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First North Atlantic Right Whales of Season in Southeast Spotted Off Georgia

Known right whales travel together along Georgia coast
December 13, 2018 - Feature Story ,
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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 ,

Ten Ways We Can Help Hawaiian Monk Seals

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

Saving Endangered Sawfish

Endangered sawfish freed from marine debris
December 06, 2018 - Feature Story ,
Entangled Sawfish NPS Photo.jpg

Learning about Atlantic Salmon in Greenland via Satellite Tags

NOAA Fisheries biologist Tim Sheehan spent 10 days in southwest Greenland trolling for pre-adult Atlantic salmon to capture and release with a pop-up satellite tag that records environmental conditions and the fish's behavior.
December 03, 2018 - Feature Story ,

Voluntary Slow Speed Zone to Protect Right Whales off Nantucket Extended to December 11

Extension of voluntary vessel slow speed zone established to protect a group of 17 right whales spotted south of Nantucket.
November 27, 2018 - Feature Story ,

Voluntary Vessel Speed Restriction Zone Established South of Nantucket to Protect Right Whales

New voluntary vessel slow speed zone established to protect a group of four right whales spotted south of Nantucket.
November 19, 2018 - Feature Story ,

Three’s A Crowd: NOAA Dehooks Several Seals in Two-Month Span

NOAA Successfully Dehooks Three Monk Seals in Recent Months.
November 14, 2018 - Feature Story ,
Fish hook with line and pliers removed from monk seal.

Mission Abalone: Veterans Build SAFE Environments for Endangered White Abalone

NOAA’s California Veterans Corps program, providing post-9/11 veterans with opportunities to protect fisheries resources, is now engaged in restoring abalone along the California coast.
November 09, 2018 - Feature Story ,
Diver underwater holding a pvc cage with a concrete base in kelp forest

Protecting Paradise: Marine Debris Team Does the Heavy Lifting

The team removed more than 160,000 pounds of lost or abandoned fishing nets and plastics from the remote Northwestern Hawaiian Islands, an ecologically and culturally significant area, part of the Papahānaumokuāea Marine National Monument.
November 09, 2018 - Feature Story ,
The team pulls a large mass of nets into the boat near the barrier reef at Midway Atoll.