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Seal Week 2022: Celebrating Pinniped Science and Conservation

During Seal Week August 29–September 2, NOAA Fisheries highlights seals and sea lions through science, conservation, and management.
August 29, 2022 - Feature Story ,
Harbor seal in Maine rests on the beach Harbor seal in Maine rests on the beach. Photo credit: Marine Mammals of Maine.

How Hawaiian Monk Seals Get Their Names

Have you ever heard someone refer to a Hawaiian monk seal by a name and wondered, “where did that name come from?” Wonder no more! Here’s how Hawaiian monk seals get their names.
May 11, 2022 - Feature Story ,
Adult Hawaiian monk seal and her pup resting on the beach around rocks. Hawaiian monk seal RN58 (Luana) rests next to her pup PO5 (Makaʻuʻole) on the beach. Credit: NOAA Fisheries

Recommended 2022 Species Recovery Grants Projects

NOAA Fisheries has recommended $6.2 million in funding for 12 new projects and 13 ongoing projects.
Cook Inlet beluga whale Cook Inlet beluga whale

2021 Partner in the Spotlight: Diane Pike

In 2021, we recognized partner Diane Pike for expanding and enhancing recovery of Hawaiian monk seals—one of our most imperiled marine species.
March 01, 2022 - Feature Story ,
Diana Pike on the right with NOAA Fisheries colleague on the left on the beach with a rainbow in the background Diane and colleague Mark Sullivan of NOAA Fisheries on a hike out to La'au Point, Moloka'i. Credit: NOAA Fisheries.