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Reducing Entanglements and Vessel Strikes Makes Extinction Less Likely for North Atlantic Right Whales

A new analytical tool helps users understand how the population will change over 100 years if threats are mitigated.
October 17, 2023 - Feature Story ,
A right whale in clear blue water, skimming just below the surface, mouth open to catch plankton North Atlantic right whale feeding. Credit: NOAA Fisheries/Christin Khan

NOAA Fisheries to Revise Critical Habitat for Right Whales in Alaska

Agency announces a finding on a petition requesting expansion of North Pacific right whale critical habitat.
September 26, 2023 - Feature Story ,
North Pacific Right Whale North Pacific Right Whale

Response to Recent Reports of Killer Whale Incidental Catches in Alaska

NOAA Fisheries is analyzing data collected from killer whale incidental catches in Bering Sea and Aleutian Islands groundfish trawl fisheries and in its annual longline survey for sablefish and groundfish this year.
September 21, 2023 - Agency Statement ,

Marine Mammal Stocks in North Atlantic, Gulf of Mexico, and Caribbean Are Highly Vulnerable to Climate Change

A new study led by NOAA Fisheries outlines marine mammal populations’ estimated vulnerability to changing ocean conditions as part of ongoing Climate Vulnerability Assessments.
September 20, 2023 - Feature Story ,
An overhead shot of an adult right whale swimming next to a right whale calf in blue water. A new study has classified the North Atlantic right whale stock as very highly vulnerable to climate change. Credit: NOAA

Whale Watching Operators Around Alaska Commit to Having Whale SENSE

Whale SENSE is an education, stewardship, and recognition program that highlights commercial whale watching companies that commit to higher standards of operation.
September 07, 2023 - Feature Story ,
A humpback whale lands in the water after breaching near Auke Bay, Alaska. A humpback whale lands in the water after breaching near Auke Bay, Alaska. Credit: NOAA Fisheries/Aleria Jensen

NOAA Fisheries Identifies Stranded Whale in Alaska as Calf Known as Tango

NOAA Fisheries and stranding network partners have responded to two incidents over the weekend.
August 28, 2023 - Agency Statement ,
Two whales breaching the water with green hills in the background Tango and Sasha, Permit # 20648. Credit: Suzie Teerlink/NOAA Fisheries