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Whale Encounters in Arctic Svalbard | by David Braun | National Geographic in Ocean Views

Whales came close to being extirpated from the waters around Svalbard after Europeans harvested them for three centuries for blubber and baleen. One species, the bowhead, also known as the Greenland right whale, was reduced from perhaps 50,000 to fewer than a hundred individuals in the archipelago midway between continental Europe and the North Pole. 11 more words

World News

Things I have been up to

I just got here but I wanted to update you on some of the things I have been up to lately.

First, we just got back from our trip east to PEI, NB and NH (USA) and while we were there we went whale watching… so …I HAD to make the boys matching hoodies like this  169 more words

Rescuers search for entangled humpback whale off Vancouver Island (Canada)

September 18th, 2014. A humpback whale tangled so tightly in thick rope that its fins are torn is somewhere along the southwest coast of Vancouver Island in need of help. 407 more words

Endangered Biodiversity

Oil-exploring seismic blasts could soon disrupt whale territory (East Coast, USA)

September 18th, 2014. NAGS HEAD, N.C. — As early as next spring, the boom of seismic cannons will sound under the Atlantic Ocean as the first oil and gas exploration allowed off the East Coast in three decades gets underway. 1,063 more words

Endangered Biodiversity

The Wonder of Whales

Yesterday was a fantastic day. We went to Barnstable harbour – did I say we went there on an eco boat tour earlier in the week? 412 more words


My Second Birthday

My eyes snap open and my legs kick me out of the sleeping bag. I’m instantly awake, sitting straight up, my head grazing the roof of the tent. 1,484 more words

British Columbia

Dr. Astrid’s team had been pulled from their humpback travel pattern study, because the government had pulled rank and commandeered her submersible to help locate a downed aircraft nearby. 337 more words

The Phantasmagoria