Beaked Whale (Ziphius cavirostris)


One of Two Stranded Beaked Whales, Isla San Jose, Sept. 25, 2002. The R/V Maurice Ewing is off shore doing seismic survey work. Their research continues today.

A research vessel owned by the National Science Foundation and operated by Columbia University and Georgia Tech is engaged in geophysical research in the Gulf of California/Sea of Cortez. The research involves extremely high intensity sonic blasts from an airgun array. The sound generated by the airguns in the currently ongoing research in the Gulf of California is likely killing whales. There is an indisputable association between deaths of beaked whales and the use of high intensity acoustics. On September 25, 2002, two dead beaked whales were found stranded at Isla San Jose in the Gulf of CA. The research vessel was operating in the approximate area of the stranding site on September 24, 2002. Their research has stopped!

Monday, Oct. 29: COURT BLOCKS WHALE KILLING IN GULF OF CALIFORNIA

Friday Oct. 18: Center Lawsuit Filed to Stop National Science Foundation and Columbia University Seismic Research

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