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Extended Through April 23: Voluntary Vessel Speed Restriction Zone South of Nantucket to Protect Right Whales

The voluntary vessel speed restriction zone (Dynamic Management Area) previously established south of Nantucket has been extended to protect an aggregation of right whales sighted in this area on April 7.
April 10, 2019 - Feature Story ,
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NOAA Lists Gulf of Mexico Bryde’s Whales as Endangered

Critically low population estimated at less than 100 individuals.
April 09, 2019 - Feature Story ,
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Lone Bowhead Whale Sighted in Gulf of Maine

Bowhead whales generally live in Arctic waters around 54° North latitude, migrating north into the high Arctic in the summer months and to lower latitudes of the Arctic in the winter. For the past few years a lone bowhead has been sighted in the waters
April 03, 2019 - Feature Story ,
Bowhead whale

Alaska NOAA Team Examines Dead Endangered Sperm Whale

First time NOAA Fisheries has had a report of a dead sperm whale in Alaska's Inside Passage
April 02, 2019 - Feature Story ,
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Extended Through April 13: Voluntary Vessel Speed Restriction Zone in Effect South of Nantucket to Protect Right Whales

The voluntary vessel speed restriction zone (Dynamic Management Area - DMA) previously established south of Nantucket has been extended to protect an aggregation of right whales sighted in this area on March 28.
March 29, 2019 - Feature Story ,
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Update: DNA confirms Rare Bryde's Whale Off Florida is Gulf of Mexico Species

Biologists are getting a once in a lifetime opportunity to see and examine what is believed to be a rare Gulf of Mexico Bryde's whale
March 19, 2019 - Feature Story ,
Photo credit: Everglades National Park Service

Idaho Plan Safeguards Wild Steelhead, NOAA Fisheries Review Finds

NOAA Fisheries has determined that Idaho’s Fishery Management and Evaluation Plan for their recreational steelhead fishery provides necessary protections for salmon and steelhead listed under the ESA.
March 15, 2019 - Feature Story ,
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Extended Through March 17: Voluntary Vessel Speed Restriction Zone in Effect South of Nantucket to Protect Right Whales

The voluntary vessel speed restriction zone (Dynamic Management Area - DMA) previously established south of Nantucket has been extended to protect an aggregation of at least 10 right whales sighted in this area on March 1.
March 05, 2019 - Feature Story ,
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Curious about Atlantic sturgeon? Ask Jolvan Morris!

Jolvan Morris coordinates our Students Collaborating to Undertake Tracking Efforts for Sturgeon (SCUTES), a collaboration between NOAA Fisheries, sturgeon researchers, teachers, and informal educators to bring more awareness about sturgeon and the
February 28, 2019 - Feature Story ,
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Faces of Whale Conservation in the Pacific Islands: Kristi West, University of Hawaiʻi at Mānoa

A frequent NOAA Fisheries collaborator, Kristi West conducts postmortem examinations which have revealed new insights into the biology and ecology of our local cetaceans—and the threats they face.
February 27, 2019 - Feature Story ,
Scientist conducting a necropsy of a whale calf in lab.