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Monk Seal Pup Debuts in Waikīkī on Lei Day

Endangered Hawaiian monk seal RK96 (Kaiwi) gave birth to her sixth pup on popular Kaimana Beach in Waikīkī, Oʻahu! The birth was reported on May 1, 2024.
May 02, 2024 - Feature Story ,
A rainbow-shaped wave of water ebbs away into an arc around a  Hawaiian monk seal mom laying on a sandy beach as her newborn pup  lays next to her resting its head on its mom. Hawaiian monk seal RK96 (Kaiwi) and her newborn pup at Kaimana Beach, Waikīkī. Credit: NOAA Fisheries (Permit #24359)

Seal and Sea Lion Week

Join us for a week-long celebration of seals and other pinnipeds and get the scoop on NOAA's seal conservation efforts.
An animation showing several species of seals in their native habitats with the words "Seal & Sea Lion Week" across the top. Seal & Sea Lion Week is March 11-15, 2024.

A Community Comes Together for a Gray Seal

A gray seal that showed up in a Beverly, Massachusetts pond quickly won over the town’s hearts during his week-long stay before officials relocated him.
September 15, 2023 - Feature Story ,
gray seal pokes its head out of the water Gray seal swimming in a Beverly, Massachusetts pond. Photo Credit: Seacoast Science Center

Whale Watching Operators Around Alaska Commit to Having Whale SENSE

Whale SENSE is an education, stewardship, and recognition program that highlights commercial whale watching companies that commit to higher standards of operation.
September 07, 2023 - Feature Story ,
A humpback whale lands in the water after breaching near Auke Bay, Alaska. A humpback whale lands in the water after breaching near Auke Bay, Alaska. Credit: NOAA Fisheries/Aleria Jensen

NOAA Fisheries Identifies Stranded Whale in Alaska as Calf Known as Tango

NOAA Fisheries and stranding network partners have responded to two incidents over the weekend.
August 28, 2023 - Agency Statement ,
Two whales breaching the water with green hills in the background Tango and Sasha, Permit # 20648. Credit: Suzie Teerlink/NOAA Fisheries

How to Safely Operate Your Vessel Around Whales

See a spout? Watch out! Learn helpful tips to stay safe when sharing waters with whales in the Atlantic.
May 31, 2023 - Feature Story ,
A whale breaching the surface to breathe. A whale breaching the surface to breathe. Credit: Whale and Dolphin Conservation

Whale SENSE Welcomes New Program Partners in the Atlantic

The Audubon Society of Rhode Island and the New Bedford Whaling Museum teams join NOAA Fisheries, Whale and Dolphin Conservation, and Stellwagen Bank National Marine Sanctuary in sponsoring Whale SENSE.
May 25, 2023 - Feature Story ,
500x500_Humpback_fluke_WDC.jpg Fluke of a humpback whale. Credit: Whale and Dolphin Conservation

Now Available: 2023 Share the Shore & Sea Calendar

Organize your year and enjoy marine wildlife art in our 2023 Share the Shore & Sea Calendar, which is now available to download and print at home.
January 09, 2023 - Feature Story ,
Art work - viewing a sea turtle from a distance. Mary C., Grade 9, American Samoa · Sea Turtle · Paint

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