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Whale and Dolphin Conservation Expands Marine Mammal Stranding Network Territory

The Whale and Dolphin Conservation team expands the Greater Atlantic Regional Marine Mammal Stranding Network response territory. The Network assesses health, provides rehabilitation, and investigates the cause of death of marine mammals.
December 01, 2022 - Feature Story ,
WDC provides supportive care to a live-stranded common dolphin. Photo credit: Andrea Spence/IFAW WDC provides supportive care to a live-stranded common dolphin. Credit: Andrea Spence/IFAW

2022 Northeast Fall Ecosystem Monitoring Cruise Completed

We completed 52 percent of planned stations as cruise time was shortened by crew shortages and poor weather.
December 01, 2022 - Feature Story ,
2400x1684-chain-forming-diatom.jpg A chain-forming diatom, a common type of phytoplankton, found in the New York Bight area.

U.S. Proposes Strong Protections for Sea Turtles, Totoaba, and Vaquita at CITES Meeting

Representatives from more than 160 countries adopted a total of 46 proposals and reached 365 decisions—a record number—to help regulate international trade of vulnerable species.
December 01, 2022 - Feature Story ,
Sea turtle hatchling on beach.

Habitat Restoration to Benefit Threatened Chinook Salmon in the Willamette River Basin

NOAA is supporting McKenzie River Trust and other community partners to restore floodplain connectivity along Finn Rock Reach, restoring important habitat for Chinook salmon.
November 30, 2022 - Feature Story ,
A river flows through a wooded area A single, high-flow channel at Finn Rock Reach. Credit: NOAA.

Swinomish Clam Garden to Bolster Littleneck Clam Populations

Reviving a 3,500-year-old indigenous mariculture practice with funding from NOAA.
November 30, 2022 - Feature Story ,
Aerial image of Swinomish community members building first modern clam garden on intertidal beach Building the first traditional clam garden on Swinomish land. Credit: NWIFC

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

How NOAA Prepares for Entanglements During Whale Season in Hawaiʻi

NOAA and partners go through rigorous training in preparation to respond to whales in life-threatening entanglements.
November 23, 2022 - Feature Story ,
An individual wearing a life vest and safety helmet stands on the platform of a small boat to practice tossing a grappling hook. NOAA and partners go through rigorous training in preparation for responding to large whale entanglements. Credit: NOAA Fisheries/Cameron Dabney

Updated Guide for Educators on Meaningful Watershed Educational Experiences

The guide, first developed for the Chesapeake Bay, is updated and relevant for educators across the country.
November 17, 2022 - Feature Story ,
Six students balance on rocks in a creek Students explore their local creek as part of a Meaningful Watershed Educational Experience. Photo by Rocío Lozano-Knowlton.