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.
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.
Habitat Exploration: Deep-Sea Corals
More than 70 underwater canyons exist off the northeastern coast of the US, some more than three miles deep. In this video, journey to the deep and discover new species of deep-sea coral and more through the eye of a remotely operated vehicle (ROV).
Protecting Threatened Ice Seals
In Alaska, there are 4 species of ice seals, of which bearded, ringed, and spotted seals are listed under the ESA. In this video, see NOAA scientists studying them and how the information gathered contributes to their protection and recovery.
U.S. Northeast Coast Marine Ecosystem
The Northeast Shelf Regional Ecosystem is highly productive, supporting important fisheries and other marine species. The pace of ocean/climate changes here is faster than in other regions, but new innovative activities addressing these challenges.
U.S. Gulf of Mexico Marine Ecosystem
The Gulf of Mexico Regional Ecosystem is home to estuaries and coral reefs, supporting a host of recreational and commercial fisheries.. Unfortunately, the Gulf has experienced wide-scale losses to critical habitat types for the past three decades.
U.S. West Coast Marine Ecosystems
The California Current Regional Ecosystem spans the entire west coast of the U.S. This dynamic upwelling current system is highly productive, supporting an important ocean economy. Overfishing is a threat to this region, as is climate change.
Alaska Marine Ecosystems
Alaska includes five marine ecosystems: Gulf of Alaska, Eastern Bering Sea, Aleutian Islands, Beaufort Sea, and Chukchi Sea. These distinct regions vary in their productivity and economies, and are likely to be impacted by climate-related changes.
Pacific Islands Marine Ecosystems
The Pacific Islands regional ecosystem includes the Hawaiian Islands, American Samoa, the Northern Mariana Islands, and Guam. Coastal development, invasive species, pollution, and climate change impacts all present threats to this marine environment.
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.
Harbor Seal Monitoring in Puget Sound
NOAA researcher Harriet Huber studies harbor seas in Puget Sound and the population comeback after the passing of the Marine Mammal Protection Act in 1972.
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