This year we are extremely lucky to have a science partnership with the Sea Shepherd fleet currently in Antarctic waters pursuing Japanese whalers. Our science liaison Eva Hidalgo is on the Steve Irwin and sends this update: Read More
A Guest Post by Ocean Alliance CEO Iain Kerr:
Ocean Alliance collects data that we hope will be used to affect change. Since the mid-eighties the Japanese and other groups have claimed they are killing whales to collect scientific data. To counter this Roger Payne proved through the development of benign research techniques that you don’t have to kill a whale to understand it biologically. Over the last four years we’ve been working in the Gulf of Mexico looking at the effects on marine mammals of the 2010 Deepwater Horizon disaster. In this case we are worried that the cure (the massive use of dispersants) was potentially worse than the illness. Read More
The songs of humpback whales have now left our solar system.
In 1977 NASA launched the Voyager I and II spacecrafts to explore our solar system and beyond. Scientist now believe they have evidence that Voyager I has left our solar system and entered interstellar space. Read More
At this moment a fleet of Sea Shepherd Conservation Society Australia vessels are heading to the Southern Ocean to prevent Japanese whalers from killing and processing whales. For 10 years Sea Shepherd vessels have run annual campaigns in Antarctic waters; in the last few years these campaigns have been documented in the Animal Planet series “Whale Wars,” but this year they have a new objective to add to their campaign. Read More
Ocean Alliance believes that the greatest threat facing whales (& ultimately humanity) is ocean pollution. Based on that premise, OA has been focusing its efforts for the last 15 years looking at the concentrations and effects of pollutants in the world’s oceans. Ocean Alliance’s five-year global study, the Voyage of the Odyssey, collected the first ever baseline data on ocean pollution using sperm whales as an indicator species. This study continues to bear fruit, with the publication of a new paper in the Marine Pollution Bulletin by our science partners at the Wise Laboratory. Read More