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Top Five ocean videos of the year from NOAA Fisheries

by NOAA Fisheries 18 Dec 2019 20:09 UTC
Top 5 ocean videos of the year from NOAA Fisheries © NOAA Fisheries / Paula Ayotte

The discovery of Type D Killer Whales took the top three spots of our videos this year. Take a look at our five most popular videos of 2019.

1. First Encounter with Type D Killer Whales

When scientists encountered mystery killer whales off Cape Horn, Chile, people tuned in. This video clip of their first encounter with Type D killer whales was the #1 video of the year.

2. Describing Mystery Killer Whales

Bob Pitman, a researcher from NOAA Fisheries' Southwest Fisheries Science Center in La Jolla, California, was there for the first encounter with Type D killer whales. He describes what sets them apart from other killer whales in our second most popular video of 2019.

3. Amazing underwater footage of Mystery Killer Whales

This astounding video footage from the expedition off Cape Horn, Chile documenting a new type of killer whale also claims the third spot in our top 5 videos! Researchers obtained a tiny bit of tissue/blubber that will allow them to determine if the Type D whales are a new species.

4. Atlantic Recreational Shark Fishing: Handling and Release of Sharks

This video on prohibited shark identification, including dusky and other ridgeback sharks and tips for safe handling and release takes the fourth spot. It provides useful permitting and regulation information for recreational shark fishing in the Atlantic, Gulf of Mexico, and the Caribbean.

5. How to Report Entangled Whales in Hawaii

Our fifth most popular video of the year teaches viewers how to report entangled humpback whales in the Hawaiian Islands region. Whale season in Hawai'i' runs November through April.

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