Ancient yet playful, endangered but resurgent, the North Atlantic right whale is a living reminder of how little we know. Philip Hoare is the author of Leviathan or, The Whale (2008) which won the Samuel Johnson prize for non-fiction. This is a wonderful educational read, don’t miss it.
Musicians perform for Canada’s beluga whales. A troupe of 10 — including a contortionist and an opera singer — plans to put a series of summertime shows for thousands of beluga whales near the mouth of Hudson Bay in northern Manitoba.
Get all the details and watch some previous musical experiment by some of the performing musicians.
Sad news about the world’s only freshwater porpoise. The latest survey shows a startling decline to near extinction. It is the only one cetacean species to be found in the Yangtze river, which has turned into a busy channel with heavy boat traffic.
Read more about this critically endangered cetaecans.
The world’s smallest and most endangered dolphin ‘will die out’ unless radical changes are made to fishing, say scientists. There are less than 22 breeding females left. If nothing changes the species will be wiped out by humans.
Hi-tech silent drones could be used to fish out the whereabouts of the elusive and endangered Maui’s dolphins. The quest to save Maui’s dolphins has been at the centre of a controversial law change that will see an existing set-net ban extended along the entire Taranaki coastline, affecting the commercial fishing industry, which catches most of its fish within the 3.7km ban zone. Another article suggests that the outcome will show that no dolphins are endangered and the ban will be lifted again in no time.
Help Save Captain Watson from Extradition to Costa Rica! Show your support for Captain Watson by contacting the Federal Minister of Justice in Berlin, Germany. Let her know that the warrant for Captain Watson’s arrest is politically motivated and thus should be ignored by the German government. Only international support can set Captain Watson free, and keep him from the possibility of facing an unfair trial in Costa Rica.
Go to the Sea Shephard Website and take action.
Deep blue connections – WildQuest had a nice write-up by one of our guests Bill Van Arsdale in the April edition of the natural awakening magazine. He is interviewing Amlas about her connections with the dolphins.
Read for yourself on page 25 in their online version.