An endangered fin whale, the second largest animal in the world next to the blue whale, was found dead in Commencement Bay on Friday, May 12th. A necropsy was performed to learn more about what happened - read on!
Increased herring presence actually relieves the predation stress on salmon and helps salmon populations flourish. It's all about having a healthy food web!
Dr. Fearnbach and colleagues have had a successful start to their ongoing project to assess the health of the endangered population of Southern Resident killer whales around the San Juan Islands, check it out!
Dr. Fearnbach sent one last update from Piedras Blancas lighthouse before heading up to the San Juan Islands!
Mid-project update from Dr. Fearnbach and colleagues and their gray whale health assessment project off Piedras Blancas Lighthouse near Big Sur, CA.
SR3’s Dr. Holly Fearnbach is heading back into the field. This time she is joining colleagues from NOAA’s Southwest Fisheries Science Center (SWFSC) at the Piedras Blancas Lighthouse in central California during their annual northbound gray whale census.
Here is an infographic celebrating National Dolphin Day in the Pacific Northwest!
Dr. Holly Fearnbach and colleagues from Southwest Fisheries Science Center (SWFSC/NOAA) and Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution (WHOI) recently finished a second year of a study to assess the health of North Atlantic Right whales using an unmanned aircraft in Cape Cod Bay.
Fourth ever humpback whale strands in Seattle area… SR3 is doing wildlife CSI to understand why! Early last week a humpback whale was reported deceased on Anderson Island and multiple agencies including SR3, Cascadia Research Collective (CRC), WDFW, and the MaST Center came together to perform a necropsy to determine the cause of death.