J52 surfaces off Friday Harbor in 2016. (Capt. Heather MacIntyre/Maya’s Legacy Whale Watching)

September 25th, 2017. J52 was a member of the endangered southern resident orca population

Researchers say a young member of an endangered killer whale population living off British Columbia’s coast has died. Read More…

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Posted by: The ocean update | September 15, 2017

Freed humpback whale still not out of danger (Massachusetts, USA)

There was good news for humpbacks on opposite sides of the world this week, with two of the huge mammals being freed in both WA and Massachusetts . Picture : AAP IMAGES

September 15th, 2017 (AAP). A humpback whale that was disentangled from fishing nets outside Fremantle harbour may still be in danger because it has two ropes wrapped tightly around the middle of its body. Read More…

In this April 10, 2008 file photo, a ballet of three North Atlantic right whale tails break the surface off Provincetown, Mass., in Cape Cod Bay. (AP Photo/Stephan Savoia, File)

September 15th, 2017. The carcass of another dead North Atlantic right whale has been located, according to the Department of Fisheries and Oceans. Read More…

Posted by: The ocean update | September 13, 2017

NOAA seeking jet skiers who allegedly harassed Alaska whales (USA)

Profiles of two jet skiers who were riding “over-top” of humpback whales, in Alaska. (Photo from NOAA)

September 13th, 2017 (Sidney Sullivan, KTUU). FOX ISLAND, Alaska – Two jet skiers were photographed riding close to humpback whales in Resurrection Bay earlier this summer. Read More…

Posted by: The ocean update | September 12, 2017

Southern right whale washes up (Australia)

A young southern right whale was reported washed up near the Kingston Granites.

September 12th, 2017. The carcass of a young southern right whale was reported washed up near the Kingston Granites last Wednesday. Read More…

A large dead whale, thought to be a blue whale, has been spotted adrift south-west of D’Urville Island. PETER CONNOLLY/SUPPLIED

September 12th, 2017 (Hannah Bartlett). What was initially thought to be the upturned hull of a boat has proved to be a 15-metre long dead whale, floating near d’Urville Island. Read More…

Posted by: The ocean update | September 11, 2017

Missing : one wounded whale, last seen off Torrey Pines (California, USA)

San Diego lifeguards helped a juvenile humpback whale at Windansea Beach in La Jolla Monday. (KGTV)

September 11th, 2017 (Peter Rowe). Missing : one wounded humpback whale, last seen laboring in the ocean off Torrey Pines on Sept. 7. Read More…

Posted by: The ocean update | September 11, 2017

Rotting whale carcass forces Mandurah beach closures (Australia)

An aerial view of the washed up carcass.Picture : 7 News

September 11th, 2017. A 10-kilometre stretch of Mandurah coastline has been closed to the public after a whale carcass washed ashore. Read More…

Posted by: The ocean update | September 11, 2017

Reporter rescues stranded dolphins after Hurricane Irma (Florida, USA)

September 10th, 2017 (Jacqueline Thomsen). A reporter for NBC helped rescue two dolphins stranded on shore in the wake of Hurricane Irma. Read More…

Posted by: The ocean update | September 10, 2017

2 manatees stranded as Irma sucks water from Sarasota Bay (Florida, USA)

This photo provided by Michael Sechler shows a stranded manatee in Manatee County, Fla., Sunday, Sept. 10, 2017. Michael Sechler via AP)

September 10th, 2017. TAMPA, FLA.  Two manatees were stranded after Hurricane Irma sucked water out of Sarasota Bay, in Florida’s Manatee County. Read More…

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