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New call-in number for Monday briefing on J50 emergency response - 08/13/18

NOAA Fisheries West Coast/Northwest Fisheries Science Center/Southwest Fisheries Science Center

August 13, 2018

MEDIA ADVISORY

NOAA Fisheries will hold a media teleconference today (Monday, Aug. 13) at 10 a.m. Pacific Time to discuss the latest developments in the emergency response to support J50, an endangered Southern Resident killer whale.

When: 10 a.m. Pacific Time

Call-in number: 888-790-1925

Participant Passcode: 5434452

We ask that the call please be limited to working media.

Please visit NOAA Fisheries West Coast for the latest updates, photos, and information.

Any new photos will be posted in our dedicated Flickr album, with video on our NOAA Fisheries video page.

 

Call-in number for Friday briefing on J50 emergency response - 08/10/18

NOAA Fisheries West Coast/Fisheries and Oceans Canada

August 10, 2018

MEDIA ADVISORY

NOAA Fisheries and DFO will hold a media teleconference today (Friday, Aug. 10) at 10 a.m. Pacific Time to discuss the emergency response to support J50, an endangered Southern Resident killer whale.

When: 10 a.m. Pacific Time

Call-in number: 888-566-6311

Participant Passcode: 4722284

We ask that the call please be limited to working media.

Please visit NOAA Fisheries West Coast for the latest updates, photos, and information.

Any new photos will be posted in our dedicated Flickr album.

Call-in number for 10 a.m. briefing on J50 emergency response - 08/09/18

NOAA Fisheries West Coast/Fisheries and Oceans Canada

August 9, 2018

MEDIA ADVISORY

NOAA Fisheries and DFO will hold a media teleconference today (Thursday, Aug. 9) at 10 a.m. Pacific Time to discuss the emergency response to support J50, an endangered Southern Resident killer whale.

When: 10 a.m. Pacific Time

Call-in number: 888-566-6311

Participant Passcode: 4722284

We ask that the call please be limited to working media.

Please visit NOAA Fisheries West Coast for the latest updates, photos, and information.

Any new photos will be posted in our dedicated Flickr album.

New call-in number for 10 a.m. briefing on J50 emergency response - 08/08/18

NOAA Fisheries West Coast Region/Northwest Fisheries Science Center/Southwest Fisheries Science Center

August 8, 2018

MEDIA ADVISORY

NOAA Fisheries will hold a media teleconference today (Wednesday, Aug. 8) at 10 a.m. Pacific Time to discuss the emergency response to support J50, an endangered Southern Resident killer whale.

Call-in number: 888-566-6311

Participant Passcode: 4722284

We ask that the call please be limited to working media.

Please visit NOAA Fisheries West Coast for the latest updates and information.

Call-in number for briefing on J50 emergency response - 08/07/18

NOAA Fisheries West Coast Region/Northwest Fisheries Science Center/Southwest Fisheries Science Center

August 7, 2018, 8 a.m. Pacific Time

MEDIA ADVISORY

NOAA Fisheries will hold a media teleconference today (Tuesday, August 7) at 10 a.m. Pacific Time to discuss the emergency response to support J50, an endangered Southern Resident killer whale.

Call in number: 888-603-7919

Participant Passcode: 9601994

We ask that the call please be limited to working media.

Call-in number for briefing on J50 emergency response - 08/06/18

NOAA Fisheries West Coast Region/Northwest Fisheries Science Center/Southwest Fisheries Science Center

August 6, 2018, 8 a.m. Pacific Time

MEDIA ADVISORY

NOAA Fisheries will hold a media teleconference today (Monday, August 6) at 10 a.m. Pacific Time to discuss the emergency response to support J50, an endangered Southern Resident killer whale.

Call in number: 888-566-7679

Participant Passcode: 8400916

We ask that the call please be limited to working media.

 

 

ADVISORY: Emergency response to J50 -- Briefing schedule and photo and video access - 08/05/18

NOAA Fisheries West Coast Region/Northwest Fisheries Science Center/Southwest Fisheries Science Center

 

August 5, 2018, 6:30 p.m.

MEDIA ADVISORY


Emergency response to J50

 

Media briefing schedule/Photo and video access

Given worldwide interest in the emergency response to support Southern Resident killer whale J-50, NOAA Fisheries will establish a regular media briefing schedule beginning Monday, August 6. During these daily briefings, we will provide the latest updates on the response, developments and plans moving forward.

 

Daily updates beginning August 6

10 a.m. Pacific Time telephone conference call for media. Call-in numbers will be provided to media through FlashAlert. We request that the calls be limited to working media.

 

Additional updates based on significant developments

We will provide further updates as needed through FlashAlert and social media.

 

Channels:

FlashAlert: http://www.flashalert.net/news.html?id=6149

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/NOAAFisheriesWestCoast/

Twitter: https://twitter.com/NOAAFish_WCRO

 

 

Photos and video access

At this point there is not room for media on the response vessels, but we continue to evaluate opportunities for that. We will document any response through photos and video and will make those available as we receive them through our Flickr album and our NOAA Fisheries video site, which also includes existing b-roll.

 

Flickr album: https://flic.kr/s/aHsmpvmT1o

NOAA Fisheries Video: https://videos.fisheries.noaa.gov/

Direct link to b-roll: https://videos.fisheries.noaa.gov/detail/video/3629965805001/b-roll:-southern-resident-killer-whales-noaa-research?autoStart=true&q=southern%20residents

 

 

Please respect the space of the ongoing emergency operation

We recognize the deep interest in Southern Residents and the ongoing response but ask that media and the public respect the space of the response in terms of helicopter, drone, or on-the water coverage. The response includes drone use to collect high-resolution images of J50 and her pod, but would be grounded by other air traffic in the area. Unexpected boat traffic could also disrupt operations.

 

We will also begin posting updates and resources on a dedicated web page that will be up and running shortly at www.westcoast.fisheries.noaa.gov.

 

Please remember

NOAA Fisheries reminds boaters in Washington State inland waters to stay at least 200 yards away from killer whales. We also remind the public to never feed or attempt to feed a whale: It's harmful and illegal. If boaters or the public see a dead, injured or stranded marine mammal, call 866-767-6114. For entangled marine mammals, call 877-767-9425.

 

NOAA Fisheries media contacts:

Michael Milstein, desk: 503-231-6268, cell: 971-313-1466

Jim Milbury, desk: 562-980-4006, cell: 310-245-7114