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Ocean Alliance - EDUCATION - Whale Education Kit
Lesson 3 - Lesson 4 - Lesson 5 - Lesson 6 - Credits - Resources > Internships > Whale Stories > Questions & Resources > Lectures > Documentaries > Cetacean Education Through Awareness (CETA ... Overview: As an introduction to the whale unit, students will hear whale songs and see the movie, Whales. ... of pollution in local waters, the health of whale populations can alert us to other more obscure man- ...

Provincetown Center for Coastal Studies | Whale Rescue | Frequently Asked Questions
Considering that 10-20% of the humpback and right whale populations may become entangled each year, the work of the rescue team becomes daunting. Even ... each entanglement, researchers have been able to monitor evidence of previous entanglements on different populations of whales. Many entanglements invariably involve the tail stock of whales (where the flukes ...

Provincetown Center for Coastal Studies | Whale Rescue | Summary of the 2004 Season
NOAA-Fisheries aerial team, Network responders were able to locate the whale and attach a telemetry buoy. The whale, dubbed Kingfisher for the Coast Guard cutter that provided logistical support ... Hemisphere reports and evidence of entanglements have been increasingly recorded in humpback and right whale populations. Australia, a wintering ground for both species, has made a large effort to address ... More from this site

Makah Harpoons prod a Whale of a Dilemma -Editorial, The Seattle Times-
Olympic peninsula. The hunts ended 70 years ago when whale populations plummeted, but the magnificent creatures survived in tribal legend and culture. Now, gray whales ... brink of extinction. Until early in this century, we used whale products for everything from lamp oil to corsets. More recently, whale populations have become a symbol of environmental ethics, enforced by ... - A Whale of a Tale
By the late 1960s, world whale populations were suffering from over a century of ... Japan are maligned for their continued whaling, but their hunts hardly pose a threat to whale populations. In the 1997 whaling season Norwegian whalers took 503 minkes in the North Atlantic from ...

Blue Whale (Balaenoptera musculus) - Office of Protected Resources - NOAA Fisheries
Although whaling substantially reduced blue whale populations worldwide during ... 342. Sergeant, D.E. 1966. Populations of large whale species in the western North Atlantic with special reference to the fin whale. Fisheries Research Board of Canada ...

Sei Whale (Balaenoptera borealis) - Office of Protected Resources - NOAA Fisheries
After commercial whaling exhausted all known populations of this species, sei whales in the North Atlantic and North Pacific are considered to ... 300,000 animals killed for their meat and oil. Other threats that may affect sei whale populations are ship strikes and interactions with fishing gear, such as traps/pots. Conservation Efforts The ... More from this site

San Diego Zoo's Animal Bytes: Whale
At first, small-scale hunting did not affect whale populations. But in the last 200 years, humans have built bigger ships and better equipment ... Whale hunting, pollution, and human development along oceans and rivers have seriously impacted some whale populations. The good news is that not all whales are endangered. Of those that are endangered, some populations are ...

2008 International Whaling Commission meeting
Regional, non lethal whale research partnerships for better whale science, beginning in the Southern Ocean. The first whale research partnership ... whale research, through a Southern Ocean whale research partnership. The status of other priority whale populations such as North Pacific minke whales, Southern Hemisphere humpback whales, blue whales and other small populations ...

The Whale Warriors - National Geographic Adventure Magazine
News This photo originally ran with our May 2006 article "The Whale Warriors" >> September 14, 2007 Journalist Peter Heller frequently reports from the rough edges of the world, and his new book, The Whale Warriors (based on a May 2006 article in Adventure), takes him ... Watson's point is that if we can't save whales—whose populations are, by all accounts, one to three percent of what they ...

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