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Meet Katrina Poremba, Fish Biologist for Water Operations and Delta Consultations

Katrina works on Endangered Species Act Section 7 consultations for Sacramento Valley's waterways. Consultations are the way we make sure federal projects do not jeopardize salmon and steelhead populations.
March 03, 2022 - Feature Story ,
Woman conducting water monitoring samples, turbidity, depth, and temperature  on multiple creeks that flow into the Columbia River Conducting water monitoring samples, turbidity, depth, and temperature on multiple creeks that flow into the Columbia River, for the Lower Columbia Estuary Partnership. Credit: Katrina Poremba/NOAA Fisheries

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

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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Ocean’s Influence on Salmon Plays Out in Varied Returns to Different Rivers and Regions

Upcoming research expedition seeks to chart impact on different rivers and species.
January 20, 2022 - News ,
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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

Catch Shares Improve Fishing Safety

New research looks at the role of fisheries management in fishing safety.
January 06, 2022 - Feature Story ,
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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

Oregon Habitat Restoration Project Supports Millions of Dollars in Community and Economic Benefits

The Southern Flow Corridor project restored habitat for salmon while also supporting jobs, property values, and nearly $15 million in economic output.
December 20, 2021 - Feature Story ,
Landscape view of wetlands and a shoreline The Southern Flow Corridor project site. Credit: Tillamook Estuaries Partnership.