WORLD WHALE BUZZ

By Art MacKay | Marine Mammal news, views, and opinions from around the world.

HISTORY: Entanglement in the Past

REMINISCENCES OF A LIGHTHOUSE KEEPER<p>August 6,1980 edition of the Saint Croix Courier (with permission)<p>Editors Note: Prescott Dines, 83, of St. …

JOBS: Vacancy for Oceans Campaigner at the Environmental Investigation Agency, UK

Vacancy for Oceans Campaigner at the Environmental Investigation Agency, UK<p>The Environmental Investigation Agency (EIA) UK is recruiting for a new …

PUBLICATION: Mariner’s Guide to Whales, Dolphins and Porpoises of Western Canada is now available

The <i>Mariner's Guide to Whales, Dolphins and Porpoises of Western Canada</i> is a resource developed by the Coastal Ocean Research Institute at the …

WHAT DO YOU THINK NOW? Bay of Fundy Tidal Turbines will Kill Marine Life and Impact Our Eco-economics 2009

<i>ORIGINALLY PUBLISHED IN 2009.</i> <i><br>What do you think about this now?</i></i> …

WORLD WHALE BUZZ

SCHOLARSHIPS - looking for experienced cetaceans and marine turtles researchers (PhD, Master and Degree levels) for project Mistic Seas II - MADEIRA …

OPINION: Did we bomb whales? “If it acts like a sub, pings like a sub, sink it like a sub!”

I wrote this article some time ago, but didn’t post it because the east coast connection wasn’t really solid and I couldn’t really point to the …

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HISTORY

Twenty-Nine Sperm Whales Found Dead

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ART: G.A. Lange’s Whales 1780

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Rare sighting: Killer whale with dolphins in Nova Scotia

loading video...<p>Andrea Bagley<b><br>Digital Reporter</b><p>Monday, September 19, 2016, 12:30 PM - It wasn't the first time that this killer whale was spotted off …

Biological Species

American Whalers Killed Way More Than Just Whales

Entries from old ship logs suggest that every 19th-century whaling expedition was an ecological rampage.<p>“The whale,” wrote Herman Melville in <i>Moby-Dick</i>, “would by all hands be considered a noble dish, were there not so much of him.” Nineteenth-century whalers, of course, weren’t put off by …

Oceans

WILL CANADA FOLLOW SUIT? NOAA Expands Critical Habitat for Endangered North Atlantic Right Whales

<b>To the attention of The Honorable Hunter Tootoo, Minister of Fisheries, Oceans and the Canadian Coast Guard</b><p>In a press release dated January 26, 2016, …

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Sandefjord Museum

Europe's only museum solely dedicated to the history of whaling still has a fully-functioning whaling ship.<p>Located in Sandefjord, Norway, the …

Weird

The Whaling Museum

Whale bones, scrimshaw, and sperm oil make up just a part of this comprehensive collection of whaling history.<p>A long history of huge animals is …

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Nantucket Whaling Museum

Artifacts of whaling, with both its perils and adventure, are housed in this museum in a former candle factory.<p>Housed in a 19th century candle …

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Lifestyle

Power Player of the Week: Stephen Ayers is the architect of the Capitol<p>Chef Jesse Schenker shares tips<p>For many of us, books and other printed materials have a way of accumulating over the years and taking over our homes. But let’s face it, if you are downsizing to a smaller home, you may not have …

Mystery surrounds death of Franciscana dolphins

Investigations are underway into the possible cause of death of a large number of Franciscana dolphins that have washed up on several beaches in …

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The Lost Leviathans

[MARMAM] Volunteer Wildlife and Dolphin Watching Guides 2016

Guest Scientist - Quixote Expeditions

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Antarctica

[MARMAM] Soundwatch Boater Education Program - Seasonal Vessel Driver

Education

Right Whale and calf tracked in Sebastian Inlet

It's a once in a lifetime event that has scientists on edge.<p>A critically endangered whale and her calf swim into a Treasure Coast inlet.<p>The concern …

Oceans

Whale CSI: why sperm whales are washing up dead on British shores

Scientists from the UK’s Cetacean Strandings Investigation team are trying to determine the cause of the biggest mass stranding in a century<p>Slicing cleanly through two inches of skin and blubber, Rob Deaville considers the possible causes of death of the sea mammal on his dissecting table. “It’s a …

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