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Cook Inlet and Kodiak Marine Mammal Disaster Response Guidelines

NOAA Fisheries, in an effort to increase preparedness for wildlife response under the Oil Pollution Act of 1990, has drafted guidelines for marine mammal response in disaster situations in Cook Inlet and Kodiak, Alaska entitled "Cook Inlet & Kodiak

NOAA Reports Second Dead Large Whale in Turnagain Arm

For Safety Reasons, NOAA Cautions Against Public Approaching Whale by Land or Water
May 15, 2019 - Feature Story ,
Photo courtesy of Hunter Keffalos NOAA Fisheries is monitoring the location of a dead gray whale in Turnagain Arm

Developing Marine Mammal Response Capacity at Home and Abroad

Experienced stranding responders around the world have collaborated to launch the Global Marine Animal Stranding Toolkit at to help expand marine mammal stranding response capabilities.
December 07, 2018 - Feature Story ,
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Large Whale Entanglements National Report Released

A national report on large whale entanglements confirmed in the United States in 2017. Seventy-six large whale entanglements were confirmed nationally in 2017, slightly above the annual average.
December 06, 2018 - Feature Story ,
Florida Fish and Wildlife Commission partners disentangle a North Atlantic right whale NOAA MMHSRP Permit 18786

National Report on Large Whale Entanglements (2017)

This report provides a summary of large whale entanglements that occurred in U.S. waters in 2017 including species, locations, and an overview of response efforts.
November 06, 2018 - Other Reports ,
Whale disentanglement team working to save entangled right whale.

Pacific Islands Marine Mammal Response

The Pacific Islands Regional Office and Science Center, along with various partners, coordinates emergency responses to sick, injured, distressed, or dead marine mammals in the main Hawaiian Islands, Northwestern Hawaiian Islands, Guam, American Samoa,

2018 Funded Prescott Grant Proposals

Prescott Grants support a core mission of NOAA Fisheries – the conservation and recovery of protected marine species – by helping to improve our national marine mammal stranding response capabilities. For fiscal year 2018, 36 competitive Prescott

NOAA Necropsy Team Finds Indications of Trauma in Death of Male Humpback

Necropsy of a male humpback on Admiralty Island in Southeast Alaska
03/21/2019 - Media Release ,
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Large Whale Entanglements

Please call the NOAA Fisheries statewide 24-hour stranding hotline at (877) 925-7773 if you see injured, entangled, or dead whales in the water or on the beach.

Alaska Region Marine Mammal Stranding Network Spring/Summer 2018 Newsletter

Alaska Region Marine Mammal Stranding Network Newsletter
May 13, 2018 - Other Reports ,