North Pacific

Rehabilitated sea turtle begins long journey home

A sub-tropical turtle that somehow ended up on a remote B.C. beach will begin his long trip home this week

19 April 2016

Endangered whales in Washington's Puget Sound to get individual records

The records will include data on behavior, reproductive success, and skin diseases and will be used to monitor individual health as well as overall trends

30 March 2016

Study: Conservation Priorities for Shark and Ray Species included and proposed for inclusion in Annex 1 to the CMS Sharks MOU

The Sharks MOU has defined general objectives for the conservation and management of species and populations listed in Annex 1 of the MOU, which are further detailed in a global Conservation Plan for migratory Sharks (Annex 3 to the MOU).
18 October 2015

Blue whale tangled in line prompts search along southern California coast

Eighty-foot long animal seen towing 200ft line with buoy attached - Boats, planes and helicopters involved as experts fear animal could die

06 September 2015

Bird flies 16,000-kilometre Pacific circuit for no clear reason

Who actually enjoys long-haul flights? One seabird seems to – the ancient murrelet.

07 August 2015

Surge of frolicking whales prompts boating warning off San Francisco

115 humpback, fin and blue whales spotted in one hour near Farallon Islands - Recreational boaters told to stay 300ft away from feeding giants

11 July 2015

Why are seabirds abandoning their ancestral nesting grounds in the Gulf of California?

Warming oceanographic conditions, fishing pressure are driving nesting seabirds away from their ancestral breeding ground in Mexico into California harbors

27 June 2015

Blue and fin whale distribution in waters off Southern California

A new study indicates a steady population trend for blue whales and an upward population trend for fin whales in Southern California.
25 June 2015