Wart and Calf in Cape Cod Bay

The North Atlantic Right Whale Consortium meeting

The North Atlantic Right Whale Consortium meeting The North Atlantic Right Whale Consortium consists of a number of both non-governmental and governmental organizations and individuals in the United States and Canada who work to study and conserve the critically endangered North Atlantic Right Whales, of which there are approximately 500 individuals remaining. The website (www.narwc.org) […]
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San Francisco Grants Whales and Dolphins the Right to Live Freely

San Francisco Grants Whales and Dolphins the Right to Live Freely

San Francisco Grants Whales and Dolphins the Right to Live Freely Press Play if you’d rather Listen… The Cetacean Free and Safe Passage resolution, which was passed by the San Francisco Board of Supervisors, supports the “free and safe passage of whales and dolphins in San Francisco’s coastal waters, San Francisco Bay, and its estuaries.” […]
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Some Insight into How Whales Sleep

Some Insight into How Whales Sleep

Some insight into how whales sleep Press Play if you’d rather Listen… Seeing sperm whales sleeping is pretty darn cool Until a few years back, the common thought was sperm whales and other cetaceans only allowed one side of their brain to rest at a time. This “sleeping with one eye open” approach was challenged […]
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Drone to Sample Humpback Whale Blow Hole Mucus

Drone to Sample Humpback Whale Blow Hole Mucus

Drone to Sample Humpback Whale Blow Hole Mucus to measure their health Press Play if you’d rather Listen… Drones have been sent to hover metres above migrating humpback whales off south-east Queensland to help with a study into the giant mammals’ health. Griffith University researcher Dr Jan-Olaf Meynecke used the remote-controlled aircraft to capture DNA […]
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Untangling Both a Whale and Why Marine Life Get Mixed up With Our Trash

Untangling Both a Whale and Why Marine Life Get Mixed up With Our Trash

Untangling Both a Whale and Why Marine Life Get Mixed up With Our Trash Press Play if you’d rather Listen… Sadly, a humpback whale swimming in the blue waters off of Maui, Hawaii, got first-hand experience with this issue in February 2014. Luckily, trained responders from the Hawaiian Islands Humpback Whale National Marine Sanctuary were […]
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Whale carcass support succession marine biological communities

Whale carcass support succession marine biological communities

Decomposition of a whale carcass support succession marine biological communities Press Play if you’d rather Listen… The ocean’s depths are supplied by nutrients falling down from the surface waters said NOAA. The agency reports that when whales die and sink, the whale carcasses, or whale falls, provide a sudden, concentrated food source and a bonanza […]
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New-Born-Humpback-Whale-Calf-Video-is-Amazing

New Born Humpback Whale Calf Video is Amazing

Encountering a New Born Humpback Whale Calf Press Play if you’d rather Listen… During a day of whale watching around Big Sand Cay. We encountered a pair of Humpbacks, Mother and Calf. The mother was pushing her Calf out of the water to take it’s first breaths. We observed at the surface from our boat […]
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Endangered Beluga Whales versus $11Billion

Endangered Beluga Whales versus $11 Billion

Concerns over endangered Beluga whales delay Energy East pipeline project Press Play if you’d rather Listen… A possible threat to the endangered beluga whales in the St. Lawrence River and TransCanada Corp.’s $11-billion Energy East pipeline project has run into another stumbling block in Quebec as public opposition mounts. The Calgary-based pipeline company is still […]
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Thousands of gray whales begin annual southern migration

Thousands of gray whales begin annual southern migration

Thousands of gray whales begin annual southern migration to Mexico from the Arctic. Press Play if you’d rather Listen… Thousands of gray whales begin annual southern migration to Mexico from their feeding grounds in the Arctic, where near-record low ice coverage last spring allowed pregnant females to get early access to food. In the coming […]
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