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Phytoplankton Bloom, Shellfish Dieoff Headline Northeast’s 2024 State of the Ecosystem Reports 2024 State of the Ecosystem Reports: Dinoflagellate Bloom Dominates the Gulf of Maine
May 23, 2024
The annual reports synthesize changes and trends in New England and Mid-Atlantic ecosystem conditions relative to fishery management objectives.
NOAA divers conducting annual 2023 underwater survey in Monterey Bay National Marine Sanctuary. Credit: Steve Lonhart, NOAA. California Current Ecosystem Shows Resilience In Face of Emerging El Niño
March 11, 2024
The 2023–2024 California Current Ecosystem Status Report shows an abundance of forage fish and a productive system fueled by upwelling.
groundfish closeup NWFSC Climate change affects different U.S. West Coast fishing fleets unequally
March 06, 2024
A new study shows vessels that fish further north will likely experience more dramatic changes.
Dr. Jamison Gove presented on the Hawai'i IEA Ecosystem Status Reports during NOAA Seminar Series Dr. Jamison Gove Presents on Ecosystem Status Report for the Hawaiian Islands
December 13, 2023
Hawai'i IEA's Dr. Jamison Gove presented on the Ecosystem Status Reports for the Hawaiian Islands during NOAA's Ecosystem Based Management/Ecosystem Based Fishery Management Seminar Series.
Spatial patterns in SST forecast skill Scientific models are becoming increasingly accurate in forecasting changing ocean conditions
December 11, 2023
Two new papers use ecological forecasts to offer new insight into changing conditions that can shift fisheries and drive conflicts.
 The autonomous surface vehicle called the Wave Glider travels along the ocean surface near Hawai‘i Island. Autonomous Vehicles Powered by Ocean Waves Support NOAA Fisheries Research
November 30, 2023
Researchers are using wave-powered autonomous surface vehicles to assess ocean ecosystem health around the Hawaiian Islands.
New Research Predicts Effects of Marine Heatwaves on Top Ocean Predators New Research Predicts Effects of Marine Heatwaves on Top Ocean Predators
September 05, 2023
Real-time shifts in marine ecosystems and species demand “climate-ready” fisheries. This new research will inform fisheries management.
Researchers studied four species of West Coast groundfish commonly harvested together, including sablefish, Dover sole, and thornyhead (pictured here). Climate Change Likely to Reshape West Coast Fisheries by Sending Fish Farther Offshore
August 18, 2023
Research by multiple scientists from the California Current IEA team found that vessels may have to travel farther and fish deeper to keep catching fish in the future as a result of climate change.
Coral reefs benefit from reduced land-sea impacts under ocean warming Coral reefs benefit from reduced land-sea impacts under ocean warming
August 09, 2023
Local human impacts combine with global ocean warming to threaten coral reef persistence. New research finds that simultaneously reducing land- and sea-based human impacts supports coral reef persistence in our changing climate.
Large Marine Heatwave Reaches Oregon and Washington Coasts Large Marine Heatwave Reaches Oregon and Washington Coasts
August 04, 2023
Researchers are tracking indicators for signs of impacts, such as harmful algal blooms.