Republican U.S. Rep. Buddy Carter of Pooler joined Senate counterparts in taking a preemptive legislative strike this month to a rule that the marine associations claim will be financially detrimental and further hinder a vessel’s ability to navigate heavily trafficked shipping ports in Savannah and Brunswick.
The massive ice sheet on Greenland is shrinking as the climate gets hotter, pouring fresh water into the Atlantic Ocean. That could be setting off a chain reaction that's altering ocean ecosystems.
Once hunted to near-extinction, the greatest threats to the endangered North Atlantic right whale now are accidental encounters with humans.
The rule would apply a calving season speed limit to more boaters than it currently affects.
The first North Atlantic right whale calf of the season was spotted off South Carolina on Monday. It could be a good omen for those who track this critically endangered species. Fewer than 350 of these bus-sized whales remain.
Whale Week is underway in Savannah, Ga., from Nov. 15 through Nov. 21, 2021. Each year between November and April, endangered North Atlantic right whales, Georgia's official state marine mammal, migrate to the Southeast's warmer waters to calve. All Things Considered host Rickey Bevington talks to Paulita Bennett-Martin, a co-founder of Whale Week.
A judge ruled that an Army Corps of Engineers plan to dredge while sea turtles are nesting poses too great a risk to the turtles.
A federal judge has reinstated a fishing ban in New England that aims to protect North Atlantic Right Whales.
Conservationists say a newborn right whale has been spotted off the coast of Georgia with serious wounds to its head. Barb Zoodsma of the National...
Six endangered North Atlantic right whales have died in June, four of them this week. This brings Georgia's state marine mammal even closer to extinction.
The Georgia coast is a central calving spot for North Atlantic right whales; however, last year, no new calves were spotted there, and that caused great...