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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 ,
Dolphin disentangle April 2019.jpg

Help Right Whales and their Calves: Give Them Space

Watch an endangered right whale mom and baby interact with a group of dolphins, and learn how to keep them safe by staying at least 500 yards away.
February 27, 2019 - Feature Story ,
A North Atlantic right whale mom and calf.

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.

Make Way for Whale Week 2019

Discover more about these awe-inspiring marine mammals and learn about our work to conserve and protect them.
February 11, 2019 - Feature Story ,

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.

By the Numbers: The Annual Migration of Green Sea Turtles in Hawaiʻi

Can you imagine a 1,200-mile commute? Every year, many green sea turtles (or honu as they are locally known in Hawai‘i) make the 1,200-mile (1,931-kilometer) round-trip migration from foraging habitats in the main Hawaiian Islands to reproduce and nest at
September 26, 2017 - Feature Story ,
Biologist Jan Willem Staman carefully etches a number onto the shell of a sea turtle at French Frigate Shoals

The Common "Sense" Way to View Majestic Whales

  Going out with whale watching tours that follow responsible guidelines is a great way to see whales in a manner that is safe and respectful for wildlife and humans, while supporting local businesses. The Whale SENSE program provides recognition
February 28, 2017 - Feature Story ,
Boats with humpback

Whale Entanglement Response Training – On the Cutting Edge

NOAA joined with local stranding and entanglement response network volunteers along the West Coast to provide training in 2016.
October 21, 2016 - Feature Story ,