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10 Things You Should Know About North Atlantic Right Whales

The endangered North Atlantic right whale population has been steadily declining for nearly the past decade. Today, researchers estimate that only about 400 right whales are left. Learn more about what we are doing and what you can do to help save right
October 17, 2019 - Feature Story ,
North Atlantic right whales

Immediate Action Needed to Save North Atlantic Right Whales

With about 400 whales left, we have an urgent conservation crisis. The United States seeks to work with Canada to take immediate action to protect this species.
July 03, 2019 - Leadership Message ,
North Atlantic right whales seen during aerial surveys near Massachusetts Bay. Image collected under MMPA research permit 17355.

The Right Stuff: Regulations for Right Whales

Watch our video to learn more about regulations in place for right whales.
February 14, 2019 - Video

First North Atlantic Right Whales of Season in Southeast Spotted Off Georgia

Known right whales travel together along Georgia coast
December 13, 2018 - Feature Story ,
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With an Unprecedented Number of Right Whale Deaths Since 2017, Watching for Migrating Right Whales is More Important Than Ever

NOAA and partners ask the public to give whales space during annual pilgrimage south.
12/07/2018 - Media Release ,

Fernandina Beach Mayor Declares November “Right Whale Month” in Fernandina Beach

Right whales expected to return to Florida coast in November
11/02/2018 - Media Advisory
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Biological Opinion - Office of Naval Research Arctic Research Activities 2018-2021 and Associated Proposed Issuance of an Incidental Harassment Authorization in the Beaufort Sea, Alaska

Endangered Species Act Section 7(a)(2) Biological Opinion - NMFS Consultation Number: AKR-2018-9725
September 07, 2018 - Biological Opinion ,

Faces of North Atlantic Right Whale Conservation: Tim Cole, Aerial Survey Researcher

The past year has been devastating for North Atlantic right whales, whose population is endangered with only an estimated 450 individuals remaining. 18 mortalities have been observed since 2017 and no new calves have been seen this year. NOAA and partners
May 22, 2018 - Feature Story ,
Tim Cole looks through the “bubble window” of NOAA’s Twin Otter plane

Faces of North Atlantic Right Whale Conservation: Barb Zoodsma, Recovery Program Coordinator

The past year has been devastating for North Atlantic right whales, whose population is already critically endangered. Since 2017, 18 North Atlantic right whale deaths were documented—4 percent of the population.
May 08, 2018 - Feature Story ,
North Atlantic right whale and calf

North Atlantic Right Whale Conservation: Get the Facts from Our Ship Strike Experts

The past year has been devastating for North Atlantic right whales, whose population is already critically endangered with only an estimated 450 individuals remaining. At least 17 whales died in 2017, and one was found dead in January 2018, bringing the
March 19, 2018 - Feature Story ,
A right whale breaches near a large cargo ship.