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Critically endangered whale dies due to inaction of Biden administration

Critically endangered whale dies due to inaction of Biden administration

Pilgrim and her calf in December 2022 © Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission, taken under NOAA permit #20556-01 February 16, 2024 — Contact: Regina Asmutis-Silvia, Whale and Dolphin Conservation, (508) 451-3853, [email protected] Catherine Kilduff, Center for Biological Diversity, (202) 780-8862, [email protected] Jake O’Neil, Conservation Law Foundation, (617) 850-1709, [email protected] Jay Petrequin, Defenders of Wildlife,…

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Entanglement rope of North Atlantic right whale identified

On February 14th, the National Marine Fisheries Service (NMFS) announced it had identified the fishing gear associated with the chronic entanglement of the North Atlantic right whale, identified as #5120, who washed ashore on Martha’s Vineyard at the end of January. Born in 2021 as the only known calf of Squilla, this whale was too…

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Deadline sought on overdue protections for North Atlantic right whales

© DNR/NOAA MMHSRP permit 24359, injured calf of Juno February 13, 2024 — Contact: Regina Asmutis-Silvia, Whale and Dolphin Conservation, (508) 451-3853, [email protected] Jay Petrequin, Defenders of Wildlife, (202) 772-0243, [email protected] Catherine Kilduff, Center for Biological Diversity, (202) 780-8862, [email protected] Jake O’Neil, Conservation Law Foundation, (617) 850-1709, [email protected] WASHINGTON, DC — Conservation groups have asked…

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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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