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NOAA's Fisheries Collection
Catalog of Images

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Masked boobies unknowingly risking entanglement on deteriorating rope.
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A Hawaiian monk seal entangled on a large fishing float.
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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.
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A ghost net and other marine debris. The net material deteriorates very slowly and can ensnare unsuspecting marine life years after being lost.
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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.
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World War II debris? Remains of a shipwreck? An otherwise pristine reef is besmirched with marine debris.
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A print of the Beaufort Marine Laboratory as it looked in the 1930's. C. M. Hoss was the artist.
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An agglomeration of king crabs
Alaska, Kodiak 1978 Circa
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Yellowfin tuna caught on NOAA Fisheries research vessel
Gulf of Maine 2004 Circa
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Measuring a lobster (Homarus americanus)
Gulf of Maine 2004 Circa
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Sorting squid at the sorting table on the stern of the ALBATROSS IV
Gulf of Maine 2004 Circa
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A giant lobster (Homarus americanus) on the stern of the ALBATROSS IV.
Gulf of Maine 2004 Circa
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Carefully holding a large lobster (Homarus americanus) on the stern of the ALBATROSS IV.
Gulf of Maine 2004 Circa
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Showing off a goosefish
Gulf of Maine 2004 Circa
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Another giant lobster (Homarus americanus) on the stern of the ALBATROSS IV.
Gulf of Maine 2004 Circa
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A large sawfish brought alongside for tagging. The rostrum is the protruding " saw" and its tooth-like appendages are called "denticles."
Atlantic Ocean
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Native America artisanal salmon fishing
Alaska, Southeast 2010
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Native America artisanal salmon fishing
Alaska, Southeast 2010
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Native America artisanal salmon fishing
Alaska, Southeast 2010
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An odd bit of marine debris floating off the coast of American Samoa. Photo #1 of sequence.
American Samoa, Tutuila 2008 February 24
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On close inspection, it proves to be an abandoned refrigerator. Photo #2 of sequence.
American Samoa, Tutuila 2008 February 24
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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
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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
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Besides driftwood, there is human produced marine debris on this seemingly pristine section of coastline.
Hawaii, Hawaii 2008 August 1
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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
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Inspecting an abandoned and lost net on the beach.
Hawaii, Hawaii 2008 August 1
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Small bits of plastic and metallic debris on what should be a pristine shoreline .
Hawaii, Hawaii 2008 August 1
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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CTD operations off the BELL M. SHIMADA in the eastern tropical Pacific
Pacific Ocean, Eastern Tropical 2010 May 27
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CTD operations off the BELL M. SHIMADA in the eastern tropical Pacific
Pacific Ocean, Eastern Tropical 2010 May 27
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CTD operations off the BELL M. SHIMADA in the eastern tropical Pacific
Pacific Ocean, Eastern Tropical 2010 May 27
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Ocean Beach recreational fishing pier
California, Ocean Beach, San Diego 2009
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Flo's Clam Shack - famous for clams since 1936.
Rhode Island, Newport 2009
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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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 6
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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 6
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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 6

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