False killer whales observed off La Jolla, CA, on February 25, 2015. Photo by Michelle Robbins.
On February 24th, approximately 30-40 false killer whales were observed near the edge of La Jolla canyon, a highly unusual sighting in San Diego. This species is found in tropical and wa
Heated blood makes opah a high performance predator that swims faster, sees better New research by NOAA Fisheries has revealed the opah, or moonfish, as the first fully warm blooded fish that circulates heated blood throughout its
Data from the satellite tag should help scientists understand what habitats loggerheads use and how to more effectively protect this endangered species.
In a Special Interest Story, the Los Angeles Times interviewed Marine Mammal and Turtle Division biologist Mark Lowry to discuss the urgency surrounding his work this year. Mark has been collecting sea lion and elephant seal scat from San Nicolas
West Coast Protected Fish Species Program Review to be held May 4 8, 2015 in Sand Point, Seattle, WA In 2015 all NMFS Science Centers will be reviewed on Protected Species Science supporting the US Endangered Species Act and the US
Pacific sardines are known for wide swings in their population the small, highly productive species multiplies quickly in good conditions and can decline sharply at other times. Scientists have worked for decades to understand those swings, including a decline