atlantic right whales

Partial Disentanglement of Right Whale Accomplished

Partial Disentanglement of Right Whale Accomplished

ST. PETERSBURG, Florida, December 29, 2008 (ENS) – A critically endangered North Atlantic right whale entangled in a network of rope loops got some help on Saturday from a rescue team led by NOAA’s Fisheries Service. Wildlife rescuers found the young whale in the North Atlantic right whale calving grounds off northeast Florida and they…

Ship Speed Limit Again Proposed to Aid Endangered Whales

Ship Speed Limit Again Proposed to Aid Endangered Whales

WASHINGTON, DC, August 26, 2008 (ENS) – Large ships traveling along the east coast of the United States would have to slow to 10 knots in designated areas used by endangered North Atlantic right whales under a federal government proposal issued Tuesday. The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration said the final environmental impact statement for…

Florida Tries to Shield Wildlife From Climate Change

Florida Tries to Shield Wildlife From Climate Change

TALLAHASSEE, Florida, August 3, 2008 (ENS) – Florida’s wildlife will face unprecedented consequences associated with climate change, warns the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission, FWC, a government agency that is organizing a conference in Orlando this month to find ways of protecting Florida species in a warming world. Florida is inhabited by endangered and…

Court Order Sought to Protect Whales From Ship Collisions

Court Order Sought to Protect Whales From Ship Collisions

WASHINGTON, DC, June 26, 2008 (ENS) – Today, three conservation groups filed a lawsuit to force NOAA’s National Marine Fisheries Service to require ships to slow down to 10 knots in certain areas to avoid fatal collisions with endangered North Atlantic right whales. Hunted nearly to extinction by the early 20th century, the North Atlantic…

Zoos and Aquariums Celebrate 10 Wildlife Conservation Successes

Zoos and Aquariums Celebrate 10 Wildlife Conservation Successes

SILVER SPRING, Maryland, December 18, 2007 (ENS) – From breeding toads back from extinction to developing a hormone test for North Atlantic right whales, 200 zoos and aquariums across the United States are working to ensure the survival of rare and endangered animals as members of the Association of Zoos and Aquariums. Today they issued…