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  • The Common

    The Common "Sense" Way to View Majestic Whales

    Feb 17: When watching whales, be respectful of their size and power. Follow the responsible viewing guidelines known as Whale SENSE to make sure that you, and the whales, stay safe.

  • Dive into NOAA Fisheries Whale Week

    Dive into NOAA Fisheries Whale Week

    Feb 13: Celebrate whales along with NOAA Fisheries--the largest and oldest mammals on earth. 29 species of whales live in U.S. waters. Learn more about some of these species as well as NOAA's work to protect them.

  • NOAA Fisheries Celebrates Whale Week 2017

    NOAA Fisheries Celebrates Whale Week 2017

    Feb 13: Join us for Whale Week 2017—there is a lot to learn about the new ways our scientists are studying whales, what they are learning, and how we can all pitch in to help protect whales.

  • 10 Wonderful Whale Facts

    10 Wonderful Whale Facts

    Feb 13: How much do you know about different species of whales? As we celebrate Whale Week, take a look at some interesting tidbits and see if you learn something new about these majestic creatures.

  • Sperm Whales: Revealing the Mysteries of the Deep

    Sperm Whales: Revealing the Mysteries of the Deep

    Feb 13: Large, noisy, and often social, sperm whales are a remarkable species found from the equator to the poles. Learn four reasons why sperm whales are special.

  • The Expert Is In! Gulf of Mexico Bryde’s Whales

    The Expert Is In! Gulf of Mexico Bryde’s Whales

    Feb 13: It is likely that fewer than 100 Bryde’s whales are living in the Gulf of Mexico. NOAA Fisheries experts answers your questions about this rare whale population.

  • Fisheries Scientists Help Enrich Student Learning

    Fisheries Scientists Help Enrich Student Learning

    Feb 7: The NOAA Outreach and Education on Protected Species program strives to build connections between NOAA Fisheries science and local communities, reaching 1,790 students in 95 classrooms in the 2015-16 school year.

  • New Forecast Tools Help Ships Avoid Whale Hotspots

    New Forecast Tools Help Ships Avoid Whale Hotspots

    Dec 1: Researchers from NOAA Fisheries, Oregon State University and University of Maryland combined tracking data with satellite observations of ocean conditions to develop the first system for predicting locations of blue whales off the West Coast.

  • New Training on Responding to Whale Entanglement

    New Training on Responding to Whale Entanglement

    Oct 21: NOAA has been working with numerous partners—the fishing industry, state fisheries managers, whale-watch companies, researchers, and conservationists—to minimize or prevent the incidental entanglement of whales.

  • Scientists Count Steller Sea Lions with New Tech

    Scientists Count Steller Sea Lions with New Tech

    Sep 27: NOAA scientists pore over thousands of images and combine data from advanced technologies to get an accurate count of endangered Steller sea lions.

  • Research Expedition Tracks Elusive Beaked Whales

    Research Expedition Tracks Elusive Beaked Whales

    Sep 1: Marine mammal scientists are beginning a research expedition in search of the least known, most mysterious and deepest diving whales off the West Coast.

  • Almost $3M Awarded for 2016 Prescott Grants

    Almost $3M Awarded for 2016 Prescott Grants

    Sep 1: NOAA announces the 32 recipients of the 2016 Prescott Marine Mammal Rescue Assistance grants worth almost $3 million in federal assistance.

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