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Commerce Secretary Raimondo visits Woods Hole


U.S. Commerce Secretary Gina Raimondo visited Massachusetts on Friday to tour the Woods Hole Oceanographic Institute (WHOI) and the National Oceanographic and Atmospheric Administration’s (NOAA) Northeast Fisheries Science Center. The former Rhode Island governor, who left state government midterm to join the Biden administration in March, said her work with NOAA started in the Ocean State, as the University of Rhode Island has long collaborated with the federal agency.

Ocean Encounters: Saving the North Atlantic Right Whale

The North Atlantic right whale is one of the most endangered whales in the world, with an estimated 366 left on the planet. These animals are often found on the Continental Shelf of the East Coast of North America, making them vulnerable to human activities including fishing gear entanglements. In recent years, more whales have died than have been born. Join us as we examine the top threats facing North Atlantic right whales, and discuss the crucial efforts by the scientific community, fishing industry, and policymakers to develop the most effective and viable solutions to ensure the long-term survival of this critically endangered species.

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Ocean Encounters: Making Ocean Conservation Work

Achieving success in ocean conservation is a complex navigation of science, policy, and the needs of local communities. But it is achievable. Join us to explore how scientists, communities, and NGOs are joining forces to inform policy and together create workable, sustainable strategies for critical ocean ecosystems. With a video message from UN Special Envoy for the Ocean Peter Thomson, and host Véronique LaCapra, Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution.

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