GRAY WHALE SEASON IS LOOKING GOOD !

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GRAY WHALE MIGRATION IS LATER THAN NORMAL BUT IT’S LOOKING GOOD. Thanks to the American Cetacean Society, we can show their latest graph which gives a good indication of how the migration is compared to previous seasons. Obviously not as … Continue reading

TRANSIENT ORCAS INCREASING ON WEST COAST

NEW THREATS TO GRAY WHALES AS TRANSIENTS BECOME ” RESIDENTS” Check out this awesome article from Kiro 7 News regarding our Transient Killer Whale population! Now deemed “Resident Transients,” mammal-eating Orcas are becoming familiar visitors to northwest waters. Transient or … Continue reading

ARCTIC MELTDOWN – WITH PROFOUND IMPACT ON WHALES, POLAR BEARS

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ARCTIC MELTDOWN – BAD NEWS FOR WHALES,           POLAR BEARS AND SEA LIFE From Huffington Post. OO An Unusually Warm Arctic Year: Sign Of Future Climate Turmoil with significant effects on US weather. Takeaways: barring a miracle, 2016 … Continue reading

GRAY WHALE MIGRATION IS SLOW OR THERE’S A CHANGE IN POPULATION

GRAY WHALE MIGRATION IS SLOW THIS YEAR. There’s a considerable lessening of numbers migrating southwards this time of the  year and there may be many causes. As the Arctic continues to melt at an extraordinary rate, the whales may be … Continue reading

OBAMA ACTS TO PROTECT GRAY WHALES FROM OIL INDUSTRY

OBAMA ACTS TO PROTECT GRAY WHALES IN THE ARCTIC FROM OIL DRILLING Obama is thanked by Whale Captains Hobbes and Harris: A “Thank You” from the Whales… If whales could speak our language, they would say “thank you.” Written by … Continue reading

NAVY DEATH TOLL – THIS IS MADNESS

Navy Allowed to Kill or Injure Nearly 12 Million Whales, Dolphins, Other Marine Mammals in Pacific Monday, 16 May 2016 00:00 By Dahr Jamail, Truthout | Report A whale swims in the Pacific Ocean, off the coast of Maui, on December … Continue reading

GRAY WHALE MIGRATION 2015/l6 NOTHING SHORT OF EXTRAORDINARY !

GRAY WHALE MIGRATION 2015/16 IS OFF THE CHARTS. The Coalition is delighted to see the big increase in numbers this season with lots of healthy whales and cows and calves. It has been a record year.  No question and no … Continue reading

OCEAN NOISE WORKSHOP REPORT APRIL 11, 2016

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OCEAN NOISE WORKSHOP REPORT – APRIL 11, 2016 At the Center for Biological Diversity Conference Room, Oakland, California. Organised by the California Gray Whale Coalition. OCEAN NOISE WORKSHOP REPORT PRINTER FRIENDLY PDF The workshop brought together, for the first time, … Continue reading

Anthropogenic noise increases fish mortality by predation

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Anthropogenic noise increases fish mortality by predation Noise-generating human activities affect hearing, communication and movement in terrestrial and aquatic animals, but direct evidence for impacts on survival is rare. We examined effects of motorboat noise on post-settlement survival and physiology … Continue reading

WHITE GRAY WHALE COMES BACK TO SCAMMON’S

Feb 23, 2016 Rare ‘albino’ gray whale returns to Scammon’s Lagoon, this time with a baby By Pete Thomas A gray whale believed to be albino has been documented in Scammon’s Lagoon in Baja California, Mexico, for the first time … Continue reading