The Arabian Sea humpback whale may be the most isolated humpback population on the planet, keeping its home in the same place for tens of thousands of years. That’s the conclusion reached in a new study of the marine mammal… Read More ›
The Environmental News Service reports: PORTOROZ, Slovenia, September 18, 2014 (ENS) – The International Whaling Commission voted Thursday against Japan’s plans to resume “scientific” whaling in the Antarctic next year, but Japan said it would go ahead regardless. … Read More ›
California’s blue whale population has recovered to near historic levels, according to a new Marine Mammal Science study. This is the only population of blue whales in the world known to have recovered from whaling, which almost drove the species… Read More ›
Highly endangered North Atlantic right whales number about 500 individuals. They’re so-named because their slow-moving, shore-hugging habits and tendency to float when dead made them the “right” whale to kill. They were hunted to near extinction by the early 1900s.