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NR05.02

March 18, 2005

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NOAA Fisheries Monitors Injured Right Whale
Information Learned can Help
Other Vessel Operators Avoid Similar Tragedy

Gloucester, MA -- NOAA’s National Marine Fisheries Service is monitoring an endangered right whale that was struck by a recreational vessel on March 10 off the coast of Georgia. NOAA is an agency of the U.S. Department of Commerce. For more information click here.

NOAA’s National Marine Fisheries Service is dedicated to protecting and preserving our nation’s living marine resources and their habitat through scientific research, management and enforcement. NOAA Fisheries provides effective stewardship of these resources for the benefit of the nation, supporting coastal communities that depend upon them, and helping to provide safe and healthy seafood to consumers and
recreational opportunities for the American public.

NOAA is dedicated to enhancing economic security and national safety through the prediction and research of weather and climate-related events and providing environmental stewardship of our nation’s coastal and marine resources.

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NOAA: http://www.noaa.gov
NOAA Fisheries: http://www.nmfs.noaa.gov
Atlantic Large Whale Take Reduction Plan: http://www.nero.noaa.gov/whaletrp/


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