50 Years of Protecting Marine Mammals

A look at the Marine Mammal Protection Act's many advancements and accomplishments in the last 50 years.

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MAFAC members receive info session on conch. MAFAC Members in Puerto Rico receive information session on conch.
Aerial view of buildings lining the water, surrounded by wetlands The East Delacroix project will restore habitat adjacent to a levee that protects the fishing community of Delacroix, and to the roadway that serves as the sole hurricane evacuation route. (Credit: Coastal National Elevation Database Applications Project)
aerial view of fish passge project Hemphill Dam after rehabilitation. Image courtesy ECORP Consulting, Inc.
Fishermen on boat lowers sea scallops into the water. Fishermen lowers sea scallops into the water. Credit: NOAA Fisheries.
Several vibrantly colored animals, including a pink mushroom coral (center), precious pink coral (right), a green-hues bamboo coral (left), and feather stars (center) on a dark rocky outcrop Several vibrantly colored animals, including a mushroom coral (center), precious pink coral (right), bamboo coral (left), and feather stars (center) near Jarvis Island in the U.S. Pacific Islands. Credit: NOAA Ocean Exploration
NOAA Ship Oregon II conducting shark and boney fish research. NOAA Teacher at Sea Maronda Hastie sailed aboard NOAA Ship Oregon II. Since 1995 the bottom longline survey has been conducted on the Oregon II for shark and bony fish research. Credit: NOAA Office of Marine and Aviation Operations