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.
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.
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
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.
A gateway to oceanographic adventures from the Newport Line and beyond
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.