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NOAA’s Nose Knows: A day in the life of a Seafood Inspector

NOAA’s Seafood Inspection Facility in Long Beach, CA What does fresh, high-quality, safe-to-eat fish smell like? How does it make its way from the ocean to your dinner plate? Come with us as we follow some of your favorite seafood off a fishing boat, into a processing facility, and through the hands of a NOAA…

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Cold Dark Secrets: Discovering Alaska’s Deep-Sea Corals and Sponges

Pam Goddard, Vanessa Lowe, Rachel Wilborn, Pat Malecha, and Jerry Hoff at NOAA Fisheries Alaska Fisheries Science Center in Seattle, WA Did you know that corals live in the deep, cold waters of Alaska? Come learn about deep-sea corals and sponges, and their importance for underwater communities in Alaska. We will talk about how we…

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How Old Is That Fish? And What Fish Ear Stones Can Tell Us

Craig Kastelle, NOAA Fisheries Alaska Fisheries Science Center in Seattle, WA What does a fish use its otoliths (ear stones) for and what can we learn from them? Join us to learn how we can tell how old a fish is, and other ways that scientists can use otoliths to study fish. Resources to access…

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150 Years and Counting: Studying Fish, Fisheries and More

at the NOAA Fisheries Woods Hole Laboratory and Aquarium in Woods Hole, MA The village of Woods Hole, Massachusetts is home to an amazing collection of marine science institutions. In this webinar, we will introduce you to the NOAA Fisheries Northeast Fisheries Science Center Woods Hole Lab. We will “walk” down main street, explore a…

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That’s the Seal-iest Thing I’ve Heard: Studying Ice Seals in Alaska

Erin Moreland, Cynthia Christman, and Heather Ziel, from NOAA Fisheries Alaska Fisheries Science Center in Seattle, WA What are ice seals and how do we study them? Join researchers from the Polar Ecosystems Program at NOAA Fisheries’ Alaska Fisheries Science Center to learn about bearded, ringed, spotted, and ribbon seals in Alaska and the methods…

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Let’s Talk about Fish Food: Zooplankton in the Eastern Bering Sea

Deana Crouser, NOAA Fisheries Alaska Fisheries Science Center in Seattle, AK What do you think fish eat in the ocean? A lot of fish eat zooplankton in the Bering Sea. Join us to find out how zooplankton response to climate change can affect what fish are available for us to eat! Resources to access at…

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Dambusters at Work: Restoring Habitat for Migratory Fish

Eric Hutchins, NOAA Restoration Center in Gloucester, MA Soon after the Pilgrims landed at Plymouth Rock they began to build dams on Town Brook in Plymouth, Massachusetts. Every dam built impacted the migratory pathway of American eel and river herring which need to reach fresh water streams to complete their lifecycle. This talk will describe…

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It Takes a Village to Save the Hawaiian Monk Seal

Stacie Robinson, NOAA Fisheries Pacific Islands Fisheries Science Center in Honolulu, HI and Wendy Marks, the Marine Mammal Center in Kona, HI Did you know that Hawaiʻi is home to the world’s only tropical seal – the Hawaiian monk seal? You’ll learn about these highly endangered marine mammals, where they live, and the conservation efforts…

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