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NMFS plans workshops on harbor seal protections

...water.Cruise ships have a stated policy of moving no closer than 500 meters to seals. In a 2010 study, National Marine Mammal Laboratory researchers observed ships breaking that barrier 85 percent of the time as the slow-turning vessels negotiated...
Whale surveys spot killer whales in Alaska Arctic

...of killer whales in Arctic waters is unusual but not unprecedented. Research biologist Paul Wade of the National Marine Mammal Laboratory said he has no indication from published reports or anecdotal evidence that more orcas are spending time...
New rules may separate ships, seals

...a marine mammal important to Native Alaskan subsistence hunters in nearby Yakutat. Scientists from the National Marine Mammal Laboratory, part of the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, say cruise ships making their way through...
Satellite helps track right whales in Bering Sea

...much fun to see a right whale doing it," said biologist Paul Wade, one of the project's leaders at the National Marine Mammal Laboratory in Seattle. "It's very, very, very cool information." Once thought to number 11,000 in the North...
Juneau Empire Story Archive

...inlet belugas to be about the same as the last two years, said Dave Rugh, a wildlife biologist with the National Marine Mammal Laboratory in Seattle. Fewer than 200 belugas were spotted during the survey conducted the second week of June. Once...
Study: Gray whale comeback may be based on miscalculation

...left a nagging question for fisheries biologist Jeff Breiwick, who works on the gray whale census for the National Marine Mammal Laboratory in Seattle: What happened to the 80,000 gray whales for which there is no evidence? Breiwick and others...
Scientists go hunting for rare right whales

...finding out how many whales there are and where they go, said Alex Zerbini, a whale biologist with the National Marine Mammal Laboratory in Seattle. "We don't know whether these whales actually move to the lease area. If they don't, the...
Elephant seal spotted in Homer

...especially unusual to see a female elephant seal haul out this far north, according to a researcher at the National Marine Mammal Laboratory in Seattle. The lab's previous tracking efforts indicate females don't follow the males to the Gulf...
Study: Cook Inlet belugas headed toward extinction considerable risk of going extinct unless something changes, a federal study says. The study by the National Marine Mammal Laboratory in Seattle says if the Cook Inlet belugas go extinct, another group of the white whales probably won't...
Scientists forecast good year for migrating gray whales

...Related Link: Marine Fisheries Service National Marine Mammal Laboratory Between 1998 and 2002, emaciated whales...population. David Rugh, a biologist at the National Marine Mammal Laboratory in Seattle, said a warm-water event in...


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