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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...

Iceland to import Norwegian whale meat after whalers miss target?

Reports from Iceland suggest the country may be forced to import whale meat from Norway after a disastrous whaling season that has resulted in just 17 minke whales being killed.

Iceland allocates itself a quota of over 200 whales but has struggled to hunt anywhere near this number of whales in recent years. Around 50 whales are needed to meet demand in Iceland, though much of this comes from tourists, often unaware they are sustaining this cruel practice.

With poor weather expected to return to the North Atlantic before long, it is unlikely Iceland’s whalers will be able to make up the shortfall, leaving with the embarrassment of having to ask its nordic neighbour to help out.

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