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Rice's Whale Turns One: Here's What We're Learning

This year marks the first year the Rice’s whale has been recognized as a new species. Learn more about our ongoing comprehensive research.
February 18, 2022 - Feature Story ,
Rice's whale surfacing. A Rice’s whale surfaces in the Gulf of Mexico. Credit: NOAA Fisheries (NMFS ESA/MMPA Permit No. 14450).

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 ,
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DNA Confirms Rare Bryde's Whale Off Florida is Gulf of Mexico Species

Biologists are getting a once in a lifetime opportunity to see and examine what is believed to be a rare Gulf of Mexico Bryde's whale.
March 19, 2019 - Feature Story ,
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The Expert Is In! Gulf of Mexico Bryde’s Whales

It is likely that fewer than 100 Bryde's whales are living in the Gulf of Mexico. Learn more about what NOAA Fisheries is doing to help this endangered species.
February 13, 2017 - Feature Story ,