NOAA Agency to Study Rare Alaskan Whale

North Pacific right whales are down to roughly 30 in number.

Last week, the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) Fisheries agreed to study the habitat designations for the North Pacific right whales that live in Alaskan waters. On the endangered list since 1973, the federal agency estimates that there are only about 30 whales left of this species.

Environmental groups have advocated for their protected territory to be expanded to prevent fisheries from threatening the right whales further. The federal agency is receiving public comment on the expansion measure until September and will publish its decision in the coming year.

As the Lord Leads, Pray with Us…

  • For Administrator Spinrad as he leads the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration.
  • For Director Martha Williams as she oversees the assessment of endangered species at the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service.
  • For Director Janet Coit as she heads the NOAA Fisheries.

Sources: AP, NOAA


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