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Young Right Whale Likely Died from Entanglement

The whale most likely died as a result of being entangled in gear and drowning, according to the information scientists obtained from the necropsy.
September 07, 2018 - Feature Story ,
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2018-2019 Pinniped Unusual Mortality Event along the Northeast Coast

Since July 2018, elevated numbers of harbor seal and gray seal mortalities have occurred across Maine, New Hampshire and Massachusetts. This event has been declared an Unusual Mortality Event (UME). Additionally, we have had seals showing clinical signs

2018-2019 Bottlenose Dolphin Unusual Mortality Event Southwest Florida

Since July 2018, elevated bottlenose dolphin mortalities have occurred along the Southwest coast of Florida including Collier, Lee, Charlotte, Sarasota, Manatee, Hillsborough and Pinellas counties. This event has been declared an Unusual Mortality Event

Unusual Mortality Events for Large Whales, Ice Seals Closed

When there is a large die-off of marine mammals, experts from NOAA Fisheries and our partners try to identify the reasons for what's known as an Unusual Mortality Event, or UME. Unfortunately, in about half of UMEs, a cause is never determined. 
June 26, 2018 - Feature Story ,
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2015-2019 Guadalupe Fur Seal Unusual Mortality Event in California

Increased strandings of Guadalupe fur seals have occurred along the entire coast of California, beginning in January 2015 at eight times higher than the historical average. Strandings have continued since 2015 at well above average rates.

Diseased Ice Seals

Unusual Mortality Event declared in 2011 and closed in 2018 for pinnipeds and walrus in the Bering and Chukchi Seas

2016-2019 Humpback Whale Unusual Mortality Event along the Atlantic Coast

Since January 2016, elevated humpback whale mortalities have occurred along the Atlantic coast from Maine through Florida.

2017-2019 North Atlantic Right Whale Unusual Mortality Event

Since June 7, 2017, elevated North Atlantic right whale (Eubalaena glacialis) mortalities have been documented, primarily in Canada and were declared an Unusual Mortality Event.

2017-2019 Minke Whale Unusual Mortality Event along the Atlantic Coast

Since January 2017, elevated minke whale (Balaenoptera acutorostrata) mortalities have occurred along the Atlantic coast from Maine through South Carolina.

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