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National Marine Fisheries Service

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  • Dead whale that washed up on beach had been hit by ship

     
    Dead whale found on beach had been hit by ship...
  • High tide may help in removal of whale carcass off San Diego coast

     
    San Diego lifeguards hope a high tide Wednesday morning helps float a dead 50-ton fin whale off the coastline near Sunset Cliffs so it can be towed away for disposal at the city landfill....
  • Food FYI: Drew Barrymore's wedding menu

     
    Food FYI: Drew Barrymore's wedding menu; world markets; Cajun caviar; grouper...
  • 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....
  • 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....
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • NOAA Issues New Rules Protecting Orcas

    NOAA Issues New Rules Protecting Orcas
    UPDATE: The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) announced that it has issued new rules that will safeguard Puget Sound Orcas. The new rules state that vessels must maintain 200 yards of distance from the whales, doubling the current...