The crew and passengers of the Cape Ann Whale Watch boat Hurricane II spotted the whale on the afternoon of September 10. They reported the sighting, and, despite the rough conditions, stood by the whale until the MAER team arrived. By then, the whale had traveled almost seven miles.
The endangered North Atlantic right whale population has been steadily declining for nearly the past decade. Today, researchers estimate there are only about 400 whales left. NOAA Fisheries is adding the North Atlantic right whale as a “Species in the Spotlight” in order to bring greater attention and increased resources to save this species in … Meer lezen
olwassen Noordkapers hebben vanwege hun enorme omvang niet veel natuurlijke vijanden. Maar orka’s en haaien hebben het wel op jonge kalfjes voorzien. Om te voorkomen dat de kalfjes prooi worden, proberen moeders hun kroost te verbergen. Maar dat niet alleen. Onderzoekers zijn er namelijk achter gekomen dat communicatie tussen moeder en kind bijna geruisloos verloopt. … Meer lezen
New right whale calves brought welcome news this year; although the births spoke of hope the challenges faced by this species continue. (produced by Angela McNerney)
In the last month, eight North Atlantic right whales have been found dead in Canada’s Gulf of St. Lawrence, including two members of the critically endangered species this past week. Canadian authorities say work to determine these new whales’ cause of death is ongoing. Whatever the cause of these latest deaths, researchers worry collisions with … Meer lezen
On Friday, August 2 the Marine Animal Entanglement Response team (MAER) from the Center for Coastal Studies (CCS), in collaboration with the Northeastern Fisheries Science Center (NEFSC) and the National Marine Fisheries Service (NMFS) partially disentangled a North Atlantic right whale, one of only about 400 individuals left, east of Cape Cod. >> read more … Meer lezen
It’s been nothing but hard times for the North Atlantic Right Whale ever since being marked the ‘right’ whale to hunt about 500 years ago due to its sluggish habits and positively buoyant physique (ie. they float and are relatively easy to kill). They were nearly wiped out by the late 1700s, and only ~400 of them are estimated … Meer lezen