Monthly Archives November 2022

Incident Responses for October 2022

Posted Tue, 11/15/2022 - 18:41

Every month, OR&R’s Emergency Response Division provides scientific expertise and services to the U.S. Coast Guard on everything from running oil spill trajectories to model where the spill may spread, to identifying possible effects on wildlife and fisheries and estimates on how long the oil may stay in the environment. We also get requests to track and model other floating objects.

So far this year, OR&R has provided support to 121 incidents. In October 2022, OR&R provided response support to 19 incidents, including seven new incidents in seven different states. 

NOAA Offices Partnering to Collect Satellite Imagery of Stranded Whales

Posted Thu, 11/10/2022 - 13:02
By Doug Helton, NOAA's Office of Response and Restoration, and Elizabeth Stratton, NOAA Fisheries

NOAA is the lead U.S. federal agency responsible for the conservation and protection of cetaceans (whales, dolphins and porpoises) and pinnipeds (seals and sea lions). Within NOAA, that role is delegated to NOAA Fisheries, but sometimes other NOAA offices are called in to help. In this instance, "helping" involved dealing with a stranded whale carcass.