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Researchers at the University of Montreal have developed a computer program that enables regulators to evaluate the ecological and economic tradeoffs between marine mammal conservation, whale watching and marine transportation activities in the Saint Lawrence Estuary.
As they might with most endangered animals, scientists consider the whereabouts and activities of right whales extremely important.
YARMOUTH PORT, Mass., March 9, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Iceland is being urged to abandon its commercial whaling as the U.S.
FORT BRAGG, Calif., Dec. 15, 2010 /PRNewswire/ -- This year the 29th annual Mendocino Coast Whale Festival offers three consecutive weekends of whale watching and other family fun, March 5-6, 11-13, and 19-20.
CHICAGO, Oct. 1 /PRNewswire/ -- Travel enthusiasts and real estate mavens are discovering that Panama's Gulf of Chiriqui is the hottest new vacation destination -- a secret humpback whales have been onto for centuries.
The annual meeting of the 88-nation International Whaling Commission came to an end with Greenlandâ€™s indigenous peoples winning the right to hunt 27 humpback whales over three years.
According to a new study, whalewatching revenue topped $2 billion in 2009 and is set to grow 10 percent this year.
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...
The Humpback Whale (Megaptera novaeangliae) is a mammal, which belongs to the baleen whale suborder. It is a large whale: an adult usually ranges between 40"“50 ft (12"“16 m) long and weighs approximately 79,000 pounds (36,000 kilograms, or 36 tons. It is well known for its breaching (leaping out of the water) and its unusually long front fins. The Humpback Whale lives in oceans and seas around the world, and is regularly sought out by whale-watchers. Feeding The Humpback Whale...
The Minke Whale or Lesser Rorqual is a marine mammal belonging to the suborder of baleen whales. The Minke Whale was first identified by Lacepede in 1804. Taxonomy Most modern classifications split the Minke Whale into two species; the Common or Northern Minke Whale and the Antarctic or Southern Minke Whale. Taxonomists further categorize the Common Minke Whale into two or three subspecies; the North Atlantic Minke Whale, the North Pacific Minke Whale and Dwarf Minke Whale. All Minke...
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