NOAA Fisheries to discuss East Coast whale strandings

Experts from the Bureau of Ocean Energy Management to participate

Photo of staff from area stranding network teams conduct a necropsy, or postmortem examination, of a stranded humpback whale in Brigantine, New Jersey on January 15, 2023.
Staff from area stranding network teams conduct a necropsy, or postmortem examination, of a stranded humpback whale in Brigantine, New Jersey on January 15, 2023. (Marine Mammal Stranding Center)
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Audio: January 18, 2023 NOAA Fisheries Media Teleconference on East Coast whale strandings

On Wednesday, January 18, NOAA Fisheries experts will be available to discuss recent strandings of humpbacks and other whales along the East Coast, including in New York and New Jersey. 

NOAA’s marine mammal experts will provide the latest information about the strandings, ongoing unusual mortality events, and talk about next steps. Experts from the Bureau of Ocean Energy Management will also be available for questions about offshore wind energy. 

WHAT

Media teleconference for credentialed reporters to discuss whale strandings along the East Coast, including New York and New Jersey.

WHEN

Wednesday, January 18
2:00 pm ET

HOW

Credentialed reporters may register by emailing NMFS.PA@noaa.gov to receive teleconference instructions. 

WHO

  • Benjamin Laws, deputy chief for the permits and conservation division, NOAA Fisheries Office of Protected Resources
  • Sarah Wilkin, coordinator of the Marine Mammal Health and Stranding Response Program, NOAA Fisheries Office of Protected Resources
  • Brian Hooker, biology team lead, BOEM’s Office of Renewable Energy Programs
  • Erica Staaterman, bioacoustician, BOEM's Center for Marine Acoustics


 

Media Contact

Lauren Gaches, NMFS.pa@noaa.gov, (202) 740-8314 

RESOURCES

Audio file

Audio: January 18, 2023 NOAA Fisheries Media Teleconference on East Coast whale strandings