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Amended Plan Leaves More Salmon for Endangered Killer Whales in Low Return Years

Fisheries do not jeopardize continued existence of Southern Resident orcas. Southern Resident Connections - Post 20
September 14, 2021 - Feature Story ,
Dorsal fin of a killer whale swimming off the Washington Coast An endangered Southern Resident killer whale off the coast of Washington. Credit: NOAA Fisheries/Northwest Fisheries Science Center

2021 John H. Prescott Marine Animal Rescue Assistance Grants Announced

NOAA awards more than $3.7 million in grants to stranding network partners in 19 states and one tribe for Fiscal Year 2021.
September 14, 2021 - Feature Story ,
Photo of Stranded Harbor Seal Pup A stranded Pacific harbor seal pup is examined at World Vets marine mammal urgent care clinic in Gig Harbor, Washington, 2020.

New Curriculum Inspires the Next Generation of Marine Mammal Stewards

Southern Resident Killer Whale unit empowers West Coast students and educators
August 26, 2021 - Feature Story ,
Students working together around a laptop computer

Experts Collaborate on Mission to Document Protected Species

Scientists collect valuable data on marine mammals, seabirds, and sea turtles during the first part of a survey off the southeast coast of the United States.
July 16, 2021 - Feature Story ,
A Cuvier’s beaked whale (Ziphius cavirostris) cruises just under the surface after having taken a breath. A Cuvier’s beaked whale (Ziphius cavirostris) cruises just under the surface after having taken a breath. Credit: NOAA Fisheries/Richard Holt (Permit #21938)

Human Interactions Could Be Fatal for a Texas Dolphin

Biologists with NOAA Fisheries and the Texas Marine Mammal Stranding Network are growing increasingly concerned about public interest in dolphin off North Padre Island, Texas.
July 02, 2021 - Feature Story ,
Dolphin swimming in canal in North Padre Island, Texas. Credit: Texas Marine Mammal Stranding Network.

NOAA Fisheries Joins Orca Action Month with Events Throughout June

Ask questions of killer whale scientists and author of new book on orcas. Southern Resident Connections - Post 18
June 04, 2021 - Feature Story ,
Killer whale splashing through water

Limiting Chinook Fishing in Low-Return Years to Help Killer Whales: What Do You Think?

Council suggests limiting or adjusting fishing impacts when forecasts fall too low. Southern Resident Connections - Post 17
June 02, 2021 - Feature Story ,
Killer whale breaching in Puget Sound Southern Resident killer whale J16 breaches near San Juan Island in Washington while J26 swims nearby. Credit: NOAA Fisheries

10 Things You Can Do to Share the Shore and Sea With Pacific Islands Wildlife

Make a difference for Hawai‘i wildlife with these 10 tips for sharing the sea and shore.
May 28, 2021 - Feature Story ,
Hawaiian monk seal signage with two resting monk seals behind it on the beach.