(Reinitiation) The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is proposing to approve revisions to the State of Alaska’s mixing zone regulation section of the State of Alaska Administrative Code (18 AAC 70.240) for Alaska Water Quality Standards (WQS) (18
Protecting and recovering marine species is a core mission for NOAA Fisheries. As part of a “Species in the Spotlight” initiative, NOAA Fisheries has developed a 5-year action plan for Alaska’s Cook Inlet beluga whales.
Yakutat Bay on the eastern Gulf of Alaska is a glacial fjord influenced by the activity of major tidewater glaciers at its head and is a region of high marine biodiversity. Two marine mammal species that live there year-round are the beluga whale,