White Eyes – The World’s Best Known Blue Whale

Once again White Eyes enters the picture as he is seen again in the Santa Barbara Channel off the coast of Santa Barbara, California on July 7, 2016. With roughly 10,000 Blue whales left on planet earth they represent a shell of their former population which numbered in the hundreds of thousands. Blue whales are…
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Iceland announces no Fin whale hunt in 2016!

Great News – Iceland Calls Off Its Commercial Whale Hunt For This Year Icelandic whaling company Hvalur – the country’s only commercial fin whaling firm – has announced that it will not be hunting fin whales this summer, citing outdated regulatory standards in Japan, where its main market is located, as the reason for the…
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Sea of Cortez – What we do

Since February and March of 1995, annual photo ID and surface behavior field work conducted in the Sea of Cortez near to Loreto, with a special emphasis on the endangered Blue Whale. Hundreds of photo ID’s shared and included in research catalogs. 50% of individuals photo ID’d in Loreto inhabit the Port of LA and…
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Stop the Ship Strikes on Blue Whales

Dear Supporters of the GWC campaign to protect Blue Whales in the North Pacific from ship strikes, The following petition/letter has been drafted by the Great Whale Conservancy. Please read this letter, sign your name and contact information and submit the letter by clicking the SUBMIT button, or draft your own letter and send it…
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Stopping Ship Strikes on Blue Whales in the Pacific

The blue whale is the largest animal species ever to have inhabited the Earth. The global population prior to human predation has been estimated at 350,000. Today that number is around 10,000. Blue whales inhabit every ocean, but one of their largest subpopulations is the Northeast Pacific group, which transits the California Bight every summer…
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