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2014-02-25 12:20:41

WASHINGTON, Feb. 25, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Five years after it was first imposed by the Bush-Cheney administration, one of the most effective rules protecting endangered North Atlantic right whales migrating along the East Coast of the United States from fatal ship strikes may now be in jeopardy. The Obama Administration has begun consideration of petition to exclude waters - from New York City to Jacksonville, Florida - from the Ship Strike Rule requiring large vessels to...

Gulf Of Maine May Be On Mating Ground Used By North Atlantic Right Whales
2013-07-25 10:42:58

April Flowers for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online Using six years of data collected during regular aerial surveys, combined with genetics data obtained by a consortium of research teams, a new study adds evidence that points to a central Gulf of Maine mating ground for North Atlantic right whales. One of the most endangered marine mammal species, the North Atlantic right whale (Eubalaena glacialis) has been intensively studied for decades. Scientists have discovered much about the...

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...

Marine Robots Detect 9 Endangered Whales
2013-01-10 06:22:09

redOrbit Staff & Wire Reports - Your Universe Online Two underwater robots with instruments that detect the calls of baleen whales heard the ℠songs´ of nine critically endangered North Atlantic right whales in the Gulf of Maine in December, scientists reported on Wednesday. Right whales, which can weigh as much as 140,000 pounds and grow up to 55 feet in length, are thought to use the area every year between November and January as a mating ground, said researchers from...

2012-09-20 02:22:31

YARMOUTHPORT, Mass., Sept. 20, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Actress and activist Amber Valletta joins the International Fund for Animal Welfare (IFAW - www.ifaw.org) at the BLUE Ocean Film Festival in Monterey, California, September 26 - 28 to raise awareness of entangled whales in California. "It is upsetting to imagine such a magnificent creature with ropes and other marine debris wrapped around its body," said Ms. Valletta, an IFAW Honorary Board member. "It can cause...

2012-06-06 06:22:28

Over a decade of science and industry working togethercontinues to help rare whale species recover SAINT JOHN, June 6, 2012 /PRNewswire/ - This year marks the 10(th) anniversary of the International Maritime Organization's adoption of re-routed shipping lanes in the Bay of Fundy, a precedent setting initiative achieved through the collaboration of industry, led by Irving Oil, scientists from the New England Aquarium, government, academics and environmental groups for the protection of...

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2011-08-04 08:51:18

Tracking their dinner may be the best way to help North Atlantic right whales in Cape Cod Bay avoid being hit by recreational and commercial boats, according to a team of researchers who studied the whales for two years. "Auto-detection buoys are making a remarkable attempt at recording the whale sounds to show when whales are in the area," said Susan Parks, assistant professor of acoustics and ecology and senior research associate, Penn State Applied Research Laboratory. "But North Atlantic...

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2011-01-30 08:40:00

Researchers are now using sedatives to save endangered whales tangled in fishing line so they can pull them closer and cut the potentially fatal gear away. The method was used January 15 off the Florida coast to free a young North Atlantic right whale from about 50 feet of line wrapped through its mouth and around its flippers. "It's a big step for us," Michael Moore, a senior research specialist at the Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution in Massachusetts who was on the rescue team, told The...

2010-11-15 06:45:00

Getting a bird's eye view of North Atlantic right whales in a bid to save them from extinction; Charleston, S.C. survey flights from November 15, 2010 through April 15, 2011; St. Simon's Island, Ga. Survey flights from December 31, 2010 through March 31, 2011 NEW YORK, Nov. 15, 2010 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- EcoHealth Alliance (formerly Wildlife Trust), is gearing up for the organization's annual aerial surveys for the protection of endangered North Atlantic right whales. For the fourth...


Latest North Atlantic Right 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...

Southern Right Whale, Eubalaena australis
2013-06-22 16:13:36

The southern right whale (Eubalaena australis) is a species of baleen whale that can be found in different regions in the summer and winter seasons. During the summer, it can be found in the Southern Ocean, possibly near Antarctica. During the winter, populations disperse into many warmer areas to breed, including waters near Chile, Argentina, New Zealand, South Africa, Peru, Namibia, Brazil, Australia, and Madagascar, among other areas. Right whales were first classified by Carolus...

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