Posted by: The ocean update | November 28, 2016

HMS Gleaner bathymetric survey works (UK)

November 28th, 2016. LNTM NO 85/16.

  1. NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN by the Queen’s Harbour Master Portsmouth that HMS GLEANER will be conducting Bathymetric survey works within Portsmouth Harbour and the Main Approach channel in support of the Capital Dredge Program commencing on 30 November 2016 through to Summer 2017.

    2.The primary areas to be surveyed by HMS GLEANER (LOA 14.8m) are the Main Approach Channel and the Inner Harbour as far north as the turning circle, as well as the creeks, Spithead Anchorages and other locations as required which may involve additional observations. HMS GLEANER will work during day light hours (weather dependent) only.

    3. The vessel will maintain a listening watch on VHF Channel 11 during operations, and display appropriate shapes (Ball-Diamond-Ball in a vertical line) or lights (Red-White-Red in a vertical line) when operational.

    4. Mariners are requested to keep well clear of the vessel while surveying if practicable, and to liaise early with the vessel if in any doubt as to its intentions.

    5. Cancel this LNTM 31 December 2016.

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rescue-whale-irelandNovember 28th, 2016 (Tony Cuddihy). If you’re not having particularly happy Monday, this will lift your spirits.

Surfers on Killadoon Beach near Louisburgh in Mayo on Sunday got quite a surprise when they came across what appears to be a baby whale that had got stranded in shallow water, but they didn’t take long to work together. Read More…

Posted by: The ocean update | November 28, 2016

Rare Whale Found Stranded In Harbour Grace (Canada)

stranded-whale-harbour-grace-canadaNovember 28th, 2016. A rare and unusual animal was recently found stranded on the shoreline in Harbour Grace. Read More…

Posted by: The ocean update | November 27, 2016

Peruvian whale fossil in Japan identified as extinct species

fosil-ballena-peruNovember 27th, 2016. TOKYO – In a major discovery, the fossil skeleton of a Peruvian whale exhibited in Japan for 17 years has been identified as a new extinct cetacean species from the late Miocene period that covered 10 million to about five million years. Read More…

Posted by: The ocean update | November 25, 2016

Sperm whale washes up north of Port Aransas (Texas, USA)

A dead sperm whale washed ashore earlier this week on San Jose Island. (KRIS)

A dead sperm whale washed ashore earlier this week on San Jose Island. (KRIS)

November 25th, 2016. PORT ARANSAS – A dead whale washed ashore onto private property north of Port Aransas and was discovered earlier this week. Read More…

A young whale entangled in anchor line was rescued near Klemtu, B.C. on Sept. 12, but another humpback whale was found dead at the same site on Nov. 15. Philip Charles.

A young whale entangled in anchor line was rescued near Klemtu, B.C. on Sept. 12, but another humpback whale was found dead at the same site on Nov. 15. Philip Charles.

November 24th, 2016 (Yuliya Talmazan). An investigation has now been launched as more details are becoming available about last week’s death of a humpback whale at an empty fish farm in Sheep Passage near Klemtu, B.C. Read More…

A humpback whale was stuck on a sandbar in Harts Cove in East Moriches on Monday, Nov. 21, 2016. (Credit : Randee Daddona)

A humpback whale was stuck on a sandbar in Harts Cove in East Moriches on Monday, Nov. 21, 2016. (Credit : Randee Daddona)

November 23rd, 2016. EAST MORICHES, N.Y. – An ailing humpback whale that became grounded on a sandbar in a bay was euthanized Read More…

Posted by: The ocean update | October 17, 2016

Humpback whale and calf freed from shark nets on Gold Coast (Australia)

mother-and-calf-entangled-australia2October 17th, 2016. A humpback whale and her calf became entangled in shark nets off Australia’s Gold Coast as debate about using the nets heats up.

Rescuers from SW and Queensland Boating and Fisheries Patrol worked to cut the animals free as they struggled near Coolangatta Beach on Saturday. Read More…

Posted by: The ocean update | October 15, 2016

Whale deaths could be related to decompression sickness (Taïwan)

beached-whale-taiwanOctober 15th, 2016 (Amy Huang and Lilian Wu). Taipei, Oct. 15 (CNA) A total of 12 whales have died over the past 16 days in Taiwan and the outlying island of Kinmen, the Taiwan Cetacean Society said Saturday. Read More…

Posted by: The ocean update | October 13, 2016

Orcas have returned to Puget Sound (Washington state, USA)

Orcas are returning to Puget Sound in search of chum salmon. Jill Hein/courtesy of Orca Network.

Orcas are returning to Puget Sound in search of chum salmon. Jill Hein/courtesy of Orca Network.

Wednesday, October 12th, 2016. SEATTLE — They’re back.

The southern resident killer whales have returned to Puget Sound. The Orca Network and the Langley Whale Center members of the J pod and other whales were spotted earlier this week in Saratoga Passage between Whidbey Island and Camano Island. Read More…

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