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National Marine Fisheries Service

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  • More sand may be coming to eroded beach

    An infusion of sand may soon come to a stretch of northern Broward County that saw most of its beach torn away by Hurricane Sandy. A proposal being considered by the Army Corps of Engineers would allow Hillsboro Beach and Deerfield Beach to spread 50,...
  • New species of hammerhead shark confirmed

    New species of hammerhead shark confirmed
    The discovery of a new species of hammerhead shark may sound like bad news for swimmers. But shark bites are rare, and it turns out this may be worse news for sharks. The shark, as yet unnamed, closely resembles the scalloped hammerhead shark, a species...
  • No new protection for Atlantic bluefin tuna

    No new protection for Atlantic bluefin tuna
    The Atlantic bluefin tuna, a fabled sport fish that has sustained a sharp decline to serve the sushi restaurants of Osaka and Tokyo, was rejected Friday for a place on the endangered species list. Once sought after by Ernest Hemingway, Zane Grey and...
  • Former EPA Director Weighs Fate of Puget Sound Orcas

    Former EPA Director Weighs Fate of Puget Sound Orcas
    Time is ticking for the National Marine Fisheries Service to better protect our Puget Sound Orcas from the impacts of vessel traffic. The Office of Management and Budget is currently reviewing regulations that would make all boats, including whale...
  • Orca protections still not in place

    Orca protections still not in place
    Anne Stateler, or Orca Annie as she likes to be called, has spent the last 17 years tracking Southern Resident Killer Whales and recording the sounds they make underwater as they pass her home. She buried a heavy duty cable under the sand into Puget...
  • Part One: Why are the killer whales disappearing?

    Part One: Why are the killer whales disappearing?
    This past summer, seven Puget Sound killer whaleswent missing and are presumed dead in what would be the largest decline in the local Orca population in a decade.   There were once hundreds of southern resident Orcas swimming in the waters of Puget Sound...
  • Part Two: Are whale watching companies harming our Orcas?

    Part Two: Are whale watching companies harming our Orcas?
    Every year, hundreds of people flock to the Pacific Northwest in hopes of getting a glimpse of one of our region's most precious natural resources, the Southern Resident Killer Whale.  Whale watching means big business in Washington, bringing in an...
  • Part Three: "They Can't Eat And They Can't Play," busting the Whale Watch violators

    Part Three: "They Can't Eat And They Can't Play," busting the Whale Watch violators
     Allison Lance grabs her megaphone and joins other animal activists in confronting whale watch boats that get too close to the endangered Southern Resident Orcas. “Attention whale watch operators and customers, you are breaking federal law by...
  • SeaWorld, marine mammal center in same network

    The Pacific Marine Mammal Center in Laguna Beach last week rescued an elephant seal pup in Seal Beach, which SeaWorld had rehabilitated. Melissa Sciacca, director of development and marketing at the center, said the incident wasn't cause for concern....
  • Beached sei whale a big attraction in Norfolk's Ocean View

    Beached sei whale a big attraction in Norfolk's Ocean View
    Update: Researchers from the Virginia Aquarium & Marine Science Center initially misidentified the whale the washed ashore in Norfolk on Sunday. It is a fin whale, not a sei whale, Joan Barns, an aquarium spokeswoman, said Tuesday.     NORFOLK —...
  • DNR chief: Oyster farming having a shell of a good start

    In his recent article about oyster farming ("State's oyster farmers snagged on red tape," June 20), Tim Wheeler left out several important facts regarding the issuance of aquaculture leases. Had they been included, perhaps the headline of the article...