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Whale Entanglements Remained High on West Coast in 2018, New Report Shows

Forty-six whales were confirmed as entangled in fishing gear off the West Coast in 2018.
June 27, 2019 - Feature Story ,
Underwater photo of entangled humpback whale

2018 West Coast Whale Entanglement Summary

This annual summary provides entanglement information and related updates that are particularly useful to those engaged in efforts to understand and address the issue on the U.S. West Coast from the fishery management perspective.
June 27, 2019 - Other Reports ,

Faces of Whale Conservation in the Pacific Islands: Kristi West, University of Hawaiʻi at Mānoa

A frequent NOAA Fisheries collaborator, Kristi West conducts postmortem examinations which have revealed new insights into the biology and ecology of our local cetaceans—and the threats they face.
February 27, 2019 - Feature Story ,
Scientist conducting a necropsy of a whale calf in lab.

Humpback Whale Disentanglements in Alaska

Watch this video to get a closer look at whale disentanglement efforts in Alaska.
February 16, 2019 - Video ,

Faces of Whale Conservation in the Pacific Islands: Marc Lammers, Hawaiian Islands Humpback Whale National Marine Sanctuary

A frequent NOAA Fisheries collaborator, Marc Lammers is a pioneer of bioacoustic monitoring research for not just whales and dolphins, but also coral reefs.
February 15, 2019 - Feature Story ,
Researching sitting in a boat with headsets.

The Right Stuff: Regulations for Right Whales

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

Faces of Whale Conservation in the Pacific Islands: Adam Pack, University of Hawaiʻi at Hilo

A frequent NOAA Fisheries collaborator, Adam Pack has spent decades uncovering the mysteries of Hawaiʻi’s humpback whales.
February 14, 2019 - Feature Story ,
Researcher holding a videogrammertry equipment to measure humpback whales.

Faces of Whale Conservation in the Pacific Islands: Lars Bejder, Hawaiʻi Institute of Marine Biology

A frequent NOAA Fisheries collaborator, Lars Bejder’s research has helped us better understand tourism’s effects on marine mammals.
February 14, 2019 - Feature Story ,
Dr. Lars Bejder, director of the Marine Mammal Research Program.

Faces of Whale Conservation in the Pacific Islands: Robin Baird, Cascadia Research Collective

A frequent NOAA Fisheries collaborator, Robin Baird’s work has increased our understanding of Hawaiʻi’s whales and dolphins, especially false killer whales.
February 13, 2019 - Feature Story ,
Robin Baird, Cascadia research biologist.

Teaming Up for Entangled Whales

Watch this video to learn how we work to help disentangle whales across the country.
February 12, 2019 - Video ,