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NOAA's Fisheries Collection
Catalog of Images

1900 thumbnail picture
NOAA divers work to free an entangled endangered Hawaiian monk seal caught in a ghost net in the Northwest Hawaiian Islands.
1901 thumbnail picture
A derelict crab pot on an Aleutian Island Beach
1902 thumbnail picture
Appears to be hemp rope on a black sand Aleutian Island beach.
1903 thumbnail picture
Masked boobies unknowingly risking entanglement on deteriorating rope.
1904 thumbnail picture
A Hawaiian monk seal entangled on a large fishing float.
1905 thumbnail picture
Plastic debris washed at the high tide line. Marine birds, turtles, and other creatures can not differentiate these materials from various foods and sometimes die from ingesting plastic.
1906 thumbnail picture
A ghost net and other marine debris. The net material deteriorates very slowly and can ensnare unsuspecting marine life years after being lost.
1907 thumbnail picture
Who knows what sort of toxic materials are still encased in these drums. Eventually they will break open and spill their contents into the sea.
1908 thumbnail picture
World War II debris? Remains of a shipwreck? An otherwise pristine reef is besmirched with marine debris.
1909 thumbnail picture
A print of the Beaufort Marine Laboratory as it looked in the 1930's. C. M. Hoss was the artist.
1910 thumbnail picture
An agglomeration of king crabs
Alaska, Kodiak 1978 Circa
1911 thumbnail picture
Yellowfin tuna caught on NOAA Fisheries research vessel
Gulf of Maine 2004 Circa
1912 thumbnail picture
Measuring a lobster (Homarus americanus)
Gulf of Maine 2004 Circa
1913 thumbnail picture
Sorting squid at the sorting table on the stern of the ALBATROSS IV
Gulf of Maine 2004 Circa
1914 thumbnail picture
A giant lobster (Homarus americanus) on the stern of the ALBATROSS IV.
Gulf of Maine 2004 Circa
1915 thumbnail picture
Carefully holding a large lobster (Homarus americanus) on the stern of the ALBATROSS IV.
Gulf of Maine 2004 Circa
1916 thumbnail picture
Showing off a goosefish
Gulf of Maine 2004 Circa
1917 thumbnail picture
Another giant lobster (Homarus americanus) on the stern of the ALBATROSS IV.
Gulf of Maine 2004 Circa
1918 thumbnail picture
A large sawfish brought alongside for tagging. The rostrum is the protruding " saw" and its tooth-like appendages are called "denticles."
Atlantic Ocean
1919 thumbnail picture
Native America artisanal salmon fishing
Alaska, Southeast 2010
1920 thumbnail picture
Native America artisanal salmon fishing
Alaska, Southeast 2010
1921 thumbnail picture
Native America artisanal salmon fishing
Alaska, Southeast 2010
1922 thumbnail picture
An odd bit of marine debris floating off the coast of American Samoa. Photo #1 of sequence.
American Samoa, Tutuila 2008 February 24
1923 thumbnail picture
On close inspection, it proves to be an abandoned refrigerator. Photo #2 of sequence.
American Samoa, Tutuila 2008 February 24
1924 thumbnail picture
An experiment in flotation proves an abandoned refrigerator could serve as a lifeboat in dire circumstances. Photo #3 of sequence.
American Samoa, Tutuila 2008 February 24
1925 thumbnail picture
As the abandoned sailor drifts out to sea, the old adage that you shouldn't ever get in an abandoned refrigerator is proved true once again. Photo #4 of sequence.
American Samoa, Tutuila 2008 February 24
1926 thumbnail picture
Besides driftwood, there is human produced marine debris on this seemingly pristine section of coastline.
Hawaii, Hawaii 2008 August 1
1927 thumbnail picture
Tangled nets are found on a black rock beach. These nets while in the water pose a significant danger to marine life as, although lost and abandoned, they can continue ensnaring birds, turtles, and fish.
Hawaii, Hawaii 2008 August 1
1928 thumbnail picture
Inspecting an abandoned and lost net on the beach.
Hawaii, Hawaii 2008 August 1
1929 thumbnail picture
Small bits of plastic and metallic debris on what should be a pristine shoreline .
Hawaii, Hawaii 2008 August 1
1930 thumbnail picture
Virtually indestructible pieces of plastic fouling a black rock beach on the island of Hawaii. Smaller pieces of plastic are often mistaken for food and ingested by marine birds, sea turtles, and fish and can kill the unsuspecting animals.
Hawaii, Hawaii 2008 August 1
1931 thumbnail picture
Virtually indestructible pieces of plastic fouling a black rock beach on the island of Hawaii. Smaller pieces of plastic are often mistaken for food and ingested by marine birds, sea turtles, and fish and can kill the unsuspecting animals.
Hawaii, Hawaii 2008 August 1
1932 thumbnail picture
Plastic debris littering Hawaiian shoreline. Hawaii is located near the center of the North Pacific gyre where debris tends to concentrate.
