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  • NOAA Fisheries Recommends Actions for Right Whales

    NOAA Fisheries Recommends Actions for Right Whales

    Oct 20: Our Five-Year Review is now complete and provides updates on the right whale population in U.S. waters, and makes recommendations for future actions.

  • Immediate Action Saves Baby Beluga Whale

    Immediate Action Saves Baby Beluga Whale

    Oct 16: A team from NOAA Fisheries, Alaska Wildlife Troopers, and Alaska SeaLife Center saves beluga calf.

  • Scientists Study How Deep Little-Known Whales Dive

    Scientists Study How Deep Little-Known Whales Dive

    Oct 12: A new study is the first to use a towed linear hydrophone array to document dive depths for beaked whales, and researchers say it's a promising method to obtain dive depths for other beaked whale species.

  • Almost $3M Awarded for 2017 Prescott Grants

    Almost $3M Awarded for 2017 Prescott Grants

    Sep 7: NOAA announces the 33 recipients of the 2017 Prescott Marine Mammal Rescue Assistance grants worth almost $3 million in federal assistance.

  • NOAA Team Works to Help Entangled Humpback Whale

    NOAA Team Works to Help Entangled Humpback Whale

    Aug 30: NOAA Fisheries marine mammal entanglement experts are hopeful that a humpback whale is free, after a successful operation to cut the anchor line it was stuck in near the mouth of Tracy Arm.

  • NOAA Awards $5.8 M for Species Recovery Grants

    NOAA Awards $5.8 M for Species Recovery Grants

    Aug 9: NOAA announces grants awarded under the 2017 Species Recovery Program totaling $5.8 million in federal assistance.

  • Collaborative Rescue Frees Humpback Whale

    Collaborative Rescue Frees Humpback Whale

    July 24: Responders from the Northcoast Marine Mammal Center, Humboldt State University, Oregon State University, U.S. Coast Guard, California Whale Rescue, local fishermen and community members freed an entangled juvenile humpback whale.

  • The Common

    The Common "Sense" Way to View Majestic Whales

    Feb 17: When watching whales, be respectful of their size and power. Follow the responsible viewing guidelines known as Whale SENSE to make sure that you, and the whales, stay safe.

  • Dive into NOAA Fisheries Whale Week

    Dive into NOAA Fisheries Whale Week

    Feb 13: Celebrate whales along with NOAA Fisheries--the largest and oldest mammals on earth. 29 species of whales live in U.S. waters. Learn more about some of these species as well as NOAA's work to protect them.

  • NOAA Fisheries Celebrates Whale Week 2017

    NOAA Fisheries Celebrates Whale Week 2017

    Feb 13: Join us for Whale Week 2017—there is a lot to learn about the new ways our scientists are studying whales, what they are learning, and how we can all pitch in to help protect whales.

  • 10 Wonderful Whale Facts

    10 Wonderful Whale Facts

    Feb 13: How much do you know about different species of whales? As we celebrate Whale Week, take a look at some interesting tidbits and see if you learn something new about these majestic creatures.

  • Sperm Whales: Revealing the Mysteries of the Deep

    Sperm Whales: Revealing the Mysteries of the Deep

    Feb 13: Large, noisy, and often social, sperm whales are a remarkable species found from the equator to the poles. Learn four reasons why sperm whales are special.

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