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Whales, dolphins and more
Whales, dolphins, and other marine mammals are found throughout U.S. waters. Visit our media contact page to reach our regional Public Affairs Officers.
NOAA Fisheries’ Office of Protected Resources is directed by the Endangered Species Act to protect and assist in the recovery of endangered and threatened marine life, including whales, fish, turtles, and corals, and by the Marine Mammal Protection Act to protect marine mammals like whales, dolphins, seals, and sea lions. We work closely with partners, including the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, states, and non-governmental partners.
Photos & Video
Explore these titles in our video gallery:
North Atlantic Right Whale: Stay 500 Yards Away!
Be Whale Wise PSA
Don't Feed Wild Dolphins PSA
Orphan Orca: Saving Springer
News Releases: Whales, Dolphins, and more
To report a live or dead stranded seal or sea lion, please contact your local stranding network or local authorities.
Learn about the species we protect
Learn about marine mammal and protected species strandings
Learn about unusual mortality events