Hawaiʻi’s cherished underwater environment has been wavering between seasons of health and seasons of stress in recent years. Now managers of Hawaiian coral reefs are monitoring vital signs after the NOAA Coral Reef Watch report on the world’s worst coral bleaching and die-off ever recorded, which began in 2014 but is predicted by […]
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You can’t eat wild Atlantic salmon from the U.S., because so few remain. Atlantic salmon have dwindled to one percent of their historic population in the northeastern U.S. Because the shrunken population is highly endangered, NOAA Fisheries selected it as one of eight Species in the Spotlight. NOAA also selected […]
Managers of Hawaiʻi’s coral reefs are “seeing” some reefs for the first time, thanks to new maps that reveal places difficult for divers to visit. This fundamental information is important, because the health and abundance of valuable fishes and corals depend on their habitats. Results are showing that deeper reefs may provide […]
Do alien-looking fish still swim around Miami? The effort to confirm the movements of endangered smalltooth sawfish near Florida’s largest city got delayed by October’s hurricane, but a scientific pit crew is busy putting its project back on track. If successful, the project will become the first to detect tagged […]
Projects in Maine Improve Lake and Stream Habitat for Fish We have completed two landmark fish passage projects in the Penobscot River Habitat Focus Area. The benefits to migratory alewife fish are expected to be substantial due to the large amount of spawning habitat restored—a total of more than 3,100 […]