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 Sharks
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.
Recovering the Southern Resident Killer Whale with Research and Conservation
Learn what scientists have discovered studying the endangered Southern Resident killer whales. See the science behind recovering this charismatic creature, from collecting their poop to tracking them using satellite tags.
Reporting Entangled Whales in Hawai'i
A public service announcement for the Hawaiian Islands region for reporting entangled humpback whales. Whale season in Hawai'i' runs November through April.
For Whale Week: Celebrate our wonderful and various species of whales in the U.S.
White Abalone Collection: First Time in 12 Years
Biologists collect the first white abalone from the ocean since 2004. White abalone are functionally extinct in the ocean so their only hope for recovery is a captive breeding program currently being supported by NOAA Fisheries in California.
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