Biologists at NOAA Fisheries’ Southwest Fisheries Science Center (SWFSC) have cracked the code for how to spawn Pacific sardines in the laboratory, opening a new window on the life cycle of the commercially important species. Like many species, sardines
A new study assessing the underwater soundscape off Southern California found that blue, fin and humpback whales experience a range of acoustic environments, including noise from shipping traffic as well as quieter areas within a national marine sanctuary. The study
California sardine stocks famously crashed in John Steinbeck’s “Cannery Row.” New research shows that such forage fish stocks have crashed regularly for centuries, with at least three species off the West Coast repeatedly experiencing steep
KQED Science reports on Fisheries Ecology Division research examining the response of the Carmel River and ESA-listed steelhead to the removal of San Clemente Dam.
Research identifies blue whale habitat in the Northern Indian Ocean
A new review in the Journal of Marine Policy makes the case that, in some instances, fishing restrictions in the U.S. can lead to unintended consequences by creating a spike in negative impacts elsewhere. The paper’s authors – fishery experts