NOAA Ship Reuben Lasker en route to the U.S. West Coast
NOAA Ship Reuben Lasker departed Norfolk, VA on 12 March 2014 for its home port of San Diego, CA. She should arrive in San Diego at the end of this month. NOAA Ship Reuben Lasker is the fifth in a series of the most technologically advanced fisheries vessels in the world. The vessel is named after the late Dr. Reuben Lasker, who served as the Director of Southwest Fisheries Science Center’s Coastal Fisheries Division. Once the ship arrives in San Diego, it is scheduled to conduct a series of mission trials in April and May. In July, she will begin her first survey, a cetacean and ecosystem assessment in the California Current called CalCurCEAS. You can follow the ship’s progress from Norfolk through the Panama Canal to San Diego at: ShipTracker.NOAA.gov . Please visit the following websites for more information about NOAA Ship Reuben Lasker: http://swfsc.noaa.gov/textblock.aspx?id=5704 https://facebook.com/NOAAShipReubenLasker http://moc.noaa.gov/rl NOAA Ship Reuben Lasker Philip Roots (l), Naval Architect, and Dr. Roger Hewitt (r), SWFSC Assistant Director, are pictured on the bow of NOAA Ship Reuben Lasker enjoying the trip from Norfolk to San Diego. Both were instrumental in bringing the ship from concept to completion.
Review of Pacific Bluefin Tuna Stock Assessment
The independent peer reviews of the 2012 Pacific
bluefin tuna stock assessment conducted by the International Scientific Committee for Tuna and Tuna-like Species in the North Pacific Ocean through the Center for Independent Experts (CIE) are now available.
The peer review reports can be found here .
CalCOFI Book Published
"Regional Fisheries Oceanography of the California Current System The CalCOFI program" by Sam McClatchie has been published by Springer, and is available at http www.springer.com life+sciences animal+sciences book 978 94 007 7222 9“This book is a comprehensive survey
Report Of The 2011 Contribution of Marine Recreational Angling to the California Economy
Marine Recreational Angling in California is more than a leisure activity; it is an activity that contributes more than 10 thousand jobs and 1.4 billion dollars in output (sales) statewide. The 2011 National Angler Expenditures and Economic Impact Assessment report provides an estimate of how
First Issue of African Sea Turtle Newsleter Published
Dr. Manjula Tiwari has just launched the first issue of the African Sea Turtle Newsletter, a free publication about the biology and conservation of sea turtles in Africa. Dr. Tiwari is a marine turtle ecologist with the Marine Mammal and Turtle Division at SWFSC.
Smart Women Doing Cool Stuff!
Dr. Lisa Ballance, Director of the Marine Mammal and Turtle Division at the Southwest Fisheries Science Center was featured on the cover of winter edition of the AWIS magazine. Lisa was interviewed by the magazine she