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Feb17

Communicating the issue of ship strike

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Communicating the issue of ship strike

James Robbins continues his monthly blogs about his PhD investigating ship strike and how he will be undertaking research to better understand this threat.

Jan27

2019 round up!

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2019 round up!

Well what a year 2019 was!

Jan15

Stranded killer whale discovered in East Anglia

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Stranded killer whale discovered in East Anglia

The animal, which is the first stranded orca in England and Wales since 2001 was discovered just before Christmas.

Nov13

Russia frees final Belugas from ‘whale jail’

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Russia frees final Belugas from ‘whale jail’

The final 21 belugas that were being kept in 'whale jails' in Russia's far east have been released 

Oct11

Humpback whale likely to be killed by ship strike

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Humpback whale likely to be killed by ship strike

A humpback whale found dead in the Thames this week was likely to have been killed by ship strike according to a report from experts investigating the incident.

Oct07

Humpback whale spotted in the River Thames

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Humpback whale spotted in the River Thames

A humpback whale has been spotted in the River Thames in the Dagenham area and is being monitored by the relevant organisations.

Aug22

Ship strike leading cause of death for whales in France

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Ship strike leading cause of death for whales in France

A new paper has shared findings that the most prevalent cause of ceacens strandings is the little understood threat, ship strike. 

Jun28

Japan withdraw from the International Whaling Commission to resume commercial whaling locally

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Japan withdraw from the International Whaling Commission to resume commercial whaling locally

On Sunday 30th June, Japan will be leaving the International Whaling Commission (IWC). A concerning decision which will see them conducting commercial whaling within its 200-mile Exclusive Zone and coastal waters.

Feb03

Sperm whale sadly dies in the Thames

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Sperm whale sadly dies in the Thames

After a three day struggle a sperm whale that was spotted in the Thames sadly stranded and died.

Jan20

Search for bowhead whales with ORCA!

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Search for bowhead whales with ORCA!

ORCA will be monitoring whales and dolphins on a very special cruise in May 2021 with Oceanwide Expeditions.

Jan07

More details emerge about Portsmouth ship strike incident

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More details emerge about Portsmouth ship strike incident

An investigation has identified the deceased Portsmouth whale as a juvenile fin whale.

Oct17

True’s beaked whale paper published

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True’s beaked whale paper published

Our paper on the teeth observed in a group of True’s beaked whales has been published on Peer J!

Oct09

Humpback whale spotted in the Thames has died

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Humpback whale spotted in the Thames has died

Sadly, the British Divers Marine Life Rescue (BDMLR) have confirmed that the humpback whale seen swimming in the River Thames over the weekend has died.

Sep03

150 Bryde's whales fall victim to Japanese whaling

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150 Bryde's whales fall victim to Japanese whaling

After 33 years, Japan have once again commenced commercial whaling, after leaving the International Whaling Commission (IWC) on the 30th June this year.  

Aug14

Tackling bycatch

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Tackling bycatch

Today new EU measures have come into place with the hope of reducing bycatch of endangered, threatened and protected species.

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