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Dumpster Debacle Distracts From Serious Spike in Whale Deaths

Dumpster Debacle Distracts From Serious Spike in Whale Deaths

This week, a video of a failed attempt to put a dead, 4,000-pound whale into a tiny dumpster made the rounds on the internet, garnering chuckles and comparisons to Peter Griffin forklifting and impaling a beached sperm whale on Family Guy. The juvenile minke whale washed up on Jenness Beach in Rye, New Hampshire on […]

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    Dumpster Debacle Distracts From Serious Spike in Whale Deaths

    Dumpster Debacle Distracts From Serious Spike in Whale Deaths

    This week, a video of a failed attempt to put a dead, 4,000-pound whale into a tiny dumpster made the rounds on the internet, garnering chuckles and comparisons to Peter Griffin forklifting and impaling a beached sperm whale on Family Guy. The juvenile minke whale washed up on Jenness Beach in Rye, New Hampshire on […]

    ‘Plastic in All Sizes’ Found Everywhere in Once Pristine European Arctic

    ‘Plastic in All Sizes’ Found Everywhere in Once Pristine European Arctic

    A disturbing amount of plastic is building up in the once-pristine European Arctic. According to a study from the Norwegian Polar Institute, “plastic in all sizes” can be found throughout the Norwegian Arctic and in the Svalbard islands, an archipelago between Norway’s mainland and the North Pole that’s also one of Earth’s northernmost inhabited areas. […]

    North Atlantic Right Whale Population Dips Below 450 After ‘Deadliest Year’ Since Whaling Era

    North Atlantic Right Whale Population Dips Below 450 After ‘Deadliest Year’ Since Whaling Era

    Fifteen North Atlantic right whales—one of the most endangered of all large whales—have already died this year in U.S. and Canadian waters, according to researchers. “This makes it pretty much the deadliest year we’ve seen for North Atlantic right whales since the days of whaling,” Tonya Wimmer, director of Canada’s Marine Animal Response Society, told […]

    Fishing Gear Entanglement Number One Killer of Right Whales

    Fishing Gear Entanglement Number One Killer of Right Whales

    The population of endangered North Atlantic right whales is under threat due to entanglement in fishing gear and a resulting drop in birth rates, according to a study published by the journal Frontiers in Marine Science. Even though North Atlantic rightwhales numbers have modestly increased from 295 individuals in 1992 to 500 individuals in 2015, […]