Posted by: The ocean update | August 30, 2018

Alert for the number of orcas stranded on the Argentine coast

August 30th, 2018. In the past few days, at least six orcas have been stranded on the coasts of Mar del Plata, Argentina, two of which died despite the efforts of rescuers and experts to save them.  Read More…


Photo © Sandy Dubpernel – May 13, 2003

Russia will hold drills in the Mediterranean Sea on September 1-8

August 30th, 2018. Moscow – Russia will hold drills in the Mediterranean Sea on September 1-8 with the involvement of 25 warships and 30 aircraft, the Defense Ministry reported on Thursday. Read More…

Posted by: The ocean update | August 27, 2018

Whale filmed swimming in Pacific Ocean with missing tail (Columbia)

Credit : CEN/Fundacion Macuaticos

August 27th, 2018 (Jess Hardiman). A whale that had lost its entire tail has been filmed swimming in the sea, shocking onlookers as it reveals its ragged wound. Read More…

Posted by: The ocean update | August 27, 2018

Canada’s DFO won’t stop herring seiners after whales are spotted

This badly injured and emaciated adult male right whale was photographed swimming south 30 miles east of Jekyll Island on Feb. 15, 2018. Known by its catalog number 3296, the whale is 15 years old and was last seen in good condition in Cape Code Bay, Mass., on April 30, 2017. It’s not certain what led to this whale’s injury, but entanglement in commercial fishing rope is suspected. Right whales in such poor condition rarely survive. Photo courtesy of Sea to Shore Alliance, taken under NOAA research permit 20556

August 27th, 2018. Canada’s Department of Fisheries and Oceans said last week that it has no plans to stop herring seiners from fishing following the sighting of North American right whales, contrary to complaints by some whale watching tour operators, the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation reports. Read More…

Posted by: The ocean update | August 25, 2018

Whale srandings possibly caused by NATO training (Iceland)

August 25th, 2018 (Jóhann Páll Ástvaldsson). Submarine tracking exercises performed by NATO in the North Atlantic this summer might be the cause of regular whale strandings this summer, Vísir reports. Read More…

J35 pushing her dead calf Wednesday 25th, July. (Ken Balcomb/Center for Whale Research)

August 16th, 2018. BREMERTON, Wash. — Naval Base Kitsap-Bremerton spilled 80,000 gallons of sewage into the Puget Sound over a two-week period, prompting the Kitsap Public Health District to issue a “no contact” advisory to the public for water in the Sinclair Inlet and beyond. Read More…

Posted by: The ocean update | August 14, 2018

Trapped whales rescued again (Iceland)

The pod of pilot whales in Kolgrafarfjörður fjord. Photo/Vilhjálmur Sveinsson

Tuesday 14th, 2018. Rescue workers successfully herded a pod of pilot whales out of Kolgrafarfjörður fjord, West Iceland, last night. Read More…

The orca Tahlequah appears to be in good physical shape, according to telephoto images taken from the shore. Credit: Ken Balcomb/Center for Whale Research

August 13th, 2018 (Laua Geggel). Seventeen days ago, a grieving orca mother known as Tahlequah began pushing her dead calf around the waters near Puget Sound. And now, after doing so for 1,000 miles (1,600 kilometers), she has let go. Read More…

Posted by: The ocean update | August 9, 2018

Conservationists sue whaling company (Iceland)

Hvalur hf. employees inspect the hybrid whale hunted in June. Photo: Hard to Port/Facebook

August 9th, 2018 (Jelena Ćirić). Wildlife and nature conservation organization Jarðarvinir (Ed Sibylline : “Friends of the Earth”) has sued whaling company Hvalur hf. for the violation of whaling laws, Vísir reports. Read More…

Picture by Gareth and Amanda Doherty

August 8th, 2018. NAVAL sonar could have caused the deaths of whales that washed ashore in Co Donegal, it has been claimed. Read More…

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