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Whale Entanglement Response Training – On the Cutting Edge

NOAA joined with local stranding and entanglement response network volunteers along the West Coast to provide training in 2016.
October 21, 2016 - Feature Story ,

Melon Headed Whales in Hawaiʻi

With a focus on a recent stranding event in Kailua involving a lone calf.
October 11, 2016 - Feature Story ,

How to Disentangle a Whale

Every year, dozens of whales become entangled in fishing gear off the U.S. Atlantic coast. The Atlantic Large Whale Disentanglement Network works to save them.
March 29, 2014 - Podcast ,
Entangled whale as viewed underwater, gear appears to be wrapped around tail.

Killer Whales in Distress

Scientists are working to understand why the population of Southern Resident killer whales isn’t rebounding, and what we can do to help them recover.
December 23, 2013 - Podcast ,
A Southern Resident killer whale leaps into the air. Credit: NOAA

Blinded by the Noise—Whales and Dolphins in a Noisy Ocean

Many marine mammals use hearing to find their way through the world. But parts of the ocean are filling up with man-made noise, and that has the potential to leave them partially blinded. The CETSOUND project might help.
September 03, 2013 - Podcast ,

The Case of the Dead Dolphin

When a NOAA marine biologist performs a necropsy on a dolphin that washed up dead on the beach, she’s not only monitoring the health of marine mammals. She’s monitoring human health as well.
June 27, 2013 - Podcast ,
Marine biologist Kerri Danil necropsies a long-beaked common dolphin calf that washed up in La Jolla, CA. Credit: Rich Press.