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  • Killer in Distress

    Dec 26: Scientists are working to understand why the population of Southern Resident killer whales isn’t rebounding, and what we can do to help them recover.

  • Teacher at Sea Learns the Right Kind of Lessons

    Dec 13: Teacher at Sea Angela Greene joined NOAA scientists for a survey to study one of the nation's most critically endangered species: the North Atlantic right whale. Find out what she learned.

  • Right Whales: Steady as We Go

    Dec 6: One of the principal threats to right whale recovery is collisions with ships. Because of this threat, NOAA Fisheries is renewing a rule meant to reduce the threat of vessel collisions with right whales.

  • A Changing Climate for Endangered Species

    Dec 4: Scientists are working to ensure that the Endangered Species Act remains effective in the face of a changing climate. A special section in the latest issue of Conservation Biology highlights their progress.

  • A Whale of a Thanksgiving Day Feast

    Nov 26: Most of us are celebrating Thanksgiving with a traditional turkey dinner, but the Inupiat people on Alaska's north slope will be giving thanks over an animal that is a bit bigger than your average holiday bird.

  • Endangered Species Act Turns 40

    Nov 22: This year marks the 40th anniversary of the Endangered Species Act. Species diversity and ecosystem health are part of the natural legacy we leave for future generations, and the Act helps protect this legacy.

  • Scientists on the Hunt for Sturgeon Spawning Areas

    Nov 20: Sturgeon are spawning again in the Chesapeake Bay, but they’ve been gone so long that we’ve forgotten the basic life history information we need to boost their recovery. That’s about to change.

  • Steller Performance

    Nov 18: The Eastern population of Steller sea lions, now recovered, is off the threatened species list under the Endangered Species Act.

  • 40 Species for 40 Years of the Endangered Species

    Nov 21: A picture is worth a thousand words. See 40 Species for 40 Years of the Endangered Species Act in our new slideshow.

  • Celebrating 40 Years of Recovering Species

    Nov 18: We're celebrating 40 Years of the Endangered Species Act, which means 40 years of recovering threatened and endangered species.

  • Report on Endangered Species Recovery

    Jul 11: Check out our progress with endangered species recovery in the 2010-2012 Biennial Report to Congress on the Recovery Program for Threatened and Endangered Species.

  • Turtles Have Fingerprints?

    Jun 14: New genetic technique with turtles reveals paternity and more.

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