Posts Categorized: Whales

Mexican gray wolf and pup, © Joel Sartore/ National Geographic Photo Ark

Wildlife Weekly Wrap-Up »

New Mexico Game and Fish is Barring Desperately-Needed Lobo Releases; New Polling Data Shows Overwhelming Support for the Endangered Species Act; Imperiled Beluga Whales Won’t Be Coming to Georgia Aquarium; Endangered Species Dodge a Bullet in the Defense Bill

Hammerhead in net, ©

Swordfishermen be warned! »

Some commercial fishermen use drift gillnets to sweep the ocean and end up collecting not only intended species of fish, but also “bycatch”, other unintended sea life like whales, dolphins, sharks, sea turtles and seals.

whale, © Brian Johns

Playing Ocean Detective »

Since May, there have been 30 reported dead whales washed up on Alaskan shores. NOAA has officially declared an Unusual Mortality Event – the term for when large numbers of dead marine mammals wash ashore and scientists can’t easily identify why.

Polar bears, © Jeannette Howard

What Will It Take To Clean Up the Arctic? »

As sea ice continues to decline, more ships are venturing further into the Arctic Ocean and it seems that an oil spill impacting wildlife is all but inevitable. If it were to happen, we want to make sure the response gives the region’s wildlife the best possible chance to survive and recover.