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Tag: whales

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Atlantic walrus sits on rocks with mountains and ocean in the background.

Underwater noise harms wildlife, here’s how to turn down the volume

As we’ve said before, underwater noise is pollution, too! So, on World Oceans Day earlier in June, WWF-International launched two reports highlighting the threats whales and other marine wildlife face when bombarded by noise... Read More
As we’ve said before, underwater noise is pollution, too! So, on World Oceans Day earlier in June, WWF-International launched...
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Humpback whale

For whales, underwater noise is pollution too

Far from being the “silent world” of Jacques Cousteau’s famed documentary, the ocean actually abounds with natural sound. From the acoustic carapace vibrations of American lobster and small grunts from Atlantic cod to the... Read More
Far from being the “silent world” of Jacques Cousteau’s famed documentary, the ocean actually abounds with natural sound. From...
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5 wild stories from 2018

This year brought deadly environmental disasters and strained politics – but it also gave us a few charming animals that captured our collective attention at times when we seemed to need it most. Here’s... Read More
This year brought deadly environmental disasters and strained politics – but it also gave us a few charming animals...
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Will 2019 bring the lifeline that Canada’s Endangered killer whales need?

  This past year brought extreme lows for southern resident killer whales. A mere 74 southern residents are left in the Salish Sea where they are fighting for their lives, but we’re optimistic 2019 can be a turning point... Read More
  This past year brought extreme lows for southern resident killer whales. A mere 74 southern residents are left in the Salish Sea...
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Wild successes can come from new federal budget

The Canadian government took a significant step toward protecting habitats and wildlife in the federal 2018 budget announced this week with a $1.3 billion commitment over five years. This historic investment in nature came... Read More
The Canadian government took a significant step toward protecting habitats and wildlife in the federal 2018 budget announced this...
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Time is running out for Salish Sea orcas

The orcas of the Salish Sea remain in a precarious position. Southern Resident Killer Whales, as they are known, now number just 78 after 12 months of high mortality. Read More
The orcas of the Salish Sea remain in a precarious position. Southern Resident Killer Whales, as they are known,...
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Five astonishing facts about Canada’s whale populations

With more than 30 species of whales roaming Canada’s waters, this country is prime whale-watching territory. And if you’re lucky enough to see one in the flesh, these astonishing facts will make them even... Read More
With more than 30 species of whales roaming Canada’s waters, this country is prime whale-watching territory. And if you’re...
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Beluga myths busted!

Let’s take a look at some myths and mysteries of the beluga whale, and try to set the record straight. Read More
Let’s take a look at some myths and mysteries of the beluga whale, and try to set the record...
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