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B-Roll: Type D Killer Whale Discovery and Sampling
Select footage from an expedition off Cape Horn, Chile that documented a new type of killer whale with different appearance. Researchers obtained a tiny bit of tissue/blubber that will allow them to determine if the “Type D” whales are a new species.
Teaming Up For Entangled Whales
In 2017, more than 70 whales were entangled in fishing gear/marine debris. NOAA Fisheries and its partners successfully disentangled 20 whales, increasing their chances of survival. For some species, this may significantly boost recovery.
The Right Stuff: Regulations for Right Whales
North Atlantic right whales are one of the world’s most endangered large whale species, with only about 450 remaining. NOAA has developed regulations for boaters and fishermen to help protect these whales from vessel collisions and entanglements.