Sunday, August 29, 2021
Unique light colored patches of tissue on the whale's head help identify each individual. Credit: NOAA Fisheries/Peter Duley

Right Whales Numbers Are Increasing In Southern New England Waters Slated For Offshore Wind Energy Development

NOAA–Right whales are increasing their use of southern New England waters, including regions slated for offshore wind energy development, according to aerial survey data collected during the last decade. Offshore...

August 29, 2021
Total Views: 1275

Thursday, July 22, 2021
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Study Finds Most Ships Speeding Through North Atlantic Right Whale Protection Areas

Most vessels are breaking speed limits to protect critically endangered North Atlantic right whales, threatening the extinction of the species, according to a new report released by the ocean conservation...

July 22, 2021
Total Views: 2010

Wednesday, August 14, 2019
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Maritime News

Canadian Coast Guard Among Vessels Fined for Speeding in Gulf of St. Lawrence

The Government of Canada has issued fines against six vessels, including two Canadian Coast Guard ships, for breaking mandatory speed limits in the Gulf of St. Lawrence meant to protect...

August 14, 2019
Total Views: 21

Friday, July 26, 2019
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Maritime News

Canada Fines Vessels $7,800 Each for Breaking Gulf of St. Lawrence Speed Limit

The Canadian government has imposed fines on two ships for breaking mandatory speed limits set in the Gulf of St. Lawrence meant to protect endangered North Atlantic right whales from...

July 26, 2019
Total Views: 24

Wednesday, January 23, 2019
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Maritime News

Whales Get Right of Way at Martha’s Vineyard Wind Farm Construction Site

By Christopher Martin (Bloomberg) — Migrating whales will have the right of way off the coast of Martha’s Vineyard starting this month under a new agreement between a wind developer...

January 23, 2019
Total Views: 25

Wednesday, May 2, 2018
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Maritime News

U.S. Coast Guard, NOAA Step Up Efforts to Protect the North Atlantic Right Whales

U.S. Coast Guard units in the Northeast and the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration Office of Law Enforcement personnel are increasing focus this year on the enforcement of the Atlantic...

May 2, 2018
Total Views: 14

Wednesday, April 25, 2018
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Coast Guard Urges Caution as North Atlantic Right Whales Spotted Off Massachusetts

The U.S. Coast Guard is advising ships and mariners in New England to head caution as multiple groups of endangered North Atlantic right whales have been spotted off the coast...

April 25, 2018
Total Views: 9

Thursday, September 21, 2017
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New York City Noise Now a Risk to Endangered Right Whales

By Barbara Goldberg NEW YORK, Sept 21 (Reuters) – Noise in New York has always grated on people and now, with the cacophony engulfing surrounding waters, it is threatening the city’s...

September 21, 2017
Total Views: 22

Monday, September 18, 2017

Canadian Coast Guard Ship Hit with $6K Speeding Ticket in Gulf of St. Lawrence

The Canadian government has issued a $6,000 speeding ticket to a Canadian Coast Guard ship for travelling over the posted speed limit in the western Gulf of St. Lawrence. Since...

September 18, 2017
Total Views: 38

Friday, August 11, 2017
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Maritime News

Canada Orders Ships to Reduce Speed to Prevent Whale Strikes

TORONTO, Aug 11 (Reuters) – Certain ships are being ordered to reduce speed because of the deaths of at least 10 North Atlantic right whales in Canada’s Gulf of St...

August 11, 2017
Total Views: 11

Monday, July 31, 2017
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High Number of Deaths Among North Atlantic Right Whales Puzzles Scientists

TORONTO, July 31 (Reuters) – North American conservationists are scrambling to find out why North Atlantic right whales are dying in unprecedented numbers, with nine deaths in Canada’s Gulf of...

July 31, 2017
Total Views: 0

Monday, October 13, 2014
Maritime News

Ship Strike Likely Killed Giant Fin Whale

A 58-foot-long whale that washed up last week along a New York beach was likely killed by a collision with a vessel.

October 13, 2014
Total Views: 5

Sunday, May 11, 2014
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Dead Right Whale Found on South African Beach

A dead Southern Atlantic right whale was discovered on Sunset Beach near Cape Town, South Africa on Saturday. During the southern hemisphere’s winter months these whales arrive off South Africa...

May 11, 2014
Total Views: 19

Wednesday, June 5, 2013
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NOAA Seeking Permanent Rule to Reduce Whale Ship Strikes Along U.S. East Coast

NOAA Fisheries Service is seeking comments on its proposal to make permanent the rules it implemented five years ago to reduce the number of collisions between ships and North Atlantic right whales.

June 5, 2013
Total Views: 3

Wednesday, April 4, 2012
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Alter Your Voyage Plan To Avoid Right Whales – Yes, There’s An App For That

Mariners along the U.S. east coast can download a new iPad/iPhone application that warns them when they enter areas of high risk of collision with critically endangered North Atlantic Right...

April 4, 2012
Total Views: 3

Thursday, February 16, 2012

Slow To Ten Knots When Right Whales Are Present! [VIDEO]

Only 300-400 Right whales are left on this planet. Don’t be that guy who accidently kills one due to carelessness, keep your speed under 10 knots when these creatures are...

February 16, 2012
Total Views: 9

Friday, February 10, 2012

Quiet! Your Noisy Ship is Really Stressing Out the Whales

Do loud noises tend stress you out?  If so, turns out you’re not alone. Researches working with the New England Aquarium have linked increased and prolonged noise levels, such as...

February 10, 2012
Total Views: 1

Thursday, January 12, 2012
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Ship Speeding Tickets? NOAA Charges Ships With Speeding In Protected Waters

Three large commercial vessels who were assessed civil fines  for violating speed limits in areas designated to protect an endangered whale species have paid their penalties in full. Cases against...

January 12, 2012
Total Views: 9

Friday, April 22, 2011

Right Whales protesting off Cape Cod this Earth Day

An estimated 100 of the 450 North Atlantic Right Whales left in existence have gathered in protest off the shores off Cape Cod this Earth Day in possibly the largest...

April 22, 2011
Total Views: 1

Tuesday, November 16, 2010

Seven vessels accused of violating Right Whale rule

For the first time since its inception on December 9, 2008, NOAA has issued notices of violations against seven vessels that have allegedly failed to meet the speed limitations of...

November 16, 2010
Total Views: 3