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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...

Global Whaling Scientific Committee Meeting Starts

Scientists have gathered in Jeju, South Korea, for the annual discussion meeting on issues relating to the conservation of whales and dolphins.

The 65th meeting of the International Whaling Commission’s (IWC) Scientific Committee will feature more than 100 sessions over several weeks, with more than 200 scientists from across the globe present.

With the general IWC plenary meeting now moved to every two years, this scientific gathering is more important than ever. Amongst the topic for discussion will be the status of individual whale populations; impacts of hunting, entanglement in fishing nets and gear, and collisions with ships; health and disease; effects of noise pollution; implications of climate change; and oil spill response capacity.

Jeju Ice Sculpture