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A healthy #fish population means a healthy human population! It is essential to understand the abundance of fish eggs, young fish and adults so that fisheries can set appropriate limits on catching fish in the future. Learn more #EcoFOCI #sustainability
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Nearly 40,000 days at sea on 275 vessels the pelagic observer program is celebrating 30 years of success! Since June 1992 almost 200 observers have been employed to monitor/manage fisheries in the NW Atlantic. Learn more:… #NOAASoutheastScience
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A dolphin living off the Texas coast is receiving medical attention after an early morning rescue. @SeaWorld @SeaWorldTexas @tmmsn @TXStateAquarium…
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#RecFishFriday: It’s a keeper! NOAA Fisheries Administrator Janet Coit holds a summer flounder–also known as fluke–she caught during a recent fishing trip in the East Passage of Narragansett Bay, Rhode Island. Explore more photos on our website:…
As we reach the end of Pride month, Research Associate, Rachel Eckley from NOAA's Southeast Fisheries Science Center wanted to celebrate with everyone from the LGBTQ+ community! #PrideMonth #Allyship #NOAASoutheastScience More about Rachel:…
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No shortfin #makosharks may be landed or retained in any U.S. Atlantic highly migratory species fishery, effective July 5, 2022, until further notice. See NOAA Fisheries final rule, consistent with international measures:…
Biden Administration announces historic coastal and #climate resilience funding. Bipartisan Infrastructure Law allocates nearly $3 billion of funding over 5 yrs to @NOAA. MORE:… + SEE our portal page for funding opportunities:…
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NOAA has released two funding opportunities to restore habitat and support community resilience under the Bipartisan Infrastructure Law, including one focused on underserved communities.…
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Watch this short video to meet some of our colleagues across the country and learn more about how they contribute to NOAA Fisheries' mission.… #PrideMonth
Learn more about this exciting collaboration, which includes @USGS, @NOAA, @BOEM and @MBARI_News, to explore the #DeepSea off the West Coast! #OceanMonth2022, #OceanMonthNOAA…
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Ever wonder how you can help #ClimateScience and #sustainability? As a fisheries observer you can do both! This vital job collects #data, provides in field observation, and the #adventure of a lifetime. Want to learn more? Check out Rory’s #blog!
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The entanglement of large whales in fishing gear or marine debris is a serious animal welfare & conservation problem. Read recent reports on efforts in 2019 & 2020 by @NOAA & our partners to respond to whales in distress & help recover their populations:…
Some sea turtles can live as long as humans! However, climate change limits their longevity. Learn how scientists measure turtle lifespans:… #ClimateScience
#MonkSeal Update: @NOAAFish_PIFSC field research team reports Hawaiian monk seal births on Kamole (Laysan Island) are closing in on the island’s record of 58 births!… #MonkSealMonday
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20 new and returning fishery management council members were announced. Meet the councils:…
NOAA Proposes New Measures to Combat lllegal, Unreported, and Unregulated Fishing, Forced Labor in the Seafood Supply Chain:…
Celebrate #PrideMonth with NOAA Fisheries! Meet some of our colleagues across the country and learn more about how they contribute to NOAA Fisheries' mission each day.…
Construction crews are creating 1,200 acres of intertidal wetlands and marsh, which provide huge benefits for coastal ecosystems and communities, in Louisiana’s Upper Barataria Basin. Site prep began in 2021. We expect to complete the project in 2023.…
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Meet Abi Wells, a molecular geneticist who supports our fisheries lab in Seattle. She works on genetic projects covering fish, coral and whales, as well as environmental DNA. 🧬🐟�…Qnon
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Meet Peggy! Peggy holds the most instrumentation of all the research moorings on NOAA’s research group, EcoFOCI’s, most recent survey. Click the link to learn more. #EcoFOCI #Oceanography
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Happy #WhaleWednesday! Now is a great time to spot humpback whales off the East and West Coasts. How to whale watch safely:…
@NOAAFish_GARFO has announced the winners of the 2022 Marine Endangered Species Art Contest! Take a look at these awesome works of art and request a digital copy of the 2022-2023 calendar:…
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Bio science tech Zach Fyke talks survey prepping, “HabCamming,” seeing amazing sunsets, the lunar eclipse, marine mammals, and a basking shark in his #SeaScallop Survey blog: #NEFSCScience #NEFSCSurveys
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NOAA and other federal partners have just released new recommendations with critical steps needed to save our disappearing #CoastalWetlands in the face of #ClimateChange and other human activities.…
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How is eDNA collected, what is it used for, how long can it take to process eDNA samples? Biologist Yuan Lui’s blog about her #NEFSCEcoMonSurvey eDNA work tells all: About Yuan: #NEFSCScience #NEFSCSurveys
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Meet TAS '22 Oktay Ince from Columbus, OH! Oktay set sail yesterday on NOAA Ship Thomas Jefferson out of Cleveland for a #hydrographic survey of #LakeErie. Oktay is the first @NOAA Teacher at Sea on a #GreatLake! Blog here:… Happy #WorldHydrographyDay!
