Wind developer seeks proposals for whale monitoring system

Business 05/21/19, 13:32

The developer of a wind farm off Massachusetts is taking steps to protect the endangered North Atlantic right whale.Vineyard Wind announced Tuesday it's seeking proposals for an acoustic monitoring system to detect and track the critically endangered species.The company says ...

Ninth dead whale found in San Francisco Bay Area

U.S. 05/06/19, 17:49

Marine mammal experts are concerned about the death of a gray whale that washed ashore in San Francisco.The whale found Monday on Ocean Beach was the ninth discovered in the San Francisco Bay Area since March.The Marine Mammal Center plans ...

Enigmatic Beluga whale off Norway staying near humans

Europe 05/02/19, 05:14

A beluga whale found in Arctic Norway wearing a harness that suggests links to Russia appears to be enjoying staying near humans.Joergen Ree Wiig, of the Norwegian Directorate of Fisheries, told The Associated Press "it was the first thing I ...

Beluga whale with Russian harness raises alarm in Norway

Europe 04/29/19, 06:10

A beluga whale found with a tight harness that appeared to be Russian made has raised the alarm of Norwegian officials and prompted speculation that the animal may have escaped from a Russian military facility.Joergen Ree Wiig of the Norwegian ...

New restrictions to protect rare whale expected from group

U.S. 04/26/19, 06:16

A group organized by the federal government is expected to release recommendations about how to better protect a vanishing species of whale in the Atlantic Ocean.The North Atlantic right whale numbers only about 411, and its numbers have fallen by ...

NOAA: Bryde’s whales in Gulf of Mexico are endangered

U.S. 04/12/19, 16:27

Federal scientists say a tiny group of Bryde's whales in the Gulf of Mexico is endangered, with threats including oil and gas exploration and development."They're the only year-round baleen whales that make their home in Gulf of Mexico, and (they) ...

California crab fisheries to close early to protect whales

U.S. 03/26/19, 16:59

California crab fisheries will close for the season in April when whales are feeding off the state's coast as part of an effort to keep Dungeness crab fishery gear from killing protected whales, officials announced Tuesday.The April 15 closure, three ...

2 dead gray whales wash ashore in San Francisco Bay

U.S. 03/14/19, 18:30

Marine experts say two dead gray whales were found in the San Francisco Bay this week and that one of them died from severe malnutrition. The Marine Mammal Center in Sausalito said Thursday scientists were unable to determine a cause of ...

Young humpback whale freed from fishing gear off Hawaii

Science 03/08/19, 01:11

A number of private boats helped a team of federal responders free a young humpback whale from heavy gauge fishing gear off Hawaii, officials said Thursday.The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration said in a joint statement that the "subadult" humpback ...

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