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Old 24-02-2022, 04:42   #106
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Re: Right Whales

Nature’s Solution to Climate Change

A strategy to protect whales can limit greenhouse gases, and global warming. When it comes to saving the planet, one whale is worth thousands of trees.

It might seem hard to believe, but researcher Ralph Chami, and a team of IMF economists, found that a large whale captures 33 tonnes of CO2 during its lifetime, compared to just 22 kilos per year, for a tree.

The team argue that the role of great whales, in terms of carbon capture, increased fish stocks, and economic benefit through tourism, means they contribute the equivalent of $2 million each, to global ecosystem services. The team have estimated that the current stock of whales could be valued at more than $1 trillion (US).

In short, enhancing our protection of whales, from man-made dangers, delivers benefits to ourselves, the planet, and of course, the whales themselves.

Nature’s Solution to Climate Change ➥ https://www.imf.org/external/pubs/ft...ange-chami.htm

The Value of Whales and Every Other Breath ➥ https://www.imf.org/en/News/Podcasts...alue-of-whales
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Government of Canada announces 2022 North Atlantic right whale protection measures

Officials said in a statement [1] Fisheries and Oceans Canada will once again implement seasonal and temporary fishing area closures in the Gulf of St. Lawrence, the Bay of Fundy and other "critical habitat areas" where whales have previously been sighted.
They also say Transport Canada is again enforcing vessel traffic measures, including speed restrictions for vessels over 13 metres long, throughout much of the Gulf starting on April 20 to better respond to the presence of right whales.
As well, the Fisheries Department will be working with harvesters to help them switch to "whale-safe gear" in 2023.

[1] Statement ➥ https://www.canada.ca/en/fisheries-o...-measures.html
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From our friend Mark, the Manateeman:

“Clever Whales and the Violent Fight for Fish on the Line” ~ by by Nick Rahaim [March 8, 2022]
As a commercial fisher, I’ve watched colleagues shoot at whales looting from their lines. Here’s why everyone loses when that happens.
https://hakaimagazine.com/features/c...h-on-the-line/

Underwater footage from the Southeast Alaska Sperm Whale Avoidance Project shows a sperm whale attempting to remove a sablefish from a line.
https://youtu.be/5panVo_3oVQ
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Thank you for posting that!

This part is just profound.

“We’ve never found a right whale that died of old age,” said Baumgartner. “We find they die from industrial accidents.”

Even we, the folks who brought the world industrial accidents, usually die of something other than industrial accidents.
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https://www.fisheries.noaa.gov/new-e...atlantic-large


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Thank you for posting that!

This part is just profound.

“We’ve never found a right whale that died of old age,” said Baumgartner. “We find they die from industrial accidents.”

Even we, the folks who brought the world industrial accidents, usually die of something other than industrial accidents.
As a researcher, I’ve found almost zero animals that died of old age. Beetles and bees about the only exception. So the statement could be misleading. It’s not that animals don’t, I’ve raised plenty in captivity that I’ve had the joy and sadness of watching a full life. Wild animals don’t have the luxury of getting through the fragile years.
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As a researcher, I’ve found almost zero animals that died of old age. Beetles and bees about the only exception. So the statement could be misleading. It’s not that animals don’t, I’ve raised plenty in captivity that I’ve had the joy and sadness of watching a full life. Wild animals don’t have the luxury of getting through the fragile years.
Yeah, I think it was the second part of the quote I found striking.

I probably should've emphasized it, like this.

“We’ve never found a right whale that died of old age,” said Baumgartner. “We find they die from industrial accidents.”

I may be wrong, but I feel like there aren't that many animals on earth that mostly die from industrial accidents.
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The whale entanglements coast have severely curtailed the dungeness crab season here. I am preparing for the day when they won't let us put out sailboat racing marks.
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Entangled North Atlantic right whale spotted in the Gulf of St. Lawrence
A search is underway for, “Sundog” [3823], an endangered North Atlantic right whale, that was spotted entangled in the Gulf of St. Lawrence, east of Gaspé, Que., on Thursday, says Fisheries and Oceans Canada.
See ➥ https://twitter.com/FishOceansCAN/st...ence-1.5912661


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https://www.dfo-mpo.gc.ca/species-es...index-eng.html
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Looking forward to the northern right whale season in my neck of the woods.
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Great for you!! The occasional one comes into Fundy,but not like it was prior to 2017. They seem to bypass & go directly to Gaspe.
Some old video by Durlan Ingersoll/SeaWatch Tours:


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We still get lots of humpbacks.


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Great for you!! The occasional one comes into Fundy,but not like it was prior to 2017. They seem to bypass & go directly to Gaspe.
Some old video by Durlan Ingersoll/SeaWatch Tours:


That video is excellent!

I have definitely witnessed right whales this close (I called the hotline and backed off) but never filmed like this.

Humpbacks we still have in abundance, as well as minkes and the occasional fin.
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