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The Southwest Fisheries Science Center (SWFSC) is the research arm of NOAA's National Marine Fisheries Service in the southwest region of the United States. Center scientists conduct marine biological, economic and oceanographic research, observations and monitoring on living marine resources and their environment throughout the Pacific Ocean and in the Southern Ocean off Antarctica. The mission of the SWFSC is to generate the scientific information necessary for the conservation and management of the region's living marine resources including marine and anadromous fish, marine mammal, marine turtle and invertebrate populations, to ensure that they remain at healthy and sustainable levels.

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The Southwest Fisheries Science Center (SWFSC) is the research arm of NOAA's National Marine Fisheries Service in the southwest region of the United States. Center scientists conduct marine biological, economic and oceanographic research, observations and monitoring on living marine resources and their environment throughout the Pacific Ocean and in the Southern Ocean off Antarctica. The mission of the SWFSC is to generate the scientific information necessary for the conservation and management of the region's living marine resources including marine and anadromous fish, marine mammal, marine turtle and invertebrate populations, to ensure that they remain at healthy and sustainable levels.

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Minke Whale "Boing" sound

By lajollaseal - Apr 29 2007
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Facinating! What an amazing story.

Mark Harris Teach at Sea

By willfo - Apr 21 2007
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Outstanding! What an exciting adventure.
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NOAA - Southwest Fisheries Science Center

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Rank #1: Closed Captioned - NOAA Fisheries Service's New Autonomous Underwater Vehicle (AUV)

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Southwest Fisheries Science Center's David Demer showcases the operation of NOAA Fisheries Service's new Autonomous Underwater Vehicle (AUV). Travel with the AUV underwater and learn how the AUV will advance NOAA's abililty to support ecosystem-based fisheries management.

Jan 16 2008

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Rank #2: NOAA Fisheries Service's New Autonomous Underwater Vehicle (AUV)

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Southwest Fisheries Science Center's David Demer showcases the operation of NOAA Fisheries Service's new Autonomous Underwater Vehicle (AUV). Travel with the AUV underwater and learn how the AUV will advance NOAA's abililty to support ecosystem-based fisheries management.

Jan 16 2008

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Rank #3: Leatherback Turtles in the Pacific V: Leatherback Turtles in the Pacific V: Suction Cup Tagging

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Researchers use a new method to attach miniature depth recorders and radio transmitter to leatherbacks using a suction cup and gain new insights into the behavior of these animals feeding on jellyfish undisturbed in their natural environment.

Nov 06 2007

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Rank #4: Fisheries Researchers Part II: Acoustic and ROV Survey Techniques

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This video shows scientists and the fishing community working together to assess the rockfish stocks in the Southern California Bight using echosounders mounted on NOAA and sportfishing vessels, and cameras deployed from a remotely operated vehicle.

Jun 04 2007

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Rank #5: Fisheries Researchers Part I: Rockfishes of the Southern California Bight

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From Point Conception to the Mexican border, government scientists and recreational fishermen work cooperatively to map rockfish habitat and identify species using passive acoustic methods and underwater video.

Jun 04 2007

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Rank #6: Cowcod and Bocaccio Rockfish

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This video shows a large school of cowcod and bocaccio rockfish found at 89 meters. The footage was taken using a remotely operated vehicle (ROV) at Forty-three Fathom Bank in the Cowcod Conservation Area off of San Diego, CA, by scientists at the Southwest Fisheries Science Center. The red dots in the video are produced by two parallel lasers attached to the ROV. The lasers are exactly 10 cm apart, and the scientists use them to help estimate the size of fish underwater.

Apr 24 2007

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Rank #7: Juvenile Sunfish at Tanner Bank

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Footage from the ROV on 11-10-04 at Tanner Bank off of southern California of a school of small mola 30-40 cm in length. These fish were at 55 m depth at a water temperature of 13.4 C.

Apr 24 2007

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Rank #8: Market Squid V: Producing an Egg Capsule

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The female in the foreground is slowly producing an egg capsule. You can see the capsule growing out between her tentacles. She will deposit it in or close to the other egg capsules that have already been deposited by other squid.

Apr 09 2007

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Rank #9: Market Squid IV: Bat Ray Feeding on Market Squid

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A bat ray swoops in to feed on the distracted squid.

Apr 09 2007

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Rank #10: Market Squid III: Depositing Eggs

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Female squid lay an egg case containing hundreds of eggs. They anchor the egg case in the sand where the eggs will develop.

Apr 09 2007

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