NOAA Fisheries relies on data, advanced technologies, and partnerships to develop stock assessments and sustainably manage valuable U.S. fisheries, such as the over $50 million hake fishery in the Pacific Northwest. Learn about the ABCs of Stock Assessments in this animation. (Running time: 4:13 minutes)
NWFSC's Kinsey Frick, George Pess, and John McMillan, in partnership with other federal, state and tribal organizations, are working to understand the impacts of the nation's largest dam removal project on wild salmon populations and ecosystems in the Elwha River.
Center scientists are working to understand how our activities on land directly affect what happens in our oceans and to share what they know with the public. Atlantis is a tool that can simulate ecosystems and test our ideas of how to manage them. (Running time: 3:24 minutes)
What is a healthy ecosystem? The Puget Sound looks healthy from the surface, but over time, human activities have put its health at risk. See how small decisions in our everyday life and increasing public awareness can lead to big changes. (Running time: 3:08 minutes)
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. The film highlights a day in the life of an observer working for NOAA's At-Sea Hake Observer Program
Learn about IEAs and how this tool can transfer scientific knowledge about an ecosystem to help managers make decisions and understand implications and risks. (Running time: 3:26 minutes)
Watch a video about our multi-year study collecting DTAG data to better understand where Southern Resident killer whales go at night in the Salish Sea. (Running time: 2:27 minutes).
NWFSC's Carla Stehr examines the fine details of marine life via images from a scanning electron microscope and explains how contaminants in water can affect a fish's sense of smell.
Since 2010, NOAA scientists at the NWFSC have trained high school teachers in a summer program so that their students can collect microsatellite DNA data and participate in a population genetic study of a marine species in the Salish Sea ecosystem.
Watch the science behind the recovery of Southern Residents, from using satellite tags to analyzing DNA in whale poop. (Running time: 7 minutes)
Get a closer look at the large-scale restoration efforts and science behind the largest dam removal in U.S. history, which began in 2011 on the Elwha River in Washington State. How do NOAA Fisheries scientists prepare for and measure the changes?
NWFSC's Carla Stehr is not only an electron microscopist, but an artist. View some Carla's photos of aquatic life that were taken with a scanning electron microscope and shared with the public at an exhibit with the Seattle Aquarium.
With the help of unmanned submersibles, NOAA scientists have begun studying the sponge gardens near Grays Canyon, off the coast of Washington. Spot prawns and several species of rockfish call these gardens home, making the habitats valuable for fishermen and fishery managers. (Running time: 1:45 | 480p version)
Tabs on HABs introduces viewers to Harmful Algal Blooms, teaches some basic harmful species identification, and covers a few advanced identification techniques. The series is meant for students, citizen scientists and anyone with an interest in learning more about Harmful Algal Blooms and how they affect us.