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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

NOAA Fisheries and the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service Finalize Revisions to Regulations Implementing the Endangered Species Act

The agencies finalized a series of revisions to the joint regulations to improve the agencies’ ability to conserve and recover listed species.
March 28, 2024 - Feature Story ,
Two young seals rest on a beach in the Papahānaumokuākea Marine National Monument. Credit: NOAA Fisheries (Permit #22677)

Women's History Month: Talking with Dvora Hart

Celebrating Women’s History Month with research analyst Dvora Hart—her science journey, what she loves about her job, what advice she has for the next generation of women scientists, and more!
March 27, 2024 - Feature Story ,
Headshot of Dvora Hart.

Where the Leatherbacks Roam

Scientists find evidence of critical feeding grounds for endangered leatherback turtles along the U.S. Atlantic coast by studying movement behavior with satellite tags.
March 26, 2024 - Feature Story ,
A team of four scientists in personal floatation devices on a boat handle a very large leatherback sea turtle for tagging The tagging team, Emily Christiansen, Samir Patel, Mike Judge, and Chris Sasso handling a leatherback sea turtle to be tagged. Credit: NOAA Fisheries/Heather Haas (Permit #21233)

Meet Biological Science Technician, Kristin Hannan

As part of the Faces of the Southeast Fisheries Science Center series, meet Kristin Hannan.
March 26, 2024 - Feature Story ,
A scientist, in a hard hat and personal floatation device, leans over the side of a research vessel to pin down a large shark tail in a cradle made out of green mesh net over the water