Friday, October 31, 2008

Whale-safer Lobster!

For those of you who like the occasional lobster treat, please consider purchasing your lobsters right here in Massachusetts... we are the only state to have banned floating groundline, and replaced it with sinking groundline!!!

This means that instead of having a lot of dangerous fishing gear in the water column, it will lay flat on the ocean bottom, and be less likely to get caught on a whale swimming by! This is a huge step for the North Atlantic right whale (there are only about 400 right whales remaining!) and entanglement in fishing gear is a major source of mortality and injury.

For more info, check out the link below:

Monday, October 06, 2008

Cool Interactive Right Whale Game!

Ocean Conservancy launched an interactive game geared toward children to educate them about the challenges that right whales face along their migratory path. It's pretty cool... check it out!!!

Click here to play the game