Right Whale Population Continues Precipitous Decline
The global North Atlantic right whale population has continued its downward turn, declining to an amount not seen since the early 2000s, according to a new report by the North Atlantic Right Whale Consortium.
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Right Whales Return to Local Waters but Struggles Continue
The sudden reappearance of a whale long driven from Vineyard waters might seem like a win for nature, but those studying the return note that the phenomenon may be an indicator of more struggles for the species.
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For Scientist and Author, Plight of Whales Is Everyone's Responsibility
Scientist and veterinarian Michael Moore's new book We Are All Whalers is part memoir, part call to action.
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Right Whales Teeter on Brink of Extinction
The critically endangered North Atlantic right whale registered another grim milestone this week, with a new estimate showing further declines in its population. A report Monday said a census found just 336 whales left.
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Nantucket Group Sues to Block Vineyard Wind Project
A group of Nantucket residents filed a lawsuit Wednesday against the U.S. Bureau of Ocean Management and others, claiming federal officials did not adequately consider the adverse effects on the North Atlantic Right whale and other marine life.
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Right Whales Increase Activity in Ocean Waters Slated for Offshore Wind Farms
Critically endangered North Atlantic right whales are increasing their presence in waters south of Martha’s Vineyard, according to a recent study, including large swaths of ocean slated for wind energy development.
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NOAA Sets Framework to Reduce Right Whale Entanglements
A new biological opinion will require fixed gear and trap pot fisheries in the Northeast to reduce entanglements by 87 per cent over the next decade.
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Right Whale Mother and Calf Spotted South of the Vineyard
Louisa Hufstader
A small group of North Atlantic right whales, including a mother and calf, were photographed on Sunday swimming about 20 miles south of Martha’s Vineyard.
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Statewide Ban on Lobstering Approved, With Exemption for Vineyard
State fishing regulators overwhelmingly approved a first-of-its-kind seasonal lobstering ban to protect the North Atlantic right whale on Thursday — but exempted Vineyard.
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Protection Efforts Ramp Up for Right Whales
A public comment period has opened on a slate of new proposed federal lobster and crab pot regulations as a last-ditch regulatory campaign to save North Atlantic right whales continues.
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