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Gray Whale Calf Count Increases from All-time Low, Positive Sign for the Population

Twice as many calves head north to Arctic feeding grounds with their mothers.
August 09, 2023 - Feature Story ,
Photograph of a gray whale mother and her calf born this year on their northbound migration. Gray whale mother and her calf on their northbound migration.

Mission on the High Seas: Hawaiian Islands Cetacean and Ecosystem Assessment Survey

A large-scale survey to better understand the populations and habitats of whales, dolphins, and seabirds is kicking off! Join us for the 5-month journey by following along our story map and regular updates.
July 24, 2023 - Feature Story ,
A pod of eight rough-toothed dolphins swim together along the surface of the ocean. Rough-toothed dolphins observed during HICEAS 2017. Credit: NOAA Fisheries/Andrea Bendlin (Permit #20311)

Women Who Help Entangled Whales

Large whale entanglement has been a predominantly male field, but a growing cadre of experienced and skilled women has strengthened and diversified the response teams.
July 10, 2023 - Feature Story ,
Kathi George aboard an inflatable boat tossing a hook into the water. Kathi George participating in whale disentanglement training. Credit: Bill Hunnewell/The Marine Mammal Center

Report Your Sightings of Two Entangled Humpbacks Last Seen Near Juneau

Report sightings to the Alaska Marine Mammal 24/7 hotline at (877) 925-7773, or the U.S. Coast Guard on VHF Channel 16
July 06, 2023 - Feature Story ,
Manu with trailing yellow crab pot buoys and green satellite tag buoy. Manu with trailing yellow crab pot buoys and green satellite tag buoy. Credit: NOAA Fisheries/Suzie Teerlink, NMFS Permit #24359

Protecting Species While Planning for Offshore Wind Development in the U.S. Gulf of Mexico

New study proposes a scoring method for evaluating risk to protected species with offshore wind development projects.
July 03, 2023 - Feature Story ,
Surfacing Rice's whale. Rice's Whale. Credit: NOAA Fisheries

Public Benefits of Recovering Endangered Beluga Whale Outweigh Costs

A new economic study, based on a public survey, provides insights on the potential value to society of endangered species protection.
June 28, 2023 - Feature Story ,
Beluga with calf in water with green hills in background Cook Inlet beluga whales. Credit: Chris Garner, Joint Base Elmendorf–Richardson

Alaska’s Threatened and Endangered Species

In celebration of the Endangered Species Act’s 50th Anniversary, NOAA is featuring the marine mammal and sea turtle species found in Alaska that are protected under the ESA.
June 16, 2023 - Feature Story ,
Eastern North Pacific right whales are the most endangered whale population in the world — only an estimated 30 whales remain.  Eastern North Pacific right whales are the most endangered whale population in the world — only an estimated 30 whales remain.