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When a Right Whale Dies

When a right whale dies and we find it in U.S. waters, we work with stranding network partners to do a necropsy so that we can find out more about the whale and what caused its death. The right whale known as “Snake Eyes” likely died from entanglement in
October 31, 2019 - Feature Story ,
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2019 John H. Prescott Marine Mammal Rescue Assistance Grant Awardees Announced

NOAA awards almost $4 million to stranding network partners in 18 states and one tribe through its John H. Prescott grants program.
September 26, 2019 - Feature Story ,
Harbor seal is released onto beach

Marine Mammal Entanglement in the Greater Atlantic Region

Please call our 24-hour stranding hotline at (866) 755-6622 if you see injured or entangled live or dead whales in the water or on the shore.

Greater Atlantic 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

Sea Turtle Disentanglement Network

A network of trained volunteers who respond to sea turtles that have accidentally become entangled in active or discarded fixed fishing gear and other materials.
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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