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Cause of Death Determined for 11 Killer Whales Incidentally Caught in Fishing Gear in Alaska in 2023

Majority of whales belong to Eastern North Pacific Alaska Resident stock.
December 01, 2023 - Feature Story ,
A pod of killer whales swim through the water off the coast of Alaska A pod of killer whales. Credit: NOAA Fisheries.

Party Balloon Leads to Whale Death

A mylar balloon caused the death of a Gervais’ beaked whale calf that stranded off the coast of North Carolina.
November 13, 2023 - Feature Story ,
A small dead whale lays on its side on the water's edge at a beach. Gervais’ beaked whale on the beach at Emerald Isle in North Carolina. Credit: NOAA Fisheries

FY 2024 Received Prescott Grant Proposals

For the fiscal year 2024, 66 proposals were received from 21 states and 1 Tribe. The total amount of federal funding requested was $8,262,854. These proposals met the minimum requirements and will be considered for funding.

NOAA Fisheries Identifies Stranded Whale in Alaska as Calf Known as Tango

NOAA Fisheries and stranding network partners have responded to two incidents over the weekend.
August 28, 2023 - Agency Statement ,
Two whales breaching the water with green hills in the background Tango and Sasha, Permit # 20648. Credit: Suzie Teerlink/NOAA Fisheries

Answering the Call: California Academy of Sciences

The California Academy of Sciences responds to reports of deceased marine mammals along 400 miles of California’s coastline. They are a key partner in immediate response and long-term research on the sustainability of our ocean’s ecosystems.
July 31, 2023 - Feature Story ,
Killer whale skeleton suspended from the ceiling of the California Academy of Sciences Offshore killer whale, O319, is on display at the California Academy of Sciences. Credit: Sue Pemberton