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Vessel Strike Severely Wounds Right Whale Calf

Expert BlogUnited StatesDr. Francine Kershaw

One of the endangered North Atlantic right whales calves born this season has been found with serious injuries caused by a vessel’s propeller.

2023 Review: Offshore Drilling

Expert BlogUnited StatesValerie Cleland, Zanagee Artis
Litigation, legislation, advocacy: our snapshot of NRDC’s work to stop new offshore drilling in 2023.

NOAA Puts Endangered Whale in the Spotlight

Expert BlogUnited StatesLexi Nutkiewicz
Yesterday, the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) added Rice’s whale to its “Species in the Spotlight” initiative, as one of ten species in need of immediate, targeted action to prevent extinction.

White House Ocean Justice Strategy

Expert BlogUnited StatesValerie Cleland
During COP28, the White House released a strategy to guide federal agencies towards incorporating justice and equity in ocean use and conservation.

Yet Another Oil Spill Hits the Gulf of Mexico

Expert BlogLouisianaRebecca Loomis, Valerie Cleland

The largest Gulf oil spill since Deepwater Horizon highlights the inherent risks of offshore drilling to coastal communities and marine ecosystems.

South Fork Wind Is Also a Victory for Whales

Expert BlogUnited States, New YorkDr. Francine Kershaw

The first U.S. utility-scale offshore wind project turns on the lights—and was built with strong protections in place for endangered whales.

Gulf Whale Artist Series: Florida Artist Blends Art with Education

Expert BlogUnited States, FloridaLexi Nutkiewicz
Based in St. Petersburg, Florida, Kelly Quinn is the Co-founder and Art Director of Canvas of the Wild (COTW) where she designs natural landscape murals for educational campaigns, creates illustrations for coloring and activity books, and develops scientific graphics for communicating research. Quinn…

Holding BOEM Accountable for Offshore Leasing Reform

Expert BlogTexas, Louisiana, Mississippi, AlabamaRebecca Loomis

New offshore leasing proposed by BOEM would cause unacceptable harm to our climate, ocean, and Gulf communities. But agency reforms can help lessen the impacts.