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Faces of Whale Conservation in the Pacific Islands

In this Q&A series, we highlight the important work of some of our conservation partners, who make fulfilling NOAA Fisheries’ ocean stewardship mission possible.
February 13, 2019 - Feature Story ,

Developing Marine Mammal Response Capacity at Home and Abroad

Experienced stranding responders around the world have collaborated to launch the Global Marine Animal Stranding Toolkit at to help expand marine mammal stranding response capabilities.
December 07, 2018 - Feature Story ,
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A Little Bit of Seawater Is Helping Scientists Study Elusive Harbor Porpoise off the Coast of Alaska

Scientists hope genetic approaches can help them determine the number of harbor porpoise populations in Southeast Alaska.
August 08, 2018 - Feature Story ,
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Reward at $13,000 for information in the case of a pregnant dolphin shot and killed

Pregnant dolphin and unborn calf dead after mother is shot
August 06, 2018 - Feature Story ,
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Restoring the Gulf of Mexico, Two Years after Historic Deepwater Horizon Settlement

In 2017 NOAA and the other Trustees continue to make significant progress toward restoring the Gulf of Mexico from Deepwater Horizon, which poured oil into the water and onto the coastline for almost three months in 2010.
April 24, 2018 - Feature Story ,

Dall’s Porpoise Expands Territory in a Changing Prince William Sound

Territory increases as killer whale population dwindles.
February 26, 2018 - Feature Story ,
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Whale Science on the High Seas

Six-month research survey of marine life in the Hawaiian Islands wraps up.
December 21, 2017 - Feature Story ,
spinner_dolphin_pao_crop.jpg Spinner dolphin leaping out of the water. Credit: NOAA Fisheries/Paula Olson (Permit #20311)

High Tech on the High Seas

Our scientists use a range of different and new technologies to find dolphins and whales in the vast Pacific Ocean.
November 09, 2017 - Feature Story ,

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 ,