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NOAA's Fisheries Collection
Catalog of Images

2000 thumbnail picture
At a Kent Narrows, Maryland, processing plant, a worker ices down steamer clams to keep them alive until cooking.
2001 thumbnail picture
Littleneck clams grown out in marshside pens are rinsed at a clam farm in Folly Beach, South Carolina.
2002 thumbnail picture
Piles of shells are destined as habitat in the next generation of larval oysters in St. Michaels, Maryland.
2003 thumbnail picture
Tons of bagged blue point oysters are trucked to market from shoreside beds near Norwalk, Connecticut.
2004 thumbnail picture
This small Norwalk, Connecticut, boat serves beds of the privately owned blue point oysters.
2005 thumbnail picture
A Florida Keys shop boast queen conch shells, but the species is badly overfished in both Florida and the Caribbean.
2006 thumbnail picture
The homely but tastey whelk needs healthy marshes for its survival like this one in North Carolina's Albemarle Sound.
2007 thumbnail picture
Fishermen from Pt. Pleasant, New Jersey, now target squid and other resources because of groundfish declines.
2008 thumbnail picture
Urchin boats, like this one in Portland, Maine, are usually quite small and crewed by just two people.
2009 thumbnail picture
Many people consider the rough spicules and uneven contours of natural sponge superior to the synthetic product.
2010 thumbnail picture
One of Florida's remaining sponge boats returns to Tarpon Springs with the animals drying on a tarp-covered frame.
2011 thumbnail picture
Maine fishermen are investing in algal cultivation to meet the heavy demand for these processed sheets of nori.
2012 thumbnail picture
Hurt by groundfish declines, Gloucester, Massachusetts, welcomes tourist dollars from whale watching.
2013 thumbnail picture
A Pascagoula, Mississippi, shrimper crew helps an enforcement officer verify that their TED meets specifications.
2014 thumbnail picture
A large group of specimens of red king crabs (Paralithodes camtschaticus) taken in Kola Bay, Salnyi Island area at Lat. 69 7.2 N, 33 26.3 E. Water temp 2 C; air temp 8 C; taken at depths of 10-35 meters. King crab are an introduced species in the Barents Sea.
Russia, Barents Sea 2001June 28
2015 thumbnail picture
150 red king crabs (Paralithodes camtschaticus) acquired in one day's diving in Kola Bay, Salnyi Island area at Lat. 69 7.2 N, 33 26.3 E. Water temp 2 C; air temp 8 C; taken at depths of 10-35 meters. King crab are an introduced species in the Barents Sea.
Russia, Barents Sea 2001June 28
2016 thumbnail picture
150 red king crabs (Paralithodes camtschaticus) acquired in one day's diving in Kola Bay, Salnyi Island area at Lat. 69 7.2 N, 33 26.3 E. Water temp 2 C; air temp 8 C; taken at depths of 10-35 meters. King crab are an introduced species in the Barents Sea.
Russia, Barents Sea 2001June 28
2017 thumbnail picture
The domestic crab (Hyas araneus) is well-camouflaged under a seaweed (Laminaria Sakharina) leave in Dalnezeletsky Bay, Lat. 69 7.3 N, Long. 36 4.2E. Water temp 8 C; air temp 5 C; depth 16 meters.
Russia, Barents Sea 2002 September 1
2018 thumbnail picture
King crabs (Paralithodes camtschaticus) are an aggressive invasive species in the Barents Sea. They decimate the local biota as they migrate through an area. Shown here in Dalnezelenetsky Bay at Lat. 69 7.3 N, Long. 36 4.2E. Water temp 8 C; air temp 5 C; depth 16 meters.
Russia, Barents Sea 2002 September 8
2019 thumbnail picture
King crabs (Paralithodes camtschaticus) are an aggressive invasive species in the Barents Sea. They decimate the local biota as they migrate through an area. Shown here in Dalnezelenetsky Bay at Lat. 69 7.3 N, Long. 36 4.2E. Water temp 6 C; air temp 15 C; depth 17 meters.
Russia, Barents Sea 2002 September 26
2020 thumbnail picture
King crabs (Paralithodes camtschaticus) are an aggressive invasive species in the Barents Sea. They decimate the local biota as they migrate through an area. Shown here in Dalnezelenetsky Bay at Lat. 69 7.3 N, Long. 36 4.2E. Water temp 6 C; air temp 15 C; depth 22 meters.
Russia, Barents Sea 2002 September 25
2021 thumbnail picture
King crabs (Paralithodes camtschaticus) are an aggressive invasive species in the Barents Sea. They decimate the local biota as they migrate through an area. Shown here in Dalnezelenetsky Bay at Lat. 69 7.3 N, Long. 36 4.2E. Water temp 6 C; air temp 15 C; depth 22 meters.
