Southern Resident Killer Whales. — Animals of the Pacific Northwest

Earlier this year, it was announced that a new Southern Resident killer whale had been born last December! Lucky, as it had been nicknamed, is a part of the L pod and a few months after it was born, another southern resident was born to the J pod. For a short time, there were 76 […]

Southern Resident Killer Whales. — Animals of the Pacific Northwest

Narwhal; The Proof Is in the Tusk — Wickersham’s Conscience

Male Narwhal or Unicorn (Monodon monoceros) and Greenland Shark (Somniosus microcephalus), by W. Scoresby. 1820. So much is unknown about the Narwhal. Even the name is a puzzle. From the Oxford English Dictionary (paywalled), WC’s go-to reference for word etymologies: The etymology is uncertain, but likely comes from variants of Danish narhval (cognate with Norwegian narkval , […]

The Proof Is in the Tusk — Wickersham’s Conscience

Japan harpooned again — World Animals Voice

Several whale-hunting vessels have taken to the waters from Japanese ports with the official start of the commercial whaling season. They plan to catch 120 minke whales in the coming months. On Saturday, four ships – two in Miyagi Prefecture on the east coast of Japan’s main island of Honshu and two in Aomori Prefecture […]

Japan harpooned again — World Animals Voice

Weekly round-up: April 4 — Global Biodiversity Bulletin

A North Atlantic right whale and her calf (AP) The 2020/21 North Atlantic right whale birthing season delivered more calves than the previous three years combined. Survey teams monitoring the critically endangered species recorded 17 newborns during daily flights over coastal waters between North Carolina and Florida from December to the end of March.  “What […]

Weekly round-up: April 4 — Global Biodiversity Bulletin

Whaling and the Gray Whale Population — Eyes on the Wild

[This is not my usual nature post. Rather than discussing whaling in my other gray whale posts, I though I’d do an entirely separate one. Some people are very interested, others would prefer to move on. Up to you.  This is my last whale post. Next time I return to Maine.] The Makah Indians of […]

Whaling and the Gray Whale Population — Eyes on the Wild

Atlantic Large Whale Take Reduction Plan: reducing the level of mortality and injury of large whales — Advocatetanmoy Law Library

The Atlantic Large Whale Take Reduction Team (ALWTRT or Team) was established in 1996 and is made up of 60 members, including about 22 trap/pot and gillnet fishermen or fishery representatives. Because both right whales and fin whales are listed as endangered, they are considered strategic stocks under the MMPA. Due to population growth, in 2016 certain stocks of humpback whales, which are taken in the Atlantic Category I and II fisheries regulated under the ALWTRP, are no longer listed as endangered or threatened under the Endangered Species Act

Atlantic Large Whale Take Reduction Plan: reducing the level of mortality and injury of large whales — Advocatetanmoy Law Library

Newly Identified Whale Species — Suzanne’s Mom’s Blog

Photo: Xinhua/Rex/Shutterstock. This is a Bryde’s whale, related to the newly described whale species called Rice’s whales. Rice’s whales were previously believed to be a population of Bryde’s but were recently found to be a whole new species. Lately, I’ve noticed how many mainstream publications reuse stories from other publications, which helps me feel less […]

Newly Identified Whale Species — Suzanne’s Mom’s Blog

A large number of gray whales are starving and dying in the eastern North Pacific  — Natural History Wanderings

ScienceDaily reports It is now the third year that gray whales have been found in very poor condition or dead in large numbers along the west coast of Mexico, USA and Canada, and scientist have raised their concerns. An international study suggests that starvation is contributing to these mortalities. Read more at  A large number […]

A large number of gray whales are starving and dying in the eastern North Pacific  — Natural History Wanderings

Japan: They Love Killing Whales – Campaigners condemn killing of minke whale trapped in nets in Japan. — World Animals Voice

https://www.theguardian.com/world/2021/jan/11/campaigners-condemn-killing-of-minke-whale-trapped-in-nets-in-japan Campaigners condemn killing of minke whale trapped in nets in Japan Animal killed with what appeared to be exploding harpoon, after one ‘half-hearted’ attempt to free it Animal welfare campaigners have condemned the killing of a trapped minke whale off the coast of Taiji, a town in Japan best known for its annual dolphin cull. The […]

Japan: They Love Killing Whales – Campaigners condemn killing of minke whale trapped in nets in Japan. — World Animals Voice