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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...
Scientists want new name for mammal-eating orcas

...research for Canada's Department of Fisheries and Oceans.Paul Wade, a U.S. killer whale expert at the National Marine Mammal Laboratory in Seattle, said colleagues have begun using Bigg's killer whales as the common name for transients in...
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...


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