Monday, July 22, 2024

Tag: whale

Entangled humpback whale freed from fishing gear

A humpback whale hog-tied in fishing gear in Iliuliuk Bay, near the Port of Dutch Harbor, was freed from being anchored down in a...

Whale watching is a growing Alaska attraction

Whale watching is an important economic driver for Alaska’s coastal communities, and is estimated to generate over $86 million and hundreds of jobs, particularly...

More protection sought for right whales

Conservations are seeking expanded critical habitat designation in Alaska for North Pacific right whales, the world’s most endangered whales, the world’s most endangered whale population.

Two North Pacific right whales spotted in Bering Sea

NOAA Fisheries has confirmed that two whales captured in a video by commercial cod fishermen in the Aleutian Islands are indeed North Pacific right whales, the first sighting of this endangered species in winter in the Bering Sea.

Deceased gray whale found near Cordova

An investigation is continuing after initial results of a partial necropsy performed on a deceased 42-foot long young adult female gray whale beached in the Copper River Delta near Cordova failed to determine cause of death.

Marine mammal experts studying dead sperm whale

A team of marine mammal specialist, led by NOAA Fisheries veterinarian Kate Savage, is studying the remains of a 48-foot long sperm whale that...

Entangled humpback rescued

A humpback whale entangled in heavy lines used for mooring docks was rescued on Nov. 21 in Southeast Alaska by a research biologist for...

Views east of Cordova

Do you have a great photo of the area you’d like to see in "This Week in Photos"? If so, share your photo with...

Rescued whale Tyonek is growing up in Texas

Just a year after he was founded stranded and severely underweight on a mudflat in Cook Inlet, Tyonek is still taking his daily feedings...

Second annual beluga count is Sept. 15

Buoyed by the success of last year’s citizen science event to count belugas whales, NOAA Fisheries is back with the event again, with plans...