Dolphin & Whale News

February 2019

Researcher Captures Drone Footage of Mom & Newborn Humpback Off Hawaii — See Video (Gizmodo, 2/1/19). See more video here.

January 2019

Right whale mother & calf, Amelia Island FL, January 17, 2019 / Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission, The New York Times / Click for more.

Studies Find Microplastics in 100% of Deceased Marine Mammals Examined in UK — See Photos (The Telegraph, 1/31/19). Read more here.

Advocates Fear Orcas, Belugas Captured in Russia for Sale to China Will Freeze to Death in Icing Sea Pens — See Photo & Video (Independent, 1/26/19).

Study: Orcas Spending More Time in Northern Waters as Ice Disappears to Possible Detriment of Other Marine Mammals (Science, 1/25/19).

Good News: 3 Babies Born to Struggling, Dwindling North Atlantic Right Whale Population — See Photos (The New York Times, 1/22/19). Read more, see more photos here.

Report: We Are Deafening, Stressing, Killing Marine Life from Whales on Down with Underwater Noise — See Photos, Hear Recordings (The New York Times, 1/22/19).

Black Lab & Dolphin Frolic Together in Australia — See Video (ViralHog, YouTube, 1/21/19).

Researcher Develops Way to Estimate Gray Whale Age by Size — See Photo (Hakai, 1/18/19).

Study: Humpbacks from Different Oceans Influence Each Other’s Songs (EarthSky, 1/16/19).

• Florida Red Tide Kills 127 Dolphin, 213 Manatees, Record 589 Sea Turtles — See Photo & Map (EcoWatch, 1/16/19).

Australia to Allow Seismic Blasting in Endangered Right Whale Calving Ground — See Photo & Map (EcoWatch 1/15/19).

New Baby Orca Born to Pacific Northwest’s Critically Endangered Southern Resident Community — See Photo (The Seattle Times, 1/11/19). Read more, see photo and video here.

Fishing Boats Attack Sea Shepherd Ship Monitoring Illegal Fishing in Gulf of Mexico’s Vaquita Refuge — See Photo & Video (EcoWatch, 1/11/19).

Opinion: Japan’s Exit from International Whaling Commission Could Have Silver Lining (Science, 1/11/19).

Study: Fossils Suggest Ancient Giant Whale Ate Smaller Ones — See Illos (Science Alert, 1/10/19). Read more here.

Lucky California Surfer Shares Wave with Dolphins — See Video (ABC News, 1/10/19).

Whale Song: Every Discovery Prompts New Questions — See Photos, Hear Recording (The New York Times, 1/7/19).

Young Female Sperm Tangled in Gear Off Dominica in 2015 Survives 3 Years with Help of Family, Shows Up Free & Healthy in 2018 — See Photos (National Geographic, 1/2/19).

Expert: 2 More of Pacific Northwest’s Last Remaining 74 Southern Resident Orcas are in Failing Health (Oregon Live, 1/3/19).