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.
Reeling to Rebuilding: Success for West Coast Groundfish Fisheries
Collaborative research between NOAA Fisheries and the commercial/sport fishing community has proven a recipe for success in the West Coast groundfish fishery. Nine of 10 overfished stocks have been rebuilt since 2000, and the future looks bright.
Reflections on the West Coast Groundfish Survey
On the West Coast, a unique collaboration has formed between fishermen and scientists to more effectively survey groundfish in response to major fisheries closures two decades ago. Members of this partnership celebrate this approach and the results.
A Commercial Fisherman’s Perspective on Getting Involved in Fisheries Management
Sportfishing Captain Joe Villareal decided to get involved in fisheries research and management when he saw cuts introduced to the West Coast groundfish fishery as a result of overfishing two decades ago. In this video, learn why.
Killer Whales at Night: Helping Protect Southern Residents
Little is known about what killer whales do at night. To learn more, scientists use suction cup tags called DTAGs that can monitor whales’ nighttime behavior and responses to noise. Learn how this new information could help better protect the whales.
Dusky Tracks: Satellite Tags Help Manage Fisheries Closures
Dusky sharks live along the U.S. East Coast, and are sometimes caught unintentionally by fishermen. Follow scientists and fishermen as they attach satellite tags to learn more about this shark’s movements and better manage our nation’s fisheries.
Sea Turtles: Is the Future Female?
Are sea turtles destined to turn all female? This video documents cutting edge research that discovers alarming trends as global temperatures rise, and fewer male turtles are hatching from the nesting beaches.
Biodiversity: ARMS Gather Who's Hiding in Puget Sound
On March 26, 2018, a team of NOAA scientists retrieved three biodiversity monitoring structures (called ARMS) from the bottom of Puget Sound, near the Nisqually Delta. Check out all the cool critters they found, and why they are doing this research.
Saildrones: Cutting Edge Technology for Ocean Research
Autonomous, ocean-going vessels have been launched from Alaska for oceanic research in the Bering Sea. NOAA has partnered with Saildrone, Inc., to take a look at important Walleye pollock fish stocks, track Northern fur seals and locate right whales.
Recovering the Southern Resident Killer Whale with Research and Conservation
Learn what scientists have discovered studying the endangered Southern Resident killer whales. See the science behind recovering this charismatic creature, from collecting their poop to tracking them using satellite tags.
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