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New Voluntary Slowdown for Commercial Ships Aims to Quiet the Sound for Endangered Killer Whales

Reduced speed reduces underwater noise that interferes with killer whale foraging. Southern Resident Connections - Post 26
November 28, 2022 - Feature Story ,
Orca pod in Puget Sound with large ferry in the background Orca pod swims in the Puget Sound as a ferry transits in the background. Credit: Candice Emmons/NWFSC

Expanding Electronic Reporting Across the Pacific Ocean

Observers on the West Coast are transitioning from paper forms to a more efficient and accurate tablet-based system. 
November 17, 2022 - Feature Story ,
Observer in orange rain gear, with supplies walking on dock.

NOAA Veterans Corps: Progress by the Numbers

NOAA’s Veterans Corps partnerships are building on 10 years of growth, supporting habitat and fisheries restoration projects on the west coast.
November 08, 2022 - Feature Story ,
Two people stand on a grassy hill near a river Veteran Damon Jackson (left), a NOAA intern in Portland, Oregon, visits a restoration project on the Willamette River. Credit: NOAA

Intern Spotlight: Students Analyze Connection Between Skagit River Dams, Chinook Salmon, and Southern Resident Orcas

Summer assignment involved crunching decades of data on salmon and whales. Southern Resident Connections - Post 25
October 24, 2022 - Feature Story ,
People aboard a boat smiling at the camera Alexa Haucke (Left) and Jenna Callan (Right) touring the Skagit River Hydroelectric Project.