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2021 Partner in the Spotlight: Diane Pike

In 2021, we recognized partner Diane Pike for expanding and enhancing recovery of Hawaiian monk seals—one of our most imperiled marine species.
March 01, 2022 - Feature Story ,
Diana Pike on the right with NOAA Fisheries colleague on the left on the beach with a rainbow in the background Diane and colleague Mark Sullivan of NOAA Fisheries on a hike out to La'au Point, Moloka'i. Credit: NOAA Fisheries.

Meet Jamie Thomton, Kauaʻi Marine Mammal Response Coordinator

Jamie talks about his path to NOAA, recounts a mission to disentangle a humpback whale, and explains what Whale Week means to him. 
February 16, 2022 - Feature Story ,
Picture of Jamie Thomton on a beach in Jamie Thomton in the Papahānaumokuākea Marine National Monument. Jamie Thomton in the Papahānaumokuākea Marine National Monument. Credit: NOAA Fisheries.

Celebrating Black History Month 2022

Join us in celebrating Black History Month. Learn more about some of our exceptional NOAA Fisheries employees and how their work contributes to our mission every day.
Collage of NOAA Fisheries employees for Black History Month 2022

Must-Read Pacific Islands Stories of 2021

Highlighting successful stories this past year that showcase our ongoing commitment to the science and stewardship of the marine environment in the Pacific Islands.
January 13, 2022 - Feature Story ,
Adult monk seal and newborn pup on a public beach. Hawaiian monk seal RK96 and her pup rest in Waikīkī. Credit: Hawaii Marine Animal Response.

Six Reasons Why You Should Not Swim with Wild Spinner Dolphins

Would you swim with wild spinner dolphins if you knew that they were trying to sleep?
September 28, 2021 - Feature Story ,

New Regulation Protects Hawaiian Spinner Dolphins Against Disturbance

A final rule prohibits swimming with, approaching, or remaining within 50 yards of spinner dolphins. A proposed rule may establish time-area closures of select nearshore resting areas. 
September 28, 2021 - Feature Story ,