Author Archives: Gill Braulik

Massive large whale mortality event in Chile

TweetIn March 2015, by far the largest-ever reported mass mortality of baleen whales took place along the coast of southern Chile. At least 343 animals, primarily sei whales, died.  The discovery was made during a scuba diving expedition aimed to … Continue reading

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Initiative to save Taiwanese white dolphins from extinction

TweetTaiwanese white dolphins (Sousa chinensis taiwanensis) live in shallow nearshore waters along the west coast of Taiwan (= eastern Taiwan Strait). Researchers from Taiwan and elsewhere have been studying this small and declining population (currently < 75 individuals) since its … Continue reading

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Vaquita on the verge of extinction

TweetCIRVA (Comité Internacional para la Recuperación de la Vaquita) met again in April 2017, just 5 months after the committee’s last meeting. The meeting report, which was officially released today at the IWC Scientific Committee meeting in Slovenia, points out … Continue reading

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