National Marine Fisheries Service

Naval helicopter dips its sonar into the ocean. (AP file photo)

Feds grant Navy permit for sonar training

SAN DIEGO (AP) – The National Marine Fisheries Service is granting the Navy permits for its plans that will intensify its sonar use in the Pacific over the next five years, despite the objection of […]

12/16/2013

An orca whale breaches as the pod swims through Liberty Bay in Poulsbo, Wash., July 18, 2013. (AP Photo/Kitsap Sun, Meegan M. Reid, file)

Puget Sound killer whales to stay protected

Seattle (AP) — Killer whales that spend their summers in Puget Sound are a distinct population group and will remain protected under the Endangered Species Act, the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration announced Friday. NOAA’s […]

08/02/2013

(Photo credit: The Port of Los Angeles)

Dead whale found stuck to ship’s bow at LA port

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Authorities say a dead whale has been found stuck to the bow of a cargo ship at the Port of Los Angeles.

02/28/2013

Loggerhead sea turtle

Groups sue feds over loggerhead turtle protections

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Conservation groups are suing federal wildlife and fisheries officials, claiming the government missed a legally mandated deadline to create protection zones for endangered loggerhead sea turtles.

01/08/2013

Beached fin whale

Official: Endangered whale beached in NYC is dead

NEW YORK (AP) — A wildlife official says an endangered whale has died after getting stranded on a beach in a coastal enclave of New York City.

12/27/2012

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