Whales

A pod of narwhals surfaces in northern Canada in this August 2005 file photo provided by the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration. Inuit hunters fear an upcoming ruling on an Arctic mine expansion could hasten the ongoing decline of a narwhal population that they rely on for food. THE CANADIAN PRESS/AP-Kristin Laidre, NOAA

Inuit fear ruling on Arctic mine expansion could hasten ongoing narwhal decline

Hunters and trappers say mine is already harming their ability to harvest the important food source

 

A boat cruises past a lifeless humpback whale drifting down the St. Lawrence River near Vercheres, Que. on Tuesday, June 9, 2020. The head of a marine mammal research group is confirming that a whale has been spotted in the Montreal area, for the second time in two years. The sighting comes nearly two years after another whale, this time a humpback, spent several days in plain view of curious onlookers in Montreal’s Old Port. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Paul Chiasson

Marine mammal group confirms sighting of wayward minke whale in Montreal area

Researchers not clear why the whale would make such a long journey into a freshwater habitat

 

Three beluga whales swim together in an acclimation pool after arriving at Mystic Aquarium, May 14, 2021 in Mystic, Conn. The U.S. government is reviewing the deaths of two beluga whales that were moved from Marineland in Canada to an American aquarium last year.	(Jason DeCrow/AP Images for Mystic Aquarium, File)

U.S. government reviewing deaths of two belugas moved from Canada to Connecticut

DFO approved permits for the whales after receiving an ‘attestation of good health for each beluga’

 

Department of Fisheries and Oceans Marine Mammal Response Team members remove baleen from a dead fin whale as they perform a necropsy at Pender Harbour, B.C., in a March 20, 2022, handout photo. The head veterinarian at the Ocean Wise Marine Mammal Centre and the Vancouver Aquarium says it is concerning when such rare animals die because it affects the population. THE CANADIAN PRESS/HO-DFO, Paul Cottrell,

Rare fin whale found dead on remote beach in British Columbia

Exams suggest two-year-old whale was killed by blunt force trauma from a possible vessel strike

Department of Fisheries and Oceans Marine Mammal Response Team members remove baleen from a dead fin whale as they perform a necropsy at Pender Harbour, B.C., in a March 20, 2022, handout photo. The head veterinarian at the Ocean Wise Marine Mammal Centre and the Vancouver Aquarium says it is concerning when such rare animals die because it affects the population. THE CANADIAN PRESS/HO-DFO, Paul Cottrell,
FILE - Three beluga whales swim together in an acclimation pool after arriving at Mystic Aquarium, May 14, 2021 in Mystic, Conn. The second of five whales brought from Canada to Mystic Aquarium last year for research purposes has died. The aquarium announced on its website that the female had been receiving intensive care for the past several months for multiple health issues but died early Friday, Feb. 11, 2022. (Jason DeCrow/AP Images for Mystic Aquarium)

2nd of 5 whales brought from Canada to Mystic Aquarium dies

Animal rights activists sued unsuccessfully to block the transport

  • Feb 13, 2022
FILE - Three beluga whales swim together in an acclimation pool after arriving at Mystic Aquarium, May 14, 2021 in Mystic, Conn. The second of five whales brought from Canada to Mystic Aquarium last year for research purposes has died. The aquarium announced on its website that the female had been receiving intensive care for the past several months for multiple health issues but died early Friday, Feb. 11, 2022. (Jason DeCrow/AP Images for Mystic Aquarium)
The site for a proposed whale sanctuary is seen in an area south of Port Hilford, N.S., in an undated handout photo. THE CANADIAN PRESS/HO-Whale Sanctuary Project
The site for a proposed whale sanctuary is seen in an area south of Port Hilford, N.S., in an undated handout photo. THE CANADIAN PRESS/HO-Whale Sanctuary Project
In this March 28, 2018 file photo, a North Atlantic right whale feeds on the surface of Cape Cod bay off the coast of Plymouth, Mass. THE CANADIAN PRESS/AP/Michael Dwyer

Canadian government modifies North Atlantic right whale protection measures for 2021

FREDERICTON — The federal Fisheries Department will continue efforts this year to…

In this March 28, 2018 file photo, a North Atlantic right whale feeds on the surface of Cape Cod bay off the coast of Plymouth, Mass. THE CANADIAN PRESS/AP/Michael Dwyer
Fisheries Department says more staff on waters to protect Canada’s whales

Fisheries Department says more staff on waters to protect Canada’s whales

VANCOUVER — New regulations to protect whales, dolphins and porpoises are in…

Fisheries Department says more staff on waters to protect Canada’s whales
Nova Scotia shortlisted as potential site for world’s first whale sanctuary

Nova Scotia shortlisted as potential site for world’s first whale sanctuary

HALIFAX — A secret location along Nova Scotia’s southwest coast has been…

Nova Scotia shortlisted as potential site for world’s first whale sanctuary
Two whales suffered blunt trauma: vet

Two whales suffered blunt trauma: vet

HALIFAX — Injuries suffered by at least two of six North Atlantic…

Two whales suffered blunt trauma: vet