Skip to main content
Unsupported Browser Detected

Internet Explorer lacks support for the features of this website. For the best experience, please use a modern browser such as Chrome, Firefox, or Edge.

Website Policies and Disclaimers

Information presented on this website is considered public information and may be distributed or copied, unless specifically noted otherwise. This website is maintained by NOAA’s National Marine Fisheries Service (NOAA Fisheries). Please note the web policies and disclaimers below.

More On This Topic

A photo Showing how complex entanglements are Line and buoys wrapped tightly around a humpback whale’s tail. While entanglements may appear straightforward when viewed from the surface, they are often complex and involve many wraps that are not easily removed without specialized equipment. Credit: Pieter Folkens (NOAA Permit # 18786-04).
A North Atlantic right whale with propeller scars Right whale #3853 swimming north offshore of South Carolina on Jan. 20, 2011 with a series of fresh propeller wounds running across its back. The whale was observed 5 days previously offshore of Georgia without propeller wounds. It is unknown whether the whale survived its wounds or not, as it has not been re-sighted since. Vessel collisions are a leading cause of right whale mortality. Credit: EcoHealth Alliance (NOAA permit #594-1759).
NOAA Fisheries staff in the field at a restoration project site in Louisiana NOAA Fisheries staff in the field at a restoration project site in Louisiana. Credit: NOAA Fisheries.
trinitycenter_rachel bisesi NCCF_750x500.jpg A living shoreline project at the Trinity Center in Pine Knoll Shores, North Carolina. Credit: North Carolina Coastal Federation.