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Frequent Questions—Offshore Wind and Whales

Frequently asked questions about interactions between offshore wind energy projects and whales on the East Coast.
January 18, 2023 - Feature Story ,
Wind generators off Block Island.

An Entangled Web: Research Collaboration Unravels Causes and Consequences of Sea Lion Entanglements

Tracking individual sea lions helps reveal toll on species.
January 18, 2023 - Feature Story ,
disentangled sea lion on beach with a satellite tag on back

Dam Removal Puts California Salmon in Hot Pursuit of Cold Water

Collaborative efforts reopen six additional miles of habitat to migrating and resident fish.
January 17, 2023 - Feature Story ,
aerial view of fish passge project Hemphill Dam after rehabilitation. Image courtesy ECORP Consulting, Inc.

2022 in Review: Our Top Habitat Conservation Stories

Take a look back at some of 2022’s most popular stories about protecting and restoring habitat.
January 12, 2023 - Feature Story ,
Construction equipment in a wetland Tidal wetland restoration in California. Credit: NOAA Fisheries.

Empowering a Fleet Through Electronic Technologies

How electronic monitoring is changing the Gulf of Alaska pollock fishery.
January 11, 2023 - Feature Story ,
Harbor with trawl vessels and snowcapped mountains Trawl EM vessels at their home port in Sand Point, AK.

Now Available: 2023 Share the Shore & Sea Calendar

Organize your year and enjoy marine wildlife art in our 2023 Share the Shore & Sea Calendar, which is now available to download and print at home.
January 09, 2023 - Feature Story ,
Art work - viewing a sea turtle from a distance. Mary C., Grade 9, American Samoa · Sea Turtle · Paint

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.

Accurately Accounting for the Economic Value of Marine Ecosystems

Reliable estimates of the monetary value of benefits provided by marine ecosystems is key to balancing tradeoffs among ecological, social, and economic priorities.
January 04, 2023 - Feature Story ,
Infographic showing examples of marine and coastal ecosystem services Ecosystem services are the many benefits that ecosystems provide to humans.

Must-Read Pacific Islands Stories of 2022

Year in review: Find out which of our stories you read the most and which ones we highly recommend. Also, get to know some of our amazing staff.
December 30, 2022 - Feature Story ,
A close-up of two hands cupped together with palms up around a sea turtle in the distance on a sandy beach with waves along an ocean coast in the background. One example of how you get great photos of sea turtles while remaining a respectful distance of at least 10 feet away. Credit: Levon Basso.