National Marine Fisheries Service

NOAA Says Port Miami Dredge Disaster For Reef In a project all but finished, the Army Corps of Engineers has dredged the channels at and leading to Port Miami for nearly two years, but another U.S. government agency says the Corps wreaked environmental havoc in the process.
Feds Get Involved In The Fight To Free Lolita A petition proposed Friday is trying to get Lolita the same status under the Endangered Species Act (ESA) that covers all other Southern Resident orcas, meaning she could be retired from performing.
Hurricane Center Could Be Part Of NOAA's Planned FurloughsFor many Americans, the impacts of sequestration have been hard to quantify past some added inconvenience at the airport. But NOAA’s plans to deal with sequestration could have an impact on weather forecasts and the National Hurricane Center.
Fla. Legislators: Don't Fritter Away ConchsThe Florida Keys without conch on the menu? That is the fear of some lawmakers who believe a federal prohibition of the large marine mollusk from being served from Florida City to Key West will harm tourism.
Lawsuit To Free Lolita The Killer Whale DismissedSouth Florida marine super star Lolita the killer whale will remain in captivity at the Miami Seaquarium after a federal judge in Tacoma, Wash., dismissed a lawsuit aimed at freeing the marine park’s star attraction.
SeaWorld Given Permission To Take Sick Keys WhaleThe last pilot whale remaining at a Key Largo rehab facility from a mass stranding last May will soon be on its way to SeaWorld Orlando.
Rehabbed Whale Won't Be Released Into WildThe last of nearly two dozen pilot whales that became stranded off the Florida Keys last May will not be released back into the wild because it has developed scoliosis.