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Unique Collaboration Proves Way To Minimize Seismic Survey Impacts On Rare Whales And Other Species
2014-01-20 07:59:30

International Union for the Conservation of Nature A step-by-step guide to reducing impacts on whales and other marine species during seismic sea floor surveys has been developed by experts with IUCN's Western Gray Whale Advisory Panel (WGWAP) and Sakhalin Energy Investment Company Ltd. In a study published in the journal Aquatic Mammals the authors present the most thorough, robust and practical approach to minimizing and monitoring the risk of harm to vulnerable marine species when...

2014-01-10 16:20:12

SAN DIEGO, Jan. 10, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Embark on an unforgettable adventure and experience the annual epic journey of gray whales aboard Flagship Cruises & Events Whale Watching Tour with a naturalist from Birch Aquarium at Scripps Institution of Oceanography, UC San Diego. Celebrate our 14-year local partnership aboard twice-daily whale watching cruises departing from 990 North Harbor Drive, next to the USS Midway. Witness one of the longest mammal migrations in the world,...

2013-11-26 08:25:46

Fisherman's Landing is bringing back the wildly popular Whale Watching Tours starting this December aboard the Dolphin SAN DIEGO, Nov. 26, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Fisherman's Landing, located on San Diego Bay, will be offering Whale Watching Tours aboard the Dolphin, an 85 foot Sportfishing vessel. 2 trips will go out daily, one in the morning and the second trip in the first part of the afternoon. Whale Watching tours will cost $50 per person, and $35 for Seniors, Military, and...

New Humpback Feeding Technique
2013-09-26 15:43:14

Brett Smith for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online Using underwater “critter cams” and tagging techniques, a team of marine biologists from the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) was able to confirm a unique humpback whale feeding technique performed along the ocean floor, according to their report in the journal Marine Mammal Science. Based on observations of whales off the coast of Massachusetts, the report revealed that humpbacks use three distinct feeding...

New AWI Thermal Imaging System Helps Researchers Protect Large Whales From Noise Around The Clock
2013-08-13 08:19:35

Helmholtz Association Pile driving during construction of wind farms and the use of airguns when searching for oil and gas unavoidably result in noise pollution in the surrounding area. To ensure that marine mammals are not harmed when in the close vicinity of these activities, regulatory authorities request so-called mitigation measures for their protection. One of such measures requires airguns to be switched off or pile driving to be stopped when whales approach the respective sound...

2013-06-18 12:29:22

DAVIS, Calif., June 18, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Sailor Max J. Young made front-page newspaper headlines and internationally televised news coverage one year ago following his dramatic rescue at sea. As the hours agonizingly ticked away, Young was preparing to drown until a freighter rescued him minutes before his sailboat, Reflections, sank thousands of feet to the bottom of the ocean. Young had been sailing alone the night of June 12, 2012, on a northerly course through choppy swells...

2013-06-06 08:21:58

Tracking of highly endangered species reveals highest population since tracking began in 1980 SAINT JOHN, NB, June 6, 2013 /PRNewswire/ - Irving Oil is celebrating the 10(th) anniversary of the re-routing of the shipping lanes in the Bay of Fundy. This precedent-setting initiative, along with other conservation measures, is credited with helping the subsequent growth occurring within the right whale population. Over the past decade, the North Atlantic right whale population has grown...

World's First: Researchers Discover Northern Pacific Gray Whale In Southern Hemisphere
2013-05-17 07:25:36

redOrbit Staff & Wire Reports - Your Universe Online Scientists from the Namibian Dolphin Project working off the coast of Namibia in southwest Africa have spotted a North Pacific gray whale there, marking the first time the giant mammal has ever been observed south of the equator. In 2010, a North Pacific gray whale was confirmed to have wandered into the Mediterranean Sea, but scientists speculated it had arrived via the increasingly ice-free Northwest Passage. The significance...

Risk To Endangered Whales From Ship Traffic Off Southern California Analyzed In New Study
2013-03-26 13:12:04

Southwest Fisheries Science Center: NOAA Researchers have identified areas off southern California with high numbers of whales and assessed their risk from potentially deadly collisions with commercial ship traffic in a study released today in the scientific journal Conservation Biology. Scientists from NOAA Fisheries, the Marine Mammal Commission and Cascadia Research Collective analyzed data collected over seven years by NOAA on marine mammal and ecosystem research surveys in the...

2013-03-11 23:02:02

San Diego Infographic Whale Watching and Migration by Marriott (PRWEB) March 11, 2013 The warm waters of the Pacific Ocean along southern California´s coastline are a popular shared destination as vacationers from around the world make their way to enjoy fun in the sun and gray whales from the Arctic Sea migrate there annually to give birth to their young. Beautifully described and illustrated in an exciting new infographic on the tumblr blog by Marriott International, gray whales...


Latest Gray Whale Reference Libraries

North Atlantic Right Whale, Eubalaena glacialis
2013-08-26 11:17:56

The North Atlantic right whale (Eubalaena glacialis), also known as the black right whale or the northern right whale, is one of three right whales in the Eubalaena genus. It can be found in a small population of about 396 individuals in the western North Atlantic. If it does occur in the eastern North Atlantic, experts assert that it only numbers in the tens, making it nearly extinct in that area. This species migrates into the western North Atlantic to feed in the spring, summer, and fall...

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2006-07-12 13:03:21

The Gray Whale (Eschrichtius robustus), more recently called the Eastern Pacific Gray Whale, is a whale that travels between feeding and breeding grounds yearly. It reaches a length of about 52 ft (16 meters), can reach a weight of 36 tons and age of 50"“60 years. Gray Whales were once called devil fish because of their fighting behavior when they are hunted. The Gray Whale is the sole species in the genus Eschrichtius. This animal is one of the oldest species of mammals, having been on...

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