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Meet Lynne Barre, Seattle Branch Chief for the Protected Resources Division and the Recovery Coordinator for Endangered Southern Resident Killer Whales

Learn more about Lynne Barre's work as the Seattle Branch Chief for the Protected Resources Division and the Recovery Coordinator for endangered Southern Resident killer whales.
March 03, 2022 - Feature Story ,
Lynne Barre Lynne Barre on the water at sunset. Photo courtesy of Lynne Barre.

NOAA to Increase Enforcement Actions to Ensure Safety of Federal Fishery Observers, Monitors

Interference with fishery observers is illegal. Stepped-up enforcement in the Northeast will target vessel owners, captains, and crew who violate the law.
Observer in orange jacket using grid system to electronically measure a crab.

Podcast: Checking In on Endangered Southern Resident Killer Whales

Learn the latest on endangered Southern Resident killer whales with Dr. Megan Wallen, a marine mammal specialist in NOAA Fisheries West Coast Protected Resources Division.
February 14, 2022 - Podcast ,
 Southern Resident killer whales encountered during NOAA's PODs (Pacific Orcinus Distribution Survey) in October 2021 Southern Resident killer whales encountered during NOAA's PODs (Pacific Orcinus Distribution Survey) in October 2021 near the west end of the Strait of Juan de Fuca. Credit: NOAA Fisheries

Encountering Giants: Inspiring Moments with Whales

Our scientists describe amazing moments they shared with humpback, killer, beaked, and sperm whales.
February 09, 2022 - Feature Story ,
Humpback whale under rainbow Humpback whale under rainbow. Credit: Shutterstock

Celebrating Black History Month 2022

Join us in celebrating Black History Month. Learn more about some of our exceptional NOAA Fisheries employees and how their work contributes to our mission every day.
Collage of NOAA Fisheries employees for Black History Month 2022

Past Fishing and Development Makes California Salmon More Vulnerable To Climate Change

Restoration can help diversify salmon habitat and may stabilize fishing opportunities against climate shocks.
January 26, 2022 - Feature Story ,
Salmon

Warming Ocean and Booming Squid Create New Fishing Opportunities in the Northwest, Research Finds

Ecosystem drivers of marine life can offer “early warning system” for fishermen.
January 24, 2022 - Feature Story ,
market squid

Ocean’s Influence on Salmon Plays Out in Varied Returns to Different Rivers and Regions

Upcoming research expedition seeks to chart impact on different rivers and species.
January 20, 2022 - News ,
coho salmon

Status Review Finds Endangered Killer Whales Still Face High Risk of Extinction

NOAA Fisheries has concluded that whales continue to face a high risk of extinction and should remain listed as endangered. Southern Resident Connections - Post 23
January 19, 2022 - Feature Story ,
Killer whale eatig salmon Southern Resident killer whale preys on salmon in the Salish Sea near Seattle. Credit: Su Kim/NOAA Fisheries

New Research Shows Dramatic Changes in Abundance and Run-timing of Olympic Peninsula Steelhead

Historical catch records from 70 years ago unlock new insights about population changes.
January 18, 2022 - Feature Story ,
several spotted small fish swimming in one direction Steelhead parr. Credit: John McMillan, Trout Unlimited