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NOAA's Fisheries Collection
Catalog of Images

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Few seafoods have the ‚clat of Florida's stone crab, with entire restaurants devoted to this one product.
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Locally caught scallops are a specialty of coastal restaurants, like this one in Pt. Pleasant, New Jersey.
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Workers sort scallops by size at a waterside processing plant in Seaford, Virginia.
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Seaford, Virginia, is home to a large and modern fleet of scallop dredgers.
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Freeport, Long Island, clam boats share dock space with vessels fishing squid, flounder, and other coastal species.
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At a Kent Narrows, Maryland, processing plant, a worker ices down steamer clams to keep them alive until cooking.
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Littleneck clams grown out in marshside pens are rinsed at a clam farm in Folly Beach, South Carolina.
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Piles of shells are destined as habitat in the next generation of larval oysters in St. Michaels, Maryland.
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Tons of bagged blue point oysters are trucked to market from shoreside beds near Norwalk, Connecticut.
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This small Norwalk, Connecticut, boat serves beds of the privately owned blue point oysters.
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A Florida Keys shop boast queen conch shells, but the species is badly overfished in both Florida and the Caribbean.
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The homely but tastey whelk needs healthy marshes for its survival like this one in North Carolina's Albemarle Sound.
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Fishermen from Pt. Pleasant, New Jersey, now target squid and other resources because of groundfish declines.
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Urchin boats, like this one in Portland, Maine, are usually quite small and crewed by just two people.
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Many people consider the rough spicules and uneven contours of natural sponge superior to the synthetic product.
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One of Florida's remaining sponge boats returns to Tarpon Springs with the animals drying on a tarp-covered frame.
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Maine fishermen are investing in algal cultivation to meet the heavy demand for these processed sheets of nori.
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Hurt by groundfish declines, Gloucester, Massachusetts, welcomes tourist dollars from whale watching.
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A Pascagoula, Mississippi, shrimper crew helps an enforcement officer verify that their TED meets specifications.
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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

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