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A Southern Resident killer whale leaps into the air. The Southern Residents are an endangered population of fish-eating killer whales. Credit: NOAA

Southern Resident Orcas Receive Oregon Endangered Species Protections

February 16, 2024 - Contact: Regina Asmutis-Silvia, Whale and Dolphin Conservation, (508) 451-3853, [email protected] Brady...
Pilgrim and her calf in December 2022 © Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission, taken under NOAA permit #20556-01

Critically endangered whale dies due to inaction of Biden administration

Pilgrim and her calf in December 2022 © Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission, taken...
© Clearwater Marine Aquarium Research Institute, taken under NOAA permit 24359. Funded by NOAA Fisheries and Georgia Department of Natural Resources.

Critically endangered North Atlantic right whale found dead off Georgia’s coast

February 13, 2024 - On February 13, a North Atlantic right whale was reported dead...
#5120 not entangled in July 2021 
© Gine Lonati, University of New Brunswick. Taken under DFO Canada Sara Permit

Entanglement rope of North Atlantic right whale identified

On February 14th, the National Marine Fisheries Service (NMFS) announced it had identified the fishing...

Norway Kills First Whales Of The Season

Following the news of Icelandic whalers taking their first minke whales of the hunting season, reports have come in stating that Norwegian whale hunters have killed their first whales of the year one month into the hunt ‘season’.

Norway’s whale hunting season started on April 1 and finishes at the end of August, but the main reason given for whales not being killed up to this point has been the poor weather.

Despite whaling being on the decline in Norway and its fleet shrinking in size, the country has set the same quota of 1,286 minke whales for slaughter this year as it did last year. 533 whales were killed in 2011.
 
Norway, Iceland and Japan are the only countries who break the international moratorium on commercial whaling.

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