- Migrating Gray Whales Slowly Reveal Their Secrets
Oct 17: Recently scientists were surprised to discover that some gray whales from a critically endangered population cross the Pacific every year to winter off the coast of North America.
- Getting to the Bottom of Marine Mammal Crimes
Oct 3: Special agents and enforcement officers with NOAA Fisheries Office of Law Enforcement investigate crimes against marine mammals under the Marine Mammal Protection Act, which celebrates its 40th anniversary this month.
- 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.
- Meet Springer—One Orca Who Overcame the Odds
July 13: An orphaned killer whale calf, Springer, was rescued from Puget Sound and returned to her family in Canada in 2002. This summer, she has been sighted again.
- Teacher at Sea Helps Scientists Study Right Whales
June 28: NOAA Teacher at Sea Ellen O’Donnell shares incredible highlights of her research cruise studying North Atlantic Right Whales.
- International Whaling Commission Meeting Gears Up
June 26: NOAA helps promote U.S. positions including the rights and needs of aboriginal subsistence whalers and whale conservation activities at the 64th Annual Meeting of the International Whaling Commission in Panama City, Panama.
- 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.
- Amazing Gray Whale Journey Across the Pacific
April 22: The Gray whale journey is one of the longest made by any mammal, covering over 12,000 miles round-trip, from the Alaskan Arctic to Mexico.
- 'TweetChat' to Highlight Famous Gray Whale Rescue
Feb. 23: NOAA scientist Dave Withrow will answer questions live on Twitter this Thursday, February 23 at 2:30 p.m. Eastern. He was part of the real-life 1988 rescue of three gray whales trapped in sea ice that inspired the new movie, "Big Miracle."
- Whale Rescue Inspires Hollywood
Feb. 1: This weekend, Universal Pictures will premiere "Big Miracle," a new film inspired by the real-life 1988 rescue of three gray whales trapped in sea ice near Barrow, Alaska. NOAA scientist Dave Withrow talks about his experience as part of the rescue team.
- Survey Shows Dip in Cook Inlet Beluga Count
Jan. 9: Scientists from NOAA’s Alaska Fisheries Science Center today announced the 2011 abundance estimate for the endangered Cook Inlet beluga whale population is 284 animals, almost 20 percent lower than last year’s estimate of 340.
- NOAA Right Whale Experts Use Twitter to Reach Out
Nov. 16: As right whales migrate down the Atlantic Coast this winter to their winter calving grounds, there are things boaters can do to ensure their safe travels. To inform the public, NOAA whale experts took to Twitter.
- Antarctic Killer Whales Seek Spa-like Relief
Oct. 25: NOAA researchers explain why a type of Antarctic killer whale performs a rapid migration to warmer tropical waters – spa-like skin treatment.