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
Little was left of the kill when biologists reached the scene.
Lisa Ballance was interviewed by Bob McDonald for the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation's radio show “Quirks & Quarks” about recently published research (see abstract below). The interview was broadcast on Saturday January 24 the complete interview can be heard at
NOAA Fisheries is implementing a visitor survey to improve user experience on all of the NOAA Fisheries websites. In the coming months, a random sample of visitors to the Southwest Fisheries Science Center website (https