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All Boaters Should Reduce Their Speed to Protect North Atlantic Right Whales

Collisions between boats as small as 30 feet in length can be lethal to large whales, especially calves, and dangerous for boat passengers. Reduce your speed to keep everyone safe.
March 03, 2022 - Feature Story ,
Dead right whale calf (#3560) found floating off New Jersey on June 25, 2020, following vessel collisions Dead right whale calf (#3560) found floating off New Jersey on June 25, 2020, following vessel collisions. Credit: Center for Coastal Studies and Marine Mammal Stranding Center (MMPA Permit #18786-04).

North Atlantic Right Whale Updates

Get the latest North Atlantic right whale updates from NOAA Fisheries.

Snow Cone Watch: Updates on Entangled Right Whale Mother and Newborn Calf

An entangled North Atlantic right whale, known as Snow Cone, and her newborn calf have been spotted multiple times since December 2021. If you see them, or any right whale, move at least 500 yards away—it’s best for the whales and it’s the law.
January 31, 2022 - Feature Story ,
Right whale Catalog #3560 ‘Snow Cone’ and calf sighted off Fernandina Beach, Florida Right whale Catalog #3560 ‘Snow Cone’ and calf sighted off Fernandina Beach, Florida on January 6, 2022. Credit: Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission (NOAA permit 20556-01).

Rescuing Thousands of Sea Turtles in Texas

Learn about the heroic efforts to rescue and recover cold stunned sea turtles in Texas.

North Atlantic Right Whale Calving Season 2021

The endangered North Atlantic right whale population has been declining for the past decade. With fewer than 400 whales left, researchers closely monitor the southeastern United States for new offspring during the calving season.

FY 2020 John H. Prescott Marine Mammal Rescue Assistance Grants Announced

NOAA awards almost $4 million in grants to stranding network partners in 19 states and one tribe.
July 30, 2020 - Feature Story ,
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When a Right Whale Dies

When a right whale dies and we find it in U.S. waters, we work with stranding network partners to do a necropsy so that we can find out more about the whale and what caused its death. The right whale known as “Snake Eyes” likely died from entanglement.
October 31, 2019 - Feature Story ,
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