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Nearly $100 Million Proposed to Restore Gulf-wide Resources Impacted by Deepwater Horizon

Funded by the Deepwater Horizon oil spill settlement, eleven restoration projects are planned across all five states bordering the Gulf of Mexico, and sites in Mexico and on the Atlantic coast of Florida.
March 22, 2021 - Feature Story ,
Dolphin surfaces the water. $7.2 million in restoration projects are proposed for marine mammals, including dolphins. Image: Florida FWC/Rebekah Nelson

11 Cool Facts About Whales, Dolphins, and Porpoises

Did you know these marine mammals are part of the cetacean family? Check out these facts to learn more.
finback image for 2020 whale week Finback whales. Credit: NOAA Fisheries

Shrewsbury River Dolphins Signal Cleaner Rivers, More Fish

Dolphins are now frequent visitors to the Shrewsbury and Navesink Rivers in New Jersey, indicating a healthier environment.
January 15, 2021 - Feature Story ,
close up of two dolphin dorsal fins in gray river Dolphins are important sentinels of the health of the marine environment. Credit: Marine Mammal Stranding Center

NOAA and Partners Promote Fisheries Conservation in Florida

New sign promoting conservation posted at Pass-A-Grille fishing pier
January 04, 2021 - Feature Story ,
Pass-A-Grille pier fishing sign in Florida

Give Pregnant Killer Whales Space to Forage

Washington regulations require boaters to stay 300 yards from Southern Resident killer whales, 400 yards in front and behind.
August 13, 2020 - Feature Story ,
An adult orca is swimming underwater, and a calf is next to its dorsal fin. The calf is surfacing from the water.

What is Nearshore Habitat and Why Does it Matter to Orcas?

Restoration focuses on valuable shoreline habitat where juvenile fish grow.
June 22, 2020 - Feature Story ,
School of young salmon Young salmon