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Frequent Questions: 2017–2018 Minke Whale Unusual Mortality Event

NOAA Fisheries declared an unusual mortality event (UME) for minke whales from in the North Atlantic from Maine to South Carolina. This event began in January 2017.

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Biologist on a ship collecting data during buoyless lobster trap tests. A Northeast Fisheries Science Center biologist collecting data during buoyless lobster trap tests.
NARW #3720 and calf North Atlantic right whale mother and calf. Credit: Clearwater Marine Aquarium Research Institute, taken under NOAA permit #20556-01.