Marine Mammals

WHOI News Releases

February 14, 2018

Monitoring Bacteria on Whale Skin

Humpback microbiome linked to seasonal, environmental changes

October 10, 2017

Study Identifies Whale Blow Microbiome

Drone Collected Samples Provide New Tool for Health Monitoring

December 16, 2015

Amy Apprill Featured in Science's Video Series

'XX Files: Extraordinary Science, Extraordinary Women'

December 9, 2015

Drag from Fishing Gear Entanglements Quantified

Study Focused on North Atlantic Right Whales

beluga fluke
May 14, 2014

Scientists Test Hearing in Bristol Bay Beluga Whale Population

First hearing study on a healthy wild cetacean population

March 26, 2014

Scientists Identify Core Skin Bacterial Community in Humpback Whales

Results Could Aid Future Efforts to Monitor Health

November 1, 2012

New Research Consortium Brings Scientists, Fishermen, and Managers Together to Address Seal Issues in the Northeast

Goal is to Understand the Ecological Role of Seals in North Atlantic Waters

rescuers work to free an entangled humpback whale
May 6, 2009

WHOI Team Aids Center for Coastal Studies in Whale Disentanglement

For one lucky young whale, a second chance

September 18, 2008

New Marine Mammal Center Formed at Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution

The multi-disciplinary center will focus on research and conservation

buoy lab
April 29, 2008

New Whale Detection Buoys Help Ships Avoid Right Whales

Collaboration between researchers, regulators, and industry will aid in the protection of an endangered species

February 21, 2006

Monitoring Baleen Whales with Autonomous Underwater Vehicles

First passive recordings from ocean gliders provide insight into whale behavior for some endangered species

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