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: 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.
Endangered Coho Salmon Released into Pescadero Creek
After years of collaboration on habitat restoration, and with the support of local landowners, 10,000 juvenile coho salmon were released into Pescadero Creek in northern California in November 2020.
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.
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