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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Stopping Ship Strikes on Blue Whales in the Pacific

The blue whale is the largest animal species ever to have inhabited Earth. The global population prior to human predation has been estimated at 350,000 individuals. Today there are around 10,000. One of the world’s largest subpopulations of blue whales is the Northeast Pacific group, which transits the California Bight every summer south of Point…
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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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