Eubalaena glacialis (NA Right whale)

Modeling whale entanglement injuries: an experimental study of tissue compliance, line tension, and draw-length

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lab

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Fishing gear threat to right whales (Eubalaena glacialis) in Canadian waters and the risk of lethal entanglement

Study Type: 

summary

Location: 

Bay of Fundy and Scotian Shelf

Target catch: 

crab, hagfish, lobster

Effect on bycatch species: 

Lobster traps pose greatest threat during spring and summer migration periods (to/from Critical Habitat)

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N/A

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Fishing gear threat to right whales (Eubalaena glacialis) in Canadian waters and the risk of lethal entanglement

Study Type: 

summary

Location: 

Bay of Fundy and Scotian Shelf

Target catch: 

groundfish

Effect on bycatch species: 

Gillnets were determined as posing a considerable gear related threat (18% of total threat)

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n/a

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Fishing gear threat to right whales (Eubalaena glacialis) in Canadian waters and the risk of lethal entanglement

Study Type: 

summary

Location: 

Bay of Fundy and Scotian Shelf

Target catch: 

groundfish and pelagic species

Effect on bycatch species: 

Groundfish hook and line gear posed were determined to pose the greatest threat during summer resident period in Critical Habitat

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na

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North Atlantic right whales (Eubalaena glacialis) ignore ships but respond to alerting stimuli

Study Type: 

wild

Location: 

Bay of Fundy

Target catch: 

N/A

Effect on bycatch species: 

Whales showed a mild response to social sounds of conspecifics and no response to sound of approaching vessel

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N/A

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North Atlantic right whales (Eubalaena glacialis) ignore ships but respond to alerting stimuli

Study Type: 

wild

Location: 

Bay of Fundy

Target catch: 

na

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Whales showed a strong response to alert signals.

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N/A

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Apparent survival of North Atlantic right whales after entanglement in fishing gear

Study Type: 

wild

Location: 

Worldwide

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N/A

Effect on bycatch species: 

Entanglement with fishing gear reduces survival rates (immediate) of adults and juveniles. Human intervention improves survival outcome for high risk interactions.

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N/A

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Implications of fishing rope strength on the severity of large whale entanglements

Study Type: 

wild

Location: 

US east coast and Canadian Maritimes

Target catch: 

Various

Effect on bycatch species: 

Ropes with a breaking strength of 1,700 lbs or less could reduce life-threatening entanglements of North Atlantic Right whales by at least 72%. Right and humpback were entangled in ropes with stronger breaking strength than those involving minke whales.

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N/A

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Assessments of vision to reduce right whale entanglements

Study Type: 

wild

Location: 

Cape Cod Bay

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N/A

Effect on bycatch species: 

There was a significant difference in first change in behavior between black and green ropes and red and orange ropes.

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N/A

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