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Happy Summer Solstice from the Sea of the Midnight Sun! #AlaskaFisheries Each year our surveys take advantage of near around the clock sun to produce public data - check out our new portal today!
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Thanks for a great #SeaTurtleWeek! We loved sharing our @NOAA Sea Turtle Program with you. Remember: you can help save sea turtles! Learn what you can do to take action and help sea turtles:… #SeaTurtleWeek
#ThrowbackThursday & #SeaTurtleWeek mashup! That time when we helped rehabilitate Joy, a cold-stunned loggerhead sea turtle who LOVED eating… All about her, fun facts, coloring pages, full video, and more:
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Have you ever wondered how scientists get information about what's happening in our oceans? One way is with large buoys called moorings that collect data. Learn more here: #Oceanography #EcoFOCI #AlaskaFisheries #NOAAResearch
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Our Administrator, Janet Coit, traveled to Sitka, AK, last week, where she met with stakeholders & members of the AK fishing community. She also met up with @NOAAFisheries_AK staff, patrolled Sitka Harbor with NOAA Office of Law Enforcement & much more!…
Saving sea turtles is not just for scientists! You can help save sea turtles, too. Learn more about what you can do to help sea turtles and protect their habitats:… #SeaTurtleWeek @NOAA
Get a closer look at sea turtles in their natural habitats in this short video for #WorldSeaTurtleDay!… #SeaTurtleWeek
New #SeaTurtleWeek podcast, just in time for #WorldSeaTurtleDay! We talk with Barb Schroeder, National Sea Turtle Coordinator, about bycatch innovations that are helping sea turtles thrive & how we work with fishermen to reduce bycatch. Listen here:… @NOAA
#WorldSeaTurtleDay marks the birthday of Dr. Archie Carr, the father of sea turtle biology and conservation. His pioneering research brought early attention to declining populations and gave rise to much of today's recovery efforts.… #SeaTurtleWeek
Honoring and remembering Dr. Llew “Doc” Ehrhart on #WorldSeaTurtleDay. His lifetime dedication to sea turtle research and conservation leaves an enduring legacy of accomplishments and inspiration to carry his work forward.… #SeaTurtleWeek
VIDEO: Sea turtles come to the surface to breathe and bask, making them vulnerable to vessel strikes. Learn more about how @NOAA Sea Turtle Program investigates sea turtle mortality and what you can do to prevent vessel strikes:… #SeaTurtleWeek
Two fish passage funding opportunities, including one focused on Indian tribes, under the Bipartisan Infrastructure Law are now open. Funding will support efforts to remove in-stream barriers & restore access to healthy habitat for fish around the country:…
Can you hear me now? Join us to learn more about the sounds that sea turtles can hear and how and why we study sea turtle hearing:… #SeaTurtleWeek
Climate change can result in warmer temps. at sea turtle nesting beaches which can result in more female hatchlings being produced than normal. Will there come a time when there aren’t enough males to ensure species survival?… #SeaTurtleWeek #ClimateScience
It's not just #TimelapseTuesday, but also #SeaTurtleWeek! To honor both, this extended loop shows how tagged juvenile #loggerhead #SeaTurtles prefer to stay within a specific chlorophyll and temperature gradient as they migrate—things @NOAA satellites can detect from orbit.
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Sea turtles outlasted the dinosaurs & adapted to changing climates. But now temps. are rising faster than ever and fewer male turtles are hatching from beaches. Are sea turtles destined to turn all female? Watch our video:… #SeaTurtleWeek #ClimateScience
Sea turtles in Alaska?! Yes, we have them in the far north! Check out this feature from @NOAAFisheriesAK to see what sea turtle species you might encounter in Alaska and steps to protect them:… #SeaTurtleWeek…
DYK: Sea turtles lay about 100 eggs per nest. During the nesting season, females of most species of sea turtles will nest about every 2 weeks over several months and lay multiple nests before returning to their foraging grounds. More facts:… #SeaTurtleWeek
Do you know someone who has demonstrated exceptional achievement and dedication to marine, coastal, or riverine #HabitatConservation? Nominate them for the Nancy Foster Habitat Conservation Award by August 1. Details:… @AmFisheriesSoc, @RAEstuaries
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Healthy oceans need sea turtles. Learn more about what you can do to help NOAA Fisheries protect and conserve these amazing animals:… #SeaTurtleWeek
Sea turtles are fascinating creatures. Check out 7 sea turtle facts to learn more about these much loved marine reptiles!… #SeaTurtleWeek
It's #SeaTurtleWeek — let’s shell-ebrate! #Teachers and #Educators, did you know that NOAA has 62 educational resources featuring these incredible reptiles? Check them out in our new resource database:… @NOAAFisheries Permit #1013707 Credit: Mark Sullivan
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It's the first day of Sea Turtle Week! @NOAA works to protect and conserve six sea turtle species found in U.S. waters. All are threatened or endangered. Follow along this week to learn what you can do to help save sea turtles, too:… #SeaTurtleWeek
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