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Large Whale Entanglements National Report Released

A national report on large whale entanglements confirmed in the United States in 2017. Seventy-six large whale entanglements were confirmed nationally in 2017, slightly above the annual average.
December 06, 2018 - Feature Story ,
Florida Fish and Wildlife Commission partners disentangle a North Atlantic right whale NOAA MMHSRP Permit 18786

Protecting Paradise: Marine Debris Team Does the Heavy Lifting

The team removed more than 160,000 pounds of lost or abandoned fishing nets and plastics from the remote Northwestern Hawaiian Islands, an ecologically and culturally significant area, part of the Papahānaumokuāea Marine National Monument.
November 09, 2018 - Feature Story ,
The team pulls a large mass of nets into the boat near the barrier reef at Midway Atoll.

Partnerships in Alaska: Models Explore the Decline of Bering Sea Fur Seals

The following is the first feature in a multi-part series about NOAA Fisheries Partnerships in Alaska. NOAA Fisheries is strengthening relationships and building partnerships with the commercial fishing industry, environmental community, academia and private...
October 31, 2018 - Feature Story ,
A Northern fur seal pup.

Hawaiian Monk Seal With Several Ingested Hooks Returned to Wild

NOAA Fisheries calls on shoreline fishermen to help prevent monk seal hookings.
October 19, 2018 - Feature Story ,
A fisherman demonstrates responsible fishing by keeping his line up until the seal swims away

Six Reasons Why You Should Not Swim with Wild Spinner Dolphins

Would you swim with wild spinner dolphins if you knew that they were trying to sleep?
October 02, 2018 - Feature Story ,
Two spinner dolphins jumping out of the water.

New Study Sheds Light on Mysterious Movements of Rarest Great Whale

Finding the North Pacific right whale.
October 01, 2018 - Feature Story ,
An eastern North Pacific right whale surfacing for air.

Removal and Research: The Marine Debris Team Strikes Again

The 2018 mission to remove marine debris from the Northwestern Hawaiian Islands.
September 19, 2018 - Feature Story ,
James Morioka dives down to carefully remove a net from the reef.

Climate Change and Marine Mammals: Scientists Receive Important Award

NOAA Fisheries scientists receive Climate Adaptation Leadership Award
September 11, 2018 - Feature Story ,
North Atlantic right whale

True's Beaked Whales: Secret No Longer

Researchers Gather Trove of Data on These Elusive Deep-Divers
September 06, 2018 - Feature Story ,
beaked whale surfacing near NOAA Ship Gordon Gunter

Estimating the Number of Endangered False Killer Whales in the Main Hawaiian Islands

A new study highlights our collaboration with nonprofit and citizen scientists to estimate the size of this endangered population.
September 05, 2018 - Feature Story ,