How NOAA Prepares for Large Whale Entanglements in Hawaiʻi
Every year, NOAA Fisheries and partners go through rigorous and comprehensive large whale disentanglement training in Hawaiʻi. This ensures they're familiar with the gear, processes, and animals, and have the muscle memory to help whales in need.
Restoring the Ancient Sturgeon
Atlantic and shortnose sturgeon populations are diminished. Learn about the threats facing these prehistoric fish, and what you can do to help.
Response Team Removes Fishing Lines from Entangled Humpback Whale
Whale watching boats helped locate and track the entangled whale so our expert teams could respond. This is the third entangled humpback whale detected off Southern California in about 2 weeks.
Stranding Network Frees Entangled Humpback Whale near Dana Point, in Southern California
A team from NOAA Fisheries and the Pacific Marine Mammal Center removed fishing line entangling a humpback whale near Dana Point, in Southern California, on Sunday, October 9, 2022.
Release of Hawaiian Monk Seal RP92
NOAA Fisheries, the National Park Service, The Marine Mammal Center, and the U.S. Coast Guard returned endangered Hawaiian monk seal RP92 to Kalaupapa, Molokaʻi, on July 8, 2022. The seal was released after recovering from an ingested fishing hook.
Size Matters: Examining the Effects of Body Size on Birth Rates in North Atlantic Right Whales
Recent research reveals that smaller female North Atlantic right whales produce fewer calves over their reproductive years. Their body size has been declining in recent decades due to increased entanglements in fishing gear and other factors.
Fishing Around Sea Turtles: What to Do If You Accidentally Catch a Turtle
The Fishing Around Sea Turtles (FAST) program promotes communication, co-existence, and best practices when fishing near marine wildlife in Hawaiʻi.
Salmon on the High Seas: Unlocking the Mysteries of Salmon in the North Pacific
Scientists are surveying the Gulf of Alaska to find out more about Pacific salmon (Chinook, Coho, sockeye, chum and pink salmon). The information they gather will help managers plan for changes these populations will face due to climate change.
NEFSC Gear Research Series: Better Gear By Design
The Northeast Fisheries Science Center's Gear Research group works with fishermen to design, test, and modify fishing gear. They've found ways to protect endangered sea turtles and marine mammals while maintaining the target species catch.
NEFSC Gear Research Series: Lose the Rope, Give Whales Hope
Ropeless or on-demand technologies offer a potential solution for whales and other protected species that can become entangled in traditional lobster traps and crab pots. Find out what ropeless is all about from the NEFSC gear research team!
Get to Know Your Pacific Islands Threatened Species: Giant Manta Rays
Giant manta rays are listed as threatened under the Endangered Species Act. Get to know more about this species in this fun, short video.
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