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Investigation of West Coast Gray Whale Strandings Continues as Whales Head South for the Winter

The Central California survey counts migrating whales for a new population assessment.
January 21, 2020 - Feature Story ,

Washington Couple Sets Example with Whale Carcass "Experiment"

NOAA Fisheries seeks others to volunteer waterfront property for whale decomposition.
June 12, 2019 - Feature Story ,
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NOAA Fisheries Declares Elevated West Coast Gray Whale Strandings an Unusual Mortality Event

NOAA Fisheries is declaring an unusual spike in strandings of gray whales along the West Coast an Unusual Mortality Event, providing additional resources to respond to the strandings and triggering a focused scientific investigation into the cause.
May 30, 2019 - Feature Story ,
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NOAA Reports Second Dead Large Whale in Turnagain Arm

For Safety Reasons, NOAA Cautions Against Public Approaching Whale by Land or Water
May 15, 2019 - Feature Story ,
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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 ,

Entangled Puget Sound Whale Largely Freed After Unusual Chain of Events

NOAA Fisheries seeks help from public in spotting the gray whale and assessing its condition following entanglement.
April 18, 2018 - Feature Story ,

A Quarter Century of Counting: Southwest Fisheries Science Center Celebrates 25 Years of Research on Gray Whales

NOAA scientists celebrate 25 years of their research program on gray whale calf production.
February 09, 2018 - Feature Story ,

Sentinels of Change: Gray Whales in the Arctic

Gray whales are now making their great annual migration to Arctic feeding grounds. What they find there may be changing.
March 29, 2016 - Feature Story ,
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Newest NOAA Fisheries Survey Ship Begins West Coast and Alaska Whale Survey

Vessel Reuben Lasker to assess gray whales and search for highly endangered right whales.
July 09, 2015 - Feature Story ,