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Young Dolphin Returned to Wild After Suffering Injuries from Fishing Line

For the second time in three weeks a young dolphin is swimming free of fishing line, thanks to the efforts of a rescue team made up of partner organizations along Florida’s west coast.
April 01, 2019 - Feature Story ,
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Dolphin Calf Swimming Freely After Rescue Team Steps In

Biologists work together to free calf from fishing gear off Florida coast.
March 12, 2019 - Feature Story ,
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Scientists Find Mystery Killer Whales off Cape Horn, Chile

Genetic samples the team collected will help determine whether this animal, with its distinctly different color pattern and body shape, is indeed new to science. See amazing video footage of the whales below.
March 07, 2019 - Feature Story ,
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2018 Alaska Fisheries Science Center Year In Review

Our research supports NOAA Fisheries’ stewardship mission to protect and provide sustainable use of Alaska living marine resources. In doing so, we help provide jobs, strong local economies, coastal resiliency, and food security for coastal and Alaska Native communities, and the nation. We study whales, seals, sea lions, fish, crabs, zooplankton, and ecosystems in the Gulf of Alaska, Bering Sea, Aleutian Islands, Chukchi Sea, and Beaufort Sea. Combined, these five marine ecosystems span nearly 1.5 million square miles, an area larger than the state of California. Sixty percent of U.S. seafood comes from these highly productive waters.
February 28, 2019 - Feature Story ,
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Faces of Whale Conservation in the Pacific Islands: Lars Bejder, Hawaiʻi Institute of Marine Biology

A frequent NOAA Fisheries collaborator, Lars Bejder’s research has helped us better understand tourism’s effects on marine mammals.
February 14, 2019 - Feature Story ,

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 ,