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  • The Science Behind Killer Whale Genetics - Jul 11: Found in every ocean around the world, killer whales are a force to be reckoned with. Learn what NOAA scientists and researchers are discovering about killer whale genetics.
  • Dolphins Hitch a Free Ride from Gray Whale - June 28: In this photo, a group of long-beaked common dolphins are hitching a free ride on the bow wave of a migrating gray whale.
  • To Protect Fin Whales, Listen Closely… - May 20: Scientists map out distinct populations of endangered fin whales based on differences in their songs.
  • How NOAA Observes Our Changing Earth - Apr 22: NOAA uses a variety of observational resources to gain more information about our evolving planet, including satellites, ships, planes, buoys, and on-the-ground scientists to provide data to better understand, and ultimately preserve, our earth.
  • Cloudy With a Chance of Whales - Apr 4: New technology will enable scientists to forecast patterns of whale traffic in the Pacific. These forecasts will help ships steer clear of whales and reduce fatal ship strikes.
  • Study Analyzes Risks to Whales from Ship Traffic - Mar 29: Researchers identified areas off southern California with high numbers of whales and assessed their risk from potentially deadly collisions with commercial ship traffic in a newly released study.
  • Scientists Launch a New Era in Whale Research - Mar 7: New technology enables safe, non-invasive methods for monitoring the health and physiology of large whales.
  • Previously Entangled Right Whales Give Birth - Jan 29: Recently, two previously entangled right whales gave birth. Learn more about how NOAA Fisheries and partners help marine mammals in distress.
  • When One Endangered Species Eats Another - Jan 22: When one endangered species eats another, ecosystem-based management may be the only way to save them both: killer whales and chinook salmon.
  • NOAA Releases New Beluga Abundance Estimate - Jan 4: NOAA Fisheries scientists annouced that the 2012 abundance estimate for the endangered Cook Inlet beluga whale population is 312 animals, a small, but not scientifically significant increase over last year.
  • Listening for Change in the Arctic - Oct 31: New developments in acoustic technology mean that scientists can use sound to closely monitor changes in the marine ecosystem.
  • 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.
  • Co-management Strengthens Marine Mammal Science - Oct 23: Do you know how NOAA Fisheries works with Alaska Native subsistence hunters to provide scientific support for co-management of seals, sea lions, fur seals, and whales in Alaska?
  • 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.
  • 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.