Hawaii, Hawaii 2008 August 1
1933 thumbnail picture
Plastic debris littering Hawaiian shoreline. Hawaii is located near the center of the North Pacific gyre where debris tends to concentrate.
Hawaii, Hawaii 2008 August 1
1934 thumbnail picture
Virtually indestructible pieces of plastic fouling a black rock beach on the island of Hawaii. Smaller pieces of plastic are often mistaken for food and ingested by marine birds, sea turtles, and fish and can kill the unsuspecting animals.
Hawaii, Hawaii 2008 August 1
1935 thumbnail picture
Tangled nets are found on a black rock beach. These nets while in the water pose a significant danger to marine life as, although lost and abandoned, they can continue ensnaring birds, turtles, and fish.
Hawaii, Hawaii 2008 August 1
1936 thumbnail picture
CTD operations off the BELL M. SHIMADA in the eastern tropical Pacific
Pacific Ocean, Eastern Tropical 2010 May 27
1937 thumbnail picture
CTD operations off the BELL M. SHIMADA in the eastern tropical Pacific
Pacific Ocean, Eastern Tropical 2010 May 27
1938 thumbnail picture
CTD operations off the BELL M. SHIMADA in the eastern tropical Pacific
Pacific Ocean, Eastern Tropical 2010 May 27
1939 thumbnail picture
Ocean Beach recreational fishing pier
California, Ocean Beach, San Diego 2009
1940 thumbnail picture
Flo's Clam Shack - famous for clams since 1936.
Rhode Island, Newport 2009
1941 thumbnail picture
Testing the Eagle Ray AUV ( Autonomous underwater vehicle) from the NOAA Ship HENRY BIGELOW. This instrument is capable of operating at 2200 meters depth, has a multi-beam sonar system, conductivity-temperature-depth sensor (CTD ), and can mount mission specific instruments.
New Jersey, Hudson Canyon 2008 August 3
1942 thumbnail picture
Testing the Eagle Ray AUV ( Autonomous underwater vehicle) from the NOAA Ship HENRY BIGELOW. This instrument is capable of operating at 2200 meters depth, has a multi-beam sonar system, conductivity-temperature-depth sensor (CTD ), and can mount mission specific instruments.
New Jersey, Hudson Canyon 2008 August 3
1943 thumbnail picture
Testing the Eagle Ray AUV ( Autonomous underwater vehicle) from the NOAA Ship HENRY BIGELOW. This instrument is capable of operating at 2200 meters depth, has a multi-beam sonar system, conductivity-temperature-depth sensor (CTD ), and can mount mission specific instruments.
New Jersey, Hudson Canyon 2008 August 3
1944 thumbnail picture
Testing the Eagle Ray AUV ( Autonomous underwater vehicle) from the NOAA Ship HENRY BIGELOW. This instrument is capable of operating at 2200 meters depth, has a multi-beam sonar system, conductivity-temperature-depth sensor (CTD ), and can mount mission specific instruments.
New Jersey, Hudson Canyon 2008 August 3
1945 thumbnail picture
Testing the Eagle Ray AUV ( Autonomous underwater vehicle) from the NOAA Ship HENRY BIGELOW. This instrument is capable of operating at 2200 meters depth, has a multi-beam sonar system, conductivity-temperature-depth sensor (CTD ), and can mount mission specific instruments.
New Jersey, Hudson Canyon 2008 August 3
1946 thumbnail picture
Testing the Eagle Ray AUV ( Autonomous underwater vehicle) from the NOAA Ship HENRY BIGELOW. This instrument is capable of operating at 2200 meters depth, has a multi-beam sonar system, conductivity-temperature-depth sensor (CTD ), and can mount mission specific instruments.
New Jersey, Hudson Canyon 2008 August 3
1947 thumbnail picture
Testing the Eagle Ray AUV ( Autonomous underwater vehicle) from the NOAA Ship HENRY BIGELOW. This instrument is capable of operating at 2200 meters depth, has a multi-beam sonar system, conductivity-temperature-depth sensor (CTD ), and can mount mission specific instruments.
New Jersey, Hudson Canyon 2008 August 3
1948 thumbnail picture
Testing the Eagle Ray AUV ( Autonomous underwater vehicle) from the NOAA Ship HENRY BIGELOW. This instrument is capable of operating at 2200 meters depth, has a multi-beam sonar system, conductivity-temperature-depth sensor (CTD ), and can mount mission specific instruments.
New Jersey, Hudson Canyon 2008 August 3
1949 thumbnail picture
Testing the Eagle Ray AUV ( Autonomous underwater vehicle) from the NOAA Ship HENRY BIGELOW. This instrument is capable of operating at 2200 meters depth, has a multi-beam sonar system, conductivity-temperature-depth sensor (CTD ), and can mount mission specific instruments.
New Jersey, Hudson Canyon 2008 August 3

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