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From Overfished to Sustainable Harvests: Pacific Bluefin Tuna Rebound to New Highs

New stock assessment reveals largest recorded biomass since assessments began.
June 25, 2024 - Feature Story ,
A school of silvery Pacific bluefin tuna swim underwater, lit from above. Pacific bluefin tuna swim underwater. Credit: Adobe Stock

Meet Josefa Muñoz, Ph.D. Student

From volunteer to NOAA Fisheries-funded graduate student at the University of Hawaiʻi, learn more about Josefa Muñoz’s sea turtle journey.
June 21, 2024 - Feature Story ,
a group photo of 2022 Guam Sea Turtle Research Internship Josefa Muñoz (top row, fourth from left) and her interns on their first day of in-field training for the 2022 Guam Sea Turtle Research Internship. Credit: Jazmin Samonte.

Tackling Sea Turtle Bycatch with International Fishing Communities

An international program is helping fishers in the Pacific coast of Mexico to reduce bycatch of protected sea turtles.
June 20, 2024 - Podcast ,
A loggerhead turtle swims through bright blue water. The surface is barely visible at the top of the frame. A loggerhead sea turtle swimming in a deep blue open ocean. Credit: Adobe Stock

Recent Grants Supporting Sea Turtle Conservation

Sea Turtle Stranding and Salvage Network partners leverage National Fish and Wildlife Foundation grants to improve their sea turtle rescue and rehabilitation efforts across the country.
June 20, 2024 - Feature Story ,
A turtle with a tracker installed The Aquarium of the Pacific released a green sea turtle in May 2024 after months of care and rehabilitation at its facility. Credit: Aquarium of the Pacific, taken under Fish and Wildlife Service Permit #: FWS/R8/ES/SeaTurtle/DesignatedAgentLetter 5/3/24.

New Evidence of Seasonal and Temperature-Driven Movement of Alaska Pollock across the U.S.-Russia Maritime Boundary

Scientists use innovative technology to track northwest migrations in the late spring and early summer and southeast migrations in the winter. Migrations appear to be driven by water temperature.
June 20, 2024 - Feature Story ,
Scientists deploying green mooring into ocean A mooring being deployed from a fishing vessel. Credit: NOAA Fisheries

Massachusetts Cold-stunned Sea Turtles: A Sign of Climate Change?

The number of cold-stunned turtles on Cape Cod are increasing, likely in part due to climate change. We are adapting our response and planning for the future to accommodate increasing numbers.
June 18, 2024 - Feature Story ,
A responder rescues a cold-stunned sea turtle from a Cape Cod beach. A responder rescues a cold-stunned sea turtle from a Cape Cod beach. Photo courtesy of Mass Audubon Wellfleet Bay.

Eyes in the Sky: Using Drones to Measure Sea Turtles

What do drones and toy turtles have in common? Scientists are using these tools to measure sea turtles in the wild without ever touching them.
June 17, 2024 - Feature Story ,
An aerial photograph showing a boat and 3 small toy turtles circled in red in the water. These toy sea turtles, circled in red, were photographed using a drone flying at 128 feet altitude. Credit: NOAA Fisheries