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NOAA Fisheries Service

Endangered Species Day - May 16, 2014

Celebrating 40 Years: The ESA 40th Anniversary

May 16, 2014

On May 16, 2014, NOAA celebrates "Endangered Species Day."

Held the 3rd Friday in May every year, Endangered Species Day recognizes and encourages national conservation efforts to save our endangered species and their habitats.

How Do I...?

*Find Events in My Area This link is an external site.

*Help Protect Endangered Species: 10 Easy Steps This link is an external site.

*Learn about Endangered and Threatened Species in My State

*Learn Why to Save Endangered Species (podcast)

*Read More about the Endangered Species Act

40 Years Ago...

"Nothing is more priceless and more worthy of preservation than the rich array of animal life with which our country has been blessed."
-President Nixon, upon signing the Endangered Species Act, December 28, 1973

Want to Know More?

More information about protected marine species is available on our website.

Art Contest

Endangered Species Coalition youth art contest:

killer whales: Jordan Lei
Killer whales: Jordan Lei

Green sea turtles: Diana Yurchuk
Green sea turtles: Diana Yurchuk

Humpback whale: Anisha Kundu
Humpback whale: Anisha Kundu

Killer whale: Keertana Sreekumar
Killer whale: Keertana Sreekumar

Green sea turtle: George Procton Tilton-Low

Green sea turtle: George Procton Tilton-Low

Killer whale: Ian Hsiao
Killer whale: Ian Hsiao

Hawksbill sea turtle: Piyusha Kundu
Hawksbill sea turtle: Piyusha Kundu

Green sea turtle: Shravya Raghava
Green sea turtle: Shravya Raghava


Podcast: The Keratin Connection-
A Breakthrough in Sea Turtle Research

Credit: NOAA

Podcast: Saving Coho Salmon-
It's All About the Timing

Credit: NOAA

Postcast: To Protect Fin Whales,
Scientists Work on Their Listening Skills

Credit: NOAA

Hawaiian monk seal underwater - video screenshot
Video: Hawaiian Monk Seal Seen at 1,781 feet underwater
Credit: NOAA Ocean Explorer

Race to Save the White Abalone video
Video: Race to Save the White Abalone
Credit: NOAA's Southwest Fisheries Science Center

Video: Whale Rescue - Critically Endangered North Atlantic Right Whale

Credit: NOAA Ocean Today

humpback whale migration game: alaska to hawaii
Game: 3,000 Mile Humpback Whale Migration from Alaska to Hawaii
Credit: NOAA's National Marine Sanctuaries

sea turtle game screenshot
Game: Sea Turtles and the Quest to Nest

Credit: NOAA

Coho Salmon
Photo: Gulf Sturgeon
(Acipenser oxyrinchus desotoi)
Credit: U.S. Geological Survey

Art Contest

Students' Art Contest: Celebrating 40th Anniversary of Endangered Species Act-
NOAA Fisheries Greater Atlantic Region

Contest Winner
"Help Free Species from the Net of Extinction"
Julia Paccone, grade 11, Manchester Essex High School

sperm whale
Grade K-2: Vanessa Gregory, grade 2, Essex Elementary School, "The Sperm Whale"

humpback whale
Grade 3-5: Kincaid DeBell, grade 4, Glen Urquhart School, "Humpback Whale"

save our marine life
Grade 6-8: Hannah Cheshire, grade 8, Manchester Essex Middle School, "Save Our Marine Life!"