Exploring the Deep Gulf of Mexico (2022 Meso-Deep Cruises)
In 2022, NOAA and collaborators conducted scientific cruises in deeper areas of the Gulf of Mexico near the location of the 2010 Deepwater Horizon oil spill. The cruises support deep-sea species and habitat restoration.
Climate Change & Habitat Loss: Fisheries at Risk
Habitat restoration experts discuss the challenges coastal habitats face from climate change and what NOAA is doing to address them
Size Matters: Examining the Effects of Body Size on Birth Rates in North Atlantic Right Whales
Recent research reveals that smaller female North Atlantic right whales produce fewer calves over their reproductive years. Their body size has been declining in recent decades due to increased entanglements in fishing gear and other factors.
NOAA and Partners Restoring 1,200 Acres of Marsh in Louisiana's Upper Barataria Basin
This massive project will contribute to the restoration of wetland, coastal, and nearshore habitats injured by the Deepwater Horizon oil spill.
Windows to the Deep 2021: A Firsthand Account
NOAA Fisheries marine biologist Allen Collins has just returned from co-leading the Windows to the Deep 2021 expedition. Learn about the fascinating species and habitat they saw as they explored the ocean with an underwater remotely-operated vehicle.
Windows to the Deep 2021
NOAA Fisheries marine biologist Allen Collins is co-leading the Windows to the Deep 2021 expedition. Learn about the fascinating species, habitat—even a shipwreck—they might see as they explore the ocean with an underwater remotely-operated vehicle.
The Southeast: Open for Fishing All Year Long
Three regions, the Caribbean, Gulf of Mexico and South Atlantic, make up the NOAA Fisheries Southeast region and the Southeast region has a greater variety of species and more year-round recreational fishing opportunities than anywhere else.
Discovering a New Species of Whale
NOAA Fisheries announces a new species of baleen whale in the Gulf of Mexico. A recently published article in Marine Mammal Science indicates that the whale, previously known as the Bryde's (pronounced “broodus”) whale is actually a new whale.
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.
Slow Zones for Right Whales
North Atlantic right whales are one of the most endangered large whale species. Collisions with vessels are one of the major threats these animals face. NOAA has announced Right Whale Slow Zones to help reduce the risk of vessel strikes.
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