Save the Whales, Save the Oceans

GWC is excited to announce a new education/outreach effort to protect Great Whales based on the relationship between the Great Whales and the health of our oceans and our atmosphere! Here’s Why The scientific community now understands whales are not simply a major consumer of krill and fish, but play a critical role in sustaining…
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Determining the Great Whales’ Impact on our Climate

The GWC’s Executive Director Michael Fishbach recently met with professors Jim McCarthy and John Nevins in their offices at Harvard University. Jim and John have co-authored scientific papers on the whale pump: the idea that whales literally enrich their own environment and help generate their own food by delivering essential nutrients to the surface as…
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GWC’s Michael Fishbach Leads 2015 Excursions in the Sea of Cortez

Join GWC’s Michael Fishbach for one-week excursions in Baja California’s majestic Sea of Cortez to see blue whales, other great whales and dolphins in February and March, 2015. To obtain an e-flyer, write to Michael atfishdeya@gmail.com or call 828-675-9387 for more information.

GWC’s Earth Day Event 2014

On Tuesday, April 22nd, the Great Whale Conservancy hosted its second annual D.C. Earth Day rally.  Our purpose was to ask President Obama to direct the U.S. Navy to remove its objection to the use of an alternate shipping lane along the CA coast, where cargo ships, oil tankers, and cruise ships have been killing…
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Location – Identification – Observation

Since 1994 Michael Fishbach has been tracking, identifying, and observing blue, finback and humpback whales, primarily in the Sea of Cortez and the St. Lawrence River, sharing information from thousands of recorded sightings and hundreds of photo IDs with the scientific community. This information is invaluable for maintaining the northern hemisphere catalogues on these great…
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Mz Blue at the First Annual Big Blue Whale Bash

GWC co-Directors Michael Fishbach and Gershon Cohen attended the first annual Big Blue Whale Bash in Redondo Beach, California, on Sunday September 8th. The bash, which was sponsored by the Redondo Beach Marina and the Cabrillo Aquarium, was a big success and sure to be the first of many blue whale Bashes to come. Featured at…
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Mz Blue Makes a Splash on Earth Day

Hello Great Whale Conservancy supporters and fans of Mz Blue! Mz Blue, our 90-foot inflatable made her grand debut in Washington D.C. on Earth Day (April 22nd) and she made quite a splash.  A photo of Mz Blue covering nearly half a page was printed in the Washington Post the following day, along with an…
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First Steps Proposed to Protect Blue Whales near San Francisco

For immediate release: July 16, 2012 Increased protections for blue whales along the coast of California are long overdue, and true protection remains a long way off, but initial, voluntary steps were proposed this week by NOAA with support from the Coast Guard, whale scientists, and the shipping industry. Blue whales are killed by ship…
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