Wild california; Gray whales — Hidden History

One of the most prominent tourist attractions in Long Beach CA is the Aquarium of the Pacific. And one of the popular activities at the Aquarium are the whale-watching tours. Pacific Gray Whale The Pacific Gray Whale, Eschrichtius robustus, is related to the Humpback Whale and the Fin Whale, but is distinctive enough to be […]

Wild california; Gray whales — Hidden History

National Whale and Dolphin Watch 2020…another Minke! — The Lone Kayaker

It’s that time of year again. The most exciting month for observers of cetaceans, because the sea seems to suddenly explode with marine megafauna coming to feast on the seasonal abundance of shoaling fish. For those of us motivated (daft) enough to paddle out to witness the spectacle from the seat of a kayak, the […]

National Whale and Dolphin Watch 2020…another Minke! — The Lone Kayaker

North Atlantic baleen whales’ changing distribution

This 24 May 2019 video says about itself: North Atlantic right whales have returned to Canadian waters early this year, and brought with them seven new calves, according to the Department of Fisheries and Oceans. From the NOAA Northeast Fisheries Science Center in the USA: Baleen whales have changed their distribution in the Western North […]

North Atlantic baleen whales’ changing distribution

Major Protections For Whales and Dolphins — Natural History Wanderings

Press Release from EarthJustice Gulf of Mexico Whales, Dolphins Protected from Industry’s High-Intensity Airgun Surveys in Landmark Agreement Environmental coalition reaches legal settlement with feds and oil and gas industry JUNE 21, 2013 WASHINGTON, D.C. — Today, a coalition of conservation groups (the Natural Resources Defense Council, the Gulf Restoration Network, the Center for Biological Diversity, […]

Major Protections For Whales & Dolphins — Natural History Wanderings

Protect Right Whales Petition — “OUR WORLD”

defenders.org North Atlantic right whales are one of the most endangered large whale species in the world. Hundreds of years of commercial whaling decimated the species by the early 1900s. The species got its name as the “right” whale to hunt: these animals swim slowly close to shore and are so blubber-rich they float when […]

Protect Right Whales Petition — “OUR WORLD”

In major ruling for right whales, federal judge rules that regulators violated Endangered Species Act – The Boston Globe — “OUR WORLD”

A North Atlantic right whale swims in Cape Cod Bay. Peter Flood In a ruling that could have a major impact on the region’s lobster fishery, a federal judge ruled Thursday that the National Marine Fishery Service violated the Endangered Species Act by failing to reduce the risk of North Atlantic right whales becoming entangled […]

In major ruling for right whales, federal judge rules that regulators violated Endangered Species Act – The Boston Globe — “OUR WORLD”

Right Whales Decline as Deadly Entanglements Continue — Natural History Wanderings

Center for Biological Diversity New Release GLAND, Switzerland— North Atlantic right whales are moving closer to extinction, the International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN) declared today in an update to its “Red List of Threatened Species.” The large whales found off the East Coast of the United States and Canada are declining because of […]

Right Whales Decline as Deadly Entanglements Continue — Natural History Wanderings

Bay Nature reports The biologists counted 47 blue whales in an hour, the most they’ve ever seen and a “possible record,” according to a press release from NOAA Greater Farallones National Marine Sanctuary Media and Outreach Specialist Mary Jane Schramm. Johns said there are also humpbacks visiting the islands, and a handful of gray whales. […]

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