What to do when you can’t rent seaborges? Here’s what to do

The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) announced Tuesday it was ending the rental of seabreek and other seabird habitats for the summer of 2019.The agency, which owns and operates the National Marine Sanctuary, announced the decision to phase out the summer rentals in a statement to the Washington Post, noting that many states have…

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The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) announced Tuesday it was ending the rental of seabreek and other seabird habitats for the summer of 2019.

The agency, which owns and operates the National Marine Sanctuary, announced the decision to phase out the summer rentals in a statement to the Washington Post, noting that many states have enacted moratoriums or restrictions on seabirds.

The National Ocean Service, which oversees NOAA, said it would continue to provide habitat for sea turtles and other species in the spring and fall months, but would not continue to operate seabees in the summer.

The decision comes after the National Wildlife Federation (NWF) filed suit in California last year against the agency, claiming the agency was violating the Endangered Species Act by failing to protect endangered seabreams.