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Are right whales ‘whispering’ to avoid predators?

A new study published in the journal Biology Letters, has revealed that North Atlantic right whales alter their calls to their young in order to protect them from predators. Normally right whales use an “up call”,  rising ‘whoop’ sound to communicate with each other. According to the latest research, right whale mothers will ‘whisper’ to their…

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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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Speak up for right whales!

Speak up for right whales! Use your voice by September 16th! Day Hour Minute Second Email Michael Pentony at nmfs.gar.ALWTRT2019@noaa.gov   Send a letter to Michael Pentony, Regional Administrator, National Marine Fisheries Service 55 Great Republic Drive, Gloucester, MA 01930-2276 Endangered right whales are getting the attention they deserve from a federal agency and now…

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Hey Maine- this fluke is for you!

North Atlantic right whale

In light of the deaths of six endangered right whales in Canada, Maine’s Congressional Delegation and its Governor are calling for a REDUCTION in protections for right whales in US waters. Keep in mind that what they are now opposing was developed and agreed to by representatives of the Maine Lobstermen’s Association and Maine’s Department…

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The Winding Way of Whales & Wind Farms

I recently attended a two-day workshop on Long Island on offshore wind development projects. You could say I was “blown away” (I’m a sucker for a good pun) by the number of people involved in the workshop-over 180! While we were primarily focusing on the wind farms planned for development off the coast of New…

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Six North Atlantic right whales found dead in a matter of days

Concern for the future of the critically endangered North Atlantic right whale have dramatically increased after six were found dead in recent days in the waters of the Gulf of St. Lawrence, Canada. The first three carcasses were reportedly found drifting between the Magdalen Islands and New Brunswick, on June 6, 18 and 19, with the remaining…

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Landmark protections designated for whale habitats thanks to the collaborative efforts of conservationists

Today’s historic announcement by President Obama to create the first Marine National Monument in the Atlantic Ocean is the second time this year when protections for whale habitats on the US east coast have been established.  Nearly 5,000 square miles of the newly designated Northeast Canyons and Seamounts Marine National Monument further enhances protections to…

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