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Reward Increases to More than $50,000, Cases of Florida Dolphins Shot and Stabbed

Federal investigators receive tips, asking for more help from the public.
March 02, 2020 - Feature Story ,
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Studying Endangered Cook Inlet Beluga Whales In Alaska

Cook Inlet beluga whales are one of five beluga population stocks found in U.S. waters. They are the only beluga population listed under the Endangered Species Act.
February 11, 2020 - Feature Story ,
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Whale Week 2020: NOAA Saves Whales with Science

Join us for a celebration of all cetacean species and learn how our scientists and managers work to conserve and protect whales, dolphins, and porpoises.
February 10, 2020 - Feature Story ,
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Surveys Collect Data Year-Round On Marine Life Along U.S. East Coast

Aircraft, ships, and underwater technologies collect data about marine life in offshore waters throughout the year—even in the dead of winter.
January 23, 2020 - Feature Story ,
Tagging a leatherback turtle with a suction cup tag, while the turtle is swimming.

The "Why" of WHICEAS, the Winter Hawaiian Islands Cetacean and Ecosystem Assessment Survey

Researchers embark on an expedition to monitor the winter populations of whales and dolphins around the main Hawaiian Islands.
January 17, 2020 - Feature Story ,

Putting Endangered Species on the Map

A new web-based mapping tool will help project planners better understand and limit impacts to threatened and endangered species and their habitats.
December 19, 2019 - Feature Story ,

New Approach to Identifying False Killer Whale Populations Proves Challenging

A recent study used machine learning to examine the vocalizations of the three Hawaiian false killer whale populations.
December 17, 2019 - Feature Story ,
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$226 Million in Projects Finalized for Deepwater Horizon Restoration in the Gulf

This is the largest dedication of oil spill settlement funds to restore fish, sea turtles, marine mammals, and deep-sea coral habitat to date.
December 10, 2019 - Feature Story ,
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2019 John H. Prescott Marine Mammal Rescue Assistance Grant Awardees Announced

NOAA awards almost $4 million to stranding network partners in 18 states and one tribe through its John H. Prescott grants program.
September 26, 2019 - Feature Story ,
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East Coast Marine Life Survey Renewed for Five More Years

Finding out how many marine mammals, sea turtles and seabirds are in U.S. waters, where they are located at different times of the year, and how they may be changing over time is the focus of this multi-year federal effort now in its tenth year.
September 24, 2019 - Feature Story ,
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