50 Search Results for " stranding "
2019 / 02 / 18
Correlation Confirmed Between Military Sonar and Beaked Whale Mass Strandings
Noise pollution is a growing threat for whales, notably for the beluga population of the St. Lawrence, which is affected by the frequent passing of commercial vessels. Elsewhere in the world, such as ...
2018 / 11 / 28
One Weekend; Two Mass Strandings in New Zealand
About 145 black-bodied whales laid out on a long, sandy beach when two hikers, Liz Carson and Julian Ripoll, stumbled upon them as they were heading back to their campground. There were long-finned pi...
2018 / 01 / 11
What NASA Data Can Tell Us About Mass Strandings
Solar storms are not the primary cause of mass cetacean strandings in Cape Cod Bay, claims a new study conducted by the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA), the Bureau of Ocean Energ...
2017 / 11 / 17
Could solar storms be to blame for a mass stranding?
The stranding of 29 sperm whales in the North Sea in early 2016 may have been caused by solar storms occurring some 150 million kilometres from Earth, according to a study published last August in the...
2015 / 08 / 17
What are Mass Strandings and What Causes Them?
A beached animal might be sick, exhausted, injured or disoriented. If it is a young individual, it may be due to a lack of experience or the fact that it has only recently been weaned. Cetaceans can a...
2019 / 07 / 09
Female Beluga DL0584 Dies while Giving Birth
An eighth beluga carcass washed up on the banks of the St. Lawrence River on July 4. The individual has been identified as DL0584, a female that had been known to researchers since 1990. The necropsy ...
2019 / 07 / 02
Entangled Minke Whale in Saguenay-St. Lawrence Marine Park
A minke whale ensnared in fishing rope was reported to the Quebec Marine Mammal Emergency Response Network (QMMERN) by passengers of a whale-watching cruise on June 20. Today, the animal still has ...
2019 / 05 / 09
A Play Dedicated to Whale Researcher and Rescuer Jon Lien
Between Breaths highlights the unusual life story of Jon Lien (1939-2010), a pioneer of whale research in Canada. It is being staged this month at Ottawa’s National Arts Centre. Originally from Sout...
2019 / 03 / 04
Solitary Dolphins and Belugas: Independent or Lost?
The female dolphin known as “Dolphy” regularly plays with swimmers and boats in the French port of Collioure. It is even said that she completely loses interest in humans as soon as her canine fri...
2018 / 12 / 14
Marine Animal Response Society (MARS) – Nova Scotia, Canada
No matter where you are on the planet, marine mammals have allies. Through a series of texts, discover the colossal work being carried out by enthusiasts to help vulnerable marine mammals. For this fi...