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NOAA seeks comment on marine mammal protections

...0648-BD69. Physical comments should be addressed to: Jolie Harrison, Permits and Conservation Division; Office of Protected Resources; National Marine Fisheries Service; 1315 East-West Highway; Silver Spring MD 20910-3225.The comment period...
Agency: Whales' recovery a success story

...a nation," Donna Weiting, the director of the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration's Office of Protected Resources said during a news conference."So I think it's quite a big deal," she added.The agency is proposing dividing...
Humpbacks on rebound as agency mulls lift

...the whales becoming tangled in fishing gear and drowning.Donna Weiting, NOAA's director for the Office of Protected Resources, said the most important considerations in determining if populations will remain on the list are their size and...
Species in the Spotlight helps endangered species

...15species_in_the_spotlight.html> To learn more about NOAA Fisheries' ongoing protected resources program, visit the protected resources homepage at or NOAA's social media...
Man-made sounds' effect on marine animals

...the 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...
For Alaskans, orca film might stir memories of '80s-era controversy

...Scientists estimate only 7 whales remain in this group, down from 22 in the 1980s, according to NOAA's office of Protected Resources. (Read more here: the SeaWorld...
Officials on the lookout for whale tangled in line, buoys

...untangled four or five in 15 years. Anyone who spots the whale is asked to call the Alaska Regional Office of Protected Resources at 586-7235. Tara Sidor can be reached at
Agency considers delisting eastern Steller sea lions

...sea 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...
Biologist: ship likely killed whale

...animal. The whale was struck with enough force to sever its skull from its spine, said Michael Payne, head of protected resources with the National Marine Fisheries Service in Juneau. Payne led an examination team after the whale washed ashore...
Judge: Sea lion studies violate protection laws

...them 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...


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