First right whale calf born in 2019-2020 reported dead

On June 25, NOAA Fisheries Service received a report of a North Atlantic right whale carcass floating off the coast of New Jersey. [US]. The whale has been identified as the calf of Catalog #3560. An evaluation of the calf’s wounds during necropsy show the 7-month old, male right whale was injured by at least two separate vessel collisions.

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2019 Aerial Surveys of Arctic Marine Mammals

The Utqiaġvik-based aerial team is continuing their surveys in the eastern Chukchi Sea. On a survey in late July, the team saw a subarctic whale species farther north in the Pacific Arctic than it had ever been seen before! >> read more …

NOAA reports whale range expansion

ANCHORAGE (KTUU) – The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Association (NOAA) reported the northernmost sightings of fin and humpback whales during an aerial survey on July 27. >> read more …

2019 Aerial Surveys of Arctic Marine Mammals

The new season of the Aerial Surveys of Arctic Marine Mammals (ASAMM) has started!! The team assembled in Utqiaġvik (Barrow) and began surveying the Chukchi Sea off the north slope of Alaska right away. >> read more …