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Prey Increase Program for Southern Resident Killer Whales

NOAA Fisheries is seeking public review and comment on a programmatic Draft Environmental Impact Statement (DEIS) on the expenditure of funds to increase prey availability for endangered Southern Resident Killer Whales (SRKWs). This DEIS, conducted…
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06/23/2024

Inbreeding: A Conservation Challenge for Iconic Killer Whales

New genome sequencing reveals the reason behind Southern Resident killer whales' failure to thrive.
March 30, 2023 - Podcast ,
A black and white Southern Resident killer whale leaping out of the water. The fin of another whale is visible and a boat and mountains are in the background.

Podcast: Checking In on Endangered Southern Resident Killer Whales

Learn the latest on endangered Southern Resident killer whales with Dr. Megan Wallen, a marine mammal specialist in NOAA Fisheries West Coast Protected Resources Division.
February 14, 2022 - Podcast ,
 Southern Resident killer whales encountered during NOAA's PODs (Pacific Orcinus Distribution Survey) in October 2021 Southern Resident killer whales encountered during NOAA's PODs (Pacific Orcinus Distribution Survey) in October 2021 near the west end of the Strait of Juan de Fuca. Credit: NOAA Fisheries

Whales and Climate Change: Big Risks to the Ocean's Biggest Species

Climate change is impacting ocean ecosystems and resulting in many challenges for a variety of marine species, including whales.

NOAA Fisheries Completes 5-Year Review of Endangered Southern Resident Killer Whales

The Endangered Species Act 5-year review on Southern Resident killer whales concluded that this species continues to face a high risk of extinction and should remain listed as endangered.
January 04, 2022 - Feature Story ,
Southern Resident killer whales encountered during NOAA's Pacific Orcinus Distribution Survey in October 2021 Southern Resident killer whales encountered during NOAA's PODs (Pacific Orcinus Distribution Survey) in October 2021 near the west end of the Strait of Juan de Fuca. Credit: NOAA Fisheries/Brad Hanson

Species in the Spotlight: Priority Actions 2021-2025, Southern Resident Killer Whale

The Species in the Spotlight initiative is a concerted agency-wide effort to spotlight and save marine species most at-risk of extinction in the near future. This plan focuses on priority actions needed in 2021-2025 for the Southern Resident killer whale.
April 21, 2021 - Strategic Plans ,

Economic Analysis of Whale Watching Tourism in Alaska

This document provides an analysis of the economic impacts of the Alaska’s whale watching industry.
November 19, 2020 - Analyses (non-NEPA) ,
Cover of Economic Analysis Whale Watching Tourism Alaska