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New Voluntary Vessel Speed Restriction Zone Established Around Cape Cod Bay to Protect Right Whales

A voluntary vessel speed restriction zone has been established around Cape Cod Bay to protect an aggregation of 6 right whales sighted in this area on December 11, 2018.
December 12, 2018 - Feature Story ,

New Fishing Opportunities Emerge from Resurgence of West Coast Groundfish

Rebuilt West Coast groundfish species are good news for fishermen and fans of healthy and delicious fish.
December 12, 2018 - Feature Story ,

U.S.-Japan Bilateral: Two Nations, One Enduring Aquaculture Relationship

U.S. and Japanese scientists partner to advance sustainable seafood farming.
December 11, 2018 - Feature Story ,
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Chesapeake Bay-Watershed Education and Training (B-WET) Federal Funding Opportunity Released

The NOAA Chesapeake Bay Office announced the grant opportunity to support environmental education in the watershed; proposals are due by February 20, 2019.
December 11, 2018 - Feature Story ,
Students on board Sultana

Ten Ways We Can Help Monk Seals

Our veterinarian and field teams work to rescue seal pups, treat injuries, and sometimes even remove eels!
December 10, 2018 - Feature Story ,
Seal with an eel in its nose

Learn About Deep-Sea Corals Through Story Maps

Visit a series of story maps exploring deep-sea coral.
December 07, 2018 - Feature Story ,
An orange basket star covers a Picasso sponge at Davidson Seamount, California.

NOAA Great Lakes Restoration Funding Opportunity Announced

New multi-year regional partnerships will help delist Areas of Concern and restore fisheries native to the Great Lakes. Proposals are due February 4.
December 06, 2018 - Feature Story ,
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Large Whale Entanglements National Report Released

A national report on large whale entanglements confirmed in the United States in 2017. Seventy-six large whale entanglements were confirmed nationally in 2017, slightly above the annual average.
December 06, 2018 - Feature Story ,
Florida Fish and Wildlife Commission partners disentangle a North Atlantic right whale NOAA MMHSRP Permit 18786

Saving Endangered Sawfish

Endangered sawfish freed from marine debris
December 06, 2018 - Feature Story ,
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Two Habitat Conservation Leaders Earn NOAA Fisheries 2018 Dr. Nancy Foster Award

Winners of the Dr. Nancy Foster Award must demonstrate exceptional achievement and dedication to habitat conservation in the coastal and marine environment.
December 04, 2018 - Feature Story ,
Credit: Richard Yamada. Wetland in Juneau Alaska