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  • 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

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

  • 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

    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

    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

    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

    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.

  • Grants Awarded for Marine Mammal Rescue

    Aug 31: NOAA Fisheries awards 39 grants to participants of the Marine Mammal Stranding Network to respond to sick, injured, or stranded marine mammals and investigate health concerns for these populations in the wild.

  • Dolphin SMART Businesses Protect Dolphins

    June 12: Protecting dolphins and their coastal homes is crucial for conservation efforts and economic sustainability of dolphin-viewing businesses.

  • 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.

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