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NOAA’s search & tag cruise embarks

Last update — 3/2/2012, 10:00 Brad Hanson and his colleagues from the Northwest Fisheries Science Center, including Marla Holt and Dawn Noren, embarked today (2/16/12) from Newport, OR, aboard the NOAA ship Shimada (MMSI 369970147) to search for southern resident … Continue reading

Updates from NOAA on Elwha science

Yesterday Sarah Morely of NOAA/NWFSC Watershed Program, Fish Ecology Division gave a 40-minute synopsis of the “Elwha River Dam Removal – Past, Present, Future.”  My notes are appended and the NOAA site has an abstract with recommended references (also appended … Continue reading

NOAA vessel rules rejected at Seattle Aquarium

<More photos> Just back from the meeting in which NOAA invited the public to comment on the proposed rules for vessel-orca interactions.  Before a captive audience of Pacific salmon and rockfish, the 2.5 hours of public comment was dominated by … Continue reading

Who will be the NW Regional Admin at NOAA?

Interesting that only the NW region has a politically-appointed administrator; the other 5 regions have career admins… It took 9 months for Bush Administration to post Lohn to the job. Will Obama/Lubchenko act faster for the sake of our salmon … Continue reading

NOAA finds SRKWs offshore on day 4!

Just got an exciting email from Dr. Marla Holt, bioacoustician on the NOAA cruise that aims to understand how the southern residents utilize the outer coast of Washington. They departed last Monday and are scheduled to return April 9th, making … Continue reading

NOAA synopsis of 2006 SRKW symposium

The following synopsis of the 2006 SRKW symposium was published on April 08, 2006, at the web site of the NOAA Fisheries Service (Northwest Fisheries Science Center, author unknown): “The Center kicked off the 75th anniversary of the Montlake laboratory … Continue reading


Humans value interacting with killer whales. There are many ways to observe them, learn and wonder about them, and ultimately help protect them: observe them from land by traversing The Whale Trail; watch them on webcams at the Center for … Continue reading

Scientists seek to silence sonar in the Salish Sea

The following open letter was sent today to Governmental and Naval leaders on both sides of the U.S.-Canada border.  As of 3/11/2012 it has been signed by 20 biologists and bioacousticians who have studied the killer whales of the Salish … Continue reading

Connecting the Fraser salmon virus dots

Are the Fraser chinook that southern resident killer whales love to eat already infected by the Infectious Salmon Anemia virus (ISAV) just detected in 2 Fraser sockeye smolts?  Could this virus — not salmon leukemia — be what caused the … Continue reading

Public and scientific influence in recovery of Columbia salmon for orcas

Great news last week from Save our Wild Salmon et al.: Judge Redden has again ruled that the Biological Opinion for managing Columbia Basin salmon is illegal and scientifically inadequate. This KPLU story on the timeline for revising or renewing … Continue reading