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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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Watching Wildlife

Learn more about proper marine life viewing guidelines on the shore and in the water.
On Shipwreck Beach on the south coast of Kauai, Hawaii, an endangered Hawaiian monk seal takes a nap on the beach. The sign in the foreground instructs people to walk around the seal.

NOAA Enforcement Seeks Tips About a Live Dolphin Impaled in Head

Reward offered for more information about the case
July 11, 2019 - Feature Story ,
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Two Partners Recommended for Funding to Restore Habitat From Oil and Hazardous Waste Spills

New five-year partnerships with The Nature Conservancy and The Water Institute of the Gulf will start with projects restoring coastal habitats in Alabama, Louisiana, and New York.
June 13, 2019 - Feature Story ,

Saildrone Fleet Set To Track Alaska Red King Crab

Fishing industry and researchers team up to track red king crab seasonal movements to provide data vital to keeping the Bristol Bay fishery sustainable in a changing climate.
May 30, 2019 - Feature Story ,
Woman holding crab near lab pools