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Environment & Animal Life, International

Injured right whale calf: a small success, still great concern about survival

Marine biologists were somewhat encouraged by a half-dozen births this year to the critically endangered North Atlantic right whale population.  This however is still well-below the hoped for number of about 30 births. Adding to their concern was that on »

Environment & Animal Life, International, Internet, Science & Technology

Technology use in research of endangered right whales

Even as rescuers attempt to free three right whales tangled in fishing gear, scientists are continuing research into better understanding the whales and how man’s activities and noise may affect them. Barry Wright (PhD) a visiting research fellow with the »

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The Link

The LINK Online, May 3, 4, 5, 2019

Your hosts: Lynn, Levon, Marie-Claude and Marc (video of show at bottom) Could this beluga be a trained spy? It’s a mystery. Norwegian fishermen discovered an unusually friendly lone beluga while out fishing. Beluga are relatively rare in the area, »

Environment & Animal Life, International

Icelandic whale sanctuary can’t offer safe haven to ‘spy’ beluga

A whale sanctuary in Iceland will not be able to provide safe haven to a lonely beluga whale freed last week from a mysterious harness by Norwegian fishermen and fisheries officials in the waters off Norway’s northernmost coastline, says the »

Environment & Animal Life, Society

North Atlantic Right whales: fewer than ever

Imagine the future of the human race is there were only 411 people left on earth, and less than a quarter were breeding age women. Add into that dire equation, a very real risk of fatal accidents that claim several »

Environment & Animal Life, Internet, Science & Technology

A whale of a tale: Lost Narwhal finds new “diverse” friends

(public commenting open on all RCI stories at bottom. Comments will be posted after approval) The narwhal, an iconic Arctic species, is almost never spotted in the south. Somehow one narwhal, thought to be a young male, became lost, really »

Society

Beluga tour operators protest new government regulations

Tour operators in the northern town of Churchill, Manitoba say new government rules to protect whales could put them out of business. Regulations were announced in June 2018 obliging vessels to keep a distance from whales, porpoises and dolphins. The »

Environment & Animal Life, International

Whale entanglement: one freed, searching for another

(public commenting open on all RCI stories- comments will appear after moderation- scroll to bottom to post) Last year saw an unprecedented number of North Atlantic right whale deaths. The 18 reported deaths in Canadian and US waters of the »

Environment & Animal Life

Whale buried, bones now excavated for study

Scientists and volunteers gathered on Canada’s Vancouver Island on May 31, 2018 to dig up the bones of a 10-metre-long grey whale. The whale had washed up on Wickaninnish Beach on the Pacific coast in April 2015. The choices were »

Environment & Animal Life

Young beluga whale dies suddenly at Marineland

A marine park in the province of Ontario has announced that a young beluga whale died suddenly from a twisted bowel. Gia was born at Marineland but sometime after her birth her mother stopped nursing her. A dedicated marine mammal »