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Right Whale Dealt Terrible Blow in Omnibus

Expert BlogUnited StatesDr. Francine Kershaw
This rider is a rebuke of deliberative policy, respect for science, and the fundamental commitment that this country has made, through its laws and traditions, to protect our most endangered species.

Experts Advise Administration on Right Whale Entanglement

Expert BlogUnited StatesDr. Francine Kershaw
Recent estimates indicate that a staggering 31.4 North Atlantic right whales were killed on average each year between 2015 and 2019—70 percent of these deaths are attributable to entanglement.

Monitoring Priorities for Offshore Wind

Expert BlogUnited StatesDr. Francine Kershaw
A group of more than 20 environmental organizations developed a guide for environmental monitoring that will be crucial to advancing offshore wind responsibly.

Congress Introduces Bill to Protect Right Whales

Expert BlogUnited StatesDr. Francine Kershaw, Valerie Cleland

The SAVE Right Whales Act comes at a pivotal point in the fight to save the right whale from extinction. Right whales have been experiencing a precipitous decline since 2010 and fewer than 340 whales now remain. 

Federal Recommendations Support Monitoring for Offshore Wind

Expert BlogUnited StatesDr. Francine Kershaw

A new scientific publication provides recommendations on how to monitor ocean sounds and will help the offshore wind industry advance in a smart way that is protective of the marine environment.

Ecolabel Reinstated for a Fishery Entangling Right Whales

Expert BlogMaine, EastDr. Francine Kershaw, Heather Delanty

The Marine Stewardship Council (MSC) certification of the Gulf of Maine lobster fishery has been reinstated even though the fishery still poses a direct threat to the critically endangered North Atlantic right whale.

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