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Four Endangered North Pacific Right Whales Spotted in the Gulf of Alaska

Biologists were able to collect valuable data on these rare animals during a special whale survey in August.
September 09, 2021 - Feature Story ,
Tail of one north Pacific right whale shown as it dives next to second whale with head above water.

Celebrate Whale Week with Wallpapers for Your Digital Devices

Make a splash during Whale Week with these computer, smartphone, and Facebook wallpapers.
February 06, 2020 - Feature Story ,
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Genetics Reveal Pacific Subspecies of Fin Whale

New findings highlight diversity of marine mammals.
October 22, 2019 - Feature Story ,

Watching Whales Sensibly for Ten Years

This year is the 10th anniversary of Whale SENSE, our responsible whale watching program.
June 26, 2019 - Feature Story ,

Make Way for Whale Week 2019

Discover more about these awe-inspiring marine mammals and learn about our work to conserve and protect them.
February 11, 2019 - Feature Story ,

Unusual Mortality Events for Large Whales, Ice Seals Closed

When there is a large die-off of marine mammals, experts from NOAA Fisheries and our partners try to identify the reasons for what's known as an Unusual Mortality Event, or UME. Unfortunately, in about half of UMEs, a cause is never determined.
June 26, 2018 - Feature Story ,
Alaska UME bears feeding on whale.jpg

To Protect Fin Whales, Scientists Work on Their Listening Skills

Scientists map out distinct populations of endangered fin whales based on differences in their songs.
May 16, 2013 - Podcast ,