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Emergency Petition Seeks to Shield Right Whale Moms, Calves From Vessel Strikes

Emergency Petition Seeks to Shield Right Whale Moms, Calves From Vessel Strikes

For Immediate Release, November 1, 2022 WASHINGTON—Conservation groups filed an emergency rulemaking petition with the National Marine Fisheries Service today to protect critically endangered North Atlantic right whales from being struck and killed by vessels in their calving grounds off the coast of the southeast United States.  The requested rule mirrors a National Marine Fisheries…

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Congressional Leaders Introduce Bill to Save the North Atlantic Right Whale

Washington (February 16, 2022) – Senators Cory Booker (D-NJ), Richard Blumenthal (D-CT), Tom Carper (D-DE), and Sheldon Whitehouse (D-RI) and Rep. Seth Moulton (D-MA) today introduced the “Right Whale Coexistence Act,” formerly known as the SAVE right whales act. This important legislation aims to support the recovery of the North Atlantic right whale, a critically…

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FAQs About Marine Animal Rescue and Response With Sarah!

WDC recently announced our newest program – Marine Animal Rescue and Response! This program is getting up and running thanks to our newest staff member – Sarah McCormack, Stranding Coordinator! Now that Sarah has joined our team, we took the opportunity to ask her all of our questions about rescuing marine animals! Michelle: What does…

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Researchers announce 2021 class of named North Atlantic right whales

“Spindle” is named for the long symmetrical mark on her head that resembles a banister post. CREDIT: New England Aquarium, under NOAA Research Permit #655-1652-01 BOSTON, MASS. (Dec. 7, 2021) – Another class of 18 North Atlantic right whales have been named for 2021, helping researchers more easily recognize individual whales spotted by boat and…

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Six Questions With Dr. Michael Moore

We talked with Dr. Michael Moore of Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution about his new book “We Are All Whalers”, working in whale conservation, and how we all can help whales. Give it a read! Dr. Michael Moore has a veterinary degree from the University of Cambridge and a PhD from the Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution…

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I signed a petition…now what?

What happens after you sign a petition? Luckily, we have some incredible people on our staff to answer some of my questions so I called up Colleen, one of our policy pros. Our petition might be closed but that doesn’t mean you can’t keep helping right whales! Raise your RIGHT hand and sign our pledge!…

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New North Atlantic Right Whale Names Unveiled for 2020

PHOTO COURTESY: Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission, NOAA Research Permit #20556 BOSTON, MASS. (December 3, 2020) – Researchers have named 18 North Atlantic right whales this year, continuing a tradition that allows scientists in the field to quickly recognize the critically endangered individuals. New England Aquarium researchers who manage the North Atlantic Right Whale…

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