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Species in the Spotlight: Saving the Most Endangered Marine Animals
NOAA Fisheries manages more than 165 marine species listed as threatened or endangered. We created the Species in the Spotlight initiative to help these species recover to the point where they can be taken off the endangered species list.
Species in the Spotlight: Central California Coast Coho Salmon
Central California Coast coho make up the southern-most population of salmon in the U.S., inhabiting rivers and streams north and south of San Francisco Bay. These fish are in danger of extinction, but efforts are underway to bring them back.
Slow Zones for Right Whales
North Atlantic right whales are one of the most endangered large whale species. Collisions with vessels are one of the major threats these animals face. NOAA has announced Right Whale Slow Zones to help reduce the risk of vessel strikes.