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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.

New Approach to Identifying False Killer Whale Populations Proves Challenging

A recent study used machine learning to examine the vocalizations of the three Hawaiian false killer whale populations.
December 17, 2019 - Feature Story ,
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Estimating the Number of Endangered False Killer Whales in the Main Hawaiian Islands

A new study highlights our collaboration with nonprofit and citizen scientists to estimate the size of this endangered population.
September 05, 2018 - Feature Story ,

Welcome to Whale Week 2018

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

Whale Science on the High Seas

Six-month research survey of marine life in the Hawaiian Islands wraps up.
December 21, 2017 - Feature Story ,
spinner_dolphin_pao_crop.jpg Spinner dolphin leaping out of the water. Credit: NOAA Fisheries/Paula Olson (Permit #20311)

False Killer Whales: Sentinels of Ocean Health

Recovery grants help fill in the missing pieces for Hawaii's false killer whales.
June 20, 2017 - Feature Story ,