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First Long Term Acoustic Study Tunes Into Cook Inlet Beluga Whale Foraging Ecology

Year-round monitoring provides new insight on an endangered whale population to strengthen management strategies for its recovery.
February 18, 2020 - Feature Story ,
Whale calf head poking out of water with adult whale beside it

Studying Endangered Cook Inlet Beluga Whales In Alaska

Cook Inlet beluga whales are one of five beluga population stocks found in U.S. waters. They are the only beluga population listed under the Endangered Species Act.
February 11, 2020 - Feature Story ,
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Whale Week 2020: NOAA Saves Whales with Science

Join us for a celebration of all cetacean species and learn how our scientists and managers work to conserve and protect whales, dolphins, and porpoises.
February 10, 2020 - Feature Story ,
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NOAA Releases New Abundance Estimate for Endangered Cook Inlet Beluga Whales

Population estimated to be smaller and declining more quickly than previously thought.
January 28, 2020 - Feature Story ,
Baby whale poking its head out of the water

Potential Impacts of Noise on Endangered Beluga Whales in Cook Inlet

Five-year study produces most complete set of sound recordings to date for Cook Inlet.
June 03, 2019 - Feature Story ,
Map of Cook Inlet

Alaska Citizen Recovers Valuable Scientific Instruments

Tyler Brown landed his airplane to rescue lost instruments containing irreplaceable data on endangered Cook Inlet beluga whales.
March 07, 2019 - Feature Story ,
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Make Way for Whale Week 2019

Discover more about these awe-inspiring marine mammals and learn about our work to conserve and protect them.
February 11, 2019 - Feature Story ,

Welcome to Whale Week 2018

A message from Chris Oliver, head of NOAA Fisheries.
February 08, 2018 - Leadership Message ,

Immediate Action Saves Baby Beluga Whale

Successful Rescue Operation Requires Interagency Cooperation
October 17, 2017 - Feature Story ,

NOAA Fisheries Recognizes JBER Team as Cook Inlet Beluga Recovery Heroes

Agency presents first Species in the Spotlight award in Alaska
April 07, 2017 - Feature Story ,