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  • Minke Mystery Solved

    Apr 23: Scientists have discovered the source of the "bio-duck" sound, a strange noise that has mystified scientists and submarine captains in the ocean off Antarctica for decades.

  • How to Disentangle a Tangled Up Whale

    Mar 31: Every year, dozens of whales become entangled in fishing gear off the U.S. Atlantic coast. The Atlantic Large Whale Disentanglement Network works to save them.

  • Protecting Threatened Ice Seals

    Mar 13: How do NOAA Fisheries scientists protect threatened ice seals? Watch our video to learn the science behind their protection.

  • Climate, Fisheries, and Protected Resources

    Mar 11: NOAA Fisheries scientists are working to understand the effects of climate change and ocean acidification. Learn more about some of the things we are studying.

  • NOAA Responds to Pilot Whales Stranding in Florida

    Jan 22: Get the latest updates on the pilot whale stranding in Southwest Florida, and learn how NOAA and its partners are responding to the event.

  • Scientists Report Some Gulf Dolphins Gravely Ill

    Dec 18: Bottlenose dolphins in Louisiana’s Barataria Bay have lung damage and adrenal hormone abnormalities not previously seen in other dolphin populations, according to a new peer-reviewed study.

  • Teacher at Sea Learns the Right Kind of Lessons

    Dec 13: Teacher at Sea Angela Greene joined NOAA scientists for a survey to study one of the nation's most critically endangered species: the North Atlantic right whale. Find out what she learned.

  • Right Whales: Steady as We Go

    Dec 6: One of the principal threats to right whale recovery is collisions with ships. Because of this threat, NOAA Fisheries is renewing a rule meant to reduce the threat of vessel collisions with right whales.

  • NOAA Responds to Pilot Whales Stranding in Florida

    Dec 5: On Tuesday, December 3, 2013 the National Park Service found a pod of short-finned pilot whales stranded near the edge of the Florida Everglades National Park. Get the latest updates about this event.

  • A Whale of a Thanksgiving Day Feast

    Nov 26: Most of us are celebrating Thanksgiving with a traditional turkey dinner, but the Inupiat people on Alaska's north slope will be giving thanks over an animal that is a bit bigger than your average holiday bird.

  • Endangered Species Act Turns 40

    Nov 22: This year marks the 40th anniversary of the Endangered Species Act. Species diversity and ecosystem health are part of the natural legacy we leave for future generations, and the Act helps protect this legacy.

  • Steller Performance

    Nov 18: The Eastern population of Steller sea lions, now recovered, is off the threatened species list under the Endangered Species Act.

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