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A Trans-Pacific Movement Reveals Regular Migrations of Humpback Whales Megaptera novaeangliae Between Russia and Mexico

Data demonstrating regular trans-Pacific movements of humpback whales in the North Pacific, highlighting the importance of Mexico for the species ocean-basin-wide.
September 28, 2023 - Peer-Reviewed Research ,

Retrospective analysis of measures to reduce large whale entanglements in a lucrative commercial fishery

Marine mammal bycatch is a significant anthropogenic threat to recovering populations. Gear reduction in Washington (USA) crab fishery decreased entanglement risk to whales.
January 30, 2023 - Peer-Reviewed Research ,

Passive Acoustics Research Group News & Media

Our Passive Acoustics Research Group frequently makes the news. This page links to articles and other media featuring our staff and their research.

California Current Marine Mammal Assessment Program

We assess the population status of marine mammals in the California Current.

Found: A Missing Breeding Ground for Endangered Western North Pacific Humpback Whales in the Mariana Archipelago

This study establishes the Mariana Archipelago as a breeding area for endangered western North Pacific humpback whales, contributing to research and conservation efforts to identify all associated breeding grounds and potential threats in those locations.
January 30, 2020 - Peer-Reviewed Research ,

Humpback Whale Research In Alaska

Decades after the end of commercial whaling, humpback whales are playing an increasingly important role in Alaska’s ecosystem and economics. Whale watching is a multimillion dollar industry in Alaska and humpbacks are the main attraction.
Group of humpback whales poking their heads out of the water with mountain in background

Aerial Surveys of Arctic Marine Mammals

Alaska Fisheries Science Center's Cetacean Assessment & Ecology Program conduct aerial survey research in Alaska.
Survey grid for scientific study in northern Alaska

Alaska Marine Mammal Observer Program

NOAA Fisheries is not operating the Alaska Marine Mammal Observer Program due to a lack of available resources to fund additional observations of the southeast Alaska salmon drift gillnet fishery. We will reassess future activities as funding permits.

Summary of Reported Whale-Vessel Collisions in Alaskan Waters

Summary of 108 reported whale-vessel collisions in Alaska from 1978–2011.
January 01, 2012 - Peer-Reviewed Research ,