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Pinniped Entanglement Group Brings Together a Worldwide Initiative

To celebrate International Seal Day, we’re highlighting a dedicated team of scientists and volunteers working to “lose the loop” and help entangled pinnipeds.
March 25, 2022 - Feature Story ,
A Steller sea lion with a packing band around its neck. A Steller sea lion with a packing band around its neck. Credit: Lauri Jemison, ADFG, 2011, taken during research conducted by Alaska Department of Fish and Game under NMFS Permit #14325.

Meet Kim Raum-Suryan: Bringing Awareness to the Plight of Marine Mammals

Following her passion led to opportunities as the recovery coordinator for Steller sea lions, co-founding of the Pinniped Entanglement Group, and spreading NOAA’s Ocean Guardian School Program.
March 08, 2022 - Feature Story ,
Kim Raum-Suryan at Graves Rock steller sea lion rookery NOAA Fisheries Marine Mammal Specialist Kim Raum-Suryan at the Graves Rock Steller sea lion rookery near Glacier Bay National Park in Southeast Alaska.

Climate Extreme Intensifies Conflict Between People and Whales

New research aims to find win-win solutions to reduce whale entanglements in the West Coast Dungeness crab fishery.
November 29, 2021 - Feature Story ,

West Coast Whiting Trawl Seabird Cable Strike Meeting

| 9 a.m. - 2 p.m.

Discussion of research on seabird cable strikes and application to fishery management


Marine Mammal Health and Stranding Response Program Reports

Reports prepared and published by NOAA Fisheries, Office of Protected Resources, Marine Mammal Health and Stranding Response Program.
March 02, 2021 - Publication Database ,

Final Rule to Amend the Atlantic Large Whale Take Reduction Plan to Reduce Risk of Serious Injury and Mortality to North Atlantic Right Whales Caused

NOAA Fisheries announces amendments to the regulations implementing the Atlantic Large Whale Take Reduction Plan to reduce the incidental mortality and serious injury to North Atlantic right whales (Eubalaena glacialis), fin whales (Balaenoptera…

Saving a Humpback Whale: A Disentanglement Tale

A rescue team successfully disentangled the humpback whale in late July, removing nearly 4,000 pounds of fishing gear.
August 26, 2020 - Video ,
Crew on zodiac attempting to dinentagle a humpback whale off the coast of New York

2019 West Coast Whale Entanglement Summary

Each year, NOAA Fisheries collects, verifies, documents, and responds to reports of large whale entanglements. The 2019 U.S. West Coast reports, and other relevant information and developments are included in this summary.
April 24, 2020 - Feature Story ,