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Wednesday, December 26, 2018

2019 NOAA Whale Count -- Humpback Whales in Hawaii, Count Numbers Plummeting Last 3 Straight Years

stock here, readers please chime in with any contemporary whale related topics in the comments, and I will add into this article.

I should be able to participate in one or two NOAA Whale Surveys in 2019.   The whale "season" is basically December through March.    LOL one NOAA site was "down due to lack of funding".    Curious if this has been down for quite some time, I mean sheesh, they could have asked me to host it on Godaddy for $50 a year.    Or is this just some hijinks to "make Trump look bad".    A Hawaii friend who works for NOAA (and is pretty awake, or at least old school on many things) says that 90% of NOAA is anti-Trump and middle to far left.   He keeps his opinions quiet for job preservation.   

Most organizations present information, but not in an immediately consumable format.   Often taking quite a bit of organization, printing, retyping in order to get a table or chart that clearly explains what is happening.

But here is Whale Data from Maui.    They are highly invested in whales, as whale watching is a key tourist attraction, and can be a primary draw to get people to visit that island.   Tourism is crucially important to all the islands. 



Example, in June 2018, the USGS via Jessica Ball was doing daily updates on the Volcanic eruption and overrun towns.     Then reports of Big Island tourism down 50%.    That would bankrupt the island in a handful of months.    So USGS was told to stop telling scary stories.  

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methinks Japan ought to let the whales recover a few decades after wiping out the food chain.

 https://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-6531165/Michael-Gove-condemns-Japans-decision-start-commercial-whaling-year.html

 

'Extremely disappointed': Michael Gove condemns Japan for restarting commercial WHALING and says UK will 'fight for protection of the majestic animals'

  • Environment, Food and Rural Affairs Secretary took to Twitter to express views
  • Vowed to keep fighting for welfare of whales and said UK strongly opposed move
  • Japan will begin commercial whaling again next year after pulling out of IWC
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1 comment:

  1. UK - Daily Mail
    'Extremely disappointed': Michael Gove condemns Japan for restarting commercial WHALING and says UK will 'fight for protection of the majestic animals'

    https://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-6531165/Michael-Gove-condemns-Japans-decision-start-commercial-whaling-year.html

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