Tag Archives: NOAA

Protecting Our Living Ocean Resources

Wildlife conservation is a well established notion within Western culture, but convincing developing nations about its importance can be challenging.

Lisa Ballance, Director of the Marine Mammal and Turtle division of the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration’s (NOAA) Southwest Fisheries Science Center explains that although the United States has implemented policies like the Endangered Species Act and the Marine Mammal Protection Act, animals don’t understand and abide by geopolitical boundaries.

The mission of the Marine Mammal and Turtle Division is mainly to assess the status and trends of these animals’ health and livelihood within their ecosystem, as well as identify and mitigate threats and educate others on the science of conservation.

Watch Protecting Our Living Ocean Resources from Birch Aquarium’s Perspectives on Ocean Science Lecture Series to learn about ways to protect and sustain some of the ocean’s most rare and vulnerable resources.

If you like this video, watch other programs in Oceanography, Marine Science, and Marine Bioscience.

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Gray Whales in a Changing Environment

The North Pacific gray whale has been called an “ecosystem sentinel” because it appears this species responds to large-scale environmental changes. Global climate change may ultimately make the biggest impact on these ocean giants.

Join us as special guests Wayne Perryman and Dave Weller of Southwest Fisheries Science Center (NOAA) discuss how novel information on gray whales is reshaping scientists’ understanding of this species.

Watch “Gray Whales in a Changing Environment” and make sure to check out all of our ocean science videos from the renowned Scripps Institution of Oceanography at UC San Diego.

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