The Great Whale Conservancy protects the world's great whales and their habitat.
Many commcerial shipping lanes directly overlap critical habitat for endangered large whales. The whales have no choice but to feed where they can find sufficient prey: the ships can and must move to safer waters.
Ship strikes (collisions) may be the most serious threat the great whales face today. The Great Whale Conservancy advocates for increasing the separation between ships and whales because it is the surest way to protect the lives of these magnificent beings.
Researchers aboard RV Tangaroa have encountered humpback whales at the Balleny Islands deep in the Southern Ocean and are on the track of the world’s largest mammal, the blue whale.
The study by the Australia Antarctic Division used directional sonobouys to listen for the whales’ distinctive songs and calls across a 9300 km survey area, listening for hotspots and identifying seven areas of high acoustic activity.
Entanglements and Plastic Pollution
Every year, thousands of marine mammals drown in abandoned fishing gear and are killed by plastic debris.
GWC launches new research/education effort to demonstrate role whales play in lowering CO2 in the atmosphere. Read more...
Endangered blue whales and other Great Whales are being killed by collisions with ships while feeding along the California coast. Help us move the shipping lanes!
Mz Blue and GWC Attend Blue Ocean Film Festival
(From L-R) Gershon Cohen, GWC Co-ED, former President of the Maldives, Mohamed Nasheed, creator of the world’s largest Marine Reserve, David Helvarg, journalist and ED of the Blue Frontier Foundation, and Louie Psihoyos, Director of The Cove and GWC Board member. Read the article and watch the video to see the full story.
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