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Kelp Farming in Coastal Waters

Anoushka Concepcion, NOAA’s Connecticut Sea Grant in Groton, CT in partnership with Holly Turner-Moore, Bridgeport Regional Aquaculture Science and Technology Education Center in Bridgeport, CT Ribbons of algae are springing up in coastal waters around the world as ocean farmers start to explore seaweed aquaculture. In this webinar, meet Anoushka Concepcion, a biologist from Connecticut…

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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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Hitching a Ride: How to Spot and Stop Marine Invasive Species

Jasmine Maurer from NOAA’s Kachemak Bay National Estuarine Research Reserve in Kachemak Bay, AK   How do invasive and exotic marine species arrive and spread in Alaska? We will talk about how to monitor and identify European green crab and tunicates, how they affect ecosystems, and what actions to take before the summer season to…

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Dive into NOAA’s Monterey Bay National Marine Sanctuary

at the Sanctuary Exploration Center in Santa Cruz, CA Dive into kelp forests, explore the deep sea, come up close with a leatherback sea turtle, and listen to the sounds of animals underwater, all virtually while touring the Monterey Bay National Marine Sanctuary Exploration Center in Santa Cruz, CA. This NOAA Live! Webinar is part…

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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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