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Stories with organization: National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
  • NOAA needs help finding beached marine mammals 
    Updated: Apr-15-14 4:49 am
  • PORTLAND, Maine - The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration is still looking for a member organization for its Marine Mammal Stranding Network for the Massachusetts North Shore, Nantucket, and Martha's Vineyard.

  • Growth of California marine sanctuaries proposed 
    Updated: Apr-14-14 6:30 pm
  • SAN FRANCISCO - Federal officials on Monday proposed more than doubling the size of two marine sanctuaries off the Northern California coast, a move that would restrict the movements of cargo ships, aircraft and personal watercraft, and close the areas to oil and gas exploration.

  • Shorter red snapper season ahead for Gulf Coast 
    Updated: Apr-10-14 7:23 pm
  • NEW ORLEANS - Charter boat and recreational fishermen will have only 11 days beginning June 1 to reel in red snapper from federal waters in the Gulf of Mexico this year, down from 42 last year.

  • Feds: No listing for Southeast herring 
    Updated: Apr-02-14 4:36 pm
  • ANCHORAGE, Alaska - There's an abundant number of Southeast Alaska Pacific herring, and the species doesn't warrant a listing under the Endangered Species Act, a federal agency announced Wednesday.

  • Support for restored whaling ship's journey 
    Updated: Mar-25-14 3:07 pm
  • MYSTIC, Connecticut - A 19th century ship that sailed the globe hunting whales for their oil for decades has been restored and will sail the New England coast this summer to promote conservation strategies for the animals.

  • Fishing boats begin using electronic monitoring 
    Updated: Mar-24-14 1:53 pm
  • SITKA, Alaska - Ten fishing boats - five each from Sitka and Homer - are carrying electronic monitoring equipment as part of a pilot program to see if such tracking is more effective than having observers onboard in gathering data for fisheries management.

  • Drought and moderate flooding predicted for spring 
    Updated: Mar-20-14 7:29 pm
  • LOS ANGELES - The first day of spring? Some people in Maine were shoveling 6 inches of new snow. And in Michigan, college students couldn't even burn a snowman.

  • Spring forecast: Cool in North, still dry in West 
    Updated: Mar-20-14 7:25 pm
  • The first day of spring? Some people in Maine were shoveling 6 inches of new snow. And in Michigan, college students couldn't even burn a snowman.

  • US officials to meet with China on shellfish ban 
    Updated: Mar-19-14 12:54 pm
  • SEATTLE - U.S. officials are traveling to Beijing this week to discuss China's ongoing import ban on geoduck clams and other shellfish from the U.S. West Coast.