Thanks to a settlement agreement reached by NMFS, the endangered North Atlantic right whale is one step closer to safer waters.
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For the first time, a shark species is protected under the Endangered Species Act! Is the tide finally turning for these apex ocean predators?
After outcry from state officials and conservationists, the National Marine Fisheries Service is backing off an attempt to nullify state bans on shark fins. But what next?
Endangered North Atlantic right whales can breathe a sigh of relief! NMFS has made their slow-speed zones permanent, granting much-needed protection from ship strikes to these vulnerable whales.
It’s a “man bites shark” story. Despite sharks’ fearsome reputation, which has caused many a beachgoer a frisson of fear, in truth, sharks are in far more danger from humans than humans are from sharks.