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Dear Mr. President

Dear Mr. President, I am writing to you on behalf of the marine mammals who call our coasts home and are some of the United States’ most precious resources. They don’t have a side of the aisle or an agenda. They simply want to do their jobs as ecosystem engineers, raise their families in a…

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Did I see my last right whale? Not yet.

For the first time in nearly 30 years, I haven’t seen a right whale this year… not yet anyway. The pandemic and weather didn’t often align for me so I spent little time on the water compared to years past. I just checked the forecast and this week doesn’t look possible either. Even during weeks…

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Vessel Speed Limits Sought to Protect Endangered North Atlantic Right Whales

“What we are asking for are essentially school zones along our coast, areas where vessels have to slow down to keep boaters and whales safe without stopping traffic,” -Regina Asmutis-Silvia, Executive Director of WDC’s North American office WASHINGTON— Conservation groups filed a rulemaking petition today seeking additional ship-speed limits along the Atlantic coast to protect…

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We were SO close.

We were so close. Because of the past couple of years, June makes me incredibly nervous. In June of 2019, I heard the news of two right whale deaths in one day, only to find out about another soon after. June seems to be prime time for right whales to be accidentally killed by passing…

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COVID 19- Canceling WDC Travel, Not Momentum

I am writing this on the evening of Tuesday March 10th, just hours after the Governor Charlie Baker declared a State of Emergency for Massachusetts, the home of WDC’s North American office.  Governor Baker explained it is a precautionary attempt to contain the spread of the coronavirus.  As a result, we are suspending all WDC…

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From One Mother to Another

See the part that is sticking out? It isn’t supposed to look like that. Georgia DNR- NOAA Permit 18786-04 To see the injury, look in the top right portion of the whale in this photo. The part that is lighter in color is a deep injury. As soon as my heart rose with the news…

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Senate Leaders Introduce Bipartisan Bill to Save the North Atlantic Right Whale

After a deadly summer for North Atlantic right whales, Senators Booker (D-NJ), Isakson (R-GA) and Carper (D-DE) lead bipartisan bill to support their recovery. (Washington) – Senators Cory Booker, D-N.J., Johnny Isakson, R-Ga., and Tom Carper, D-De., today introduced a bipartisan bill, the Scientific Assistance for Very Endangered (SAVE) Right Whales Act (S. 2453), to…

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