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NOAA Fisheries to Delay New Aerial Survey for Cook Inlet Beluga Whales Until June 2025

Scientific team will continue conducting its photo-identification project this year using an uncrewed aerial system to estimate abundance and trends for this endangered whale population.
June 14, 2024 - Feature Story ,
Aerial view of an adult whale next to a juvenile swimming in dark water A Cook Inlet beluga adult (white) and juvenile (gray) swim in silty water. Credit: Hollis Europe & Jacob Barbaro/NOAA Fisheries. NOAA permit #20465.

NOAA Fisheries Partners with the National Fish and Wildlife Foundation in Support of North Atlantic Right Whales

$6 million in Inflation Reduction Act funding will be available through the National Fish and Wildlife Foundation for vessel strike prevention technology.
May 22, 2024 - Feature Story ,
Aerial image of a right whale as it swims along. The top of its back and head are visble above the surface. A single North Atlantic right swims in the Atlantic Ocean. NOAA Fisheries/Peter Duley

Understanding the Best Conditions for Rice’s Whales

NOAA Fisheries research identifies what makes the best conditions for Rice’s whale habitat, and predicts where else these whales occur.
May 09, 2024 - Feature Story ,
Rice’s whale at the surface. A Rice’s whale in the Gulf of Mexico. Permit #14450. Credit: NOAA Fisheries/Laura Dias

Studying Sound in the Ocean to Prepare for Offshore Wind Development

NOAA Fisheries scientists talk about passive acoustic monitoring and where it fits into the country's renewable energy strategy.
May 09, 2024 - Podcast ,
Overcast day with mostly gray and silver tones. In the background at left, a line of 8 offshore windmills tower over the horizon. In the foreground, a small boat open-decked boat with a flat roof is silhouetted against a shining sea A small fishing vessel near wind turbines. Credit: Bob Brewer on Unsplash

A Hero for Marine Life: Honoring Dr. Charles “Stormy” Mayo

Janet Coit, Assistant Administrator for NOAA Fisheries, celebrates Stormy Mayo’s 48-year career spent conserving and studying marine life, including rescuing entangled North Atlantic right whales.
May 06, 2024 - Leadership Message ,
Dr. Charles "Stormy" Mayo and Assistant Administrator Janet Coit Dr. Charles “Stormy” Mayo and NOAA Fisheries Assistant Administrator Janet Coit at the Center for Coastal Studies.

Earth Week: Climate and Fisheries

To celebrate Earth Day, see how our scientists are studying and tracking changes in our environment to better understand and respond to climate change.
April 22, 2024 - Feature Story ,
Graphic with image of Earth in the center and corals, seals, and fish with the rise of temperatures to illustrate climate change

Entangled Humpback Whale Near Unalaska Successfully Cut Free

The response, in a remote community, took several days and involved a broad array of partner agencies, organizations, and local trained volunteers.
April 19, 2024 - Feature Story ,
An entangled humpback whale in Iliuliuk Bay near the Port of Dutch Harbor, Alaska. An entangled humpback whale in Iliuliuk Bay near the Port of Dutch Harbor, Alaska. Credit: City of Unalaska, taken under NOAA Fisheries Permit #24359.

2020 and 2021 Combined Report of Marine Mammal Strandings in the United States

This report details marine mammal stranding rates, trends, and activities in the United States for both 2020 and 2021. In 2020, there were 5,400 confirmed marine mammal strandings; in 2021, there were 5,524.
Two stranding responders carry a stranded harbor porpoise away from some rocks A harbor porpoise is retrieved from the rocks at Odiorne Point State Park, New Hampshire. Credit: Seacoast Science Center

Spring News Roundup

A roundup of recent headlines from around the agency—hear about new Hawaiian monk seal pups, environmental DNA, new fish species, killer whale diversity, and more.
March 29, 2024 - Podcast ,
A black and white Southern Resident killer whale leaping out of the water. The fin of another whale is visible and a boat and mountains are in the background. A Southern Resident killer whale leaps out of the water. Credit: Candace Emmons