Climate Change & Marine Animals: A Conservation Challenge
Climate-driven changes such as higher ocean temperatures and extreme weather events are affecting the health of marine animals—and their ability to survive. Learn how our scientists are using the best available science to conserve these species
Hawaiian Monk Seal Release on Laysan Island, 2019
Two underweight juvenile seals were collected from Laysan Island in 2018 and rehabilitated at The Marine Mammal Center's Ke Kai Ola in Hawai'i. Named Maiapilo and ʻĀkulikuli, they were released back to Laysan in June 2019.
Hawaiian Monk Seal Rehab & Recovery
NOAA scientists discuss efforts to recover the endangered Hawaiian monk seal.
Tagging a Hawaiian Monk Seal
Field scientists tag a Hawaiian monk seal on Kure Atoll.
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.
Please Kōkua and Share the Shore with Marine Wildlife
Share the Shore: Seal and Sea Lions Safe Viewing Public Service Announcement
When seals and sea lions share our shores, we need to give them space, especially mothers with pups.
Species In The Spotlight: Hawaiian Monk Seal
Predation, marine debris, starvation, disease and fisheries interactions are the main threats to the critically low population of Hawaiian Monk seals.
Hawaiian Monk Seal Rehabilitation
It takes a partnership with NOAA, the U.S. Coast Guard and private citizens to transport the sick and injured Monk seals from the remote Northwestern Hawaiian Islands to Ke Kai Ola marine mammal hospital in Kailua-Kona on the Big Island of Hawaii.
Investigating Steller Sea Lion Populations
Join scientists on a research vessel to western Aleutian Islands—closer to Russia than mainland Alaska. Here, they investigate what’s going on with endangered Steller sea lions, some populations of which are declining, while others are thriving.
Protecting Threatened Ice Seals
In Alaska, there are 4 species of ice seals, of which bearded, ringed, and spotted seals are listed under the ESA. In this video, see NOAA scientists studying them and how the information gathered contributes to their protection and recovery.
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