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Last weekend, with the help of photos from an aerial support team, the on-site veterinarian determined that antibiotics might be able to help the baby whale. The team then got close enough to the pair to administer the drugs to the baby in the hope that they would prevent its wounds from becoming infected. Now we just have to hope it recovers even as the biologists say its prognosis is poor. They will continue to monitor the mother and calf from the air. This type of cooperation between experts from the government and private partners across the country is exactly what we will need to conserve species that are increasingly at risk because of the actions of humans.
by Ashira Morris, ODP Staff Writer The ocean is warming, and marine life is moving to survive. Tropical waters around the equator were the richest with species, but it’s now too hot for some of them to survive, according to a new study. Looking at 48,661 marine species, the study found marine life drops off […]
I (Monica) am feeling a bit of ocean optimism these days, and videos like this are definitely fueling it. I have actually been whale watching with the California company that posted this video from a March 19th trip, but we did not observe anything quite like this! It’s a pretty rare occurrence to see thousands […]
We will fully admit to being whale crazy! And we have been watching the North Atlantic Right Whale population over the last few years of its decline to only about 360 remaining. Which is why this good news is so, well, great! Calving season just ended and it appears that there have been 18 births […]
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