A new designation for the beleaguered Sakhalin-Nikolaya-Amur belugas could stem demand for these cetaceans in the aquarium trade.
Posts Tagged: Beluga whale
In a recent court decision, a federal judge upheld the National Marine Fisheries Service’s decision to deny a permit to import 18 wild-caught beluga whales into the U.S. for display at the Georgia Aquarium, setting a meaningful precedent for marine mammal protection.
Headed to the beach this summer? Make sure you know who to call if you see a whale, dolphin, or other marine mammal in distress!
Cook Inlet beluga whales are the most isolated population of these majestic animals. Each year, a population survey helps us understand more about their decline, and hopefully brings us a step closer to recovery. But this year’s survey brought a surprise.
Last week brought some bad news for belugas when scientists from NOAA’s Alaska Fisheries Science Center announced the 2011 estimate for the endangered Cook Inlet beluga–the second lowest on record.