Wednesday, October 30, 2013

{Update} Unusual year for right whale distribution

Things have been pretty unusual this year, see the difference between 2012 and 2013...


or broken down by month here...


 


   



All maps credited to NOAA/NEFSC/Christin Khan

{Conference} North Atlantic Right Whale Consortium

It's been a very unusual year for right whale distribution.  We flew nearly as many hours and tracklines as last year, but saw many fewer whales!

Friday, October 18, 2013

{Update} Government Shutdown

It's great to finally be back to work after such a prolonged government shutdown.  For those of you who wonder what kind of impact a shutdown has on our right whale work at NOAA here is a good blog post to sum up the major area of concern:

http://uk.whales.org/blog/reginaasmutis-silvia/2013/10/us-government-shut-down-also-puts-endangered-whales-at-risk