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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...
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...
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...
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...
My Turn: Keeping whales, sea lions and people safe ? 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...
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...
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...
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...


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