File photo of Chapel Arm, via Google Maps

October 21st, 2018. The 60-foot injured fin whale that came ashore in Chapel Arm earlier this week has died. Read More…

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Posted by: The ocean update | October 15, 2018

Injured fin whale washes ashore near Chapel Arm (Newfoundland, Canada)

File photo of Chapel Arm, via Google Maps

October 15th, 2018. Residents in and around Chapel Arm are watching helplessly as an injured fin whale has come ashore. Read More…

In this Aug. 12, 2005, file photo, a skin boat display sits next to whale bones and an arch made of a whale jaw on the beach in Utqiagvik, Alaska. Two hunters from this community died last Sunday. (Al Grillo/The Associated Press)

October 14th, 2018. The hunters’ boat capsized while towing a bowhead whale home.

An Inupiat community in far northern Alaska is mourning the deaths of two whale hunters who died when their boat capsized while they were towing a bowhead whale home. Read More…

Posted by: The ocean update | October 14, 2018

Fishermen return netted whale shark to sea. (Kerala, India)

October 14th, 2018. Kochi : Fishermen on Malappuram coast have returned a one-ton whale shark to its habitat after they had netted it on realising that it belonged to an endangered species. Read More…

Posted by: The ocean update | October 14, 2018

Bureaucrats express concern about B.C. salmon stock tracking (Canada)

Tanks holding dead, diseased and rotten salmon sit on a barge near a salmon fish farm located in the waters just off the northern end of Vancouver Island, April 16, 2018. Rick Collins/The Globe and Mail

October 14th, 2018 (Ian Bailey). Senior public servants in the Department of Fisheries and Oceans are worried the department has lost the ability to keep track of salmon species other than sockeye – including the chinook critical to the survival of the endangered southern resident killer whale. Read More…

Posted by: The ocean update | October 13, 2018

US-China tensions in south China Sea

Spratly islands

October 13th, 2018 (Prof. Pankaj Jha). Following the end September incident in South China Sea when a Type 052 destroyer of Chinese Navy cut ‘across the bow’ of US Navy destroyer USS Decatur  when the US vessel was passing near the Gaven Reef in Spratly islands, Trump administration has taken a serious note of this incident Read More…

Posted by: The ocean update | October 12, 2018

Ferry separated from container ship in Corsica (France)

Credit : Maritime Prefecture of the Channel and the Mediterranean

12 Octobre 2018. As the Maritime Prefecture of the Channel and the Mediterranean informed, the ferry ‘Ulysses’ has been released from the container ship ‘Virginia’, on October 11. This comes after the first attempt to separate the ships earlier this week, which was unsuccessful. Read More…

Posted by: The ocean update | October 7, 2018

Oil spill feared after ships collide near Corsica (France)

@ Préfecture maritime de Méditerranée

October 7th, 2018. PARIS — French maritime authorities are trying to contain an apparent oil spill after two merchant ships collided in the Mediterranean Sea north of Corsica. Read More…

Posted by: The ocean update | October 7, 2018

Female pygmy sperm whale found dead on beach (New Zealand)

The pygmy sperm whale was found dead at Ruapuke Beach, south of Raglan.

October 7th, 2018. A pygmy sperm whale has been found dead at a Waikato beach. Read More…

Posted by: The ocean update | October 6, 2018

Beached baleen whale returns to sea in dramatic 6-hour rescue (Japan)

Rescuers work frantically to save a whale that beached in the Aoshima district of Miyazaki on Oct. 5. (Ryo Oyama)

October 6th, 2018 (Ryo Oyama). MIYAZAKI–A 5-meter-long whale that beached on the coast of this popular tourist destination was returned to the sea in a dramatic rescue operation Oct. 5. Read More…

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