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National Marine Fisheries Service

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  • 20 sea lions shot to death along Washington, Oregon coasts

    20 sea lions shot to death along Washington, Oregon coasts
    The bodies of about 20 sea lions have been discovered along the coasts of Oregon and Washington over the last two months, most of them shot to death. Who did it? No one knows, but there are a few guesses as to why—the playful but voracious...
  • 'We're letting him do his own thing'

    'We're letting him do his own thing'
    When a dolphin swam into Bolsa Chica sometime before noon Friday, the wetlands got a surprise visitor. Now, they may have an unintended mascot. Five days and many media stories later, the dolphin still hadn't left the water near Warner Avenue and Pacific...
  • Briefly In the News

    26th annual AIDS Walk announced Mickey and Minnie Mouse will be up early May 6. The 26th annual AIDS Walk Orange County will begin at 7 a.m. at the Disneyland Resort. The walk is expected to raise $750,000, all of which will stay in Orange County and be...
  • Gray whale tangled near Laguna Beach reappears off Central Coast

     
    The gray whale that had been found tangled in debris this month in the waters off San Onofre, only to disappear, has been spotted again hundreds of miles up the California coast....
  • 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...
  • Fishy fraud: Officials fight overweighted, overpriced seafood

    Fishy fraud: Officials fight overweighted, overpriced seafood
    Does your seafood look more succulent than it is? “Overglazing” fish by adding layers of ice and “soaking” scallops to boost bloat are common -- and fraudulent -- tactics that federal seafood officials say they’re trying to...
  • 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 —...
  • Lawsuit filed for failing to protect whales, dolphins, seals, more

    Lawsuit filed for failing to protect whales, dolphins, seals, more
    Conservationists and American Indian groups filed a lawsuit Thursday against the National Marine Fisheries Services (NMFS) alleging the group has failed to protect thousands of whales, dolphins, seals, porpoises and sea lions fromU.S. Navywarfare training...
  • Catamaran tows whale to sea

    Catamaran tows whale to sea
    SAN DIEGO -- A catamaran provided by billionaire businessman Richard Branson towed the carcass of a 70-ton fin whale out to sea Friday. The ship owned by Virgin Oceanic arrived at Fiesta Island at around 8 a.m. after traveling south from Newport Harbor....
  • Dead whale that washed up on beach had been hit by ship

     
    Dead whale found on beach had been hit by ship...
  • Whale to be towed to sea after necropsy

    Whale to be towed to sea after necropsy
    SAN DIEGO -- A pregnant, 67-foot fin whale that washed up dead along Point Loma will be towed out to sea with a boat provided by billionaire businessman Richard Branson after scientists perform a public necropsy on the carcass, a spokesman for Branson...