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First Right Whale Carcass: Another Calf Struck by a Ship

The first North Atlantic right whale carcass in 2020 was spotted during an aerial survey on June 25, drifting off…

|News 6/7/2020

North Atlantic Right Whales: New and Continuing Measures in 2020

Speed limits reduced to 10 knots in certain areas, closure of fishing zones, increased surveillance: the Government of Canada has…

|Hot Topics 28/2/2020

North Atlantic Right Whale: Dismal Record Mitigated by Mobilization

The future is an increasingly gloomy one for the North Atlantic right whale, an endangered species whose numbers have been…

|News 9/1/2020

Seventh and Eighth Right Whale Carcasses Found

Two new cases of dead right whales have been confirmed today by Fisheries and Oceans Canada. According to the ministry,…

|News 22/7/2019

Tougher Prevention Measures to Protect North Atlantic Right Whales

Speed ​​restrictions applied to a larger fleet, increased aerial surveillance, expanded speed ​​limit area... The Government of Canada is announcing…

|News 11/7/2019

Right whales: disentanglement efforts progress

Right whales EG4423 and EG4440 are now swimming a little lighter since shedding some of the rope that had been…

|News 5/7/2019

Stranded Grey Whales and Stranded Right Whales: Same Difference?

In early June, the carcass of a female grey whale washes ashore in British Columbia, close to the US border. This is…

|News 20/6/2019

Right whales : fishing closures and new technologies for crabbing industry

On May 13, the first North Atlantic right whales of the season were observed via aerial survey in the Gulf of…

|News 23/5/2019

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…

|News 7/2/2019

Six newborn right whales : a glimmer of hope

Update of 12 February 2019: A fifth and a sixth calf has been confirmed. Since North Atlantic right whales have…

|News 18/1/2019

The right whale tale : a year-in-review (2018)

Once believed to be the “right” whales to hunt, the endangered North Atlantic right whale (Eubalaena glacialis) population has been…

|News 20/12/2018

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…

|News 12/12/2018

Fishing Season Ends with No Reported Incidents Involving Right Whales

Over the next few days, the lobster and snow crab seasons will end in most parts of the Gulf of…

|News 10/7/2018

Right Whale Mortalities 2017: Overview

In 2017, 18 right whale carcasses have been found in the North Atlantic near the Canadian and US coasts. For…

|News 12/1/2018

What is the function of the callosities in right whales?

By Sonia Villalon The callosities in right whales are irregular patches of thickened and keratinized tissues. These tissues are habitat…

|Whale Q&A 29/6/2017

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. This…

|Whale Q&A 3/2/2017

Why leap out of the water when one weighs over 30 tonnes?

Known as breaches in scientific jargon, these leaps out of the water that whales perform serve notably to communicate with…

|Whale Q&A 23/1/2017