A New Strategy for Equity and Environmental Justice at NOAA Fisheries

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A North Atlantic right whale with propeller scars Right whale #3853 swimming north offshore of South Carolina on Jan. 20, 2011 with a series of fresh propeller wounds running across its back. The whale was observed 5 days previously offshore of Georgia without propeller wounds. It is unknown whether the whale survived its wounds or not, as it has not been re-sighted since. Vessel collisions are a leading cause of right whale mortality. Credit: EcoHealth Alliance (NOAA permit #594-1759).
North Atlantic right whale #4180 and new calf North Atlantic right whale #4180 and new calf. Credit: Clearwater Marine Aquarium Research Institute and U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (NOAA permit #20556-01)
White corals releasing a shimmering cloud into the water as they spawn. Credit: Johnston Applied Marine Science. Coral spawning in the Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands, captured during work initiated under the Ruth Gates Restoration Innovation Grants in 2020. Credit: Johnston Applied Marine Science.
Breaching humpback whale on U.S. Postal Service stamp Breaching humpback whale on U.S. Postal Service stamp. Courtesy of U.S. Postal Service.