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Whale Week: Celebrating the Wonder of Whales

Celebrate Whale Week 2024 with us! Discover NOAA's work to study, recover, and conserve these magnificent marine mammals.
February 12, 2024 - Feature Story ,
Graphic for Whale Week featuring illustrations of long-finned pilot whale, sperm whale, beluga whale, and North Atlantic right whale

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

50 Years of Protecting Marine Mammals

A look at the Marine Mammal Protection Act's many advancements and accomplishments in the last 50 years.
February 02, 2023 - Podcast ,
Pair of bottlenose dolphins Pair of bottlenose dolphins. Credit: NOAA Pacific Islands Fisheries Science Center/Lisa Morse.

11 Cool Facts About Whales, Dolphins, and Porpoises

Did you know these marine mammals are part of the cetacean family? Check out these facts to learn more.
finback image for 2020 whale week Finback whales. Credit: NOAA Fisheries

Plastic Bag Leads to Death of a Young Beaked Whale off Florida's East Coast

Biologists with the Florida Atlantic University Harbor Branch Marine Mammal Stranding Team responded to a dead whale reported Sunday off Ft. Pierce.
June 06, 2019 - Feature Story ,
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True's Beaked Whales: Secret No Longer

Researchers Gather Trove of Data on These Elusive Deep-Divers
September 06, 2018 - Feature Story ,
Beaked whale in the foreground, NOAA white boat in the background

Beaked Whale Cruise a Success Despite a Hurricane

Team studies elusive and little known True’s beaked whale
October 23, 2017 - Feature Story ,
Sharp beaked whale with research vessell in the background.