Members of Argentina's INIDEP, the Fisheries Research and Development Institute, are working in Puerto Madryn to determine the cause of the sudden increase in the death of the Southern right whale, with dead corpses along the coast of the Valdes Peninsula, a mating and rest place for the migrating cetaceans.
Scientists found plastic debris in the digestive tract of a southern right whale stranded in Argentina, according to a study from the Southern Right Whale Health Monitoring Program, co-led by the University of California, Davis, School of Veterinary Medicine; and Instituto de Conservación de Ballenas in Argentina.
Scientists have demonstrated a new method for counting whales from space. It uses very high-resolution satellite pictures and image-processing software to automatically detect the great mammals at or near the ocean surface.
Southern Right Whales are dying off at a record rate in Argentina's Patagonia region, a conservation group warned.