Tag: humpback whales

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November 28, 2022

Whales delay California crab season

California’s Dungeness crab season will be delayed for the fourth year in a row to protect humpback whales. The whales can become trapped in the lines attached to commercial crab...

June 28, 2022

Climate change brings right whales at the wrong time

Climate change is altering when whales are most active in Cape Cod Bay, an important habitat within the Gulf of Maine. But rather than being active sooner and taking advantage...

April 11, 2022

Humpback entanglements bring halt to Dungeness crabbing

California is halting commercial Dungeness crab fishing after two humpback whales were seen entangled in crab fishing gear. “The past few seasons have been difficult for fishing families, communities and...

October 25, 2019

Watch: Alaska whales caught on camera bubble-net feeding

Drones and special underwater cameras fitted onto humpback whales have captured dual-perspective shots of the marine mammals feeding using a bubble-net strategy off the coast of southeast Alaska. Bubble-net feeding...

December 31, 2018

JWM: Whale watching affects mothers and calves in Peru

Whale-watching has been a fast-growing tourist activity in Peru. The country’s 2,414-kilometer coastline gives visitors plenty of access to humpback whales (Megaptera novaeangliae) in the waters where they nurse during...