March 2, 2020 By Tom Yulsman Discover
Whales attracted to commercial fishing operations and other human activities can wind up in real trouble. A young Norwegian researcher is trying to help.
February 28, 2020 By Elizabeth Pennisi Science
With only about 400 North Atlantic right whales remaining, the Canadian government is stepping up its efforts to keep them safe, even as it tries to keep the nation’s lucrative snow crab and lobster fisheries in business. Officials yesterday announced the nation’s latest plan for reducing the number of these behemoths being hit by ships or tangled up in fishing nets.
February 26, 2020 By Henry Ridgwell VOA
A group of Spanish fishermen will receive financial support to catch plastic as well as fish, in an innovative new project aimed at tackling the huge amount of garbage dumped in the world’s oceans.
February 19, 2020 By Liza Lester American Geophysical Union Blogs
The new research, being presented at the Ocean Sciences Meeting 2020 in San Diego this week, found size, not shape, matters most to efficient forward motion by blue, humpback and minke whales, but all the whales are highly efficient swimmers.