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.
Five endangered blue whales became stranded on a beach in Watodiri village’s Waienga Bay in Ile Ape district, Lembata Island regency, East Nusa Tenggara (NTT) on Oct. 18. As of Tuesday, rescuers were still struggling to save the last whale trapped in the bay.
Entanglements and Plastic Pollution
Every year, thousands of marine mammals drown in abandoned fishing gear and are killed by plastic debris.
UPCOMING: Come See Mz Blue and Meet GWC Staff in Florida
Co-Executive Director Mike Fishbach is bringing Mz Blue to the Berkeley Preparatory School (4811 Kelly Rd., Tampa) on October 30th from 8am until 2pm to speak about blue whales, answer your questions, and tell some great whale-stories.
On November 3rd, Mz Blue will be in St. Petersburg for the Blue Ocean Film Festival and will be inflated at different film venues throughout the week. GWC’s video “Ships vs Whales” is a finalist in the Conservation Strategies category, and will be aired on Friday at 11:30 am, followed by a Q&A with GWC Co-Executive Director Dr. Gershon Cohen. Please join us!
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