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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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    Leatherback Turtles in the Pacific V: Leatherback Turtles in the Pacific V: Suction Cup Tagging

    Leatherback Turtles in the Pacific V: Leatherback Turtles in the Pacific V: Suction Cup Tagging

    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.

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    Closed Captioned - NOAA Fisheries Service's New Autonomous Underwater Vehicle (AUV)

    Closed Captioned - NOAA Fisheries Service's New Autonomous Underwater Vehicle (AUV)

    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.

    • 9 min
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    NOAA Fisheries Service's New Autonomous Underwater Vehicle (AUV)

    NOAA Fisheries Service's New Autonomous Underwater Vehicle (AUV)

    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.

    • 9 min
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    Fisheries Researchers Part I: Rockfishes of the Southern California Bight

    Fisheries Researchers Part I: Rockfishes of the Southern California Bight

    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.

    • 5 min
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    Fisheries Researchers Part II: Acoustic and ROV Survey Techniques

    Fisheries Researchers Part II: Acoustic and ROV Survey Techniques

    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.

    • 2 min
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    Cowcod and Bocaccio Rockfish

    Cowcod and Bocaccio Rockfish

    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.

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