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Meet Lynne Barre, Seattle Branch Chief for the Protected Resources Division and the Recovery Coordinator for Endangered Southern Resident Killer Whales

Learn more about Lynne Barre's work as the Seattle Branch Chief for the Protected Resources Division and the Recovery Coordinator for endangered Southern Resident killer whales.
March 03, 2022 - Feature Story ,
Lynne Barre Lynne Barre on the water at sunset. Photo courtesy of Lynne Barre.

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

Celebrating Black History Month 2022

Join us in celebrating Black History Month. Learn more about some of our exceptional NOAA Fisheries employees and how their work contributes to our mission every day.
Collage of NOAA Fisheries employees for Black History Month 2022

Past Fishing and Development Makes California Salmon More Vulnerable To Climate Change

Restoration can help diversify salmon habitat and may stabilize fishing opportunities against climate shocks.
January 26, 2022 - Feature Story ,
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Status Review Finds Endangered Killer Whales Still Face High Risk of Extinction

NOAA Fisheries has concluded that whales continue to face a high risk of extinction and should remain listed as endangered. Southern Resident Connections - Post 23
January 19, 2022 - Feature Story ,
Killer whale eatig salmon Southern Resident killer whale preys on salmon in the Salish Sea near Seattle. Credit: Su Kim/NOAA Fisheries

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

Preserving Genetic Diversity Gives Wild Populations Their Best Chance at Long-Term Survival

Researchers find that maintaining genetic variation is critical to allowing wild populations to survive, reproduce, and adapt to future environmental changes.
November 15, 2021 - Feature Story ,
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Lost Whale L47 Reflects the Plight of Endangered Southern Resident Whales

She produced seven calves over her life, although only three survived. The whale population is struggling to recover. Southern Resident Connections - Post 22
October 20, 2021 - Feature Story ,
Killer whale at sea Southern Resident killer whale L47, also known as Marina, was born in 1974, just after the last commercial captures of the now-endangered population. Credit: Jeanne Hyde/The Whale Museum