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Man-made sounds' effect on marine animals

...thresholds previously used by NOAA," according to a NOAA web page.NOAA Field Office Supervisor with the Protected Resources Division Brad Smith said marine mammals in Alaska have "almost certainly" been negatively impacted by sound. "We...
Agency considers delisting eastern Steller sea lions

...lion recovery plan Deadline : July 24. Address comments to: Kaja Brix, Assistant regional administrator, Protected Resources Division, Alaska Region, NMFS, Attn: Ellen Walsh. By e-mail: , including in the subject line...
Judge: Sea lion studies violate protection laws

...recover. The research includes population monitoring and foraging and behavior patterns, said Kaja Brix, protected resources division director at the National Marine Fisheries Service's Alaska region office. "The lack of ability to do the...
New rules may separate ships, seals

...forward in the near future" on the recommendations, said Aleria Jensen, a marine mammal specialist in the protected resources division. "This is a high priority issue for us." Cruise ships and other elements of large-scale tourism went...
Entanglement ends well for whale, calf

...tangled in fishing gear off Point Baker in Sumner Strait the last week in July, a response team from NOAA's Protected Resources Division, in Juneau, arrived on scene to lend a hand. It was clear the entanglement had become too complex for the...
NMFS plans workshops on harbor seal protections

...where harbor seal populations have declined.Jon Kurland, assistant regional administrator for the agency's protected resources division, acknowledged that the issue of harbor seal disturbance has been around for years but said court-mandated...
My Turn: Keeping whales, sea lions and people safe

...protectedresources/mmv/guide.htm. ? Jon Kurland is the Assistant Regional Administrator for the Protected Resources Division of NOAA Fisheries Alaska Region, which works to protect the viability of protected species-primarily marine...
Sapphire Princess disrupted by whale

...Each agency showed up with a specific task to help remove the carcass and get the ship underway. NOAA's Protected Resource Division provided consultation and will perform the necropsy. NOAA's Office of Law Enforcement will interview crewmembers...
Deadline delayed for comments on new whale rules

...but it affects all other mariners. Written comments on the proposed rule should be sent to Mike Payne, Protected Resources Division, NMFS, P.O. Box 21668, Juneau, Alaska 99802-1668. Comments also may be sent by fax to 907 586-7012...
Feds urged to reconsider listing belugas

...Inlet belugas under the tougher provisions of the Endangered Species Act. Brad Smith, a biologist with NMFS' Protected Resource Division, said the Marine Mammal Protection Act and the Endangered Species Act tend to overlap. For instance, any...


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