September 24th, 2016. PROVINCETOWN – The Marine Animal Entanglement Response (MAER) team at the Center for Coastal Studies worked to disentangle a North Atlantic right whale on Thursday on Stellwagen Bank. Read More…
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Posted in Endangered biodiversity, Fishery, Marine mammals, Pollution, Rescue, Stranding, Threats, Whales | Tags: disentangled North Atlantic right whale, endangered biodiversity, Fishery, MAER, Marine Animal Entanglement Response, Massachussetts, rescue, Stellwagen Bank, Stranding, USA, whales at risk
September 24th, 2016 (David Tucker). A group of Wexford men saved a whale which had beached Ballyteige Burrow near the Cull Bank in the south of the county.
Neil Bates, from Newtown, Kilmore, found the stranded whale which was in perfect condition and as he examined it, to his surprise, he saw the blowhole move indicating that the animal was breathing and was still alive. Read More…
September 21st, 2016. The dead humpback whale spent three days at Falcon Cove beach before being swept out to sea, then making a reappearance on a beach nearby.
SEASIDE, Ore. — A dead humpback whale that washed up on an Oregon beach has been found on another beach just two miles away. Read More…
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Posted in Whales, Endangered biodiversity, Marine mammals, Stranding, Threats | Tags: humpback whale, Stranding, whales at risk, endangered biodiversity, USA, Megaptera novaeangliae, Oregon, Short Sands Beach, Oswald West State Park, Falcon Cove beach
September 21st, 2016. A baby melon-headed whale remains in waters off Windward Oahu.
It was initially spotted Sunday off Kalama Beach, Kailua, and appeared to be searching for its mother. Read More…
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Posted in Dolphins, Endangered biodiversity, Marine mammals, Stranding, Threats | Tags: calf melon-headed whale, dolphin slaughter, dolphins at risk, endangered biodiversity, Hawaii, Kalama beach, Stranding, USA
September 15th, 2016. Attempts to save a massive fin whale stranded on a remote stretch of coastline in Shetland have failed.
Wildlife volunteers were called to the scene on the island of Noss on Wednesday afternoon to what initially appeared to be a large minke whale in distress. Read More…
September 14th, 2016 (Bob Yirka). A team of researchers from the University of Toronto and the University of Washington has discovered that at least one species of stingray chews its food before swallowing it. In their paper published in the journal Proceedings of the Royal Society B, the team describes their study of the creatures using high-speed video technology and what they learned about the platter-shaped predators. Read More…
September 14th, 2016 (Bob Yirka). A pair of researchers with the Marine Mammal Laboratory, Alaska Fisheries Science Center has published a scathing report on Japanese whaling actives during the period 1960 to 1975. Phillip Clapham and Yulia Ivashchenko claim in their paper published in Royal Society Open Science that they have found evidence of widespread falsifying of whale length by Japanese whalers causing unknown damage to whale populations and putting in doubt current whale census data. Read More…
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Posted in Destruction, Endangered biodiversity, International Whaling Commission, Marine mammals, Threats, Whales, Whaling | Tags: Alaska Fisheries Science Center, endangered biodiversity, Japan, journal Royal Society Open Science, sperm whales slaughtered, whale slaughter, whales at risk, Whaling
September 14th, 2016. How do you find whales that dive so deep and spend so little time at the surface that some species have never been observed alive ? Sometimes you just have to listen closely. Read More…
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Posted in Endangered biodiversity, Marine mammals, Sciences, Technology, Threats, Whales | Tags: beaked whales, California, endangered biodiversity, listening buoy, NOAA Ship Bell M. Shimada, USA, West Coast, whale listening, whales at risk
September 13th, 2016. Feast tonight in community after whale hunted Friday
People in Pangnirtung are still celebrating after hunters caught a female bowhead whale on Friday, in the community’s third bowhead whale hunt in recent memory.
Adamie Veevee, the hunt captain, says the hunt was delayed for almost two weeks because of high winds. Read More…
September 13th, 2016 (Bob Yirka). A team of researchers with Russia’s Karadag Scientific Station–Nature Reserve of RAS has used specially developed underwater microphones to capture for the first time what they claim to be a human-like conversation between two Black Sea bottlenose dolphins. Read More…
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Posted in Behavior, Captivity, Dolphins, Endangered biodiversity, Sciences | Tags: captivity, dolphin conversation, dolphins at risk, endangered biodiversity, St. Petersburg Polytechnical University Journal : Physics and Mathematics
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