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Podcast: Checking In on Endangered Southern Resident Killer Whales

Learn the latest on endangered Southern Resident killer whales with Dr. Megan Wallen, a marine mammal specialist in NOAA Fisheries West Coast Protected Resources Division.
February 14, 2022 - Podcast ,
 Southern Resident killer whales encountered during NOAA's PODs (Pacific Orcinus Distribution Survey) in October 2021 Southern Resident killer whales encountered during NOAA's PODs (Pacific Orcinus Distribution Survey) in October 2021 near the west end of the Strait of Juan de Fuca. Credit: NOAA Fisheries

NOAA Fisheries Completes 5-Year Review of Endangered Southern Resident Killer Whales

The Endangered Species Act 5-year review on Southern Resident killer whales concluded that this species continues to face a high risk of extinction and should remain listed as endangered.
January 04, 2022 - Feature Story ,
Southern Resident killer whales encountered during NOAA's Pacific Orcinus Distribution Survey in October 2021 Southern Resident killer whales encountered during NOAA's PODs (Pacific Orcinus Distribution Survey) in October 2021 near the west end of the Strait of Juan de Fuca. Credit: NOAA Fisheries/Brad Hanson

Beluga Whale Sounds Aid Scientific Understanding Of When Whales Are Hunting Prey

New information may help with recovery efforts for endangered Cook Inlet belugas.
November 30, 2021 - Feature Story ,
man in boat using equipment to listen for beluga whales in Cook Inlet, Alaska
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NOAA Fisheries Cancels 2021 Belugas Count!

Organizers cite pandemic-related health and safety concerns

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Endangered Beluga Whales in Cook Inlet Rivers and Streams

By following these guidelines, you can promote beluga recovery and prevent their displacement from this critical habitat.
August 12, 2021 -
Cook Inlet beluga whale safety sign - smaller

Help Belugas

Members of the public are integral to helping NOAA Fisheries and our partners study and conserve Cook Inlet belugas.

United States and Canada Discuss Ongoing Efforts to Reduce North Atlantic Right Whale Mortalities, Serious Injuries

A message from Acting NOAA Fisheries Assistant Administrator Paul Doremus, who recently participated in a meeting with Canadian officials focused on the conservation and management efforts for the endangered North Atlantic right whale.
June 17, 2021 - Leadership Message ,
NARW #3720 and calf North Atlantic right whale mother and calf. Credit: Clearwater Marine Aquarium Research Institute, taken under NOAA permit #20556-01.

Cook Inlet Belugas: A Population in Decline

The 10-year (2008-2018) Cook Inlet beluga whale population trend is declining 2.3% per year. The public is encouraged to report all beluga sightings to provide scientists with clues to help solve the mystery of their lack of recovery.
June 09, 2021 -
Poster on the decline of Cook Inlet beluga whale population

Cook Inlet Beluga Whale Publications and Resources

Research publications, peer-reviewed research, management documents, and educational materials on Cook Inlet beluga whales.
May 07, 2021 - Other Reports ,