining the recovery of Atlantic cod in New England. In areas where ocean temperatures have changed, larval cod may not be getting enough to eat.
Down Scope: Saving Snapper & Grouper from Barotrauma
Reef fish in the South Atlantic and Gulf of Mexico, like snapper and grouper, suffer from barotrauma when brought to the surface, and many die. But these fish can survive when released at depth using fish descenders. See how easy they are to use.
Recompression Devices: Helping Anglers Fish Smarter
The survival rates of caught and released deep sea fish are low because of a condition known as “barotrauma”. Learn how NOAA Fisheries and partners in the recreational fishing community are working together to address this problem.
Protecting the Smalltooth Sawfish
The smalltooth sawfish is a bizarre looking animal and an endangered species. In this video, get an intimate look at baby sawfish that are only days old, as well as a glimpse of a 17-ft long adult, and learn about the science behind protecting them.