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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.

“Izzy” the Dolphin: Making Her Story Matter 

Persistent human interactions means a life away from her natural home.
December 06, 2022 - Feature Story ,
Izzy in her new home at Clearwater Marine Aquarium "Izzy" the dolphin in her new home at the Clearwater Marine Aquarium

Whale and Dolphin Conservation Expands Marine Mammal Stranding Network Territory

The Whale and Dolphin Conservation team expands the Greater Atlantic Regional Marine Mammal Stranding Network response territory. The Network assesses health, provides rehabilitation, and investigates the cause of death of marine mammals.
December 01, 2022 - Feature Story ,
WDC provides supportive care to a live-stranded common dolphin. Photo credit: Andrea Spence/IFAW WDC provides supportive care to a live-stranded common dolphin. Credit: Andrea Spence/IFAW

How NOAA Prepares for Entanglements During Whale Season in Hawaiʻi

NOAA and partners go through rigorous training in preparation to respond to whales in life-threatening entanglements.
November 23, 2022 - Feature Story ,
An individual wearing a life vest and safety helmet stands on the platform of a small boat to practice tossing a grappling hook. NOAA and partners go through rigorous training in preparation for responding to large whale entanglements. Credit: NOAA Fisheries/Cameron Dabney

Thirty-Seven Morbidity Cases Added to North Atlantic Right Whale Unusual Mortality Event

A new scientific peer-reviewed protocol adds 37 individuals to the ongoing North Atlantic right whale UME. This provides a more complete picture of this endangered species’ status and challenges impeding its recovery.
October 14, 2022 - Feature Story ,
NARW #4510 case UME Photo: North Atlantic right whale (#4510) with evidence of sublethal entanglement injuries along the head and body.

Trainings Prepare Teams To Respond to Entangled Large Whales in Alaska

The trainings highlight the importance of safety around whales for communities and experienced teams responding to entanglements.
September 22, 2022 - Feature Story ,
Park Ranger Bethany Robichaud throws a grapple in a practice session at Glacier Bay National Park. Park Ranger Bethany Robichaud throws a grapple in a practice session at Glacier Bay National Park in June 2022. Credit: Glacier Bay National Park and Preserve

More than $3.7 Million Awarded for Marine Mammal Rescue Efforts through Prescott Marine Mammal Rescue Assistance Grants

NOAA awards more than $3.7 million in grants to marine mammal health and emergency response partners in 20 states and one tribe for Fiscal Year 2022.
September 22, 2022 - Feature Story ,
stranded bottlenose dolphin is examined by the marine rescue team from Mystic Aquarium A stranded bottlenose dolphin is examined by the marine rescue team from Mystic Aquarium. Credit: Richard W Dionne Jr/Mystic Aquarium