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Women Who Help Entangled Whales

Large whale entanglement has been a predominantly male field, but a growing cadre of experienced and skilled women has strengthened and diversified the response teams.
July 10, 2023 - Feature Story ,
Kathi George aboard an inflatable boat tossing a hook into the water. Kathi George participating in whale disentanglement training. Credit: Bill Hunnewell/The Marine Mammal Center

NOAA Scientists Collecting Information to Restore Marine Mammals and Seabirds in the Gulf of Mexico

A survey to update information on abundance and distribution to restore marine mammal and seabird populations in the Gulf of Mexico.
June 23, 2023 - Feature Story ,
2 pilot whales swim at the ocean surface with dorsal fins exposed, a large white ship is seen on the horizon Pilot whales surface near the NOAA Ship Gordon Gunter. Credit: NOAA Fisheries/Melody Baran (Permit # 14450)

How to Safely Operate Your Vessel Around Whales

See a spout? Watch out! Learn helpful tips to stay safe when sharing waters with whales in the Atlantic.
May 31, 2023 - Feature Story ,
A whale breaching the surface to breathe. A whale breaching the surface to breathe. Credit: Whale and Dolphin Conservation

Whale Week: Celebrating the Wonder of Whales

Celebrate Whale Week 2023 with us! Discover NOAA's work to study, recover, and conserve these magnificent marine mammals.
April 24, 2023 - Feature Story ,
Graphic for Whale Week 2023 featuring illustrations of long-finned pilot whale, sperm whale, beluga whale, and North Atlantic right whale

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.

11 Cool Facts About Whales, Dolphins, and Porpoises

Did you know these marine mammals are part of the cetacean family? Check out these facts to learn more.
finback image for 2020 whale week Finback whales. Credit: NOAA Fisheries

New Species of Baleen Whale in the Gulf of Mexico

NOAA Fisheries announces scientific research paper that describes a new species of baleen whale in the Gulf of Mexico.
January 22, 2021 - Feature Story ,
NOAA Fisheries is Pleased to Announce a New Scientific Research Paper that Describes a New Species of Baleen Whale in the Gulf of Mexico

NOAA Lists Gulf of Mexico Bryde’s Whales as Endangered

Critically low population estimated at less than 100 individuals.
April 09, 2019 - Feature Story ,