2019 / 08 / 16
Right Whales: What is happening in 2019
The North Atlantic right whale is endangered, with an estimated population of only about 400 individuals. The main threats faced by this species are entanglements in fishing gear (ropes) and collision...
2019 / 07 / 11
A North Atlantic right whale… in France!
A reader has reported a video of an unusual-looking whale off the coast of Brittany, France. After validation with experts at the New England Aquarium, the organization that manages the North Atlantic...
2019 / 07 / 03
Four Necropsies, Three Collisions
Preliminary results of the fourth North Atlantic right whale necropsy have just been announced by Fisheries and Oceans Canada. The whale known as Clipper probably died as a result of a ship strike. Th...
2019 / 07 / 02
Six Right Whales Found Dead in Gulf of St. Lawrence
Fisheries and Oceans Canada confirms that two new North Atlantic right whale carcasses have been found, one on the coast of Anticosti Island and the other adrift off the Gaspé Peninsula. This brings ...
2019 / 02 / 08
Right Whales: Similar Measures for 2019
The North Atlantic right whale protection measures for 2019 have been announced, and will include measures better suited to the fishing industry, as well as constant monitoring efforts similar to last...
2018 / 12 / 11
Right Whales: the Situation in 2018
2017 was a grim year for the North Atlantic right whales. The deaths of 18 right whales created a shock wave in Canada and the United States. What will 2018 be for the right whales? Measures to reduc...
2018 / 06 / 01
27 Right Whale Sightings Later, a Normal Fishing Season
Five aircraft conducting aerial surveillance have spotted up to 27 right whales this season, which has resulted in several fishing ground closures to prevent entanglements in fishing gear. Despite the...
2018 / 04 / 24
Right Whales: Measures to Prevent Entanglements and Collisions
Although changes made to the fishing season are of concern to many workers, be they fishermen or processing plant employees, the measures are essential for protecting this endangered species from the ...
2018 / 04 / 24
Right Whales: An Entangled Whale Named Kleenex
Researchers call her Kleenex. Known since 1977, this right whale has been swimming with a rope wrapped around her head for 3 years now. On April 12, when she was seen by a team from the Center for Coa...
2018 / 01 / 24
New Fishery Management Measures in Effort to Curb Right Whale Mortality
Four new management measures for the snow crab fishery have been announced by Fisheries and Oceans Canada Minister Dominic LeBlanc with the aim of lowering the risk of entanglements for North Atlantic...