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Newest NOAA Fisheries Survey Ship Begins West Coast and Alaska Whale Survey

Vessel Reuben Lasker to assess gray whales and search for highly endangered right whales.
July 09, 2015 - Feature Story ,

Scientists Use Unmanned Aerial Vehicle to Study Gray Whales from Above

A rare opportunity to study how the environment limits the growth of a recovered population of large whales.
May 28, 2015 - Feature Story ,

First Estimate of Number of Whales Killed During Industrial Whaling 1900-1999

NOAA Fisheries scientists research helps fill in the gaps.
March 16, 2015 - Feature Story ,

Reconstructing Sperm Whale Catches in the North Pacific

Alaska Fisheries Science Center Quarterly Report.
October 01, 2014 - Feature Story ,

Gray Whales Born in Big Numbers

NOAA Fisheries scientists keep track of how many gray whale calves are born each winter, and it looks like this was a banner year for calf production.
July 17, 2014 - Podcast ,

Antarctic Minke Whales, Mystery Soundmakers of the Southern Ocean

Scientists have discovered the source of the "bio-duck" sound, a strange noise that has mystified scientists and submarine captains in the ocean off Antarctica for decades.
April 23, 2014 - Podcast

How to Disentangle a Whale

Every year, dozens of whales become entangled in fishing gear off the U.S. Atlantic coast. The Atlantic Large Whale Disentanglement Network works to save them.
March 29, 2014 - Podcast ,
Entangled whale as viewed underwater, gear appears to be wrapped around tail.

Killer Whales in Distress

Scientists are working to understand why the population of Southern Resident killer whales isn’t rebounding, and what we can do to help them recover.
December 23, 2013 - Podcast ,
A Southern Resident killer whale leaps into the air. Credit: NOAA

Blinded by the Noise—Whales and Dolphins in a Noisy Ocean

Many marine mammals use hearing to find their way through the world. But parts of the ocean are filling up with man-made noise, and that has the potential to leave them partially blinded. The CETSOUND project might help.
September 03, 2013 - Podcast ,

To Protect Fin Whales, Scientists Work on Their Listening Skills

Scientists map out distinct populations of endangered fin whales based on differences in their songs.
May 16, 2013 - Podcast ,