Marine Mammal Commission

Marine Mammal Commission Meeting Stories

A humpback whale and its calf image

A humpback whale and its calf in NOAA’s Hawaiian Islands Humpback Whale National Marine Sanctuary (NOAA)

Each calendar year, the Marine Mammal Commission holds its annual meeting in a different region of the country to examine regional issues, as well as priority topics at the national and global levels. At our annual meetings, we engage other federal agencies, stakeholders, and interested members of the public on the science, policy, and management issues related to the Commission’s mission to conserve marine mammals and their ecosystems.

The Commission has developed a new narrative of the agency’s annual meetings in the form of story maps. Story maps are a web-based tool, utilizing maps, images, videos, and text, to allow users to interact with more engaging content.

Please check out our meeting story:

A Spotlight on Marine Mammals in the Hawaiian Islands and the Wider Pacific