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  • Environmental Changes Stress West Coast Sea Lions

    Environmental Changes Stress West Coast Sea Lions

    Mar 20: Environmental changes are stressing West Coast sea lions. Male and female California sea lions respond differently to lack of food.

  • New Tool Aids US Conservation of Whales, Dolphins

    New Tool Aids US Conservation of Whales, Dolphins

    Mar 10: Researchers have identified more than 100 areas within U.S. waters that should be considered biologically important when making management and regulatory decisions about human activities that could affect whales, dolphins and porpoises.

  • Humpback Whales: Fact vs. Fiction

    Humpback Whales: Fact vs. Fiction

    Feb 11: How well do you know the humpback whale? Take a look at some facts and common myths about this majestic marine mammal.

  • New Study May Reveal Clues to Dolphin Deaths

    New Study May Reveal Clues to Dolphin Deaths

    Feb 11: A new study has found four distinct groupings of dolphin deaths within the Northern Gulf of Mexico Unusual Mortality Event (UME). Three of the groupings followed the 2010 Deepwater Horizon oil spill.

  • Unusual Species Highlight West Coast Survey

    Unusual Species Highlight West Coast Survey

    Dec 16: The research ship Ocean Starr returned to San Diego Wednesday, completing NOAA Fisheries’ first comprehensive survey of whales, dolphins and porpoises and the marine ecosystem off the West Coast in six years.

  • Win-Win for Whales and Lobstermen

    Win-Win for Whales and Lobstermen

    Nov 5: New proposed measures provide needed protections for whales with less economic impact on fishermen.

  • Enhancing Climate Resilience of Natural Resources

    Enhancing Climate Resilience of Natural Resources

    Oct 9: The Council on Climate Preparedness and Resilience has released a report outlining four priority strategies to help make our natural resources more resilient to climate change, documenting progress, and providing roadmaps for the future.

  • You've Never Seen Killer Whales Like This Before

    You've Never Seen Killer Whales Like This Before

    Oct 8: For the first time, scientists have used an unmanned aerial vehicle to photograph killer whales from above, giving them a new way to monitor killer whale health and reproduction while giving us all a stunning new view of the species.

  • Prescott Grants Awarded for Marine Mammal Rescue

    Prescott Grants Awarded for Marine Mammal Rescue

    Sep 19: NOAA Fisheries announced the award of 35 grants to partner organizations in 18 states totaling $2.7 million to respond to and rehabilitate stranded marine mammals and collect data on their health.

  • Gray Whale Calves Born in Big Numbers

    Gray Whale Calves Born in Big Numbers

    Jul 17: NOAA Fisheries scientists keep track of how many gray whale calves are born each winter, and it looks like this was a banner year for calf production.

  • Why We Need to Protect Whales

    Why We Need to Protect Whales

    Jul 1: New management measures to save whales have costs to fishing industry, but are necessary.

  • Whale Sense Vessel Helps Save Whale

    Whale Sense Vessel Helps Save Whale

    Jun 26: A vessel owned by a participant in the WhaleSense program was instrumental in a whale rescue.

Marine Mammals