Contact NMFS Office of Protected Resources
If you wish to receive additional information regarding endangered species or marine mammal issues beyond what is available on this site, please contact:
Office of Protected Resources (F/PR)
National Marine Fisheries Service
1315 East-West Highway
Silver Spring, MD 20910
Regional Protected Resources Divisions
- Alaska Regional Office
- Northeast Regional Office
- Northwest Regional Office
- Pacific Islands Regional Office
- Southeast Regional Office
- Southwest Regional Office
Please submit public comments on regulations and other actions using the contact information given in the Federal Register. Regulations and other actions open for comment are published daily at Regulations.gov.
The following OPR actions are currently accepting comments:
- Draft Guidance for Assessing the Effects of Anthropogenic Sound on Marine Mammals-Acoustic Threshold Levels for Onset of Permanent and Temporary Threshold Shifts - extended through 03/13/2014
- Proposed IHA Renewal for Construction Activities of the Children's Pool Lifeguard Station at La Jolla, CA - through 03/13/2014
- Proposed Amendment to the Listing of the Southern Resident Killer Whale DPS to include killer whale "Lolita" - through 03/28/2014
- 90-Day Finding on a Petition to List the Caribbean Electric Ray Under the Endangered Species Act (ESA) - through 03/31/2014
- Proposed IHA for Seismic Survey in Cook Inlet, AK - through 04/03/2014
- Proposed IHA for Sonoma County Water Agency (CA) Russian River Estuary Management Activities - through 04/04/2014
- 90-day finding on petition to list multiple species and subpopulations of marine mammals under ESA; status review initiated for 1 species and 3 subpopulations; request for scientific and commercial information on these entities - through 04/22/2014
- 90-day finding on petition to list multiple species of skates, rays, and bony fishes under ESA; status review initiated for 10 species; request for scientific and commercial information on these species - through 04/25/2014
Contact one of our Regional Stranding Network participants to report a stranded or beached marine mammal.
Most NOAA/Office of Protected Resources photos are in the public domain and cannot be copyrighted. There is no fee for using NOAA photos found on this site, but credit must be given to NOAA, unless otherwise instructed by the photo caption.
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Updated: March 14, 2013