NOAA"s response team continues to search the air and water extensively Friday, September 14 near where J50 was last seen for signs of her. The U.S. Coast Guard and the Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife are providing dedicated assets to the search.
J50 swims in the waters off Point Roberts, Washington Aug. 10, 2018. Photo: Katy Foster/NOAA Fisheries, under permit 18786
Contingency planning to rescue J50 is continuing in the event she is found and rescue operations are appropriate. The local Marine Mammal Stranding Network also remains on alert. The hotline for stranding reports is 1-866-767-6114.
The public meeting scheduled for 7 p.m. Saturday, September 15 at Friday Harbor High School is still going ahead as planned. Read more about the meeting here.
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