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Old 28-09-2021, 15:46   #76
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[1] “Ocean Regime Shift is Driving Collapse of the North Atlantic Right Whale Population” ~ by Erin L. Meyer-Gutbrod et al
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Things that are uncertain and unsettled lead many people to be fearful and anxious. So, it is a great solace to know definitely that all things bad can be attributed either to global warming or COVID-19. I don’t have the exhaustive list for the latter; perhaps because no one can keep up with the attributions. But, all the bad things caused by global warming can be found here . Consequently, everyone can take comfort in the authoritarians who are so eager to manage every little detail in our lives leaving us free to do other things.
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'Snow Cone', a right whale [previously] entangled in fishing rope, spotted with calf in U.S.
https://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/new-b...calf-1.6273977
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... it is a great solace to know definitely that all things bad can be attributed either to global warming or COVID-19. I don’t have the exhaustive list for the latter; perhaps because no one can keep up with the attributions. But, all the bad things caused by global warming can be found here ...
If John Brignell’s “Number Watch”, and your linking to it, prove anything at all, it’s only that: sometimes dumb illogical people say dumb illogical things.
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Marking of "fishing rope" is mandatory in atlantic Canada now.


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Marking of "fishing rope" is mandatory in atlantic Canada now.
That makes a lot of sense. Future rules can be targeted to the specific fisheries where problems occur, instead of blanket bans and lumping all fishing activities together in articles about entangled whales.
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“N.B. whale researcher's stunning drone photos are turning heads”~ CNBC News
More ➥ https://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/new-b...hoto-1.6269999

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Gina Lonati's photo of a humpback whale, exhaling through its blowhole, was recently one of four winners in the Natural Sciences and Engineering Council of Canada's Science Exposed photo contest, which is devoted exclusively to images of scientific research.
Her prize-winning photo is a closeup of a humpback whale’s blowhole, as it comes to the surface for a breath, with the 'blow' reflecting the sunlight and causing a rainbow. (Submitted by Gina Lonati)

Video ➥ https://mobilehls-vh.akamaihd.net/i/...subtitles=NONE

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Lonati says this combination image of photos of right whale tails captures the majesty of the mammals, but also the scars caused by repeated ship strikes or fishing-gear entanglements.
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“N.B. whale researcher's stunning drone photos are turning heads”~ CNBC News
More ➥ https://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/new-b...hoto-1.6269999

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Gina Lonati's photo of a humpback whale, exhaling through its blowhole, was recently one of four winners in the Natural Sciences and Engineering Council of Canada's Science Exposed photo contest, which is devoted exclusively to images of scientific research.
Her prize-winning photo is a closeup of a humpback whale’s blowhole, as it comes to the surface for a breath, with the 'blow' reflecting the sunlight and causing a rainbow. (Submitted by Gina Lonati)

Video ➥ https://mobilehls-vh.akamaihd.net/i/...subtitles=NONE

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Lonati says this combination image of photos of right whale tails captures the majesty of the mammals, but also the scars caused by repeated ship strikes or fishing-gear entanglements.
Pretty cool. Thanks for posting, Gord
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Lawsuits aim to protect right whales living near Nantucket wind farm

The construction of dozens of wind turbines off the coast of Massachusetts has been met with two lawsuits alleging that it threatens a critical habitat of right whale populations, which number fewer than 400 in the world.

The latest opposition to the 800-megawatt offshore Vineyard Wind project is from the Austin-based Texas Public Policy Foundation, which has filed a lawsuit [1] in the U.S. District Court in Washington D.C., on behalf of several commercial fishing groups, reports [3] Real Clear Energy.

A few months ago, ACK Residents Against Turbines also filed a federal lawsuit [2] stating that the Southern Massachusetts waters that serve as a crucial feeding and nursing habitat of the species would be environmentally jeopardized by the offshore wind farm.

More about ➥ https://nationalpost.com/news/world/...cket-wind-farm

[1] Case 1:21-cv-03276 ➥ https://www.texaspolicy.com/wp-conte...t-Exhibits.pdf

[2] “ACK RESIDENTS AGAINST TURBINES; and VALLORIE OLIVER v U.S. BUREAU OF OCEAN ENERGY MANAGEMENT; NASA et al
https://static1.squarespace.com/stat...8-24-21%29.pdf

[3] Vineyard Wind Harpooned By New Federal Lawsuit”
https://www.realclearenergy.org/arti...it_809593.html
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“Last of the Right Whales” ~ A film, by Nadine Pequeneza

North Atlantic right whales are dying, faster than they can reproduce.
With less than 400 remaining, and only 90 breeding females, they could be extinct in 20 years, unless we act now


“Last of the Right Whales” tells the stories of several individuals, in Canada and the United States, who are committed to studying and saving the North Atlantic right whale.

