North Atlantic Right Whales Spotted off East Coast

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North Atlantic right whale migration is underway! As of December 2, biologists have five confirmed sightings of potential right whale moms. The first right whale of the 2019-2020 season was spotted Saturday, November 23, six miles off Jacksonville, Florida. The whale, known to biologists as “Harmonia” is a 19-year-old female. According to scientists, she last […]

North Atlantic Right Whale Consortium Releases 2019 Report Card

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In November, the North Atlantic Right Whale Consortium (NARWC) held its annual conference in Portland, ME. More than 300 researchers, managers, conservationists, students, and educators gathered to hear updates on the status of the species, management efforts in both the United States and Canada, new research initiatives, and to discuss necessary next steps in moving […]

Noordkaper communiceert “fluisterend” met haar jongen

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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. […]

How Ship Strikes Have Become The Greatest Threat To Right Whales

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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 […]