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Tuesday, June 6, 2023

Threat to Whales Complicates U.S. Research into Seaweed for Biofuel

By Gloria Dickie CAPE COD BAY, Massachusetts, June 6 (Reuters) – In Cape Cod Bay, 10-year-old Pilgrim and her calf skim the water’s

June 6, 2023
Total Views: 1854

Thursday, March 9, 2023

Report Finds Vessels Speeding in Virginia Beach Slow Zones Before Right Whale Death

Ocean conservation organization Oceana has released a report showing that a majority of vessels sped through mandatory and voluntary slow zones off Virginia

March 9, 2023
Total Views: 8100

Thursday, January 5, 2023
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New Protections for Endangered Whales Along the California Coast Coming this Summer

Global shipping regulator the UN International Maritime Organization has adopted a U.S. proposal to increase protections for endangered whales from deadly ship

January 5, 2023
Total Views: 1175

Thursday, August 18, 2022

New Buoys to Help Protect North Atlantic Right Whales from Ship Strikes

French ocean carrier CMA CGM has announced the deployment of the first buoys that will aid in the protection of endangered North Atlantic right whales from

August 18, 2022
Total Views: 3458

Monday, July 25, 2022

Officials Urge Caution After Viral Video Shows Humpback Whale Landing on Boat

Environmental agencies in Massachussetts are urging mariners to use caution when operating vessels or personal watercraft near humbpack whales after one of the

July 25, 2022
Total Views: 15676

Thursday, January 27, 2022

MSC Re-Routes Ships Near Greece to Protect Sperm Whales

MSC Mediterranean Shipping Company, the world’s largest container shipping company, will re-route its ships along the west coast of Greece to reduce the

January 27, 2022
Total Views: 2046

Sunday, April 11, 2021

San Francisco Group Blames Ships For Dead Whales

by Rich McKay (Reuters) – Four dead gray whales washed ashore on San Francisco Bay area beaches in nine days, with experts announcing that two of the

April 11, 2021
Total Views: 6296

Tuesday, November 12, 2019
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Maritime News

Reducing Ship Speeds Seen as ‘Silver Bullet’ for Reducing Pollution and Protecting Environment

By Gavin van Marle (The Loadstar) – As the International Maritime Organization’s (IMO) environmental work group gathers in London for its annual

November 12, 2019
Total Views: 66

Thursday, October 10, 2019
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Maritime News

Ship Strike Kills Humpback Whale Spotted Swimming in Thames

LONDON, Oct 10 (Reuters) – A humpback whale found dead in the River Thames just east of London had likely been struck by a ship, scientists who conducted

October 10, 2019
Total Views: 21

Monday, August 5, 2019
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Maritime News

Panama Canal Imposes Ship Speed Limit to Protect Whales

The Panama Canal has implemented a 10 knot speed limit aimed at protecting whales, dolphins and other large marine mammals against ship strikes. The speed

August 5, 2019
Total Views: 1031

Monday, March 11, 2019
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Over 80 Injured as High-Speed Hydrofoil Ferry Hits Whale in Japan

More than 80 passengers were reported injured, several seriously, after a hydrofoil ferry apparently struck a whale while underway in the Sea of Japan on

March 11, 2019
Total Views: 3619

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

September 18, 2017
Total Views: 66

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

August 11, 2017
Total Views: 24

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

July 31, 2017
Total Views: 3

Saturday, July 30, 2016
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NOAA Announces Plan To Silence US Oil Rigs, Dredges and Ships

(Reuters) The ocean has gotten noisier for decades, with man-made racket from oil drilling, shipping and construction linked to signs of stress in marine life

July 30, 2016
Total Views: 131

Monday, May 4, 2015
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Blue Whales Can’t Avoid Large Ships, Says Stanford Biologist

BY BJORN CAREY, Stanford University For millions of years, blue whales have cruised the world’s oceans with hardly a care, their sheer size making them

May 4, 2015
Total Views: 193

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

October 13, 2014
Total Views: 16

Thursday, September 11, 2014

No Charges After Ship Strike Killed Humpback Whale off Alaska

A ship strike killed a protected humpback whale off Kodiak, Alaska, but an investigation could not conclude whether a state ferry was responsible and no

September 11, 2014
Total Views: 6

Thursday, July 24, 2014

Blue Whales Under Increased Threat of Ship Strikes Off California, Study Finds

Blue whales off the West Coast of the United States are under an increased threat of injury and mortality from ship strikes and only slight changes in shipping

July 24, 2014
Total Views: 71

Tuesday, August 6, 2013

Hanjin Hamburg Containership Strikes Female Fin Whale

The Port Of Rotterdam reports that the 102455 DWT containership Hanjin Hamburg struck a Fin whale in the Bay of Biscay on Friday. The adult female was

August 6, 2013
Total Views: 20