Category: whale

Protecting Adult Females Key to Population Gro…


Tripelago (#2614), a 21 year old North Atlantic right whale, with her
4th calf off the coast of Fernandina Beach, Florida on February 2, 2017. Her calf was one of only five that were born in 2017.
credit: Georgia DNR under NOAA permit #15488-02

A new report has been released by the Northeast Fisheries Science Center
stating that protecting adult females is the most important thing to do
for the survival of North Atlantic right whales. This is already well
known as we know that there are most likely less than 100 females of
breeding age in the population of only around 408 and they have not only
struggled to reproduce, they have struggled to survive. Still, it is
good that this new report can be referenced when making decisions
regarding North Atlantic right whales and that it further underscores
the need to protect these whales.

lifeunderthewaves: Humpbacks by willyam My Po…


Humpbacks by willyam My Pond5 portfolio

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Humpback whales Mother and Calf and an escort in Pacific ocean underwater


whaletalesorg: Sunset with Humpbacks! To read…


Sunset with Humpbacks! To read this story (and more!), follow the link in our bio.⠀
Photo by @whalebreathphotography⠀
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Possible coloration options for the extinct Acrophyster Deinodon from the Miocene era. The two last options are the most likely, as they look more like some of the whale colorations of today. These illustrations where made in collaboration with Olivier Lambert of the royal museum of natural history in Brussels.

cetuselena: Cropped & up close.


Cropped & up close.

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Estimated 408 North Atlantic Right Whales Rema…


Porcia (#3293), a female North Atlantic right whale, swimming in Massachusetts Bay on April 22, 2016, Credit: Northeast Fisheries Science Center

A new population estimate has put the number of remaining North Atlantic
right whales at 411 – which lowers to 408 when the three known deaths
from this year are factored in. After years of slow but steady increases
in the population, they are declining – the worst decline being from
2017-2018 when there were at least twenty deaths and only five births in
that time. 

The suffering these whales go through is cruel and unjust and the early,
unnatural deaths caused by humans are not sustainable for the
population.  We have more information and links in the article on the population decrease – and how we can all help protect these whales from harm.

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This is fucking terrifying

big nope 

I would’ve been so shook

Awww whale.

Whale I didn’t see that coming

it would’ve scared the fuck out of me holy shit that’s big

So for anybody who doesn’t know, that ring of bubbles you see coming up before the humpback does is a “net” that the whale creates by swimming in a circle and blowing the bubbles from its blowhole. The bubble net disorients the krill/small fish/whatever and corrals them into one spot so that the whale can lunge up and feed as you see it doing. It’s most often done cooperatively in groups, and a whole bunch of whales will lunge up at once.

In other news that is one deep harbor, holy shit.

I wish their was sound

geographicwild: . Photo by @slatermoorephotog…


Photo by @slatermoorephotography Humpback Whales are known to be the most playful. #Monterey #Humpbacks #Nature #Whales #HumpbackWhales

bitch-dont-krill-my-vibe: A double breach fro…


A double breach from mother and calf!




because colorful, existential cetaceans are a mood