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NOAA Fisheries to Delay New Aerial Survey for Cook Inlet Beluga Whales Until June 2025

Scientific team will continue conducting its photo-identification project this year using an uncrewed aerial system to estimate abundance and trends for this endangered whale population.
June 14, 2024 - Feature Story ,
Aerial view of an adult whale next to a juvenile swimming in dark water A Cook Inlet beluga adult (white) and juvenile (gray) swim in silty water. Credit: Hollis Europe & Jacob Barbaro/NOAA Fisheries. NOAA permit #20465.

Recent Prescott Grants Supporting Whale Conservation Partners

Our marine mammal network partners are leveraging the Prescott Grant Program's competitive grants to improve their stranding response and investigation capabilities for whale conservation.
February 26, 2024 - Feature Story ,
Humpback whale breaching out of the water in Maui, Hawai'i Humpback whale breaching off of Maui, Hawai’i. Credit: Ed Lyman taken under NOAA Fisheries Permit #14097

Whale Week: Celebrating the Wonder of Whales

Celebrate Whale Week 2024 with us! Discover NOAA's work to study, recover, and conserve these magnificent marine mammals.
February 12, 2024 - Feature Story ,
Graphic for Whale Week featuring illustrations of long-finned pilot whale, sperm whale, beluga whale, and North Atlantic right whale

Vocal Repertoire of Cook Inlet Beluga Whales Documented for the First Time

Vital communications among the critically endangered population may be masked by ship noise in their core critical habitat, new research finds.
December 11, 2023 - Feature Story ,
Photograph of four white belugas near a beach Cook Inlet beluga whales. Credit: NOAA Fisheries/Arial Brewer

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.

New Abundance Estimate for Endangered Cook Inlet Beluga Whales

New survey estimate and recent trend data suggest the population may be stable and possibly increasing slightly.
June 15, 2023 - Feature Story ,
adult beluga whales with beluga calf