North Atlantic Right Whales

The North Atlantic right whale, as some of you may already be aware, has been in the news recently as the Canadian Federal Fisheries officials investigate the death of yet another endangered right whale on the Canadian east coast. The department confirmed on Tuesday August 1, 2017 that a whale was found dead in […]

via #WhaleWednesday – North Atlantic Right Whale — Voice For The Blue

ONLY 525 RIGHT WHALES LEFT?

Recent estimates suggest that there are only about 525 Right Whales left in the world. Seven or eight have been found dead recently in Canada’s St. Lawrence.

Some of the deaths are a mystery, others are attributed to whales colliding with ships in the relatively narrow confines of the St. Lawrence.

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THIS IS VERY DISTURBING:WTF

Defenders Of Wildlife on Trump’s Election — Natural History Wanderings

Defenders of Wildlife News Release DONALD TRUMP’S PRESIDENTIAL ELECTION; CONSERVATION OPPORTUNITIES AND CHALLENGES Following is a statement from the President and CEO of Defenders of Wildlife, Jamie Rappaport Clark, on President-elect Donald Trump’s election and the conservation opportunities and challenges ahead. “Although we know we will not see eye-to-eye with President-elect Trump and his administration on […]

via Defenders Of Wildlife on Trump’s Election — Natural History Wanderings

Obama is reportedly trying to ban Arctic drilling for the next five years — Quartz

With just two months before he leaves office, US president Barack Obama will reportedly attempt to block oil drilling in the Arctic Ocean for the next five years. It would be a largely symbolic move, considering the decision must be reviewed by Congress and could be reversed by the next administration. But the most important…

via Obama is reportedly trying to ban Arctic drilling for the next five years — Quartz

World’s Largest Marine Protected Area Declared In Antarctica — Natural History Wanderings

BBC reported Delegates from 24 countries and the European Union have agreed that the Ross Sea in Antarctica will become the world’s largest marine protected area (MPA). Some 1.57 million sq km (600,000 sq miles) of the Southern Ocean will gain protection from fishing for 35 years. Environmentalists have welcomed the move to protect what’s said […]

via World’s Largest Marine Protected Area Declared In Antarctica — Natural History Wanderings

It’s 2016 and scientists say they’ve just discovered a new species of whale — Quartz

Whales are hard to miss, even in the vast underwater wilderness of the oceans. So it’s surprising that we’re still discovering new species of whales. The first hints of a new species came from Japan in 1940s, when whalers reported catching an unknown beaked whale. Then, in 2004, a dead whale washed up on an…

via It’s 2016 and scientists say they’ve just discovered a new species of whale — Quartz

Norway, Iceland and Japan, the only countries commercially whaling!

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Its very naughty of Norway, Iceland and Japan to continue whaling after most other countries gave it up many years ago… To put salt in the would, apparently Iceland sells some whale meat to Japan which it in turn makes pet food out of ! Also, recent years’ Norwegian catches have been found to contain such high levels of pesticide residue (obviously as runoff from farmland) that Japan trashed previous year’s shipments.

The Minke Whale is the most abundant whale species, occurring in several subspecies…and this is what those countries hunt!

Norway & Iceland ship seafood products to North America, and Japan sells many, many cars here. Why not help put pressure on these countries products by boycotting these products, and telling people you are doing so.

NORWEGIAN BOARD OF TRADE- nortrade@nortrade.com

ICELAND MINISTRY OF INDUSTRY, FISHERIES-kristian.freyr.helgason@anr.is

JAPAN FAIR TRADE COMMISSION- intnldiv@itc.go.jp