http://www.ifaw.org/united-states/theme/everything/rss.xml/1/20 en WATCH: Canada whale rescuer recounts disentanglement success http://www.ifaw.org/united-states/news/watch-canada-whale-rescuer-recounts-disentanglement-success <div class="field field-type-nodereference field-field-author"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/united-states/about-us/regional-leadership/patricia-zaat">Patricia Zaat</a> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-date field-field-date"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <span class="date-display-single">Thu, 07/23/2015</span> </div> </div> </div> <div class="node-body"><p><iframe allowfullscreen="" frameborder="0" height="343" src="https://www.youtube.com/embed/jL2vIlATj6Q" width="610"></iframe></p> <p>A group of whale watchers with <a href="http://quoddylinkmarine.com/">Quoddy Link Marine</a>&nbsp;in the Bay of Fundy noticed a struggling juvenile minke whale. The animal&rsquo;s head just barely broke the surface to get a breath.</p> <p>As the boat carefully moved closer, they confirmed the juvenile had rope around its mouth that prevented the whale from moving freely.</p> </div><div class="field field-type-emvideo field-field-embed-video"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="emvideo emvideo-video emvideo-youtube"><div id="media-youtube-1" class="media-youtube"> <div id="media-youtube-default-external-1"> <object type="application/x-shockwave-flash" height="292" width="460" data="http://www.youtube.com/v/waOAW2ZEoJk&amp;amp;rel=0&amp;amp;enablejsapi=1&amp;amp;playerapiid=ytplayer&amp;amp;fs=1" id="media-youtube-default-external-object-1"> <param name="movie" value="http://www.youtube.com/v/waOAW2ZEoJk&amp;amp;rel=0&amp;amp;enablejsapi=1&amp;amp;playerapiid=ytplayer&amp;amp;fs=1" /> <param name="allowScriptAccess" value="sameDomain"/> <param name="quality" value="best"/> <param name="allowFullScreen" value="true"/> <param name="bgcolor" value="#FFFFFF"/> <param name="scale" value="noScale"/> <param name="salign" value="TL"/> <param name="FlashVars" value="playerMode=embedded" /> <param name="wmode" value="transparent" /> <!-- Fallback content --> <a href="http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=waOAW2ZEoJk"><img src="http://d2mlnkprj9wd81.cloudfront.net/sites/default/files/emvideo-youtube-waOAW2ZEoJk_2.jpg" alt="See video" title="See video" width="460" height="292" /></a> </object> </div> </div> </div> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.ifaw.org/united-states/news/watch-canada-whale-rescuer-recounts-disentanglement-success" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Whales Whales Bay of Fundy Campobello disentangle Mackie minke whales whale whale calf whale rescue whale watch Video Wed, 22 Jul 2015 20:34:18 +0000 Patricia Zaat 104788 at http://www.ifaw.org Mischievous whales, orcas, and sea lions around Sakhalin http://www.ifaw.org/united-states/news/mischievous-whales-orcas-and-sea-lions-around-sakhalin <div class="field field-type-nodereference field-field-author"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/united-states/about-us/whales/dr-maria-masha-n-vorontsova">Dr. Maria (Masha) N. Vorontsova</a> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-date field-field-date"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <span class="date-display-single">Wed, 07/22/2015</span> </div> </div> </div> <div class="node-body"><p>&nbsp;</p> <div style="position: relative; padding-bottom: 61%; height: 0; overflow: hidden;"> <iframe frameborder="0" id="iframe" scrolling="no" src="//flickrit.com/slideshowholder.php?height=60&amp;size=big&amp;setId=72157655755976848&amp;click=true&amp;credit=1&amp;thumbnails=1&amp;transition=0&amp;layoutType=responsive&amp;sort=0" style="width:100%; height:100%; position: absolute; top:0; left:0;"></iframe></div> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p>While we were performing photo identification of gray whales around Sakhalin, we met a new friend.</p> <p>We call him Hooligan.</p> </div><p><a href="http://www.ifaw.org/united-states/news/mischievous-whales-orcas-and-sea-lions-around-sakhalin" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Whales Whales gray whales Hooligan orca Sakhalin sea lion whale Slideshow Mon, 20 Jul 2015 18:35:53 +0000 Dr. Maria (Masha) N. Vorontsova 104753 at http://www.ifaw.org Cape Cod exhibits help visitors learn about marine ecosystems http://www.ifaw.org/united-states/news/cape-cod-exhibits-help-visitors-learn-about-marine-ecosystems <div class="field field-type-nodereference field-field-author"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/united-states/about-us/political-advocacy/erica-martin">Erica Martin</a> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-date field-field-date"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <span class="date-display-single">Mon, 07/06/2015</span> </div> </div> </div> <div class="node-body"><p><img alt="" src="http://d2mlnkprj9wd81.cloudfront.net/sites/default/files/wordpress/image/07_06_15_cc.jpg" style="width: 610px; height: 541px;" />At the International Fund for Animal Welfare (IFAW), we rescue and protect animals in more than 40 countries&hellip;</p> <p>&hellip;and right here on Cape Cod.