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Walleye pollock pollock numbers in Alaska look good

Shelikof Strait, in the Gulf of Alaska, is an important spawning area for walleye pollock, the target of the largest--and one of the most valuable--fisheries in the nation. This year, a team of NOAA Fisheries scientists went there to turn their usual view of the fishery upside-down. read more

Gorgeous Deep-Sea Footage Captured by a Team of Scientists Off the Coast of Puerto Rico

20 hours agoHumor / odd : Laughing Squid

A team of scientists on a recent National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) expedition captured some gorgeous deep-sea footage off the coast of Puerto Rico. As Quartz notes, expedition streamed footage of their deep-sea dives online so that scientists back on shore could weigh in on objects and critters that went unrecognized by those actually […]

NOAA study: The BP oil spill almost definitely killed a whole lot of dolphins

The link between the Deepwater Horizon spill and the Gulf's dolphin die-offs just got even stronger

The Recent Westerly Wind Burst in the Western Equatorial Pacific Could Help to Strengthen the 2015/16 El Niño

Guest Post by Bob Tisdale The graphics at the NOAA GODAS website were running a few pentads (5-day periods) behind when I published the May 2015 ENSO Update. They’re caught up now, and the Hovmoller diagram of the surface zonal wind stress along the equator, Figure 1, is showing another westerly wind burst during early…

Climate Change This Week: CO2 Passes 400 ppm, President Can Act, and More!

Today, the Earth got a little hotter, and a little more crowded. @@ Global Warming Carbon Dioxide Levels Tick Past 400 ppm Reversing CO2 levels will take an unprecedented worldwide effort, say NOAA researchers. New Global Milestone:Show More Summary

Steelhead Report

4 days agoHobbies / Fishing : Moldy Chum

The National Oceanographic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) has published a report on the historic populations of steelhead in the Puget Sound. The report identifies and describes fish based on genetics, life history, and geographical, hydrological and habitat characteristics. Show More Summary

Meet the World’s First Fully Warm-Blooded Fish Discovered by NOAA

NOAA Fisheries has discovered the Opah, or Moonfish, that is the first fully warm-blooded fish that circulates heated blood throughout its body much like mammals and birds, giving it a

First warm-blooded fish discovered off California’s coast

5 days agoNews : The Raw Story

NOAA Fisheries biologist Nick Wegner holds an opah caught during a research survey off the California Coast. (Credit: NOAA Fisheries/Southwest Fisheries Science Center) While conducting research off the coast of California recently, NOAA Fisheries scientists discovered that the opah, or moonfish,...

First warm-blooded fish

New research by NOAA Fisheries has revealed the opah, or moonfish, as the first fully warm-blooded fish that circulates heated blood throughout its body much like mammals and birds, giving it a competitive advantage in the cold ocean...Show More Summary

First In Fish: 'Fully Warm-Blooded' Moonfish Prowls The Deep Seas

6 days agoNews : The Two-Way

"It's hard to stay warm when you're surrounded by cold water but the opah has figured it out," a NOAA Fisheries biologist says.

World’s first warm-blooded fish is faster and smarter than its cold-blooded cousins

All fish are cold-blooded, right? Not anymore, according to the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) Fisheries' Southwest Fisheries Science Center. NOAA researchers published a paper in Science detailing how the opah or moonfish its an

Discovery of the Day: Scientists Say ‘Opah’ is the First Warm-Blooded Fish

6 days agoHumor / odd : The Daily What

A new study by NOAA Fisheries has shown that not all fish are cold-blooded as we once thought. The tire-sized opah (aka “moonfish”) has a biological mechanism that circulates heat through its body similar to humans, which allows it to...Show More Summary

Meet The Comical Opah, The Only Truly Warm-Blooded Fish

last weekHumor / odd : The Presurfer

image credit: NOAA Fisheries West Coast There's nothing about the opah that says 'fast-moving predator.' Tuna, sharks, and swordfish are fast-moving predators and accordingly, their bodies look like streamlined torpedoes. By contrast,...Show More Summary

Scientists Announce the Discovery of the First Fully Warm-Blooded Fish—the Opah.

Scientists announced a startling discovery on Thursday: the existence of the only known truly warm-blooded fish—the opah, or moonfish. Researchers from the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) outlined their discovery...Show More Summary

Puerto Rico’s Deep Sea Creatures

NOAA ocean explorers recently went on an expedition off the coast of Puerto Rico. Using robot submarines, they found these beautiful creatures, some of them so new to us that we don’t even have names for them.

Smaller satellite sensors help scientists follow young endangered turtles

NOAA scientists tag their first adolescent loggerhead turtle on the West Coast.

Plants encouraged as CO2 levels reach 400 ppm

Guest Opinion: Dr. Tim Ball is writing on behalf of the plants. The National Oceanographic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) reports that global monthly CO2 levels reached 400 ppm. They present this as threatening news, but it is good news for plants and animals. I was involved in a brief to the US Supreme Court opposing…

Don’t Need Weather Satellites?

Former NOAA head Jane Lubchenco explains why cutting the budget for weather satellites at the bidding of climate change deniers would be a foolish mistake. There's a great laugh line halfway through. From Climate One via YouTube Tweet !function(d,s,id){var...Show More Summary

Solar Cycle Update

Guest essay by David Archibald Two useful things we would like to know are the length of Solar Cycle 24 and the amplitude of Solar Cycle 25. Figure 1 below shows the NOAA version of Solar Cycle 24 progression with the 23/24 transition copied onto the end of their projection. This crude method (we don’t…

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