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Another Three Gray Whales are Found Dead, Bringing the Total in Alaska to Ten

NOAA Fisheries Alaska Region has received reports of three additional dead gray whales, bringing the number of gray whale mortalities in Alaska to ten.
06/21/2019 - Media Release ,
A dead gray whale found near Wrangell, Alaska. Taken 6/17/2019. Credit: Ceona Koch

Washington Couple Sets Example with Whale Carcass "Experiment"

NOAA Fisheries seeks others to volunteer waterfront property for whale decomposition.
June 12, 2019 - Feature Story ,
Dead gray whale on beach

Frequent Questions: 2019 Bottlenose Dolphin Unusual Mortality Event along the Northern Gulf of Mexico

Elevated bottlenose dolphin strandings have been occurring in the Northern Gulf of Mexico including Louisiana, Mississippi, Alabama, and the panhandle of Florida (Alabama border through Franklin County) since February 1, 2019.

2019 Bottlenose Dolphin Unusual Mortality Event along the Northern Gulf of Mexico

Elevated bottlenose dolphin strandings have been occurring in the Northern Gulf of Mexico including Louisiana, Mississippi, Alabama, and the panhandle of Florida (Alabama border through Franklin County) since February 1, 2019. As of July 18th, 290

Frequent Questions: 2019 Gray Whale Unusual Mortality Event along the West Coast

Since January 1, 2019, elevated gray whale strandings have occurred along the west coast of North America from Mexico through Alaska. This event has been declared an Unusual Mortality Event (UME).

2019 Gray Whale Unusual Mortality Event along the West Coast

Since January 1, 2019, elevated gray whale strandings have occurred along the west coast of North America from Mexico through Alaska. This event has been declared an Unusual Mortality Event (UME).

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 ,
Alaska UME bears feeding on whale.jpg