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628 4 Jan 23, 2018
noaafisheries: This account is now active. Thanks for your

This account is now active. Thanks for your patience! Photo: Steller sea lions diving off a rock haulout. Credit: Vladimir Burkanov/NOAA.

567 30 Jan 22, 2018
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This account will not be actively managed during the federal government shutdown. Visit www.Commerce.gov for more information.

1075 8 Jan 16, 2018
noaafisheries: Scientists used a new research approach to show

Scientists used a new research approach to show that warming temperatures are turning one of the world’s largest sea turtle colonies almost entirely female, increasing the risk that the colony will not be able to sustain itself in coming decades. Sand temperatures determine the sex of turtle hatchlings. Warmer temperatures result in more females, while cooler temperatures result in more males. Although researchers have known for decades that temperatures alter the sex of sea turtle offspring, this is the first time they have directly documented the trend in a major wild population. During the past two decades, temperatures on islands in Australia’s northern Great Barrier Reef have increased to the point “that virtually no male turtles are now being produced from these nesting beaches,” according to the researchers from the United States and Australia who produced the paper. Learn more here: https://swfsc.noaa.gov/news.aspx?ParentMenuId=147&id=22881 Photo Credit: Dr. Camryn Allen/NOAA.

885 2 Jan 8, 2018
noaafisheries: Starting the new week like this spinner dolphin

Starting the new week like this spinner dolphin leaping out of the water. Learn more about recent research NOAA Fisheries scientists completed in Hawaii: https://www.fisheries.noaa.gov/feature-story/whale-science-high-seas Link in bio. Spinner dolphins are best known for their above-water displays of leaping and spinning several times. A single spinning leap can include as many as four body revolutions. Spinner dolphins are found throughout the world's tropical and subtropical oceans. Get more information on this species - https://www.fisheries.noaa.gov/species/spinner-dolphin Credit: Paula Olson/NOAA. mammals

948 4 Jan 3, 2018
noaafisheries: A gray seal pup, just weeks old, rests

A gray seal pup, just weeks old, rests on Muskeget Island off Nantucket. This January, Northeast Fisheries Science Center scientists and colleagues will be studying gray seals on Muskeget and Monomoy Island near Chatham. Photo credit: Michael Abbott/NOAA Fisheries; taken under MMPA research permit #17670-04. See more great photos from the Northeast Fisheries Science Center: https://www.nefsc.noaa.gov/

873 3 Dec 28, 2017
noaafisheries: Home for the holidays—Three rescued Hawaiian monk

Home for the holidays—Three rescued Hawaiian monk seals rehabilitated for malnourishment are now back in the wild, in time to make a fresh, healthy start in the new year. See more of their rehabilitation journey from this photo story: http://www.noaa.gov/photos-images/photo-story-rescued-seals-make-it-home-for-holidays Today also marks the anniversary of the Endangered Species Act, which was signed on December 28, 1973 and provides for the conservation of species that are endangered or threatened throughout all or a significant portion of their range. Learn more about our work with endangered species conservation here: https://www.fisheries.noaa.gov/topic/endangered-species-conservation Fisheries

1222 8 Dec 26, 2017
noaafisheries: 46 scientists and crew aboard NOAA ships Oscar

46 scientists and crew aboard NOAA ships Oscar Elton Sette and Reuben Lasker have spent the past 179 days surveying an impressive 1.8 million square nautical miles around the main and Northwestern Hawaiian Islands! Their research helps scientists better understand the structure of whale and dolphin populations and their unique habitats. The teams had the opportunity to encounter and study 23 species of whales and dolphins, including false killer whales—a top priority for the survey— and update data about their population size that will inform bycatch reduction strategies. Scientists also saw several beaked whales during HICEAS, including the rare Longman’s beaked whale, which has only recently been named after spending years with a case of mistaken identity. Learn more about whale science on the high seas: https://www.fisheries.noaa.gov/feature-story/whale-science-high-seas Link also in bio. anislands

941 2 Dec 21, 2017
noaafisheries: As we wrap up 2017, take a peek

As we wrap up 2017, take a peek at our nine most popular photos of the year! See which stories and videos made the top 5 list, too: https://www.fisheries.noaa.gov/feature-story/explore-top-5-stories-photos-and-videos-2017 Happy Holidays from NOAA Fisheries! Link in bio. fisheries #2017bestnine top5

853 2 Dec 18, 2017
noaafisheries: A Chrysaora jellyfish spotted in Vineyard Sound off

A Chrysaora jellyfish spotted in Vineyard Sound off of Massachusetts. Leatherback sea turtles frequently feed on these jellyfish. Check out more amazing images from our Northeast Fisheries Science Center: https://www.nefsc.noaa.gov/rcb/photogallery/image-of-week.html Photo Credit: NOAA Fisheries/Heather Haas, NEFSC.

666 8 Dec 13, 2017
noaafisheries: Six Kemp’s ridley sea turtles rescued from

Six Kemp’s ridley sea turtles rescued from Cape Cod beaches in recent weeks are recovering at NOAA Fisheries’ Woods Hole Science Aquarium. The animals, the smallest of the endangered marine turtles, came ashore in November after being cold stunned – a kind of hypothermia – when local water temperatures suddenly dropped. Learn more: https://www.nefsc.noaa.gov/press_release/pr2017/features/cold-stunned-turtles-whsa/ Link in bio.

683 3 Dec 8, 2017
noaafisheries: If you enjoyed #CoralsWeek, but have more questions,

If you enjoyed , but have more questions, join us for a Deep Sea Coral Tweet Chat on Monday, December 11 at 10 AM EST! Use 17 or tweet to send your questions to our coral experts! Photo: Iridogorgia octocoral bush with two squat lobsters. Credit: NOAA Okeanos Explorer Program, Gulf of Mexico 2012 Expedition.

655 5 Dec 7, 2017
noaafisheries: Cheer up grumpy gills, the Okeanos live feed

Cheer up grumpy gills, the Okeanos live feed will be back as soon as the weather clears! Check back tomorrow morning to see if the next dive is a go: http://oceanexplorer.noaa.gov/okeanos/media/exstream/exstream.html If you missed the first few dives, don't worry. Daily updates, including photos and video, can be found here: http://oceanexplorer.noaa.gov/okeanos/explorations/ex1711/dailyupdates/dailyupdates.html Link also in bio. Photo: An unidentified fish spotted during the Okeanos survey.