WORLD WHALE BUZZ: PUBLICATION: Respiratory function in dolphins on land

We would like to share our new publication investigating the respiratory effects of beaching in healthy bottlenose dolphins. The citation and abstract are pasted below. For pdf requests, please send an email to: afahlman@whoi.ed  Sincerely, Andreas and co-authors Citation: Fahlman, … Continue reading WORLD WHALE BUZZ: PUBLICATION: Respiratory function in dolphins on land

WHALES: Looking back at the LNG threat to the Northern Right Whale – 2007. Has anything changed?

3/6/21 The article below was written many years ago when LNG developments in Passamaquoddy Bay were threatening the Northern Right Whale population that summered in this area. The effort to stop the LNG developments was successful but little has changed … Continue reading WHALES: Looking back at the LNG threat to the Northern Right Whale – 2007. Has anything changed?

WHALING: Passamaquoddy Tribe on Porpoise Hunting Today – ARCHIVE ATLANTIC

Members of the Passamaquoddy Tribe live in Maine and New Brunswick at the entrance to the Bay of Fundy. They have always depended for their sustenance on marine animals and plants, including porpoise and whales. The following is their current … Continue reading WHALING: Passamaquoddy Tribe on Porpoise Hunting Today – ARCHIVE ATLANTIC

ISSUES: Did you know that Canada is bound by the Law of the Sea to protect endangered whales, their habitat and feed?

CANADA IS BOUND BY LAW OF THE SEA TO PROTECT ENDANGERED WHALES, THEIR HABITAT, AND THEIR FORAGE (Updated February 14, 2020) I’m currently researching once more the various treaties and laws that oblige the Government of Canada to protect Right … Continue reading ISSUES: Did you know that Canada is bound by the Law of the Sea to protect endangered whales, their habitat and feed?

Passamaquoddy Whale Hunters | St. Croix Historical Society

Posted on October 21, 2018 by schsuser The Charlotte County Museum in Milltown New Brunswick has recently provided the Historical Society with some interesting photos from its collection. We recalled a newspaper story about Passamaquoddy whale hunters in the early … Continue reading Passamaquoddy Whale Hunters | St. Croix Historical Society

The Plight of the Right Whale | Science | Smithsonian

Read the entire article at https://www.smithsonianmag.com/science-nature/plight-right-whale-180970648/ With dwindling numbers due to snags in lobster traps and collisions with ships, the right whale is looking for a way to make a comeback BY TOM CHENEY; PHOTOGRAPHY BY NICK HAWKINS SMITHSONIANMAG.COM | Oct. 29, … Continue reading The Plight of the Right Whale | Science | Smithsonian

WHALES: Looking Back – Right Whales Lay Claim to Historic Grounds

Written 13 years ago, the battle was to prove that right whales were common at the mouth of the Bay of Fundy. That was done. Now, another change and another challenge has emerged as the rights have moved north into … Continue reading WHALES: Looking Back – Right Whales Lay Claim to Historic Grounds

Passamaquoddy Whale Hunters | St. Croix Historical Society

Passamaquoddy Whale Hunters Posted on October 21, 2018 by schsuser   The Charlotte County Museum in Milltown New Brunswick has recently provided the Historical Society with some interesting photos from its collection including the one above. We recalled a newspaper story about Passamaquoddy … Continue reading Passamaquoddy Whale Hunters | St. Croix Historical Society

WHALES: Could ropeless fish traps really help save endangered whales?

Crab fishermen to test ropeless fishing to help save endangered whales Idea once considered crazy could eliminate the entanglements that threaten North Atlantic right whales Hadeel Ibrahim · CBC News · Posted: Mar 25, 2018 8:00 AM AT  New Brunswick snow crab fishermen will … Continue reading WHALES: Could ropeless fish traps really help save endangered whales?

OCEAN LIFE: What the heck is KRILL anyway and why are they important to whales and fish?

Krill or Euphausid Shrimp are vital forage species that are at the very foundation of life in the ocean. Fish, birds, seals, whales and even humans depend on them. Life in our oceans forms a complex food web that depends … Continue reading OCEAN LIFE: What the heck is KRILL anyway and why are they important to whales and fish?

WHALES: Why are they starving, having fewer young and wandering for food?

THE ISSUE: Why are whales starving, wandering far afield and producing fewer young? It’s a complex of answers that includes impacts from new chemicals dumped by municipal and business sewage, acidification, temperature changes, forest and agricultural sprays, microplastics, mortalities of … Continue reading WHALES: Why are they starving, having fewer young and wandering for food?

WHALES: Killer Whales in the North Atlantic … Have you seen one yet?

Most of us know that Killer Whales or Orcas are common in the Pacific. But did you know they occur along the Atlantic coast of the United States and Canada? While the East Coast population of Killer Whales is small to be sure, they do move widely along the coast of the United States and Canada. And when they show up in local waters they cause considerable excitement .. particularly among the whale watching companies and those of us who have a special affection for marine mammals. Certainly, very few of us have had the privilege of seeing east coast … Continue reading WHALES: Killer Whales in the North Atlantic … Have you seen one yet?

NOAA Expands Critical Habitat for Endangered North Atlantic Right Whales – but without Canada it’s only half as good!

Posted on January 26, 2016 by admin To the attention of The Honorable Hunter Tootoo, Minister of Fisheries, Oceans and the Canadian Coast Guard In a press release dated January 26, 2016, NOAA has expanded its Right Whale “critical habitat” from … Continue reading NOAA Expands Critical Habitat for Endangered North Atlantic Right Whales – but without Canada it’s only half as good!

KRILL – A VITAL OCEAN FORAGE SPECIES

THE VISUALS THE STORY CONCERNS: The health of the oceans depends on a complex food web which ultimate depends on the sun providing energy for photosynthesis by tiny plants called phytoplankton which, in turn, serve as food for equally tiny … Continue reading KRILL – A VITAL OCEAN FORAGE SPECIES