Species at Risk
2017 / 11 / 08
Boats to Maintain Greater Distance from Killer Whales
By next spring, vessels off the coast of British Columbia will no longer be permitted to approach within 200 metres of southern resident killer whales, announced DFO Minister Dominic LeBlanc on Octobe...
2017 / 08 / 09
Let’s Talk Whales! Online consultation on endangered whales
With Let’s Talk Whales, the Government of Canada is launching a comprehensive online public consultation on protective measures to implement for the recovery of three cetacean species classified as ...
2017 / 06 / 01
Vaquita Could Disappear within a Year
The world’s smallest cetacean, the Gulf of California porpoise, or vaquita, could become extinct in 2018, according to a World Wildlife Fund (WWF) report released on May 15. WWF is calling on th...
2017 / 05 / 23
Quantifying the number of belugas in the St. Lawrence
Article by Robert Michaud Fisheries and Oceans Canada recently published the results of the most recent St. Lawrence beluga census, which was conducted in the summer of 2014. The abundance index, calc...
2017 / 05 / 18
Toward a Better Co-existence of Shipping Traffic and Belugas in the St. Lawrence
To facilitate the recovery of whales at risk in the St. Lawrence, researchers, wildlife managers and industry are working together to develop measures to reduce the various threats faced by whales. Bu...
2017 / 05 / 11
Summer closure of fisheries: a potential solution for protecting right whales?
To ensure the survival of the North Atlantic right whale, should we mitigate the risk of entanglements with fishing equipment? This is what is being suggested by researchers from the Canadian Wildlife...
2017 / 04 / 28
North Atlantic Right Whales Making Headlines: What’s Going On?
An unprecedented number of whales in Cape Cod Bay in recent weeks and an abnormally low number of newborns observed this winter off the coasts of Georgia and Florida are causing surprise and raising m...
2017 / 02 / 28
Counting Whales from Space
Can whales be counted using photos taken from outer space? Two researchers from Perth, Australia, are attempting to conduct a survey of humpback whales migrating along the west coast of Australia usin...
2017 / 02 / 03
Which cetacean is most at risk of extinction?
According to the Red List of the International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN), it would be the vaquita. At the present time, there are fewer than 40 individuals, all of which are extremely at...
2017 / 01 / 15
Right Whale Mortalities: Speed Limit Lifted in Gulf and New Necropsy Report
The carcass of the third of the six dead right whales found in the Gulf of St. Lawrence in June has recently washed ashore in the Magdalen Islands...