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Image: Peter Flood

Biden Administration Sinks Emergency Petition to Shield Right Whale Moms, Calves From Vessel Strikes

Image: Peter Flood For Immediate Release, January 20, 2023 WASHINGTON- The National Marine Fisheries Service...
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Amazon Announces End of AmazonSmile Program

Amazon announced on January 19th, 2023 that it is ending its AmazonSmile donation program by...
An orca lies in the surf as people look at it.

Orca Found Dead on Florida Beach

Credit: Flagler County Sheriff's Office On January 11th, a 21-foot-long female orca died after stranding...
A fluke of a North Atlantic right whale lifts out of the water

WDC Fights Back as Maine Delegation Strips Protections for Endangered Whales

Image credit: Peter Flood UPDATE: On December 29th, 2022, President Biden signed the omnibus appropriations...

Latest fossil find casts light on whale ancestors

Scientists are excited about the latest fossil find which may provide an new insight into the evolution of baleen whales (such as the blue whale).

The remains of the whale, thought to be about 4 million years old, were discovered in early September in a hillside in Scotts Valley in California. The finding is rare as the 25ft whale was largely intact. This will help enable researchers to get a better understanding of the whale and how it differs from its present-day cousins.

The whale has now been removed from the ground for further examination.

Tail fluke of a humpback, a modern day baleen whale © Duncan Murrell