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NOAA Enforcement Helps Protect North Atlantic Right Whales
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NOAA Enforcement Helps Protect North Atlantic Right Whales

The North Atlantic right whale is one of the world’s most endangered large whale species. The latest preliminary estimate suggests there are fewer than 350 individuals remaining, including fewer than 70 breeding females. The species has been experiencing an Unusual Mortality Event since 2017. NOAA Fisheries and our partners are dedicated to conserving and rebuilding their population, and NOAA’s...

Decline of North Atlantic Right Whale Population Continues
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Decline of North Atlantic Right Whale Population Continues

The “critically endangered” North Atlantic right whale’s population continues to decline, according to a press release from New England Aquarium. A report by the North Atlantic Right Whale Consortium stated the population dropped 2.3 percent, from 348 whales in 2020 to 340 in 2021. The 2020 right whale population was initially thought to be 336, but...

Fishermen Plead Not Guilty to Charges in Walleye Tournament Scandal
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Fishermen Plead Not Guilty to Charges in Walleye Tournament Scandal

CLEVELAND — Two men accused of stuffing five walleye with lead weights and fish fillets during a lucrative fishing tournament on Lake Erie pleaded not guilty to cheating and other charges on Wednesday. Jacob Runyan, 42, of Broadview Heights, Ohio, and Chase Cominsky, 35, of Hermitage, Pennsylvania, made no comments during their brief court appearances...

Why Fish Look Down When They Swim
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Why Fish Look Down When They Swim

Just as you might look down at the sidewalk as you walk, fish look downward when they swim, a new study by a Northwestern University-led international collaboration has confirmed. The study is the first to combine simulations of zebrafish’s brain, native environment and spatially-varying swimming behavior into one computational model. By analyzing this model, the...

A Documentary With Bite: SOUTH BEACH SHARK CLUB
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A Documentary With Bite: SOUTH BEACH SHARK CLUB

An absolute maelstrom of energy will pull viewers in as they watch the exhilarating documentary feature, SOUTH BEACH SHARK CLUB. Locked and loaded with an intoxicating mix of colorful characters, unmatched archival footage, and thrilling shark fishing footage on par with anything shark week has to offer viewers. But at the heart of this beautifully...

Feds Unveil Plan to Grow Wind Power While Sparing Rare Whale
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Feds Unveil Plan to Grow Wind Power While Sparing Rare Whale

PORTLAND, Maine (AP) — The federal government has outlined a strategy to try to protect an endangered species of whale while also developing offshore wind power off the East Coast. President Joe Biden’s administration has made a priority of encouraging offshore wind along the Atlantic coast as the U.S. pursues greater energy independence. Those waters are also...

Climate Change Negatively Affecting School Sharks
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Climate Change Negatively Affecting School Sharks

San Diego — Preliminary research data suggest warmer temperatures and increased salt levels might have negative effects on the behavior and physiology of school sharks. A clear indicator of physiological changes is higher levels of stress markers such as glucose and lactate concentrations in the blood. Researchers also noted behavior changes according to the warmer...

Biden Admin Picks Up Pace on Endangered Species Act Rewrite
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Biden Admin Picks Up Pace on Endangered Species Act Rewrite

The Biden administration could be done with its rewrite of Trump-era Endangered Species Act rules by May 2024, an official noted in an update for a federal judge overseeing a crucial legal challenge. Samuel Rauch III, NOAA Fisheries’ deputy assistant administrator for regulatory affairs, stated that he had previously estimated the final ESA rule changes...

Recipe: Jalapeno Fish “Poppers”
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Recipe: Jalapeno Fish “Poppers”

Enjoy a bit of spice in your food? If you’ve caught any white-fleshed fish lately, try this recipe for Vietnamese-style jalapeno fish poppers. Get some sweet chili sauce for dipping! Ingredients 1 pound of boneless and skinless white-fleshed fish fillets 2 cloves of garlic, coarsely chopped Half a large shallot, coarsely chopped Freshly cracked pepper,...