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$500,000 Available to Support Sea Turtle Stranding Response and Rehabilitation

New federal funds will be available through the National Fish and Wildlife Foundation for organizations involved in sea turtle stranding response and rehabilitation.
April 27, 2023 - News ,
A stranding responder measures a stranded loggerhead sea turtle on a Florida beach. A stranding responder measures a stranded loggerhead sea turtle on a Florida beach. Photo credit: Florida Sea Turtle Stranding and Salvage Network

Public Hearings in Alaska on Proposal to List Sunflower Sea Stars Under the Endangered Species Act

Hearings will be in Kodiak and Petersburg and may be attended in person or via teleconference.
April 12, 2023 - Feature Story ,
Sunflower sea star A sunflower sea star. Credit: Gullekson/WDFW

Frequent Questions—Necropsies (Animal Autopsies) of Marine Mammals

Frequently asked questions about the process of investigating marine mammal strandings involving dead animals.
February 24, 2023 - Feature Story ,
Humpback whale necropsy on February 8, 2023 Humpback whale necropsy on February 8, 2023. Credit: Virginia Aquarium & Marine Science Center (NOAA Permit #24359).

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.

Coordinated Response Protected Southern Residents From Sunken Ship Leaking Oil

NOAA Fisheries and partners diverted endangered whales from potential harm and learned lessons along the way. Southern Resident Connections - Post 27
January 27, 2023 - Feature Story ,
arial view of oil sheen on water next to island

An Entangled Web: Research Collaboration Unravels Causes and Consequences of Sea Lion Entanglements

Tracking individual sea lions helps reveal toll on species.
January 18, 2023 - Feature Story ,
disentangled sea lion on beach with a satellite tag on back

2019 Report of Marine Mammal Strandings in the United States

These national and regional marine mammal stranding overviews detail marine mammal stranding rates, trends, and activities in the United States in a given year. In 2019, there were 7,719 confirmed marine mammal strandings in the United States.
Stranding Network members perform an animal autopsy on a stranded gray whale that lies within a sectioned off area of the beach. A team of scientists from The Marine Mammal Center and the California Academy of Sciences perform a necropsy on a stranded gray whale at San Francisco’s Ocean Beach. Photo: Katie D’Innocenzo/The Marine Mammal Center.

2022 Recap: Your Favorite Marine Life Stories, Photos, Podcasts, and Videos

View our most popular stories, photos, podcasts, and videos of 2022.
December 14, 2022 - Feature Story ,
Large parrotfish. Large parrotfish. Credit: NOAA Fisheries/Kevin Lino.