Whales

First Calves Signal Hope for Right Whales

Less than a month into the calving season, four baby North Atlantic right whales have already been spotted off the coast of Florida and Georgia, offering a glimmer of hope for the species.

Ropeless Science Advances, Aiming to Save Right Whales

Recent grants were awarded by the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Association to develop and study ropeless or breakable rope fishing technology for lobstermen and other trap fishermen.

Three New Calves Bring Hope to Right Whale Population

Finally there is some good news for the North Atlantic right whale — about 6,000 pounds of good news.

Whale Watching on Land

Dr. John Patrick worked to set the identification of a whale skull bone in motion.

Right Whales Return to Feed; Old Breeding Female Is Entangled

Rescuers have been working to free an entangled female North Atlantic right whale, one of the many that have made their seasonal arrival in waters south of the Vineyard and in Cape Cod Bay to feed.

Future for Right Whales Grows Even More Bleak

After a year of rising concern about North Atlantic right whales, scientists have yet to document a single newborn whale during calving season.

Fishing Gear Deaths Tell Grave Tale for Right Whales

About 25 North Atlantic right whales gathered south of the Vineyard last week, marking an early-season sighting.

Right Whales Take Center Stage at Tuesdays in the Newsroom Talk

Dr. Mark Baumgartner will be the featured speaker for Plight of the Right Whale, an upcoming Tuesdays in the Newsroom talk held at the Gazette office on Tuesday, Jan. 23.

Right Whale Population on the Brink of Extinction

A decomposed whale that washed up on Chappaquiddick last month has been identified as a North Atlantic right whale, adding to the death toll.

Formal Investigation Begins Into Deaths Among Right Whales

The deaths of 13 North Atlantic right whales in the United States and Canada this year is being considered an unusual mortality event, triggering an investigation into the cause.

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