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Watching Wildlife

Learn more about proper marine life viewing guidelines on the shore and in the water.

Whale Watching and Wildlife Viewing in New England and the Mid-Atlantic

New England and the Mid-Atlantic coastlines offer the potential for exhilarating marine wildlife viewing experiences. Whether on the beach or on the water, if you see protected animals like whales, dolphins, seals, sea turtles, or Atlantic sturgeon,

Watching Whales Sensibly for Ten Years

This year is the 10th anniversary of Whale SENSE, our responsible whale watching program.
June 26, 2019 - Feature Story ,

Good Neighbors: How to Share Hawaiʻi's Beaches with Endangered Monk Seals

This video will enhance public understanding of human-seal interactions and the direct impact that has on the population and recovery of the monk seal species.
October 30, 2018 - Video ,
Monk seal caution beach sign with a monk seal and humans in the background.

Alaska Marine Mammal Viewing Guidelines and Regulations

Reducing marine mammal disturbance while enjoying them in the wild.

Protect Wild Dolphins: Admire Them from a Distance

It is against the law to feed or harass wild dolphins. For the dolphins' sake, and for your safety, please don't feed, swim with, or harass wild dolphins.

Take the Lead - Do Not Feed

Do Not Feed Steller sea lions (brochure) and Do Not Feed signage for harbors and vessels.
February 15, 2017 -

Do not feed Steller sea lions (brochure)

Alaska Harbor Seal Approach Guidelines in Glacial Fjords (2015)

Increasing evidence suggests that existing marine mammal approach guidelines* are not adequately protecting harbor seals from disturbance in Alaska’s glacial fords. Research by federal and state biologists indicates that a greater separation between
January 01, 2015 -

Regulations Governing the Approach to North Atlantic Right Whales

Disturbance is identified in the Final Recovery Plan for the Northern Right Whale (Recovery Plan) as among the principal human-induced factors impeding recovery of the northern right whale (Eubalaena glacialis) (NMFS, 1991). NMFS is issuing this interim