Perched on the northern edge of Alaska, the town of Barrow is under siege. Rapid climate change threatens its physical infrastructure. Multinational oil companies seek to drill in the waters off its coast, jeopardizing the whaling tradition of the native Inupiat Eskimos. And an undersea land-grab among Arctic powers is pushing Barrow to the front lines of an escalating international conflict.
NORFOLK Tuesday morning, a National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration vessel reached a spot near the Monitor-Merrimac Memorial Bridge-Tunnel and lowered a device off the stern that looked like a small torpedo or missile.
ANCHORAGE - A former longtime Alaska Eskimo Whaling Commission director and wife of a former North Slope Borough mayor has pleaded guilty to stealing nearly half a million dollars from the organization, which receives federal money.
“You won’t get another dime from me because of this misguided campaign to save sea lions.” One angry apparently former donor said.
My answer is simply this. “Keep your damn dime, we do not compromise on representing our clients because of money and our clientele includes the California Sea Lion and the Stellar Sea Lion and popular or not, we will not abandon their interests simply because a few humans don’t like them.”
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900 tons, an astonishing 3/4 of JARPN II meat, is left unsold from the auction. Nisshin-Maru returns from Antarctica (whose “mission was cut short by SS”) bringing back over 1000 tons. Now with the whale meat silently mounting in their warehouses, the future of the ICR is uncertain…
With the United States having spent the past decade-plus engaged in two land wars that are now winding down, the U.S. Navy is re-focusing its training efforts on maritime threats. That means preparing for anti-submarine and mine warfare.
Greenpeace says there could be a risk of deep sea "scouring". Environmentalists claim that large icebergs --- bumping up and down in the frigid waters. They say that if these massive icebergs strike a piece of drilling equipment -- like a wellhead -- it could trigger a disaster.
A team of biologists and marine mammal experts quickly assembled at the end of Ocean Avenue in St. Augustine on Friday evening after a kayaker spotted a small whale circling near Hospital Creek. Larry Kendrick of EcoTours, a company based at St.
BlueVoice has learned from a highly reliable source that in 2008 there was a mass mortality event (MME) of melon-headed whales (a species of dolphin) on the coast of Madagascar. This source tells me there is suspicion that the cause of the MME was seismic testing that was being conducted in the area. The government of Madagascar has refused access to scientists who wish to investigate.
Every year, Mariano Sironi studies southern right whales, which arrive at Valdés Peninsula. His is an observation and patience job, which implies to look at the animals for hours in their natural environment.
The U.S. government's long running review of a Washington-based tribe's contentious bid to hunt gray whales off the Pacific Coast has been halted after a team of Canadian scientists discovered that a genetically distinct group of just 200 whales...
A new sensory organ, found within the chin of rorqual whales, is responsible for coordinating the biomechanics of their extreme lunge-feeding strategy. Left, a fin whale after lunging; right, anatomy of the new sensory organ.