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.
Whale Shark Tagging
Video of NOAA scientist Eric Hoffmayer tagging a whale shark.
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.
UAS Surveys of Northern Fur Seals on Bogoslof Island
In the summer of 2019, NOAA scientists counted fur seal pups on Bogoslof Island, an active volcano that last erupted in August, 2017. The team tested a new method using an UAS, which could revolutionize the way population abundance is estimated.
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.
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.
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