Russia, Barents Sea 2002 September 25
2022 thumbnail picture
King crabs (Paralithodes camtschaticus) are an aggressive invasive species in the Barents Sea. They decimate the local biota as they migrate through an area. Shown here in Dalnezelenetsky Bay at Lat. 69 7.3 N, Long. 36 4.2E. Water temp 6 C; air temp 15 C; depth 22 meters.
Russia, Barents Sea 2002 September 25
2023 thumbnail picture
Typical view of bottom in moderate depths. Sea stars ( Asterias rubens) and sea-urchin (Strongylocentrotus droebachiensis) are shown here in Dalnezelenetsky Bay at Lat. 69 7.3 N, Long. 36 4.2E. Water temp 5 C; air temp 14 C; depth 12 meters.
Russia, Barents Sea 2002 September 8
2024 thumbnail picture
Typical view of bottom in deeper areas. Mussels (Mytilus edulis) and sea-urchins (Strongylocentrotus droebachiensis) are shown here in Dalnezelenetsky Bay at Lat. 69 7.3 N, Long. 36 4.2E. Water temp 2 C; air temp 12 C; depth 25 meters.
Russia, Barents Sea 2002 August 21
2025 thumbnail picture
Typical view of bottom in deeper areas following passage of king crab agressive invasion in Kola Bay at Belokanenka, Lat. 69 6.4 N, Long. 33 22.5 E. Water temp 3 C; air temp 18 C; depth 21 meters. Note that sea anemone ( Actinaria g.sp.) and soft corals (Eunepthya sp.) survive but all else is decimated by crabs as they migrate through the area.
Russia, Barents Sea 2002 July 19
2026 thumbnail picture
Yuri Zuyev with rare species of starfish (Hippasteria phrygiana phrygiana). Collected in Kola Bay at Belokanenka, Lat. 69 6.4 N, Long. 33 22.5 E. Water temp 3 C; air temp 18 C; depth 21 meters.
Russia, Kola Bay, Barents Sea 2002 July 19
2027 thumbnail picture
Barents Sea type of rockfish (Cyclopterus lumpus) that adheres to rocks displayed by Oksana Kudryavtseva, an ichthyologist and doctoral student at the Murmansk Marine Biological Institute. This fish was collected in Kola Bay at Drovianoe, Lat. 68 55.0 N, Long. 33 1.0 E. Water temp 7 C; air temp 15 C; depth 2-3 meters.
Russia, Kola Bay, Barents Sea 2001 July 1
2028 thumbnail picture
Dr. Aleksey Zuyev emerging from -2 Celsius water in the Barents Sea. All of his studies are conducted in these frigid waters. Kola Bay at Belokanenka, Lat. 69 6.4 N, Long. 33 22.5 E. Water temp -2 C; air temp 1 C; depth 30 meters.
Russia, Kola Bay, Barents Sea 2002 May 20
2029 thumbnail picture
Dr. Aleksey Zuyev emerging from -2 Celsius water in the Barents Sea. All of his studies are conducted in these frigid waters. Dr. Zuyev has just returned to the surface with his collecting bag. Kola Bay at Belokanenka, Lat. 69 6.4 N, Long. 33 22.5 E. Water temp -2 C; air temp 1 C; depth 30 meters.
Russia, Kola Bay, Barents Sea 2002 June 6
2030 thumbnail picture
Dr. Aleksey Zuyev emerging from 2 Celsius water in the Barents Sea. All of his studies are conducted in these frigid waters. Dr. Zuyev has just returned to the surface with his collecting bag. Kola Bay at Belokanenka, Lat. 69 6.4 N, Long. 33 22.5 E. Water temp 2 C; air temp 11 C; depth 32 meters.
Russia, Kola Bay, Barents Sea 2002 June 6
2031 thumbnail picture
Typical view of bottom in moderate depths Kislaia Bay. Lat. 69 18.0 N, Long. 33 40.5E. Water temp 6 C; air temp 12 C; depth 11 meters. Red sea stars (Crossaster papposus), sea-urchins ( Strongylocentrotus droebachiensis), and actinia (Asidia halocintia) are seen.
Russia, Barents Sea 2002 June 15
2032 thumbnail picture
Look carefully to find the river flounder (Platichthys flesus) in the sand. Kola Bay, Drovianoe area. Lat. 68 55.0 N, Long. 33 1.0 E. Water temp 13 C; air temp 13 C; depth 1.1 meters.
Russia, Barents Sea 2002 July 3
2033 thumbnail picture
Look carefully to find the river flounder (Platichthys flesus) in the sand. Kola Bay, Drovianoe area. Lat. 68 55.0 N, Long. 33 1.0 E. Water temp 13 C; air temp 13 C; depth 0.8 meters.
