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Southern Resident Orcas Receive Oregon Endangered Species Protections

Southern Resident Orcas Receive Oregon Endangered Species Protections

February 16, 2024 — Contact: Regina Asmutis-Silvia, Whale and Dolphin Conservation, (508) 451-3853, [email protected] Brady Bradshaw, Center for Biological Diversity, (412) 722-9280, [email protected] Maggie Dewane, Defenders of Wildlife, (202) 772-0217, [email protected] PORTLAND, ORE — The Oregon Fish and Wildlife Commission voted today to protect Southern Resident orcas under the state’s Endangered Species Act, responding to a…

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Critically endangered whale dies due to inaction of Biden administration

Pilgrim and her calf in December 2022 © Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission, taken under NOAA permit #20556-01 February 16, 2024 — Contact: Regina Asmutis-Silvia, Whale and Dolphin Conservation, (508) 451-3853, [email protected] Catherine Kilduff, Center for Biological Diversity, (202) 780-8862, [email protected] Jake O’Neil, Conservation Law Foundation, (617) 850-1709, [email protected] Jay Petrequin, Defenders of Wildlife,…

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Entanglement rope of North Atlantic right whale identified

On February 14th, the National Marine Fisheries Service (NMFS) announced it had identified the fishing gear associated with the chronic entanglement of the North Atlantic right whale, identified as #5120, who washed ashore on Martha’s Vineyard at the end of January. Born in 2021 as the only known calf of Squilla, this whale was too…

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Deadline sought on overdue protections for North Atlantic right whales

© DNR/NOAA MMHSRP permit 24359 February 13, 2024 — Contact: Regina Asmutis-Silvia, Whale and Dolphin Conservation, (508) 451-3853, [email protected] Jay Petrequin, Defenders of Wildlife, (202) 772-0243, [email protected] Catherine Kilduff, Center for Biological Diversity, (202) 780-8862, [email protected] Jake O’Neil, Conservation Law Foundation, (617) 850-1709, [email protected] WASHINGTON, DC — Conservation groups have asked a federal court on…

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Celebrating women in science – Heather

Women in science – Heather The women in science blog series aims to celebrate women in the science field in light of International Day of Women and Girls in Science on February 11. Heather Pettis Research Scientist with the Kraus Marine Mammal Conservation Program at the New England Aquarium How long have you worked in…

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Celebrating women in science – WDC board members

Women in science – WDC board members The women in science blog series aims to celebrate women in the science field in light of International Day of Women and Girls in Science on February 11. Siân Davies-Hamilton WDC-NA Board of Directors member Jane Bryan WDC-NA Board of Directors treasurer Marisa DeLoatch WDC-NA Board of Directors…

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Celebrating women in science – Bri

Women in science – Bri The women in science blog series aims to celebrate women in the science field in light of International Day of Women and Girls in Science on February 11. Bri Baptista Education Specialist, WDC How long have you worked in marine science and/or conservation? I’ve formally worked in marine conservation for…

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Celebrating women in science – Heidi

Women in science – Heidi The women in science blog series aims to highlight women in the science field in light of International Day of Women and Girls in Science on February 11. Heidi Henninger Gear Team Coordinator, Contractor with Integrated Statistics in support of NOAA Fisheries Northeast Fisheries Science Center, Protected Species Division. How…

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Celebrating women in science – Alexcia

Women in science – Alexcia The women in science blog series aims to celebrate women in the science field in light of International Day of Women and Girls in Science on February 11. Alexcia Best Campaign Associate, Offshore Drilling Campaign, Oceana How long have you worked in marine science and/or conservation? Since 2020, so about…

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