New fishing rules aim to protect Gulf of St. Lawrence right whales

Dolphins, whales and porpoises (cetaceans) are fascinating animals that continue to capture the imagination of humans as evidenced by the increasing number of whale watchers taking to the seas in search of a glimpse of these majestic creatures. They are amongst the most intelligent animals on our planet and play a critical role in maintaining marine ecosystem health and therefore human health. Yet, a dolphin, porpoise or whale is accidentally killed in fishing operations somewhere in the world about every two minutes.

New fishing rules aim to protect Gulf of St. Lawrence right whales

Not since the days of whaling had so many North Atlantic right whales died in one year.

Tue 22 May 18 from Phys.org

A seachange needed in fisheries to give dolphins, whales and porpoises a chance

Dolphins, whales and porpoises (cetaceans) are fascinating animals that continue to capture the imagination of humans as evidenced by the increasing number of whale watchers taking to the seas ...

Tue 22 May 18 from Phys.org

Study shows New Zealand has its own population of blue whales

A group of blue whales that frequent the South Taranaki Bight (STB) between the North and South islands of New Zealand appears to be part of a local population that is genetically distinct from ...

Thu 17 May 18 from Phys.org

New Zealand has its own population of blue whales, Thu 17 May 18 from ScienceDaily

Two Whales Found Dead in Bay Area

A fin whale carcass at Oakland’s waterfront was towed to Angel Island, while a dead gray whale washed up on the coast in Marin.

Fri 18 May 18 from KQED Science

New Zealand has its own population of over 700 blue whales

Researchers believe the massive mammals are genetically distinct from whales found in the neighbouring Pacific and Southern Oceans.

Thu 17 May 18 from Daily Mail

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