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Greater Atlantic Region Marine Mammal Program

  • We Protect Marine Mammals

    (Photo: FL FWC) NOAA Fisheries and teams of authorized responders help to rescue entangled and injured marine mammals. Read More . . .

  • We Protect Marine Mammals

    (Photo: Ari Friedlaender) Help us celebrate the 40th Anniversary of the Marine Mammal Protection Act. Read More . . .

  • We Protect Marine Mammals

    Viewing marine mammals in the wild can be an exhilarating experience. To learn more on how to view animals responsibly Read More . . .

  • We Protect Marine Mammals

    We work with states, fishermen, scientists and conservationists to reduce bycatch of large, endangered whales in commercial fishing gear. Read More . . .

  • We Protect Marine Mammals

    (Photo: SBNMS) Our office works to reduce ship strikes to large whales Read More . . .

The Marine Mammal Program is dedicated to protecting whales, dolphins, porpoises, and seals from harm caused by human activities. The program carries out the mandates of the Marine Mammal Protection Act of 1972: to conserve healthy populations and to rebuild (or "recover") populations.

Fisheries Interactions

Outreach & Education

Resources

 

Strandings & Rescue

Ship Strike Reduction

Marine Mammal Viewing

Research