Marine Mammals (Page 2)
213: Kauai Thoughts (radio)worldoceanobservatory.org | 08 Apr 2013
On a recent visit to Kauai, the oldest of the Hawaiian islands, host Peter Neill had chance encounters with breaching whales offshore and a monk seal on the beach. The experiences prompted this reflection of what it means to be connected to real, meaningful, living things in our natural world.
Protection extension recommended for Hector's dolphinsNew Zealand Herald | 08 Apr 2013
New Zealand's endangered Hector's dolphin population could recover if protection measures were extended to 100m deep throughout its habitat, according to a new University of Otago review.
Rare whale dies before rescuers reach itNew Zealand Herald | 05 Apr 2013
A rare beaked whale stranded on a West Coast beach yesterday died before it could be refloated.The 5.8m Cuvier's beaked whale - discovered on the Bruce Bay beach - was the third such specimen to be found on the South Westland coastline in the past two years.
DeepDOM Cruise BlogWoods Hole Oceanographic Institution | 04 Apr 2013
The DeepDOM cruise aims to take a uniquely detailed and integrated look at the chemistry and biology of the western Atlantic Ocean. Retrieving a drifting sediment trap in the open ocean requires the use of an acoustic device that closes the trap before it's recovered. What happens when there's a pod of whales nearby listening in on the acoustic communications?
Rescuers race against time to save whalesEnvironment South Africa | 26 Mar 2013
Hundreds of rescuers from the NSRI, the City of Cape Town, Environmental Affairs and Table Mountain National Park joined forces on the beach in a bid to save the handful of surviving whales.
It's Official! African Manatees are now CITES Appendix ISave our seas | 21 Mar 2013
Last week was a very big week for African manatees: the Convention on International Trade of Endangered Species (CITES) voted at their Conference of Parties in Bangkok, Thailand to uplist African manatees from Appendix II to Appendix I, a more protected status which will likely ban all commercial trade.
It's war in the water - scientistNew Zealand Herald | 09 Mar 2013
While the world is focused on the dramatic campaign to stop Japanese whaling in Antarctic waters, conservationists are focused on a less known threat to marine mammals. And this time the target is the US Navy. Protesters have until Monday to file comments against a National Marine Fisheries Service (NMFS) plan to allow the Navy to use active sonars and explosives during anti-submarine warfare exercises.
Gray Whales Saved Off Baja California (blog)The Ocean Foundation | 28 Feb 2013
Gray whales make one of the longest migrations of any mammal on Earth. Every year they swim over 10,000 miles roundtrip between Mexicos nursery lagoons and feeding grounds in the Arctic.
Anti-whaling 'pirates' told to stopNew Zealand Herald | 27 Feb 2013
Their supporters call them heroes. The Japanese government calls them terrorists. Now, the United States' largest federal court has labelled them pirates. In doing so, the 9th US Circuit Court of Appeals castigated Paul Watson and members of the Sea Shepherd Conservation Society he founded for the tactics used in their relentless campaign to disrupt the annual whale hunt off the dangerous waters of Antarctica.
Sea Shepherd ships clash with whalersNew Zealand Herald | 26 Feb 2013
Anti-whaling vessels from the Sea Shepherd organisation have collided with the whaling ship Nisshin Marym. The Institute of Cetacean Research (ICR), which owns the Japanese ship, said in a statement its vessel was rammed at least five times by Sea Shepherd vessels Steve Irwin, Bob Barker and Sam Simon in the Southern Ocean yesterday.
Twenty-Six Countries Meet to Progress Sea Cow and Seagrass ConservationConvention on Migratory Species | 26 Feb 2013
Manila, Philippines, 20 February 2013 - The Second Signatory State Meeting for the Memorandum of Understanding on the Conservation and Management of Dugongs and their Habitats throughout their Range (Dugong MOU) was hosted by the Government of the Philippines on 19 and 20 February in Manila, Philippines.