Posted by: The ocean update | August 14, 2017

NOAA extends public comment period on marine monuments (USA)

This photo of gorgonian soft coral, a brisingid sea star and sponges was taken along the New England Seamounts chain off the Northeast coast. NOAA photo

July 27th, 2017 (go directly to the end of this page to act now). The agency says the level of interest has spurred it to add 15 days. Read More…

The whale rescue went swimmingly for experts in both New Brunswick and Quebec. (Radio-Canada)

June 16th, 2017 (Elisabeth Fraser). Little white whale on the go from Nepisiguit River to St. Lawrence River in Quebec.

A beluga whale rescued from the northern New Brunswick river where it was trapped for two weeks has met up with a group of juvenile belugas off the coast of Cacouna, Que., which experts are calling an “ideal group.” Read More…

There is a long history of dolphins and seals being trained in Sevastopol. Picture : Mikhail Semenov

June 1st, 2017. But seals prove more adept at undertaking polar missions, including potentially killing intruders, say experts. Read More…

Posted by: The ocean update | June 1, 2017

Dead whale spotted off Jersey City coast (New Jersey, USA)

June 1st, 2017. JERSEY CITY – Kevin Chen of Bayonne was out fishing in New York Harbor on Wednesday when he saw something odd in the distance. Read More…

Hapu with links to Whangarei Harbour differ on how a sperm whale carcass should be disposed of. Photo / Supplied

June 2nd, 2017 (Lindy Laird). To some people connected to Whangarei Harbour a dead sperm whale found on Mair Bank is a shipping and health hazard ; to others it is a message from their tupuna, an ancestor. Read More…

Posted by: The ocean update | May 31, 2017

Mass pilot whale stranding in Sri Lanka after cyclone (Sri Lanka)

Navy spokesman Chaminda Walakuluge said sailors with the help of residents pushed the whales back to deeper waters after they washed up on the Sampur coast.

May 31st, 2017. Sri Lanka’s Eastern Sampur coast has seen pod of around 20 whales stranding themselves a day after a cyclonic storm lashed the island. Read More…

Two arrests were made in what investigators say are thefts of sea turtle eggs. Photo Florida fish and wildlife conservation commission

May 24th, 2017 (Will Greenlee). LUCIE COUNTY — Two Riviera Beach men were arrested Wednesday after state investigators reported finding them with about 500 sea turtle eggs, a state spokeswoman said. Read More…

Image Pattimura military

May 12th, 2017 (Yi Shu Ng). Something has washed up on the shore of an Indonesian island. It’s huge, it’s floating — and it’s rotting.

A large 15m (49.2 ft) long sea creature was discovered off Hulung Beach, on Seram Island, Indonesia. Read More…

Posted by: The ocean update | May 12, 2017

Dead minke whale washed up on Northumberland beach (UK)

The minke whale. Photo : Jane Hardy

Friday, May, 12th, 2017 (James Willoughby). The creature was discovered at Alnmouth yesterday. Experts have described it as being an incredibly underweight juvenile and about 4.25 metres in length. The cause of death is unknown at this stage. Read More…

a dead whale calf was examined by researchers on May 4 after being towed to an island in the Clumbia estuary

May 11th, 2017. Migrating north to Arctic waters

LONG BEACH, Wash. — An entangled gray whale calf died after being caught in crab pot lines, Olympia-based science group Cascadia Research Collective reported following an examination. Read More…

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