- Crimes Against Marine Mammals—New Exhibit Opens
May 22: NOAA Fisheries and the Crime Museum open new exhibit "Crimes Against Marine Mammals," celebrating 40 years of the Marine Mammal Protection Act and highlighting Act violations, investigations, and protection measures.
- Bacterial Infection Cause of Dolphin Deaths
Oct. 27: NOAA has identified the bacteria Brucella in five bottlenose dolphins that died in the northern Gulf of Mexico. These five are among 580 dolphins in higher than expected strandings that began in February 2010.