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Endangered Species Day - May 16, 2014

May 16, 2014

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

Held the third 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 We Should Try to Prevent Species Extinctions (podcast)

*Read More about the Endangered Species Act

40 Years Ago

President Nixon signed the ESA in December 1973.
ESA 40th

Want to Know More?

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

Art Contest for ESD 2014

Endangered Species Coalition youth art contest:

green turtle
Winner: Green Turtle
Melody Lin

cook inlet beluga whale
Cook Inlet Beluga Whale
Isabella Urlando

southern resident killer whale
Southern Resident Killer Whale
Ethan Meng

humpback whale migration game: alaska to hawaii
Game: Humpback Whale Migration
Credit: NOAA's National Marine Sanctuaries

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

Credit: NOAA

save our beach game
Game: Save Our Beach

Credit: EPA

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

white abalone video
Video: White Abalone Breeding Program

Credit: University of California

Video: Whale Rescue - Critically Endangered North Atlantic Right Whale

Credit: NOAA Ocean Today

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

40th Anniversary of the ESA 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

sperm whale
"The Sperm Whale"
Vanessa Gregory

humpback whale
"Humpback Whale"
Kincaid DeBell

save our marine life
"Save Our Marine Life!"
Hannah Cheshire