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Humpback Whale Disentanglements in Alaska

Watch this video to get a closer look at whale disentanglement efforts in Alaska.
February 16, 2019 - Video ,

Teaming Up for Entangled Whales

Watch this video to learn how we work to help disentangle whales across the country.
February 12, 2019 - Video ,

Ten Ways We Can Help Hawaiian Monk Seals

Our veterinarian and field teams work to rescue pups, treat injuries, and sometimes even remove eels!
December 10, 2018 - Feature Story ,
Seal with an eel in its nose

Young Whale Gets an Unlikely Second Chance at Survival

NOAA and partners worked together off Sandy Hook, New Jersey yesterday to cut a length of rope entangling a juvenile humpback whale, giving the whale a second chance.
July 12, 2018 - Feature Story ,
Responders cut the line off entangled juvenile humpback whale.

Alaska Marine Mammal Stranding Network

A stranded animal is one that is dead on the beach or in the water, one that is alive on land and unable to return to the water and/or in need of medical attention, or a live animal in the water that is unable to return to its natural habitat under its

Faces of North Atlantic Right Whale Conservation: Mendy Garron, Stranding Response Coordinator

Meet Mendy Garron, a NOAA marine biologist, who coordinates stranding response efforts along the East Coast.
January 30, 2018 - Feature Story ,
Mendy Garron, Stranding Response Coordinator.

2019 Prescott Grant Proposals

NOAA Fisheries received 62 eligible proposals for the FY 2019 competition. These proposals are under review and final decisions will be made in summer 2019.

Marine Mammal Unusual Mortality Event Contingency Fund

Congress established the Marine Mammal Unusual Mortality Event Contingency Fund in 1992. It gave the Marine Mammal Health and Stranding Response Program special authority to gather private donations to help it investigate and respond to

Active and Closed Unusual Mortality Events

Since 1991, marine mammal unusual mortality events (UMEs) have been declared.

Marine Mammal Unusual Mortality Events

To understand the health of marine mammal populations, scientists study unusual mortality events. Understanding and investigating these events is important because they can serve as indicators of ocean health.
California sea lion in rehabilitation.