Southern resident killer whale J17 has improved and shows few signs of the starvation-caused condition called ‘peanut head,’ researchers say.

April 10th, 2019. An endangered killer whale who earlier this year exhibited signs of an illness known as peanut head has drastically improved, according to researchers. Read More…

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April 10th, 2019 (Mary Jo Dilonardo). Norway, one of the world’s largest exporters of oil, has opted to leave billions of barrels of oil beneath the sea. Read More…

©The Marine Mammal Center, Sausalito, CA

April 10th, 2019. Scientists at The Marine Mammal Center confirm that the gray whale that stranded near Rodeo, CA, last week died of severe malnutrition. Read More…

April 10th, 2019 (Tom Duffy). The sea creature washed up at Barber’s Folly off Meols

A RNLI hovercraft crew leapt into action in an attempt to rescue a stranded porpoise they spotted on a Wirral beach. Read More…

Posted by: The ocean update | April 10, 2019

More dolphins die in Aegean Sea ; group suspects navy drills (Greece)

April 8th, 2019 (Nicholas Paphitis). The Aegean Sea has seen a “very unusual” spike in dolphin deaths over the past few weeks, a Greek marine conservation group said Monday, adding that the rise could be linked to massive Turkish naval exercises in the area. Read More…

The containership Dublin Express may have leaked up to 100,000 gals. of fuel oil during a recent transit off the U.S. East Coast, Coast Guard officials said. Shipspotting.com photo

April 8th, 2019 (Kirk Moore). A containership discovered to be leaking fuel oil in New York may have spilled up to 100,000 gals. during a transit up the U.S. East Coast from Florida, Coast Guard officials said. Read More…

A Coast Guard patrol vessel towed the whale carcass to a DFO research institute in Sidney, April 5, 2019. (CTV Vancouver Island)

April 5th, 2019. A necropsy has been completed on a dead grey whale found floating between Sidney Island and James Island near Victoria on Thursday. Read More…

Makah tribal members celebrate on the back of a gray whale killed in the 1999 hunt as it is brought to the beach in Neah Bay. — The Associated Press

April 4th, 2019 (AP). SEATTLE — Federal officials are now supporting a Native American tribe’s decades-long request to resume whale hunts off the coast of Washington state. Read More…

A team of marine mammal experts perform a necropsy on a male sperm whale. (Johanna Vollenweider/NOAA)

April 4th, 2019 (Claire Stremple). Sperm whales are an endangered species found in Alaskan waters. Biologists have only 122 sperm whales on record in the state. A previously unrecorded whale was reported beached and dead between Haines and Juneau last week. Read More…

Posted by: The ocean update | April 3, 2019

Ban on whale, dolphin captivity poised to become law in Canada

Qila, a beluga whale at the Vancouver Aquarium, receives a freshly prepared herring from trainer Katie Becker during a feeding at the Vancouver Aquarium. The federal government is poised to introduce legislation that would ban holding cetaceans in captivity. (Jonathan Hayward/Canadian Press)

April 3rd, 2019 (John Paul Tasker). Marineland in Niagara Falls, Ont. still has 61 cetaceans in its possession. Read More…

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