Underwater Listening Station Launched to Better Understand Impact of Ship Noise on At-Risk Whales

Ship Noise Listening Station VANCOUVER, BRITISH COLUMBIA — (Marketwired) — 09/15/15 — Port Metro Vancouver, with support from the University of Victoria’s Ocean Networks Canada and JASCO Applied Sciences, has deployed a hydrophone listening station that will monitor underwater ship … Continue reading

Feds Move to Protect Endangered Species from Fishing Nets marine mammal bycatch

marine mammal bycatch protection September 15, 2015 SAN DIEGO – The feds put California swordfishermen on notice Monday, warning they’ll be banned if they continue to inadvertently catch endangered species, whales, dolphins and sea turtles, in their nets. The Pacific … Continue reading

200 WHALES LIVE OFF OREGON COAST

About 200 whales cut migration short to live off Oregon Coast By Mark Floyd, OSU News & Communications Published: Aug 8, 2015 at 7:00 AM PDT Gray whale surfacing NEWPORT, Ore. – Every year, some 20,000 gray whales migrate between … Continue reading

NOAA DECLARES MAJOR MORTALITY IN ALASKA AN UNUSUAL MORTALITY EVENT

  NEWS RELEASE August 20, 2015 Julie Speegle, 907-586-7032 w., 907-321-7032 c. NOAA declares deaths of large whales in Gulf of Alaska an unusual mortality event Bears feeding on a fin whale carcass in Larson Bay, Alaska, near Kodiak. Credit: … Continue reading

SHELL SHOULD GET OUT OF THE ARCTIC – RISKS TO WHALES TOO GREAT

SHELL SHOULD GET OUT OF THE ARCTIC – TOO MUCH AT RISK For the sake of the Inupiat, Shell should give up drilling in the Arctic Othniel Art Oomittuk Jr. August 10, 2015 Email Print Text Size –A +A OPINION: … Continue reading

WHY SOME GRAY WHALES DON’T LEAVE OREGON COAST

Why Some Whales Don’t Leave Oregon Coast  Scientists Study Published 08/05/2015 at 5:25 AM PDT – Updated 08/05/2015 at 3:25 PM PDT By Oregon Coast Beach Connection staff (Depoe Bay, Oregon) – It seems humans aren’t the only ones making … Continue reading

MAKAH TREATY RIGHTS COULD INCLUDE HUMPBACKS, RIGHT, FIN, SPERM AND MORE

 MAKAH TREATY RIGHTS, IF GRANTED BY US GOVERNMENT WILL ALMOST CERTAINLY SEE HUMPBACK WHALES AS THE NEXT TARGET. Humpback Whales are in the process of being delisted in the Northern Hemisphere by the US government.  The Makah Tribe are seeking … Continue reading

URGENT – STOP SEAWORLD BUILDING ANOTHER KILLER WHALE PRISON

SeaWorld is leaving nothing to chance as it prepares to make its case to the California Coastal Commission for a $100 million plan to double the size of its killer whale habitat. Three cardboard boxes filled with hundreds of letters … Continue reading

ARCTIC DRILLING WILL HARASS THOUSANDS OF WHALES

Arctic drilling will harass thousands of whales and seals by rose hackman ROYAL Dutch Shell’s plans for exploratory drilling in the US Arctic this summer will involve the harassment of whales and seals by the thousands, an application document filed … Continue reading

UNDERSEA PHOSPHATE MINE THREATENS GRAY WHALES

Undersea phosphate mine threatens Mexico’s Gray whale nursery Haydée Rodríguez 12th June 2015 A project to mine 225,000 acres of seabed in Baja California’s San Ignacio lagoon threatens the myriad sea life of the area, writes Haydée Rodríguez: not just … Continue reading