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Right Whales

Sea Speed Limits Save Whales

Michael Moore | Posted 06.10.2015 | Green
Michael Moore

Spending substantial time at or near the surface make North Atlantic right whales susceptible to ship strikes, as does their migratory route along the busy waterways of the North American Eastern seaboard.

Seismic Air Guns Will Turn the Atlantic Into a Blast Zone

Kate Mara | Posted 05.11.2014 | Green
Kate Mara

hile we're glad that BOEM included measures to protect right whales, and other marine life, we shouldn't be considering seismic air guns in the first place.

Right Whales Left Out

Kate Mara | Posted 01.03.2014 | Green
Kate Mara

How did the right whale get its name? The answer is no laughing matter -- these whales were dubbed right whales because they were easy to hunt and float when dead, making them the "right" ones for whalers to target.

Government Shutdown Reaches Marine Life

The Brunswick News, Ga. | Michael Hall | Posted 12.09.2013 | Green

With the shutdown of the federal government in its ninth day, managers of state marine programs that rely on federal agencies for help are on their ow...

Right Whales Breeding Again After Years Of Entanglement

AP | By RUSS BYNUM | Posted 03.26.2013 | Green

SAVANNAH, Ga. (AP) — Four years after wildlife experts carefully cut away fishing line wrapped tight around its midsection, an endangered right whal...

Most Whale Deaths Since 1970 Were Human-Caused

Posted 10.09.2012 | Green

By Megan Gannon, LiveScience News Editor: Early Sunday (Oct. 7), a 50-foot fin whale was spotted belly-up in Boston Harbor. Biologists are still in...

Saving Whales: Now There's an App for That

Fred O'Regan | Posted 06.05.2012 | Green
Fred O'Regan

In recent years, human threats to endangered right whales have increased, and given their fragile population status, the loss of even one of these marine mammals can have a massive impact on the fate of the species.

Coast Guard Implements Boat Regulations To Protect Threatened Whales

AP | Posted 02.26.2012 | Green

VIRGINIA BEACH, Va. (AP) — Larger vessels sailing along the Atlantic Seaboard are being reminded to slow down for right whales. The C...

Doing the Right Thing for Whales

Wayne Pacelle | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Wayne Pacelle

North Atlantic right whales are struggling to survive and, thanks to action by The Humane Society of the United States, their chances just got a bit b...

Right Whale Birth Photos Taken Near Proposed Navy War Training Range Off Florida

AP | RUSS BYNUM | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green

SAVANNAH, Ga. — Biologists conducting a survey for the U.S. military said Tuesday they photographed an endangered right whale giving birth near ...

Aquatic Accommodations

Michael Markarian | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Michael Markarian

It's been a good week for marine life, and this week's advances follow a steady drumbeat of recent victories for ocean creatures.

WHALE STRIKE: Whale Protection Research Boat Hits Endangered Whale

Telegraph | Last Updated: 11:08PM BST 22 Apr 2009 | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green

The NOAA vessel Auk was returning from a research trip when the whale surfaced about 10 feet in front of it, NOAA spokesman David Miller said....

Rare Whale Monitoriting In New York Falls Victim To Recession

AP | MICHAEL VIRTANEN | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green

ALBANY, N.Y. — Monitoring for endangered right whales off New York harbor is ending because the project has lost funding in the state's current ...

Sonar Vs. Whales, Part Two: Florida's Atlantic Coast

AP | RON WORD | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green

FLAGLER BEACH, Fla. — In the blue-green surf, 11 endangered North Atlantic right whales surface, jump and shoot mist high into the air through t...