Two stories that are breaking in the Whale world today:
A juvenile Humpback is tangled in rope between Maui and Molokai, as teams prepare to entangle it. See Story. This points out the importance of reducing ocean nets, ropes, debris, which create problems for whales and dolphins.
Also, researchers are documenting the fact that the songs of the Blue Whale are getting lower in frequency. There is speculation on causes, and more about the mystery of these songs. See Story.
I'm back on Maui after extended travel, and will be working on the buoy, with the hopes of having her in the ocean by Christmas.
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