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50 Years of Protecting Marine Mammals

A look at the Marine Mammal Protection Act's many advancements and accomplishments in the last 50 years.
February 02, 2023 - Podcast ,
1024x683-pair-of-bottlenose-dolphins.jpg Pair of bottlenose dolphins. Credit: NOAA Pacific Islands Fisheries Science Center/Lisa Morse.

What the 50th Anniversary of the Marine Mammal Protection Act Means to Us

On the 50th anniversary of the Marine Mammal Protection Act, NOAA Fisheries staff reflect on 50 years of marine mammal conservation accomplishments and look forward.
October 04, 2022 - Photo Gallery ,
Image of a narwhal with quote from Allison Hernandez

Mariana Archipelago Cetacean Survey 2021

Photos from the Mariana Archipelago Cetacean Survey in 2021.
April 29, 2021 - Photo Gallery ,
Striped dolphins seen offshore of the Mariana Archipelago in summer 2018.

Searching for Type D: A New Species of Killer Whale?

In January, 2019, an experienced group of killer whale biologists launched an expedition from the southern tip of Chile into some of the roughest waters in the world, searching for what could be a new species of killer whale.
February 10, 2020 - Video ,
Killer whale pod at sea

Protecting Marine Species in the Pacific Islands

NOAA OLE in Hawaiʻi has had numerous successes conserving marine wildlife.
September 21, 2018 - Story Map ,

Share the Shore with Sea Turtles and other Marine Life in Hawaii

Learn safe viewing guidelines for sea turtles, dolphins, and seals in the Pacific Islands.
June 11, 2018 - Video ,
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Can the Vaquita Be Saved from Extinction?

Fewer than 100 vaquita remain, making this species of porpoise the most endangered marine mammal in the world.
March 10, 2016 - Podcast ,

Unmanned Aerial Vehicle Reveals Killer Whales in Striking Detail

Unmanned aerial vehicle allows scientists to study killer whale health and reproduction while also offering a glimpse into the family life of these social animals.
October 21, 2015 - Podcast ,

The Case of the Dead Dolphin

When a NOAA marine biologist performs a necropsy on a dolphin that washed up dead on the beach, she’s not only monitoring the health of marine mammals. She’s monitoring human health as well.
June 27, 2013 - Podcast ,