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Whale Rescue!

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How do you help a whale entangled in marine debris? It’s not a job for amateurs, and those who respond are highly-trained to handle a dangerous, tricky operation. We talk with Justin Viezbicke, NOAA Fisheries California Stranding Network coordinator, who

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Posted in Fishing, Marine Animals, Marine Debris

What’s Happening to California Sea Lions?

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Stranded, starving and sickly sea lion pups are showing up by the hundreds on California beaches, miles from their mothers who would normally be nursing their young. The situation is reaching crisis proportions, and keeping a valiant team of experts

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Posted in Marine Animals, Marine Life Decline, Ways to Help the Ocean

Nominations Open for New National Marine Sanctuaries

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Our national marine sanctuaries protect special places in America’s ocean and Great Lakes, and promote responsible and sustainable uses to protect the health of our ocean for future generations. We talk with Matt Brookhart, Chief for Policy and Planning, NOAA’s

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Posted in National Marine Sanctuaries, Ways to Help the Ocean

109-Year-Old Shipwreck George E. Billings

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Did you know that hundreds of historic ships and aircraft lie beneath the waves off of California’s coast? We talked with Bob Schwemmer, a NOAA maritime archaeologist, whose job is to explore and document shipwrecks like the wreck of a

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Posted in Boating, National Marine Sanctuaries

Seal and Sea Lion Recovery

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Your browser does not support the audio element. There has been a dramatic recovery in seal and sea lion populations around the north Pacific where the animals have found protected places to recover, such as the Channel Islands National

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Posted in Marine Animals, National Marine Sanctuaries