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Montevideo, October 19th 2021 - 11:13 UTC

Tag: Sei Whales

  • Monday, May 17th 2021 - 21:01 UTC

    Falklands waters: A haven for Sei whales

    Sei whales, which typically inhabit offshore, deep-water areas, are still classified as endangered on the International Union for Conservation’s Red List of Threatened species

    The coastal waters of the Falkland Islands have been confirmed as a Key Biodiversity Area for Sei whales, the first of its kind in the world. The announcement comes after five years of surveys carried out in Falklands waters by Falklands Conservation.

  • Friday, November 1st 2019 - 09:50 UTC

    Falklands concern over environmental funding following Brexit

    An FC spokesperson said, “EU funding was crucial for showing how important Berkeley Sound is for endangered sei whales, and now the Falklands as a whole” (Pic C. Weir)

    Concern over environmental funding for the Falkland Islands following Brexit was once again raised in parliament last week, after Baroness Hooper submitted a question asking the Government “how much, if any, of the funding announced by the Prime Minister for the Darwin Initiative on 23 September will replace EU funding for wildlife in the Falkland Islands and other Overseas Territories?”

  • Wednesday, December 2nd 2015 - 12:21 UTC

    Largest whale stranding, 337 Sei specimens, reported in extreme south Chile

    “This is one of the largest stranding worldwide,” said Häussermann, the director of Huinay Scientific Field Station, which focuses on marine research.

    A total of 337 sei whales have been found beached in the extreme south of Chile in what scientists state is one of the biggest whale stranding ever recorded. Biologist Vreni Häussermann made the discovery along with other scientists in June during an observation flight over fjords in Chile's southern Patagonia region.