Right whale #1281 (named Punctuation) and her 2016 calf sub-surface feeding in Cape Cod Bay. CCS image taken under NOAA permit #14603-1.

Right whale #1281 (named Punctuation) and her 2016 calf sub-surface feeding in Cape Cod Bay. CCS image taken under NOAA permit #14603-1.

April 27th, 2016. Right whales remain in Cape Cod Bay, feasting on plankton.

The Center for Coastal Studies in Provincetown (CCS) is again warning boaters about the presence of endangered North Atlantic right whales in the waters of Cape Cod Bay. In a release, CCS said aerial and boat survey crews continue to confirm the presence of the whales. Read More…

Posted by: The ocean update | April 27, 2016

Humpback whale washes up on Duxbury beach (Massachussetts, USA)

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Laura Kelley

April 27th, 2016 ((Kevin Slane). The whale is at least the third humpback to end up on shore in the North Atlantic this week.

New England Aquarium spokesman Tony LaCasse told The Boston Globe that the 27-foot whale, a female between one and two years old, was first spotted floating in the water off Marshfield on Monday, and ended up on shore in Duxbury Tuesday night. Read More…

Posted by: The ocean update | April 26, 2016

Humpback whale found dead in Amagansett (NY, USA)

The Riverhead Foundation for Marine Research evaluated a dead humpback whale on Tuesday, April 26, 2016. It was found floating off Amagansett and was towed to Little Albert's Landing in East Hampton for a necropsy. (Credit : NOAA)

The Riverhead Foundation for Marine Research evaluated a dead humpback whale on Tuesday, April 26, 2016. It was found floating off Amagansett and was towed to Little Albert’s Landing in East Hampton for a necropsy. (Credit : NOAA)

April 26th, 2016. Marine biologists are investigating the discovery of an estimated 25-foot-long dead humpback whale found that was floating in Napeague Bay in Amagansett over the weekend, officials said. Read More…

Posted by: The ocean update | April 25, 2016

Humpback whale dies in Southern Belize

humpback-whale-BelizeApril 25th, 2016 (Aaron Humes). A humpback whale was reported apparently sick or injured off the coast of the Toledo District by OCEANA in Belize, which dispatched a team to conduct investigations on Friday.

Tonight we can tell you that the whale has unfortunately died. Read More…

Posted by: The ocean update | April 25, 2016

Dead whale washes up at popular California surf spot (USA)

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@Kelly Slater

Monday, April 25th, 2016 (AP). SAN CLEMENTE, Calif. – A dead whale has washed up at a popular California surf spot, and a boat captain says he saw another whale carcass off shore.

The Orange County Register reports the first whale was spotted Sunday at Lower Trestles just south of San Clemente. Read More…

Posted by: The ocean update | April 24, 2016

Dead whale washed to shore in central Vietnam

Men pull a whale body to shore in Thua Thien-Hue Province April 24. Photo credit: Dien Quang/Zing

Men pull a whale body to shore in Thua Thien-Hue Province April 24. Photo credit: Dien Quang/Zing

Sunday, April 24th, 2016. Thua Thien-Hue – A body of a whale was washed to shore in Thua Thien-Hue Province Saturday night and locals believe it is just another victim of the industrial pollution that has been killing fish in mass in recent days.

Locals said the whale of more than 100 kilograms was first washed to shore when it was still alive but seemed tired. Read More…

A gray whale spotted in Seattle’s Ballard Locks on April 6. (Photo courtesy of Yi Li Photography)

A gray whale spotted in Seattle’s Ballard Locks on April 6. (Photo courtesy of Yi Li Photography)

April 19th, 2016. VASHON ISLAND, Wash. — A dead gray whale spotted off the northwest coast of Vashon Island early Tuesday is thought to be the same whale that was spotted in Seattle’s Ballard Locks earlier this month.

Officials said crews are towing the whale to an undisclosed location to examine it later this week. A necropsy will be done to determine a cause of death. Read More…

Posted by: The ocean update | April 19, 2016

Death by a Thousand Ship Strikes (Canary islands)

beached-sperm-whaleApril 19th, 2016 (Jason G. Goldman). The Canary Island’s sperm whales are (slowly) being wiped out by ship strikes. 

In the Canary Islands, whales have become maritime roadkill. Read More…

Posted by: The ocean update | April 19, 2016

4 killer whales rescued after getting stuck in ice (Sakhalin island)

killer-whales-rescued-Sakhalin-RussiaApril 19th, 2016. Four killer whales found themselves boxed in by ice in the freezing waters of Sakhalin (sah-kah-lin), Russia.

Local rescue teams carried out an operation to rescue the four Orcas that were wedged in the ice. Read More…

Image Credits : uscgnews.com

Image Credits : uscgnews.com

April 18th 2016. Oil firms and trade unions in Norway made a joint call on Monday for the opening of a pristine Arctic archipelago to oil exploration as soon as possible to counter an expected decline in offshore production.

Oil exploration off the Lofoten islands has been suspended for the life of the current minority government since it relies on the support of two small parties, one of whose preconditions was that no oil firm can explore there. Read More…

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