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    © Surf Coast Marine
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    © Surf Coast Marine
    Dusky rockfish (Sebastes variabilis).
    © NMFS / NOAA - Color correction applied by NOAA Fisheries
    Arrowtooth flounder (Atheresthes stomias) is a relatively large flatfish and one of the most abundant fish in the Gulf of Alaska. It plays an important role in Alaska's complex marine food chain.
    © NMFS / NOAA - Color correction applied by NOAA Fisheries
    A slime star (Pteraster tesselatus).
    © NMFS / NOAA - Color correction applied by NOAA Fisheries
    Callogorgia compressa, is a type of soft coral in the family Primnoidae. Callogorgia have a fan shaped body structure that often serves as a habitat for other organisms. Certain brittle stars have a commensal relationship with these corals.
    © NMFS / NOAA - Color correction applied by NOAA Fisheries
    This tentacled bamboo coral (Isidella tentaculum), seen on the right, grow at a rate of only 14 mm per year. Changes affecting their rate of growth may have profound effects that can linger for decades.
    © NMFS / NOAA - Color correction applied by NOAA Fisheries
    A few moments later, the camera catches the animal with the nick in the dorsal fin swimming near a fishing vessel with a gillnet. The top image shows a closeup of the same vessel.
    © Todd Pusser
    A pair of vaquita swimming south of the town of San Felipe, Baja California. Note the nick in the dorsal fin of the larger individual in the foreground. This was likely caused by past interactions with gillnets, from which the animal successfully escaped.
    © Todd Pusser
    North Atlantic right whale #4180 and new calf
    © Clearwater Marine Aquarium Research Institute and U.S. Army Corps of Engineers
    New Euro reef bringing the baitfish and the kingies
    © dpi.nsw.gov.au
    New Euro reef bringing the baitfish and the kingies
    © dpi.nsw.gov.au
    Icebergs near Davis Station, East Antarctica.
    © Dr Joel B Pedro
    Saildrone Explorers are towed out of high traffic areas like Tampa Bay for deployment off the coast of Florida. Guests and media followed the deployment of the Florida Institute of Technology's RV W.T. Hogarth.
    © David Hall / NOAA
    The Saildrone USVs are one of several types of instruments that will be used to sample the ocean and atmosphere during the 2022 hurricane season.
    © NOAA PMEL
    SD 1032 will spend 90 days in the eastern Gulf of Mexico gathering hurricane data.
    © David Hall/NOAA
    A summary of the oceanographic and atmospheric sensors carried by the Saildrone Explorers during the 2022 Atlantic Hurricane mission, plus cameras and navigational instruments.
    © Saildrone
    North Atlantic right whale #3230 `Infinity` and her calf were struck off the coast of Florida in February 2021. Her calf pictured above died from the strike. “Infinity” was spotted several days later with injuries suggestive of a vessel strike.
    © Florida Fish and Wildlife Commission / NOAA permit 18786
    Removed fishing gear from Hawaiian monk seal RP92 is shown post-procedure after the hooked seal was admitted for treatment at Ke Kai Ola,The Marine Mammal Center's hospital in Kailua-Kona that is dedicated to the endangered marine mammal.
    © The Marine Mammal Center
    Members of the U.S. Coast Guard, the National Park Service, and The Marine Mammal Center unload Hawaiian monk seal RP92 from a USCG helicopter in Kalaupapa, Moloka?i, on July 8, 2022.
    © NOAA Fisheries (Permit #18786)
    RP92 exits the transport carrier and heads for the ocean
    © NOAA Fisheries (Permit #18786)
    X-rays taken at the Center show a barbed fishing hook lodged over RP92's larynx.
    © The Marine Mammal Center
    NOAA Fisheries and partners from the National Park Service, the U.S. Coast Guard, and The Marine Mammal Center transport RP92 back home to the beach in Kalaupapa, Moloka?i.
    © NOAA Fisheries (Permit #18786)
    Members of the National Park Service and the U.S. Coast Guard carry RP92 to the beach for release.
    © NOAA Fisheries (Permit #18786)
    NOAA Fisheries and partners from the National Park Service, the U.S. Coast Guard, and The Marine Mammal Center transport RP92 back home to the beach in Kalaupapa, Moloka?i.
    © NOAA Fisheries (Permit #18786)
    Juvenile male Hawaiian monk seal RP92 is pictured with a temporary satellite tracking tag at Ke Kai Ola, The Marine Mammal Center's hospital on Hawai?i Island, prior to the seal's release.
    © The Marine Mammal Center (Permit #18786)
    A service member from the U.S. Coast Guard opens the door for RP92's release back home!
    © NOAA Fisheries (Permit #18786)
    On June 2, 2022, National Park Service staff reported a juvenile male monk seal (RP92) with fishing gear trailing out of the seal's mouth.
    © NPS / Glauco Puig-Santana
    Tentacled Bamboo Coral (Isidella tentaculum).
    © NOAA Fisheries
    Redbanded Rockfish (Sebastes babcocki) and sea whip (Halipteris willemoesi).
    © NOAA Fisheries
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