Oceana released a report revealing that a voluntary slowdown measure put in place by Transport Canada this year to protect critically endangered North Atlantic right whales from deadly ship strikes in the Cabot Strait is being largely ignored.
On Friday, June 26, the Italian Coast Guard freed a sperm whale from being entangled in an illegal fishing net off the Aeolian Islands.
Oceana released the results of an analysis finding ships ignoring a voluntary speed zone in an area south of Nantucket designed to protect endangered North Atlantic right whales.
As part of its concrete efforts to protect the endangered North Atlantic right whale over the last years, the Government of Canada now announced enhanced 2020 measures that will help reduce the risks to these marine mammals during the 2020 season from April to November.
Cameras attached to a rare species of Antarctic whale are giving scientists an unprecedented view of how the whales survive in their sea ice habitat. Scientists attached tags to 30 Antarctic minke whales, to better understand the animals’ sea ice environment.
A drone operator observed six grey whales off Newport Beach, California, during their annual migration, heading towards the warm lagoons in Baja California, Mexico. The grey whale migration can usually be viewed in Southern California from late November into April.
A 20 metre-long, dead whale was spotted on the front of a cargo vessel while it was sailing, with the vessel being rapidly escorted into Portsmouth so that the authorities were able to lift off the mammal and take it for examination.
According to a recent research, ship strikes are one of the main human-induced threats to whale survival. A variety of measures have been used or proposed to reduce collisions, and this paper proposes an approach to evaluate mitigation measures based on a risk assessment framework that has been adopted by the IMO, namely the Formal Safety Assessment (FSA).
According to a new study commissioned by WWF-Canada, 30 scrubber-equipped ships dumped nearly 35 million tonnes of washwater effluent off the BC coast in 2017. The report highlights that these harmful discharges put killer whales and other species at risk, with cruise ships being responsible for 90% of these discharges.
About 220 pounds of tangled netting, rope, debris and plastic have been found inside the belly of a dead whale, near to a Scottish beach. The dead sperm whale was found from a local whale research group on November 30, on Luskentyre Beach in the Outer Hebrides.
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