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Mission Accomplished for RP92’s Rescue Rangers

NOAA Fisheries and partners returned endangered Hawaiian monk seal RP92 to Kalaupapa, Molokaʻi, on July 8, 2022. The seal was released after life-saving intervention to remove an ingested fishing hook.
July 14, 2022 - Photo Gallery ,
Hawaiian monk seal with fishing line hooked in mouth.

2022 Share the Shore & Sea Art Contest: Honorable Mentions

Check out the K-12 student art that earned Honorable Mention in the 2022 Share the Shore & Sea Youth Art Contest.
May 26, 2022 - Photo Gallery ,
Art work of hearts and sea turtles.

2022 Share the Shore & Sea Art Contest: Winners

Check out the winning K-12 student art from the 2022 Share the Shore & Sea Youth Art Contest.
May 24, 2022 - Photo Gallery ,
Help Dolphin artwork; Stay 50 yards away to help us.

Impact of COVID-19 on Pacific Island Fishing Values

The COVID-19 pandemic has had global impacts to human health, safety, and livelihoods, including to Pacific Islands fisheries. Pacific Islands region fishers share how the pandemic affected their livelihoods and how they adapted.
April 18, 2022 - Video ,
Various fish being weighed at a fishing tournament on a table. Tournament fishing in the Pacific Islands region occurs year-round, drawing in local participants and visitors (non-residents) to the state. The COVID-19 global pandemic has affected in-person fishing activities and much of the fishing and seafood industry. Credit: NOAA Fisheries

NOAA and Partners Respond to Hooked Juvenile Seal RL72

NOAA Fisheries, together with The Marine Mammal Center, the State of Hawaiʻi Department of Land and Natural Resources, the U.S. Coast Guard, and the public responded to hooked juvenile male Hawaiian monk seal RL72 at Oneloa Bay in Maui on March 30, 2022.
April 13, 2022 - Photo Gallery ,
Juvenile monk seal with fishing line trailing out of the right side of the mouth.

RICHARD Marianas 2022 Cruise

Follow the NOAA Ship Rainier as it maps the ocean floor and deploys scientists to conduct coral reef assessments around the Mariana Archipelago.
March 08, 2022 - Photo Gallery ,
NOAA Ship Rainier

NOAA and Partners Respond to Hooked Juvenile Seal R7AF

NOAA Fisheries and partners captured, treated, and released an injured juvenile male Hawaiian monk seal that ingested a fishing hook on January 22, 2022.
February 03, 2022 - Photo Gallery ,
NOAA team unloading carrier from truck to release Hawaiian monk seal R7AF back to the wild.

Entangled Humpback Whale Response, January 2022

A NOAA-led team works to free an entangled humpback whale first reported off Kauaʻi on January 16, 2022.
January 21, 2022 - Photo Gallery ,
NOAA scientist sight tracking with a Very High Frequency line attached to a entangled humpback whale.