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2019 Report of Marine Mammal Strandings in the United States

These national and regional marine mammal stranding overviews detail marine mammal stranding rates, trends, and activities in the United States in a given year. In 2019, there were 7,719 confirmed marine mammal strandings in the United States.
Stranding Network members perform an animal autopsy on a stranded gray whale that lies within a sectioned off area of the beach. A team of scientists from The Marine Mammal Center and the California Academy of Sciences perform a necropsy on a stranded gray whale at San Francisco’s Ocean Beach. Photo: Katie D’Innocenzo/The Marine Mammal Center.

Scientists Analyze Dolphin Breaths to Better Understand Risks from Surface Oil

When oil spills occur, time is of the essence for responding to marine mammals. A Deepwater Horizon restoration project is gathering information to plan for better response activities during, and restoration after, future disasters.
December 21, 2022 - Feature Story ,
A dolphin interacts with a woman at the edge of its large aquarium pool habitat A trainer works with a dolphin during a breathing session at the National Aquarium. Credit: Henley Moore, National Aquarium.

50 Years: Celebrating the History of the Southeast Region Headboat Survey

Looking back at the history of the Southeast Region Headboat Survey as we celebrate its 50th anniversary.
December 13, 2022 - Feature Story ,
A boat's catch is hung along the side of the vessel while people on the dock look at the fish. The catch from a headboat during the early days of the survey. Credit: NOAA Fisheries

“Izzy” the Dolphin: Making Her Story Matter 

Persistent human interactions means a life away from her natural home.
December 06, 2022 - Feature Story ,
Izzy in her new home at Clearwater Marine Aquarium "Izzy" the dolphin in her new home at the Clearwater Marine Aquarium

Meet Eric Weissberger, Oyster Restoration Coordinator for Deepwater Horizon

Eric Weissberger brings years of expertise as a shellfish biologist to his role as oyster restoration coordinator. He helps the five Gulf states and NOAA work together to rebuild oyster reefs after the Deepwater Horizon oil spill.
November 15, 2022 - Feature Story ,
a man in a red boat rows in a small harbor. Eric Weissberger is the Oyster Restoration Coordinator for the Deepwater Horizon restoration program.