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Young Dolphin Returned to Wild After Suffering Injuries from Fishing Line

For the second time in three weeks a young dolphin is swimming free of fishing line, thanks to the efforts of a rescue team made up of partner organizations along Florida’s west coast.
April 01, 2019 - Feature Story ,
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All Hands on Deck for a Wayward Gray Seal Pup

Marine mammal responders aid lost gray seal pup in making its way north.
March 28, 2019 - Feature Story ,
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Alaska Citizen Recovers Valuable Scientific Instruments

Tyler Brown landed his airplane to rescue lost instruments containing irreplaceable data on endangered Cook Inlet beluga whales.
March 07, 2019 - Feature Story ,
The Super Cub on skis enabled Brown to land on snow-covered tidal flats to recover the stranded mooring.

Scientists Find Mystery Killer Whales off Cape Horn, Chile

Genetic samples the team collected will help determine whether this animal, with its distinctly different color pattern and body shape, is indeed new to science. See amazing video footage of the whales below.
March 07, 2019 - Feature Story ,
Killer whale pod. Type D.

Faces of Whale Conservation in the Pacific Islands: Kristi West, University of Hawaiʻi at Mānoa

A frequent NOAA Fisheries collaborator, Kristi West conducts postmortem examinations which have revealed new insights into the biology and ecology of our local cetaceans—and the threats they face.
February 27, 2019 - Feature Story ,
Scientist conducting a necropsy of a whale calf in lab.

New App Makes Endangered Species Habitat Easy to Find

A new Protected Resources application displays the locations of ESA protected marine and anadromous species as well as their habitats.
February 22, 2019 - Feature Story ,
Areas of critical habitat on the West Coast.

Faces of Whale Conservation in the Pacific Islands: Marc Lammers, Hawaiian Islands Humpback Whale National Marine Sanctuary

A frequent NOAA Fisheries collaborator, Marc Lammers is a pioneer of bioacoustic monitoring research for not just whales and dolphins, but also coral reefs.
February 15, 2019 - Feature Story ,
Researching sitting in a boat with headsets.

Faces of Whale Conservation in the Pacific Islands: Adam Pack, University of Hawaiʻi at Hilo

A frequent NOAA Fisheries collaborator, Adam Pack has spent decades uncovering the mysteries of Hawaiʻi’s humpback whales.
February 14, 2019 - Feature Story ,
Researcher holding a videogrammertry equipment to measure humpback whales.

Faces of Whale Conservation in the Pacific Islands: Lars Bejder, Hawaiʻi Institute of Marine Biology

A frequent NOAA Fisheries collaborator, Lars Bejder’s research has helped us better understand tourism’s effects on marine mammals.
February 14, 2019 - Feature Story ,
Dr. Lars Bejder, director of the Marine Mammal Research Program.

Faces of Whale Conservation in the Pacific Islands: Robin Baird, Cascadia Research Collective

A frequent NOAA Fisheries collaborator, Robin Baird’s work has increased our understanding of Hawaiʻi’s whales and dolphins, especially false killer whales.
February 13, 2019 - Feature Story ,
Robin Baird, Cascadia research biologist.