Killer Whales at Night: Helping Protect Southern Residents
Little is known about what killer whales do at night. To learn more, scientists use suction cup tags called DTAGs that can monitor whales’ nighttime behavior and responses to noise. Learn how this new information could help better protect the whales.
Dusky Tracks: Satellite Tags Help Manage Fisheries Closures
Dusky sharks live along the U.S. East Coast, and are sometimes caught unintentionally by fishermen. Follow scientists and fishermen as they attach satellite tags to learn more about this shark’s movements and better manage our nation’s fisheries.
Sea Turtles: Is the Future Female?
Are sea turtles destined to turn all female? This video documents cutting edge research that discovers alarming trends as global temperatures rise, and fewer male turtles are hatching from the nesting beaches.
Hawaiian Hawksbill Turtles: One of the World's Most Endangered Sea Turtle Populations
Scientists are focusing their research on the Hawaiian hawksbill sea turtle in an effort to bring back the endangered population and are making some new discoveries.
Leatherback Turtles: Understanding the Pacific Population
Leatherbacks have some of the longest migrations of any animal on Earth. Scientists study their movements using satellite tags and their diets using camera tags. Learn where they go, what they eat, and how to help this highly endangered species.
Steller Sea Lions: Citizen Science at Work
You can help scientists identify photos of marked Steller sea lions in the Aleutian Islands - go to https://www.zooniverse.org/projects/sweenkl/steller-watch. NOAA Scientists are tracking this endangered population western Aleutian Islands, Alaska.
Spotlight on the North Pacific Right Whale - An Interview with NOAA Fisheries Marine Mammal Scientist Jessica Crance
The eastern population of the North Pacific right whale is one of the most critically endangered large whales in the world. There are only about 30 left, but research in the summer of 2017 is shedding new light on this elusive creature.
Spotlight on the Southern Resident Killer Whale--An Interview with NOAA Fisheries Biologist Lynne Barre
The Pacific Northwest is home to critically endangered orcas, the Southern Resident Killer Whales, consisting of the J, K, and L pods or clans. NOAA research advances in an intense effort to understand, provide new data, and minimize threats to them.
False Killer Whales in the Hawaiian Islands
Identification of Hawaii's False Killer whales, False killer whale feeding behavior, their current threats, the fisheries research, and actions being taken to help mitigate interaction between False Killer whales and the fishing industry.
Atlantic Recreational Shark Fishing: Handling and Release of Prohibited Species
Prohibited shark identification, including dusky and other ridgeback sharks, and tips for safe handling and release. Includes information on permitting and regulations for recreational shark fishing in the Atlantic, Gulf of Mexico, and the Caribbean.
Protecting Dolphins: How to Best View Them
Bottlenose dolphins share our coastal waters. This means people can easily view them in the wild, but it also puts dolphins at risk of human-caused injuries or death. Watch this video to learn how to protect wild dolphins while viewing them.
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