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  • DWH Oil Spill Contributed to Gulf Dolphin Deaths

    DWH Oil Spill Contributed to Gulf Dolphin Deaths

    May 21: A tissue study finds that the Deepwater Horizon oil spill contributed to a high number of Gulf dolphin deaths. The study finds petroleum contaminants the likely source of lung and adrenal lesions causing deaths.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • How to get DNA from a Dolphin

    How to get DNA from a Dolphin

    Jul 9: A scientist at the NOAA Fisheries National Systematics Lab studies dolphins by analyzing their DNA. But first, she has to get their DNA.

  • Scientists Report Some Gulf Dolphins Gravely Ill

    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.

  • Dolphin Mortality Events Prompt More Patrols

    Dolphin Mortality Events Prompt More Patrols

    Sept 9: Unusual mortality events of dolphins along the east coast spur increased presence of enforcement officers.

  • What's Causing Bottlenose Dolphins to Strand?

    What's Causing Bottlenose Dolphins to Strand?

    Aug 27: NOAA Fisheries shares what it has learned as likely culprit behind bottlenose dolphin strandings in the Mid-Atlantic.

  • Dolphin Unusual Mortality Event in Mid-Atlantic

    Dolphin Unusual Mortality Event in Mid-Atlantic

    Aug 12: Under the Marine Mammal Protection Act, an Unusual Mortality Event (UME) has been declared for bottlenose dolphins in the Mid-Atlantic region from early July 2013 through the present.

  • The Case of the Dead Dolphin

    The Case of the Dead Dolphin

    Jul 9: When a NOAA marine biologist performs a necropsy on a dolphin that washed up dead on the beach, she’s not only monitoring the health of marine mammals. She’s monitoring human health as well.

  • Marine Mammals on the Move

    Marine Mammals on the Move

    Oct 24: If a picture is worth a thousand words then a video must be worth a million words. Spend some time with whales, dolphins, seals and more.

  • Celebrating 40 Years of Marine Mammal Protection

    Celebrating 40 Years of Marine Mammal Protection

    Oct 23: The Marine Mammal Protection Act was enacted 40 years ago this week on October 21, 1972. All marine mammals are protected under this Act.

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