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
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Dwarfing all dinosaurs, the blue whale is the largest animal to have ever graced our planet. This intelligent marine predator is a keystone species of our oceans.
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Advocating for greater international support at the UN Conference for the Oceans for moving shipping lanes, and joined with IFAW to support #OceanAction21408 Read more
With our guests from New York and Utah we got off to a roaring start to this season. Day one may have been the finest first day we have ever had here. 12 Blue whales graced us with their presence as the sea erupted very early with krill blooms. The krill were literally jumping out…
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GWC will be hosting the SnotBot team as it collects Blue whale samples in mexico this winter. Read article: http://www.nbcnews.com/nightly-news/how-drones-are-helping-scientists-study-future-whales-n706996
GWC’s Michael Fishbach to give Lecture at the famed Explorer’s Club in New York City on Wed. Dec. 7. Event is open to the public, see here for more information
Once a year, the American Museum of Natural History in New York performs a banal yet oddly fascinating ritual: It cleans its life-size model of a blue whale. It is a job almost as big as the whale itself. Exhibition maintenance manager Trenton Dureksen spent three days in a cherrypicker, sucking dust off the 94-foot-long…
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The GWC’s Michael Fishbach will make the kickoff presentation at the upcoming North Carolina Marine Debris Symposium in Wilmington, NC on Sunday Sept. 11 at 5:30 PM. See the following link for more information and all are welcome to come see Michael’s talk! http://www.ncmarinedebrissymposium.com/2016-symposium.html
To support our ongoing efforts to minimize the occurrences of ships striking whales globally, the GWC has officially launched our new ship-strike website. This site will allow our followers to keep abreast of the latest news and keep track of our efforts to end these tragic collisions between ships and whales.
Visit the website: http://shipstrikes.org/