Local Marine Expert Applauds Canal Closure to Protect Whales

BOURNE - A local marine expert says that the three right whales in the Cape Cod Canal that led to the passage’s shutdown could have been a close call … [Read more...]

Right Whale Sightings Prompt Cape Cod Canal Closure

BOURNE - The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers closed the Cape Cod Canal to all vessel traffic Sunday afternoon, as three right whales were spotted within … [Read more...]

Feds Deny Emergency Call to Slow Ships, Ease Whale Strikes

PORTLAND, Maine (AP) — The U.S. government has denied a request from a group of environmental organizations to immediately apply proposed ship-speed … [Read more...]

New England Aquarium Praises Creation of Right Whale Day

BOSTON - Officials with the New England Aquarium have praised the decision to enact Right Whale Day in Massachusetts. Former Governor Charlie Baker … [Read more...]

UPDATE: 4 of 5 Stranded Whales Euthanized Despite Rescue Attempts

UPDATED 4:55 PM Nov. 30, 2022 WELLFLEET - One unaccounted for pilot whale remains in the Wellfleet Bay area despite rescue efforts by the … [Read more...]

Sustainability Group Pulls Maine Lobster Certification Over Whales

PORTLAND, ME (AP) - An international nonprofit organization that sets sustainability standards for commercial fishing management has suspended a … [Read more...]

Experts Hopeful for Right Whale Rebound, Though New Challenges Ahead

HYANNIS - The North Atlantic Right Whale Consortium recently issued its yearly population estimate for the species, and while the whales are … [Read more...]

North Atlantic Right Whale’s Decline Slows, but Population Falls Again

PORTLAND, ME (AP) - The decline of an endangered species of whale slowed last year as it lost about 2% of its population. But scientists warn the … [Read more...]

IFAW: Recent Entanglement Highlights Need for Ropeless Fishing Gear

NANTUCKET - Marine animal experts say the fishing industry needs to transition to ropeless fishing gear—also called on-demand gear—as endangered … [Read more...]

Scientists Say Outlook Not Good for Entangled Right Whale “Snow Cone”

NANTUCKET - Marine animal experts are saying the outlook is not good for a heavily-entangled North Atlantic right whale that frequents the Cape and … [Read more...]

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