Category Archives: Unusual mortality

Lost Indus dolphins in the Beas River, India

TweetIndus River dolphins (Platanista gangetica minor) inhabit the Indus River system of Pakistan and India.  Over the last 150 years, numerous irrigation barrages (gated dams) that divert river water into canals have been constructed in this system.  As a result, … Continue reading

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Satellite tagging southern right whales off Patagonia to help understand the reasons for recent die-offs

TweetFor the first time, scientists working in the waters of Patagonia are using satellite tags to track southern right whales from their breeding and calving grounds in the sheltered bays of Península Valdés, Argentina, to unknown feeding grounds in the … Continue reading

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A 2008 whale mass stranding in Madagascar linked to sonar mapping for the first time

TweetIn 2008, approximately 100 melon-headed whales stranded in the Loza Lagoon system in Madagascar. The response effort was multi-faceted and included local people, government officials, conservation organisations and marine mammal experts. A significant amount of information was collected and, several … Continue reading

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Why are so many whales dying in Argentine Patagonia?

TweetPress Release Issued on 25 April 2013, by the Southern Right Whale Health Monitoring Program. Contact: Mariano Sironi – msironi(a)icb.org.ar; Max Pulsinelli – mpulsinelli(a)wcs.org The southern right whales that use Península Valdés, Argentina as a nursery ground have suffered the … Continue reading

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Indonesia’s new stranding network

TweetIndonesia has one of the longest coastlines in the world – over 80,000km. About 35 species of cetaceans, plus the dugong, are known to occur in the region, and a myriad of human activities take place in the marine environment.  … Continue reading

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