WWF: Whale Superhighway Needs Urgent Protection

WWF and the marine mammal science community is calling for renewed cooperation with the aim of protecting migrating whale populations by mitigating threats and implementing measurable change across the Eastern Pacific Ocean region. WWF and their partners have identified actions for governments, industry, and individuals to safeguard migratory routes in the region by 2030.  The […]

#WalkWithWhales Immersive AR Experience

June 8th is World Ocean Day, and to mark the occasion, Blue Marine Foundation have launched a one-of-a-kind, immersive, augmented reality (AR)  experience where you can step into life underwater and see the world through the eyes of a humpback whale. Dive in and explore the mystery of the ocean in the company of some […]

Commercial Vessel Restrictions: Southern Right Whales Protected in the US and Canada

Ocean Image Bank Cameron Venti

Masters and crews who operate along the US/Canadian East Coast must now keep a lookout for North Atlantic Right whales, who live almost exclusively in this region. Transport Canada has recently announced that during the 2023 whale season, vessel traffic measures will be enforced in the Gulf of St. Lawrence, from 19 April to 15 […]

Marine Mammal Twinning and Commonwealth Blue Charter Webinar

On the 20th of June, the Marine Mammal Twinning will be hosting a training webinar in collaboration with the Commonwealth Blue Charter, with representatives from the Blue Charter Champion countries, and their MPA Action Group. The webinar will introduce the Marine Mammals Management Toolkit, a capacity building resource aimed at empowering marine mammals and MPA practitioners […]

A New Cooperation Framework for Mobile Species from MedPAN

The Network of Marine Protected Areas managers in the Mediterranean (MedPAN) has recently published a cooperation framework for the conservation of mobile species, including a code of conduct and a model cooperation agreement for data sharing and monitoring of marine turtles. The cooperation framework is intended to promote cooperation and date sharing for the conservation […]