</p> <p>Based on the Cape since 1977, IFAW has a special concern for the quality of life on this fragile peninsula and for the protection of the coastal environment that surrounds us.</p> </div><p><a href="http://www.ifaw.org/united-states/news/cape-cod-exhibits-help-visitors-learn-about-marine-ecosystems" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Seals Whales Education Dolphins Seals Whales animal rescue Cape Cod Education local Massachusetts National Seashore Mon, 06 Jul 2015 20:29:44 +0000 Erica Martin 104595 at http://www.ifaw.org Iceland’s fin whaling season begins http://www.ifaw.org/united-states/news/iceland%E2%80%99s-fin-whaling-season-begins <div class="field field-type-date field-field-date"> <div class="field-label">Publication Date:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <span class="date-display-single">Mon, 06/29/2015</span> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image-optional"> <div class="field-label">Image:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image_optional" width="300" height="200" title="Iceland’s fin whaling season begins" alt="Iceland’s fin whaling season begins" src="http://d2mlnkprj9wd81.cloudfront.net/sites/default/files/fin%20whale_300.px__1.jpg?1435586388" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="node-body"><p>Iceland&rsquo;s fin whaling season has begun with the first whaling boats heading out to sea overnight to train their harpoons on the second largest species of whale.</p> <p>Iceland&rsquo;s lone whaling crusader, Kristjan Loftsson, usually begins fin whaling on or around the country&rsquo;s National Day on June 17 but has been delayed this year, apparently due to a strike by veterinary inspectors.</p> <p>This year&rsquo;s catch limit for fin whaling is 154. Last year Iceland&rsquo;s whalers took 137 fin whales.</p> </div><p><a href="http://www.ifaw.org/united-states/news/iceland%E2%80%99s-fin-whaling-season-begins" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Whales Whales Fin Whales Fin whaling season Icelandic whaling whale watching whales Whaling Mon, 29 Jun 2015 14:01:56 +0000 adintino 104548 at http://www.ifaw.org BREAKING: Majority of IWC scientists reject Japan whaling plan http://www.ifaw.org/united-states/news/breaking-majority-iwc-scientists-reject-japan-whaling-plan <div class="field field-type-nodereference field-field-author"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/united-states/about-us/whales/patrick-ramage">Patrick Ramage</a> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-date field-field-date"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <span class="date-display-single">Fri, 06/19/2015</span> </div> </div> </div> <div class="node-body"><p><img alt="The majority of countries on the IWC Scientific Committee have found that Japan’s whaling is not for the purposes of science." class="caption" src="http://d2mlnkprj9wd81.cloudfront.net/sites/default/files/wordpress/image/06_19_15_iwc.jpg" style="width: 610px; height: 413px;" title="The majority of countries on the IWC Scientific Committee have found that Japan’s whaling is not for the purposes of science." /></p> </div><p><a href="http://www.ifaw.org/united-states/news/breaking-majority-iwc-scientists-reject-japan-whaling-plan" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Whales Whales IWC Japan minke Scientific Committee of the International Whaling whales Fri, 19 Jun 2015 15:41:53 +0000 Patrick Ramage 104424 at http://www.ifaw.org International scientists uphold expert findings that Japan does NOT need to kill more whales for ‘scientific research’ http://www.ifaw.org/united-states/news/international-scientists-uphold-expert-findings-japan-does-not-need-kill-more-whales-%E2%80%98scientifi <div class="field field-type-date field-field-date"> <div class="field-label">Publication Date:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <span class="date-display-single">Fri, 06/19/2015</span> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image-optional"> <div class="field-label">Image:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image_optional" width="300" height="198" title="International scientists uphold expert findings that Japan does NOT need to kill more whales for ‘scientific research’" alt="International scientists uphold expert findings that Japan does NOT need to kill" src="http://d2mlnkprj9wd81.cloudfront.net/sites/default/files/whale_300_6.jpg?1434720112" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="node-body"><p>Japan does not need to kill any whales for &lsquo;scientific research&rsquo; this year according to scientists from the majority of countries represented at the recent meeting of the International Whaling Commission&rsquo;s (IWC) Scientific Committee.</p> <p>Japan plans to resume Antarctic whaling later this year after the International Court of Justice (ICJ) ruled in March last year that its Southern Ocean whaling programme JARPA-II was not for scientific purposes and was therefore illegal.</p> </div><p><a href="http://www.ifaw.org/united-states/news/international-scientists-uphold-expert-findings-japan-does-not-need-kill-more-whales-%E2%80%98scientifi" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Whales Political advocacy Whales commercial whaling International Whaling Commission IWC scientific whaling whales Fri, 19 Jun 2015 13:22:16 +0000 adintino 104419 at http://www.ifaw.org