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February 2, 2011

NOAA Reopens More Than 4,000 Square Miles of Gulf Waters to Royal Red Shrimping

NOAA will reopen 4,213 square miles of Gulf of Mexico federal waters off Louisiana, Mississippi and Alabama to royal red shrimping on Feb. 2, 2011. The area was closed to this type of deep water fishing on Nov. 24 as a precautionary measure after a commercial shrimper discovered tar balls in his net.

Entanglements and Ship Strikes Biggest Threats to Endangered Right Whales

A young critically endangered female right whale died recently as a result of becoming entangled in hundreds of feet of rope. Despite efforts by teams of disentanglement experts, the whale was unable to overcome the impacts of the ropes, which at one point were embedded in her body.

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