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Critically endangered North Atlantic right whale calf likely to die from vessel strike injuries

Critically endangered North Atlantic right whale calf likely to die from vessel strike injuries

January 10, 2024 — Contact: Regina Asmutis-Silvia, Whale and Dolphin Conservation, (508) 451-3853, [email protected] Jake O’Neill, Conservation Law Foundation, (617) 850-1709, [email protected] Kristen Monsell, Center for Biological Diversity, (914) 806-3467, [email protected] Critically endangered North Atlantic right whale calf likely to die from vessel strike injuries Lack of speed rule, political inaction led to catastrophic strike ©…

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Scientists unveil new names for 19 North Atlantic right whales

December 6, 2023 — Contact: Regina Asmutis-Silvia, Whale and Dolphin Conservation, (508) 451-3853, [email protected] Pam Bechtold Snyder, New England Aquarium, (617)-686-5068, [email protected] BOSTON, MA — Scientists at the New England Aquarium are unveiling a new slate of named North Atlantic right whales, an annual tradition that helps researchers in the field identify the critically endangered…

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Two New England-based nonprofits awarded nearly $400k federal grant

© Peter Flood November 20, 2023 — Contact: Jake O’Neill, Conservation Law Foundation, (617) 850-1709, [email protected] Regina Asmutis-Silvia, Whale and Dolphin Conservation, (508) 451-3853, [email protected] Whale and Dolphin Conservation and Conservation Law Foundation secure federal grant to improve on-demand fishing gear Massachusetts-based conservation organizations, Whale and Dolphin Conservation (WDC) and Conservation Law Foundation (CLF) are…

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North Atlantic right whale population has stabilized

WDC attends Ropeless Consortium and North Atlantic Right Whale Consortium WDC was in Canada this week for the Ropeless and North Atlantic Right Whale Consortium meetings where researchers, fishermen, gear manufacturers, and policy makers gathered to discuss the progress of on-demand fishing and updates on the distribution and health of critically endangered North Atlantic right…

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Emergency Right Whale Petition Seeks Overdue Protections From Vessel Strikes

This dead right whale calf had injuries consistent with a vessel strike, including fresh propeller cuts on its back and head, broken ribs, and bruising. Photo: FWC/Tucker Joenz, NOAA Fisheries permit #18786 For Immediate Release, September 28, 2023 — Contact: Kristen Monsell, Center for Biological Diversity, (914) 806-3467, [email protected] Jake O’Neill, Conservation Law Foundation, (617)…

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We <3 Whale Poop: WDC providing support for Orca Scat Project

San Juan Island, Washington. July 22, 2019: Whale and Dolphin Conservation (WDC) is thrilled to share the news that we are a contributing supporter in 2019 for the Southern Resident Orca Scat Project, a research effort within the University of Washington’s Conservation Canines program.  WDC’s contribution to the program will help support the management and…

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From Cape Cod to Capitol Hill

To be fair, though, I’m not technically a marine biologist.  Marine biology is a huge field and includes people working on all kinds of critters in the marine environment – from tiny zooplankton to the big whales.  I’m a “marine mammal conservation biologist” – not quite as catchy, but a lot more specific.  I work…

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WDC's Whale SENSE Atlantic Program has Banner Year in 2016

In 2016, the responsible whale watching program Whale SENSE Atlantic hit two records: the highest number of participants (16) and the most large whale entanglements documented by participants (13). The most recent entanglement was reported by American Princess Cruises out of New York City on December 4, and involved a critically endangered right whale.  “This…

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