Northwest Fisheries Science Center


Blogs and Expeditions

2017

2017 West Coast Groundfish Bottom Trawl Survey

This portal tracks the 2017 groundfish survey conducted on chartered West Coast fishing vessels by the Fisheries Research Survey (FRS) Team from NOAA’s Northwest Fisheries Science Center.

The Main Deck

This portal tracks the research and sea-going activities of the Fisheries Engineering and Acoustic Technology (FEAT) Team from NOAA's Northwest Fisheries Science Center. Follow us as we use acoustics, trawling, and oceanographic sampling to learn about the Northeast Pacific Ocean.

2016

Pacific Orcinus Distribution Survey

NOAA Fisheries scienists will be conducting a survey for 20 days aboard the NOAA ship Bell M. Shimada to help us understand where endangered Southen Resident killer whales go during the winter months, as well as to better understand their ecosystem.


Southern Resident killer whale tagging of L95:

NWFSC scientists track an adult male L95 in central Puget Sound to help us gain understanding of the winter distribution of Southern Residents and provide information for the designation of critical habitat in coastal waters


Southern Resident killer whale tagging of K33:

NWFSC scientists track an adult male K33 in central Puget Sound to help us gain understanding of the winter distribution of Southern Residents and provide information for the designation of critical habitat in coastal waters.


2015

Newportal Blog:

A gateway to oceanographic adventures from the Newport Line and beyond


Southern Resident killer whale tagging of J27

NWFSC scientists tracked an adult male Southern Resident killer whale from J pod, J27, using a satellite tag in an effort to understand where orcas go during the winter months and winter habitat use. View the blog entries and maps of J27's movements.


2014

Southern Resident killer whale satellite tagging of L87

NWFSC scientists used a satellite tag to track an adult male Southern Resident killer whale, L87 (who is most commonly sighted with J pod) in Puget Sound. Approximately 30 days of data gave us new details on the winter movements of J pod.


2013

Southern Resident killer whale and ecosystem winter cruise

NWFSC researchers spent 10 days aboard the NOAA research vessel Bell M. Shimada following endangered Southern Resident killer whales off the coasts of Oregon and Washington. View the type of data collected and what we hope to learn about orcas and their ecosystem.

Southern Resident killer whale satellite tagging of K25

NWFSC scientists track a Southern Resident killer whale from K pod (K25) using a satellite tag in an effort to understand where orcas go during the winter months after leaving Puget Sound. View the blog entries, maps, and video animation that tracked K25's progress up and down the West Coast.

2011

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West Coast deep-sea coral cruise (part 2)

The Center's AUV Team joined National Marine Sanctuaries scientists for another deep-sea coral expedition, this time in search of deep water corals in Bodega Canyon, an undersea feature located north of the Cordell Bank National Marine Sanctuary off the coast of northern California.

2010

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West Coast deep-sea coral cruise (part 1)

The Center's AUV team explored the Washington Coast on the NOAA vessel McArthur II in search of cold water corals and the fishes that live among them.


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A cradle of great earthquakes: exploring the San Andreas fault

Using advanced technology and a green research vessel, Center scientists teamed up with Oregon State University, the U.S. Geological Survey, and the Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution to explore the submerged San Andreas fault and its hidden marine life.

2006

The next link/button will exit from NWFSC web site NOAA Teacher at Sea searches for toxic algae

Learn from teachers who lived on-board a research ship and helped NOAA scientists search for the toxic algae called Pseudo-nitzchia. Explore journal entries and photo logs as you follow along with the daily adventures of the ECOHAB Pacific Northwest cruise in 2006.

2005

ECOHAB-Pacific Northwest cruise

NWFSC scientists join a team of international researchers for a cruise aboard the R/V Melville as part of a five-year study of harmful algal blooms in Northwest waters.

2004

Deep sea research uncovers mysteries of Cherry Bank

View cruise logs and photos of an advanced technologies research cruise where NWFSC and other scientists explored an amazing deepwater ecosystem, Cherry Bank, off the coast of California.