Dominican Republic opens whale watching season 2022 — Repeating Islands

Dominican Today announced that the Dominican Republic’s Ministry of Environment and Natural Resources has officially opened the humpback whale watching season for 2022, which runs from January 15 to March 31 in the Bay of Samaná and until April 15 at Banco de La Plata in Puerto Plata. The Ministry of Environment and Natural Resources officially began the […]

Dominican Republic opens whale watching season 2022 — Repeating Islands

Lawsuit To Reinstate Sperm Whale Protections — Natural History Wanderings

Press Release Center for Biological Diversity Lawsuit Launched to Reinstate Protections for Endangered Sperm Whales Threatened by California Drift Gillnet Fishery SAN FRANCISCO— Conservation groups today announced plans to file a lawsuit to reinstate rules designed to protect endangered sperm whales from deadly, mile-long drift gillnets in ocean waters off California. The National Marine Fisheries […]

Lawsuit To Reinstate Sperm Whale Protections — Natural History Wanderings

Lawsuit To Protect Whales & Dolphins From Sonar — Natural History Wanderings

Press Release from EarthJustice Whales & Dolphins: Lawsuit Seeks to Reduce Harm from Navy Sonar in Pacific Millions of marine mammals face injury, death off Hawaiʻi, Southern California A lawsuit filed in Hawaiʻi federal court today challenges the National Marine Fisheries Service’s approval of a 5-year plan by the U.S. Navy for testing and training activities off […]

Lawsuit To Protect Whales & Dolphins From Sonar — Natural History Wanderings

Poo from the world’s largest animals have a stunning effect on ocean ecosystems—and even carbon capture — Natural History Wanderings

Anthropocene A million additional whales defecating close to the surface would be like having massive ocean fertilizer machines—absorbing as much carbon as forests covering a continent Read more at  Poo from the world’s largest animals have a stunning effect on ocean ecosystems—and even carbon capture

Poo from the world’s largest animals have a stunning effect on ocean ecosystems—and even carbon capture — Natural History Wanderings

On the Verge of Extinction, These Whales Are Also Shrinking — Natural History Wanderings

The New York Times reports North Atlantic right whales are struggling to survive, and it shows.Most of the 360 or so North Atlantic right whales alive today bear scars from entanglements in fishing gear and collisions with speeding ships and, according to a new study, they are much smaller than they should be. Read more at On […]

On the Verge of Extinction, These Whales Are Also Shrinking — Natural History Wanderings

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