Just released — Nature’s Solution to Climate Change

A strategy to protect whales can limit greenhouse gases and global warming A new paper by Ralph Chami, Assistant Director at the International Monetary Fund (IMF), and a member of the Board of Advisors for the GWC, has just been published in the IMF’s Finance & Development, on valuing whales for their role in sequestering…
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GWC Press Release – Whales valued at over $1 trillion

A new International Monetary Fund (IMF) paper values the role of whales in carbon sequestration and healthy ocean functioning at over $1 trillion Coordinating the economics of whale protection must rise to the top of the global community’s climate agenda. Whales play an “irreplaceable role” in mitigating and building resilience to climate change. Altering shipping…
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The $2 million whale on “CBC the World This Weekend”

Michael Fishbach and Ralph Chami appeared on CBC The World This Weekend  Sunday, September 15 at 6:00 pm EST to talk about their work on valuing whales for their ecosystem and economic benefits. Listen to the podcast here: http://soundcloud.com/rhoda-metcalfe/the-2-million-whale

An IMF economist and the conservationist go whale watching…

The tale of how a radical new view of the value of whales to planetary health was born aboard a boat. Author: Charlotte Smith, writer on sustainability issues The sun is just rising  on the Sea of Cortez in March 2018 as a whale research boat sets forth from Loreto, Mexico – a town situated…
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Endangered Beluga Whales Need Your Voice

Endangered beluga whales in Alaska’s Cook Inlet are about to face a seismic attack that will disrupt their eating and mating activities and could drive them closer to extinction. The Trump administration is allowing oil and gas company Hilcorp to expand its offshore drilling operations in Alaska — at the expense of beluga whales and…
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Here are 5 reasons why the ocean is so important

Unless you’ve been making a superhuman effort to avoid the news recently, you’ll know that the ocean is vital to life on Earth. But why, exactly, is this the case? Here are five reasons why we need to safeguard its future. Read article

A Hammerhead Shark In Our Panga!

Our week 7 guests hailed from California, Baja California and Arizona. Now, how might one ask could we possibly have ended up with a hammerhead shark in our panga? Simple answer: There was a juvenile hammerhead swimming above a sandy bottom shallow part of the sea and we tracked it for about 2 minutes. It…
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Gray whale excursion to Magdalena Bay

Our week 6 guests hailed from Texas, Hong Kong, and North Carolina Our days on the Sea of Cortez this week were remarkably similar to each other, and the diversity of experience for the week came also from our days off the sea. We had grand and diverse land excursions, including to the organic ranches…
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Week 5 – A Significant Number of Fin Whales

Our week 5 guests hailed from Virginia, Washington DC, England and Florida. This week was a reunion of old friends with all guests except one has been here to Baja with us multiple times previously. Many ideas for helping the great whales were shared among the backdrop of many whales, wind-free days, and spectacular Baja…
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The First Blue, Habitat Preference, Hummingbirds And More!

Our week two guests hailed from California and Florida. We finally spotted our first blue whale of the season, with Delphi doing the fieldwork of documenting it. This was the one and only “Hook” a male first identified in 1983 as an adult. So this is an older whale which we now have on record…
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We are back in our second home for season 24 here in Baja California!

All of our first weeks guests hailed from North Carolina save one from Pennsylvania. We covered huge distances in our attempt to familiarize ourselves with the local sea conditions, find out where are the whales are and gain some level of comfort for the upcoming season. We found a great diversity of whales, far warmer…
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