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WDC sues US government to protect whales

WDC together with a coalition of other environmental and animal protection groups is suing the US federal government over a failure to take action to protect critically endangered North Atlantic right whales. Only about 450 North Atlantic right whales exist today, making them one of the world’s most endangered large whales. Without this additional protection,…

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NOAA needs to hear from us all …

Please help make the Right Whale Ship Strike Rule permanent!  Join me in letting NOAA know that we need them to protect right whales!  SUBMIT YOUR COMMENT TO NOAA to tell the government why making the ship strike rule permanent is important to you. PLease submit your comment before 11:59 EST on August 6th. NOAA has…

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Little Whales in a Big Ocean

The beginning of the field season is always really exciting, as we see which whales are first to return, which mothers have calves this year, and hope that none of our beloved whales go missing!  We’ve already seen incredible feeding displays and have a growing list of mothers that are returning with their calves to…

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Earthquake monitors could protect fin whales

Researchers at the University of Washington are to use sensors placed on the seabed to monitor and protect endangered fin whales from being killed or injured in collisions with boats. The sensors, which are designed to detect earthquakes, are able to also track the low-pitch frequency call of fin whales. By locating the birthing places of fin…

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