The species has long been in decline, but the picture changed dramatically when 17 whales were found dead in 2017, including 12 in Canadian waters.
Since then, another 34 right whales have been found dead in Canadian and U.S. waters.

Nadine Pequeneza, the Toronto-based director of the film, says: "When it came out that it was ship strikes and entanglements that were actually causing these deaths and they were preventable, I really started to look further into it and then saw the whole history of the incredible struggle that this species has had throughout its history since its contact with humans."

The film contains a number of scenes that would be disturbing to whale lovers. This includes a whale tangled in fishing rope, violently thrashing and in distress, and footage of whale necropsies as scientists try to uncover how each died. Pequeneza said the scenes were difficult and emotional to film.

The film will be shown, at theatres in Saint John, Moncton and Miramichi, on January 23 and 26.
The screening on Jan. 23, in Moncton, will also include a Q&A with the filmmakers and scientists.
The documentary will also air on CBC TV, sometime this fall.

More ➥ https://lastoftherightwhales.com/the-film/

And ➥ https://hitplayproductions.ca/films/...-right-whales/

Interview: Last of the Right Whales Director Nadine Pequeneza
https://thatshelf.com/interview-last...ine-pequeneza/
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New study determines parentage, age, and survival of North Atlantic right whales using genetic testing

Greater reliance on genetic testing of baby whales and their mothers can provide more accurate information,about a rare species,and increase the chances of saving them from extinction, according to the authors of a new scientific study [1].
The study [1], published in the journal Mammalian Biology, analyzed all North Atlantic right whale calves born between 1988 and 2018 and categorized the animals based on genetic samples and photo identification.
The researchers focused on 13 case studies of right whales that required genetics to track their life history data.
Scientists were able to determine the ages of 12 whales, matched 11 with their birth mothers, and determined that four calves previously thought to be dead had in fact survived.

More about ➥ https://www.sciencedaily.com/release...0120125415.htm

[1] “Genetic identifications challenge our assumptions of physical development and mother–calf associations and separation times: a case study of the North Atlantic right whale (Eubalaena glacialis) ~ by Phiilip K. Hamilton et al
https://link.springer.com/article/10...91-021-00177-4
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https://whalemap.ocean.dal.ca/


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Thanks for posting this!

In my neck of the woods (screenshot from the site you posted), this is one of the times when they tend to show up in numbers.

I've also seen them in April/May in the areas marked in blue.
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It is possible to go fishing without a thousand horsepower running flat out over the bounding waves so that tourists can get back before cocktail hour.
A zillion square miles of ocean.
We cannot, as a society, seem to grasp the concept of “share”.
This “skipper” knows there might be right whales .
He knows, or ought to know, that at the speed he is going, not a single device or trained observer, can spot a Right Whale at anything near that vessel speed in time to avoid collision.
So what rules apply.
Proper lookout given the circumstances.
Well, the Circumstances are not exactly extraordinary...are they.
I learned a lot sitting with my Dad who was an Admirality attorney while we listened to arguments presented to court.
This skipper violated two rules and I wish all our members to be aware of their responsibilities....not just to the law , but their moral responsibility to proceed with a proper lookout ...under applicable conditions...and to keep speed low enough to avoid collision.
The Law is crystal clear.
I wished this skipper...I’ll avoid insulting Captains by placing him at the same level...I wish this skipper had the decency to go down with the ship.
The manatee crew snubs their whiskered noses at this distasteful man and hopes the authorities pursue actions against all those who are responsible.
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The manatee crew snubs their whiskered noses at this distasteful man and hopes the authorities pursue actions against all those who are responsible.
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Who grew up in New Bedford, whale killing capital of the world.
And as a result, for a short period of time in the 19th century, the richest city in the world. So it goes.

My manatees aren't clear to whom this missive refers, but in the event, the moment the DMF Sailing Experience espies the signature twin spout of the right whale, it makes the call and bears away immediately.

Even a 40-foot, two ton sailing vessel can do harm to these magnificent creatures (though not nearly as much as they can do to it!).
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