White Whale Spotted on Annual Migration

Written by on June 27, 2013 in Marine Life, Whales & Dolphins

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Marine Scotland Science ‘ignores its own evidence’

The Salmon & Trout Association of Scotland is accusing Marine Scotland Science of ‘ignoring its own evidence’ regarding plans for new fish pens at an existing fish farm. Marine Scotland Science concluded that the company applying for new pens (Wester Ross Fisheries Limited) has adequate strategies for dealing with sea lice, but the Salmon & Trout Association has collected evidence that proves this isn’t the case.

Humpback whale flukes.

Humpback whale flukes. Photo credit: NOAA.

Rare white whale Migaloo and another white whale migrate north from Antarctic waters

Migaloo, the 14m-long albino humpback whale was spotted on the annual mass whale migration to the Great Barrier Reef. Scientists believe Migaloo has spawned at least one all-white offspring after a second white whale calf was photographed in 2011 but DNA samples will be required to confirm their genetic relationship.

Sea level along Maryland’s shorelines could rise 2 feet by 2050, according to new report

A new study based on an assessment of the latest climate change science and federal guidelines reveals that sea level could rise as much as two feet in Maryland by 2050. Maryland has 3,100 miles of tidal shoreline and low-lying lands that would be impacted. While little can be done now to change these predictions, steps can be made to minimize future impacts of sea level rise.

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About the Author: Emily Tripp is the Publisher and Editor of MarineScienceToday.com. She holds marine science and biology degrees from the University of Miami's Rosenstiel School of Marine and Atmospheric Science. She is also a PADI diver and dog lover. .

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