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50 Years of Protecting Marine Mammals

A look at the Marine Mammal Protection Act's many advancements and accomplishments in the last 50 years.
February 02, 2023 - Podcast ,
Pair of bottlenose dolphins Pair of bottlenose dolphins. Credit: NOAA Pacific Islands Fisheries Science Center/Lisa Morse.

Six Endangered Marine Animals You Might Not Know

Learn about some lesser known endangered marine species and what NOAA Fisheries is doing to aid their recovery.
May 20, 2022 - Feature Story ,
750x500-false-killer-whale-anim2620-NOAA-PIFSC.jpg False killer whale jumping out of the water in the Northwestern Hawaiian Islands. Credit: Jim Cotton.

Celebrating Alaskan Indigenous Members of the Marine Mammal Stranding Network

Tribes and local governments play an important role in collecting marine mammal data and responding to entangled and stranded marine animals throughout remote areas of Alaska.
November 19, 2021 - Feature Story ,
A Tribal member stands next to a stranded bowhead whale that was killed by killer whale predation. Blue sky, white waves, and a dark sand beach. Perry Ashagnuak (Utqiagvik) collecting an eye from a stranded bowhead whale that had been killed by killer whale predation. Photo credit: Raphaela Stimmelmayr

First Direct Evidence of Killer Whale Predation on Bowhead Whales in the U.S. Pacific Arctic Documented by Scientists

A new study provides essential information to conserve an endangered species and supports subsistence communities own observations.
September 14, 2020 - Feature Story ,
Photo of five bowhead whales at waters surface. Bowhead whales. Photo Credit: NOAA Fisheries. Funded by the Bureau of Ocean Energy Management.

Lone Bowhead Whale Sighted in Gulf of Maine

Bowhead whales generally live in Arctic waters around 54° North latitude, migrating north into the high Arctic in the summer months and to lower latitudes of the Arctic in the winter. For the past few years a lone bowhead has been sighted in the waters off Cape Cod, Massachusetts.
April 03, 2019 - Feature Story ,
Bowhead whale facing toward the top left, feeding at the surface.