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
A group of NMFS researchers convened an online seminar series to help scientists, managers, and the general public better understand the role of deep-sea corals and sponges as habitat for managed species.
Male and female California sea lions respond differently to lack of food In Southern California hundreds of starving sea lion pups are washing up on beaches, filling marine mammal care centers that scarcely can hold
Scientists have combined infrared cameras with image recognition software to automatically detect and count migrating gray whales. Every year, gray whales migrate from their summer feeding grounds in the Arctic to their wintering grounds off Baja California in Mexico.
Marine Mammal and Turtle Division scientist Dave Weller is interviewed by Monterey, CA, National Public Radio station KAZU 90.3 about the use of new technology to assist in the annual gray whale count based from the Granite Canyon Field Station,
While opah are not targeted, they are caught occasionally by local recreational anglers and are taken incidentally in commercial fisheries targeting tuna and swordfish that operate out of California. In recent years there appears to have been an upsurge in