Posts Categorized: Whales

Stellar sea lions, © David B. Ledig/USFWS

Pushing for Safer Seafood »

New regulations could help protect sea lions, whales, dolphins and other marine mammals from tragic deaths in fishermen’s nets. Get the details and voice your support for this new rule!

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.