Spotlight on the Southern Resident Killer Whale--An Interview with NOAA Fisheries Biologist Lynne Barre
The Pacific Northwest is home to critically endangered orcas, the Southern Resident Killer Whales, consisting of the J, K, and L pods or clans. NOAA research advances in an intense effort to understand, provide new data, and minimize threats to them.
NOAA’s Teacher at Sea, Barney Peterson: Making an Impact
Educators selected for NOAA’s Teacher at Sea program gain real-world research experience working at-sea with NOAA scientists. Barney Peterson, shares the story of how her at-sea experience impacted her and others both personally and professionally.
NOAA's Teacher at Sea Program: Pacific Northwest Region Alumni Workshop
Educators selected for NOAA’s Teacher at Sea program gain real-world research experience working at-sea with NOAA scientists. The Pacific Northwest alumni network is comprised of alumni from Washington, Oregon, Idaho, Montana, Alaska, and Wyoming.
A Mako Shark's Last Meal
See NOAA Fisheries biologist Antonella Preti perform a gut analysis on a 12 foot shortfin mako shark weighing 1,323 lbs. Analyzing shark stomachs helps build a database of who eats who eats who in the ocean, an essential tool in managing fisheries.
A Mako’s Last Meal Part II: The Shark Bite Effect
In 2013, scientists discovered a sea lion in the stomach of a mako shark. Watch part 1 @ https://youtu.be/L6oov2ZmRaM In part II, see sea lion survivors, and how their wounds provide important insight on the state of sharks in southern California.
Species in the Spotlight: Pacific Leatherback Turtle
Critically low populations of Pacific Leatherback sea turtles have put them in the spotlight for increased aid and attention. These sea turtles suffer from many threats. Find out what NOAA is doing and what you can do to help recover them.
Species in the Spotlight: Southern Resident Killer Whale
Southern Resident killer whales are one of NOAA Fisheries' Species in the Spotlight. What factors are contributing to this unique population's failure to thrive? Is there a plan for saving this endangered species? Watch the video for the answers.
Restoring Native Shellfish: The Kenneth K. Chew Shellfish Hatchery
The Olympia oyster is the only oyster species native to the Pacific Northwest coast of the U.S. Populations are down and habitat is depleted for these oysters, and this new native shellfish hatchery has come online to help recover their populations.
Hake Fisheries Observer: A Day in the Life
In the at-sea hake fishery (U.S. West Coast), fisheries observers collect data for NOAA’s use in fisheries management and advancing fishery science. This film highlights a day in the life of an observer working for NOAA’s At-Sea Hake Observer Program
UAV Reveals Killer Whales in Striking Detail
Unmanned aerial vehicle allows scientists to study killer whale health and reproduction while also offering a glimpse into the family life of these social animals.
Unmanned Aerial Vehicle Offers a New View of Killer Whales
For the first time, scientists have used an unmanned aerial vehicle to photograph killer whales from above. This gives scientists a new way to monitor killer whale health and reproduction while giving us all a stunning new view of the species.
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