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Honu Count: Report Sightings of Numbered Sea Turtles in Hawai‘i

A new online survey allows you to report when you see green sea turtles, or honu, with white numbers and letters etched temporarily on their shells. Become a citizen scientist and contribute to a valuable source of data for sea turtles in Hawai‘i!
February 02, 2023 - Feature Story ,
Four green sea turtles with white shell alpha-numerical markings bask or rest on a sandy beach next to a rocky coastline with palm trees, blue sky, and ocean waves in the distance.

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.

The Monk Seal Chronicles: Mimi and the “Monk Seal Matriarchs”

Special guest biologist Mimi Olry joins the podcast to discuss her experiences working with Hawaiian monk seals on Kaua‘i—especially individual “monk seal moms.”
January 30, 2023 - Podcast ,
A Hawaiian monk seal rests on the beach at the edge of the waves with a small, darker pup by her side. Female Hawaiian monk seal RO28, one of the “monk seal matriarchs,” and her pup on Kaua‘i. Credit: Val Bloy

Coordinated Response Protected Southern Residents From Sunken Ship Leaking Oil

NOAA Fisheries and partners diverted endangered whales from potential harm and learned lessons along the way. Southern Resident Connections - Post 27
January 27, 2023 - Feature Story ,
arial view of oil sheen on water next to island

The Prescott Grant Program: Highlighting Regional Awardees

The Prescott Grant Program provides competitive grants for marine mammal network partners to fund stranding response, data collection, and facilities operations. Since 2001, the program has awarded more than $71.2 million.
January 20, 2023 - Feature Story ,
A harbor seal is released from a crate on a beach in New Hampshire. Several people watch from beyond the cordoned off area Release of a rehabilitated harbor seal rescued in Rye, New Hampshire by Prescott Grant recipient Seacoast Science Center. Credit: Seacoast Science Center.