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Biologists Rescue Sawfish in the Florida Keys

Animal transported to Mote Marine Lab for rehabilitation.
April 12, 2024 - Feature Story ,
Sawfish rescue, Florida Keys, Photo Credit: Mote Marine Lab Sawfish rescue Florida Keys, Photo Credit: Mote Marine Lab

Endangered Sawfish Found Dead Missing its Rostrum in the Florida Keys

NOAA’s Office of Law Enforcement offering reward up to $20,000 for information.
February 22, 2024 - Feature Story ,
Smalltooth sawfish swims in shallow water. A beached sawfish in shallow water with a cut-off rostrum. Credit: NOAA Fisheries.

Smalltooth Sawfish and Climate Change: Impacts of Habitat Loss on Range and Distribution

Unpredictable weather patterns, warming ocean temperatures, and rising sea levels caused by climate change reduce available habitat for the endangered smalltooth sawfish.
July 18, 2023 - Feature Story ,

Protecting Species While Planning for Offshore Wind Development in the U.S. Gulf of Mexico

New study proposes a scoring method for evaluating risk to protected species with offshore wind development projects.
July 03, 2023 - Feature Story ,
Surfacing Rice's whale. Rice's Whale. Credit: NOAA Fisheries

Threatened and Endangered Species of the Southeastern United States

Celebrate the 50th anniversary of the Endangered Species Act by getting to know some of the threatened and endangered species found in the waters of the southeastern United States.
June 09, 2023 - Feature Story ,
A Rice’s whale swimming near the surface. A Rice's whale swimming near the surface. Photo: NOAA Fisheries (ESA/MMPA Permit No. 779-1633).

ESA Turns 50; A Conversation in Sawfish Conservation

Experts meet to celebrate smalltooth sawfish and talk about the future of the species.
May 23, 2023 - Feature Story ,
Scientists hold a sawfish in the water while tagging Sawfish tagging. Credit: Tonya Wiley.

The Endangered Species Act: 50 Years of Conserving Species

Celebrate the 50th anniversary of the Endangered Species Act by learning more about NOAA's work to conserve endangered species and their habitats.
50th Anniversary of the Endangered Species Act with smalltooth sawfish, green turtle, Atlantic salmon, staghorn, North Atlantic right whale, and Tubastraea floreana

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.

Top 21 Stories, Photos, and Videos of 2021

Check out our most popular features of 2021.
December 15, 2021 - Feature Story ,
A humpback whale tail fluke is visible above the water with mountains in the background. Humpback whale in Alaska. Credit: NOAA Fisheries (Permit #14245).

Sawfish Search 2021

Understanding where these elusive fish go and how to protect the areas they need to survive.
June 11, 2021 - Feature Story ,
Smalltooth Sawfish Searching for smalltooth sawfish