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Tales From the Marine Mammal Video Files

Microworlds Video: "What Do Marine 
Mammals Eat"

Microworlds is a series of three educational videos produced by NOAA's Ocean Media Center and NOAA's Alaska Fisheries Science Center for the 5th grade Microworlds Science Unit developed by Science and Technology Concepts. Each video features a different NOAA scientist interacting with several Seattle Public School students, while employing microscopes to better understand the world around us. 

The Microworlds series has received a Silver Telly award, and the opening video in this series, "What Do Marine Mammals Eat?" was an official selection at the 2011 Beneath the Waves Film Festival, 2011 Salish Sea Ecosystem Film Festival, and received an Award of Excellence in Motion Media and the Warren Sturgis Motion Media Award.  More...


What Do Marine Mammals Eat? 

Orphan Orca: Saving Springer Video

Follow Springer's amazing rescue in this film celebrating a successful orca family reunion.

Ten years ago, the Pacific Northwest community came together to save one small whale, who is still thriving in the wild 10 years later. NOAA Fisheries worked closely with local communities and Canadian officials in this unprecedented rescue effort to bring the young orca home. Springer's annual return to the waters of British Columbia serves as a reminder to everyone working on killer whale conservation, in the United States and Canada, that much can be accomplished by working together toward a common goal.  More...


Orphan Orca: Saving Springer.


Whale Rescue Video on NOAA Oceans Today.

Whale Rescue Video

In the last 25 years, 92 large whales have been freed from life threatening entanglements in fishing gear. Such entanglements are threatening the critically endangered North Atlantic Right Whale. When these whales are spotted who comes to the rescue? A team from the Atlantic Large Whale Disentanglement Network.

When a call comes in, responders race to the whale's location. They attach a GPS buoy to the whale to track its position, in case bad weather delays the rescue. Driftnets, lobster lines and marine debris often cause these life-threatening entanglements. While new fishing gear is being designed, for now, these ocean heroes are their only hope. More...

North Atlantic right Whale PSA Video

North Atlantic right whale 30-second Public Service Announcement for NE Florida and coastal Georgia. Video explains that slowing to 10 knots or less where Right whales are present can save huge lives. More...


Right whale Public service Announcement.

Blue Whale Tagging to Prevent Ship 
Strikes Video


Blue Whale Tagging to Prevent Ship Strikes.

Ships and whales share the same space. Learn why scientists John Calambokidis and Erin Olson are tagging blue whales in the Santa Barbara Channel, and how this research may help to prevent ship strikes with whales. More...

Be Whale Wise PSA Video


Be Whale Wise Public Service Announcement.

Orcas are wonders of nature and now, more than ever, we need to help them stay that way. Puget Sound orcas are also an endangered species and that means stepped up enforcement of special rules to view them. 

Whale Wise: Stay at least 200 yards from orcas. Keep out of their path, and never feed them. Check the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration guidelines to help protect all marine mammals at BeWhaleWise.org. More...

Northern Fur Seal Migration Video


Northern Fur seal Migration.

Every year, northern fur seals migrate 6,000 miles round-trip from their summer breeding grounds on the Pribilof Islands in the Bering Sea. 

Learn about the scientists at NOAA who are tracking these seals on their incredible migrations, and where the seals go during the winter months!  More...