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Right whale research in Cape Cod Bay

Right whale research in Cape Cod Bay

Right whale research in Cape Cod Bay Whale watching in Cape Cod Bay Decades ago, I started in this field as an intern and then became a whale watch naturalist. I distinctly remember the pending frustrations of cold April trips in Cape Cod Bay, when whale watching for North Atlantic right whales was legal. The…

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Kharabali the beluga whale dies in captivity

December 12, 2023 — RIP Kharabali On December 12th, Mystic Aquarium announced the passing of Kharabali, a captive beluga whale who was part of a group of five beluga whales transported from Marineland park in Canada to the U.S. in 2021. Kharabali is the third whale in this group to have died since being transported,…

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Partnership Announcement from HIDIZS

With the generous support from our community on Kickstarter and Hidizs, we successfully raised a total of $200,000 for the state-of-the art MP145 IEM.  We extend our heartfelt gratitude to the Whale and Dolphin Conservation (WDC) for their exceptional dedication to safeguarding whales and marine ecosystems. WDC’s commitment to the welfare of whales, dolphins, and…

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Enter to win a copy of “We Are All Whalers”

Synopsis of “We Are All Whalers” Relating his experiences caring for endangered whales, a veterinarian and marine scientist shows we can all share in the salvation of these imperiled animals. The image most of us have of whalers includes harpoons and intentional trauma. Yet eating commercially caught seafood leads to whales’ entanglement and slow death…

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Canada outlaws holding whales and dolphins in captivity

It’s official!  Canada’s “Free Willy” bill S-203 has been passed into law, making it illegal to hold whales and dolphins in captivity in Canada.  While the bill incorporates individuals currently held in facilities – now just Marineland Canada in Ontario and the Vancouver Aquarium in British Columbia (which has already committed to phasing out its…

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No fin whales will be killed in Iceland this summer

According to an announcement by the company behind Iceland’s fin whaling, Hvalur hf, no endangered fin whales will be killed off Iceland this summer.  Hvalur hf, owned by Kristian Loftsson, slaughtered over 146 fin whales last year, including at least two rare blue whale/fin whale hybrids and a dozen pregnant females. Whaling is increasingly unpopular…

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New calf seen in endangered Southern Resident orca community!!

May 31 2019: Breaking news from Canada! The Whale Centre in Tofino, British Columbia shared the news this afternoon that a fresh new calf was spotted yesterday afternoon with J pod of the endangered Southern Resident orca population.  Researchers with Canada’s Department of Fisheries and Oceans and the Center for Whale Research were notified and…

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