Russia, Barents Sea 2002 July 3
2034 thumbnail picture
Red king crabs (paralithodes camtschaticus) coupling. Observed in Kola Bay at Belokanenka, Lat. 69 6.4 N, Long. 33 22.5 E. Water temp 6 C; air temp 16 C; depth 18 meters.
Russia, Barents Sea 2002 July 12
2035 thumbnail picture
An unidentified type of sea anemone. It is more than 35 cm in diameter. Observed in Kola Bay at Belokanenka, Lat. 69 6.4 N, Long. 33 22.5 E. Water temp 4 C; air temp 16 C; depth 35 meters.
Russia, Barents Sea 2002 July 12
2036 thumbnail picture
An unidentified type of sea anemone. It is more than 35 cm in diameter. Observed in Kola Bay at Belokanenka, Lat. 69 6.4 N, Long. 33 22.5 E. Water temp 4 C; air temp 16 C; depth 35 meters.
Russia, Barents Sea 2002 July 12
2037 thumbnail picture
Ascidia (Ascidia Halocintia) and hermit crab in the Barents Sea at Kola Bay at Belokanenka, Lat. 69 6.4 N, Long. 33 22.5 E. Water temp 6 C; air temp 16 C; depth 17 meters.
Russia, Barents Sea 2002 July 12
2038 thumbnail picture
Ascidia (Ascidia Halocintia) and hermit crab in the Barents Sea at Kola Bay at Belokanenka, Lat. 69 6.4 N, Long. 33 22.5 E. Water temp 6 C; air temp 16 C; depth 17 meters.
Russia, Barents Sea 2002 July 12
2039 thumbnail picture
Soft coral (Eunephthya sp.) and hermit crab in the Barents Sea at Kola Bay at Belokanenka, Lat. 69 6.4 N, Long. 33 22.5 E. Water temp 4 C; air temp 16 C; depth 32 meters.
Russia, Barents Sea 2002 July 12
2040 thumbnail picture
Large male red king crab (Paralithodes camtschaticus) in the Barents Sea at Kola Bay at Belokanenka, Lat. 69 6.4 N, Long. 33 22.5 E. Water temp 4 C; air temp 16 C; depth 32 meters.
Russia, Barents Sea 2002 July 12
2041 thumbnail picture
Rockfish (Cyclopterus lumptus) in the Barents Sea at Kola Bay at Belokanenka, Lat. 69 6.4 N, Long. 33 22.5 E. Water temp 10 C; air temp 16 C; depth 2 meters.
Russia, Barents Sea 2002 July 12
2042 thumbnail picture
River flounder (Platichthys flesus) in sand in the Barents Sea at Kola Bay at Drovianoe, Lat. 68 55.0 N, Long. 33 01.0 E. Water temp 15 C; air temp 22 C; depth 0.7 meter.
Russia, Barents Sea 2002 July 15
2043 thumbnail picture
River flounder (Platichthys flesus) on rock in the Barents Sea at Kola Bay at Drovianoe, Lat. 68 55.0 N, Long. 33 01.0 E. Water temp 15 C; air temp 22 C; depth 1 meter.
Russia, Barents Sea 2002 July 15
2044 thumbnail picture
River flounder (Platichthys flesus) on rock in the Barents Sea at Kola Bay at Drovianoe, Lat. 68 55.0 N, Long. 33 01.0 E. Water temp 15 C; air temp 22 C; depth 1 meter.
Russia, Barents Sea 2002 July 15
2045 thumbnail picture
Yury Zuyev with rockfish (Cyclopterus lumptus) along shore of Barents Sea at Kola Bay at Drovianoe, Lat. 68 55.0 N, Long. 33 01.0 E. Water temp 15 C; air temp 22 C; depth 1 meter.
Russia, Barents Sea 2002 July 15
2046 thumbnail picture
Actinia (Actinaria g. sp.) in the Barents Sea at Kola Bay at Belokanenka, Lat. 69 6.4 N, Long. 33 22.5 E. Water temp 8 C; air temp 15 C; depth 15 meter.
Russia, Barents Sea 2002 July 19
2047 thumbnail picture
Soft coral (Eunephthya sp.) in the Barents Sea at Kola Bay at Belokanenka, Lat. 69 6.4 N, Long. 33 22.5 E. Water temp 4 C; air temp 15 C; depth 30 meter.
Russia, Barents Sea 2002 July 19
2048 thumbnail picture
Soft coral (Eunephthya sp.) in the Barents Sea at Kola Bay at Belokanenka, Lat. 69 6.4 N, Long. 33 22.5 E. Water temp 8 C; air temp 15 C; depth 16 meter.
Russia, Barents Sea 2002 July 19
2049 thumbnail picture
Shrimp in the Barents Sea at Kola Bay at Belokanenka, Lat. 69 6.4 N, Long. 33 22.5 E. Water temp 6 C; air temp 15 C; depth 24 meter.
Russia, Barents Sea 2002 July 19

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