Stories tagged: NOAA
UPDATED: Thu., April 4, 2019, 12:34 p.m.
Federal officials are now supporting a Native American tribe’s decades-long request to resume whale hunts off the coast of Washington state.
UPDATED: Sun., Feb. 24, 2019, 9:11 p.m.
Idaho and Washington could be headed for an abnormally dry summer. The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration recently issued a climate prediction showing a worsening outlook for drought across the …
UPDATED: Wed., Jan. 23, 2019, 9:45 p.m.
Rescuers who respond to distressed whales and other marine animals say the federal government shutdown is making it more difficult to do their work.
UPDATED: Wed., Nov. 14, 2018, 10:13 p.m.
Under threat of a lawsuit, the Idaho Fish and Game Commission voted unanimously Wednesday to temporarily suspend steelhead fishing on the Snake River, Salmon River and other waterways throughout the …
Tue., Sept. 25, 2018, 3:18 p.m.
Federal officials have determined that commercial fishery failures occurred for salmon in Washington, Oregon and California, making those fisheries eligible for federal disaster assistance.
Tue., Sept. 25, 2018, 2:57 p.m.
Another orca is sick and several others are pregnant in the critically endangered family of southern resident killer whales in the Pacific Northwest.
UPDATED: Mon., Sept. 17, 2018, 7:21 p.m.
Attendees criticized NOAA for coordinating the now-canceled rescue effort of the orca J50 with SeaWorld, the entertainment park that had for decades profited from capturing the animals for use in …
UPDATED: Thu., Sept. 13, 2018, 8:49 a.m.
Capturing J50 will be trickier than it was with Springer, the 2-year-old orphan orca successfully captured and rehabilitated in 2002.
Wed., Sept. 12, 2018, 11:30 a.m.
Plans are being laid to capture J50, the ailing young orca, as efforts to help her in the wild have failed and her condition continues to decline.
UPDATED: Thu., Sept. 13, 2018, 5:58 p.m.
A massive search is underway for ailing orca J50, but the lead researcher who tracks the southern-resident population says she’s probably dead.
UPDATED: Fri., Aug. 10, 2018, 10:08 p.m.
Teams taking drastic measures to save a young, ailing killer whale loaded up two boats with live fish and rushed to waters near an island off Washington state Friday, preparing …
Wed., Aug. 8, 2018, 8:27 p.m.
An endangered orca is still clinging to her dead calf more than two weeks after her newborn died.
Fri., Aug. 3, 2018, 11:09 a.m.
The federal government is marshaling an emergency response for J50, the starving 4-year-old orca whale, which will include feeding live chinook — dosed with medicine — to the ailing animal …
Fri., June 15, 2018, 4:35 p.m.
Beluga whales in Alaska’s Cook Inlet may have changed their diet over five decades from saltwater prey to fish and crustaceans influenced by freshwater, according to a study by University …
Sat., May 26, 2018, 9:32 a.m.
A new “whale warning flag” will be flown by boats and select land stations along the west side of San Juan Island starting this weekend to let boaters know whales …
UPDATED: Sat., Feb. 3, 2018, 7:59 p.m.
With the number of endangered Puget Sound orcas at a 30-year low, state lawmakers want to protect the fish-eating killer whales that spend time in the inland waters of the …
UPDATED: Mon., Dec. 25, 2017, 8:01 p.m.
A study by a federal agency has found that restrictions limiting boats from getting too close to endangered southern resident killer whales have not harmed the whale-watching industry.
UPDATED: Thu., July 20, 2017, 7:21 p.m.
Federal research vessels have located the Destination, the Seattle-based crab boat that went missing Feb. 11 along with six crew, on the bottom of the Bering Sea off the coast …
Thu., July 13, 2017, 8:07 p.m.
An environmental group has filed a federal lawsuit challenging the Trump administration’s withdrawal of proposed limits on the number of endangered whales, dolphins and sea turtles that can be killed …
Mon., July 3, 2017, 12:53 p.m.
Recent progress in forecasting the intensity of hurricanes – which has lagged behind storm track forecasting – could be undermined by proposed cuts in federal funding for tropical weather research, …
Fri., March 10, 2017, 9:29 a.m.
Trump’s proposed cuts to climate agency would disarm our coasts in the face of rising seas, scientists say
A proposed White House budget for the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration could put coastal communities throughout the nation at a major disadvantage as they struggle to adapt to threats …
Mon., Jan. 9, 2017, 5:09 p.m.
With steamy nights, sticky days and torrential downpours, last year went down as one of the warmest and wildest weather years on record in the United States.
Sun., Jan. 8, 2017
As traditional commercial fishing is threatening fish populations worldwide, U.S. officials are working on a plan to expand fish farming into federal waters around the Pacific Ocean.
Wed., Dec. 14, 2016, 4:01 a.m.
The Arctic saw the warmest temperatures ever recorded in 2016, according to an annual report released Tuesday by the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration.
Sun., Nov. 13, 2016, 6:20 p.m.
The U.S. Navy has finalized a plan to expand sonar testing and other warfare training off the coasts of Washington, Oregon and northern California.
Tue., June 28, 2016, 1:12 p.m.
As harbor seals are being born in the Pacific Northwest this time of year, marine mammal advocates up and down the West Coast are urging people not to touch or …
Thu., June 23, 2016, 5 a.m.
Scientists using facial recognition technology and 360-degree underwater photos said Wednesday they have developed new software to quickly assess coral bleaching and other damage to the world’s imperiled reefs.
Thu., April 21, 2016, 9:56 a.m.
The federal government has added several populations of economically important food fish, including stocks of salmon and flounder, to its list of fish stocks that are being subjected to overfishing.
Fri., April 15, 2016, 7:07 a.m.
The year’s hurricane season will be near-average, with the formation of 12 named storms, including five hurricanes making landfall along the U.S. coastline or in the Caribbean, according to a …
Wed., April 6, 2016, 6:29 p.m.
Officials say a gray whale has been spotted in and around Ballard locks in Seattle in the past couple weeks.