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"eve zubkov" Discussed on Science Friday

Science Friday

04:20 min | 2 weeks ago

"eve zubkov" Discussed on Science Friday

"I spoke to scientists michael moore who describes the entanglement of a whale named twenty thirty in. This whale was found with a gillnet stretching over its back and wrapped around both flippers. For the time it had died. The net dissected the blubber office back so there was huge absence of blubber for maybe ten feet across the mid line of spa more says if a dog walked into a downtown area with the disturbing painful injuries that these whales still suffer There would be national legislation and millions of dollars set aside to save them the very next week. So why isn't that money coming. It's hard to really nail that answer down. There is some legislation a congressman from massachusetts named seth. Moulton is working on the save. The whales act which is looking to get some money really dedicated to these whales. But i spoke to one right whale researcher. He basically spends nights and weekends. Trying to get funding for rope was fishing Which is kind of insane to think about and right now. The money is coming from grants from seaworld. I mean it's not coming in mass in a meaningful way from the federal government. And in my reporting honestly i have not been able to nail down exactly. Why the political will isn't quite there to get that funding but a lot of it you know it has to do with. The interests of fishermen who are really resistant to rope was fishing. I mean i cannot tell you how many conversations i've had where ropes fishing comes up unprompted as just something. Were fishermen. say it's not safe. I don't trust it. I don't even wanna test it. I mean there's willingness among some of them but others are are really opposed. They don't see it working here so melanie things don't look like they're heading in in a good direction. The whale population is going down. And we're gonna reach a tipping point. You know we're heading down a path that does not look good. But we're not at the crossroads yet and we just need that cast production rates to be at a much higher number. I'm always told. I'm the eternal optimist Which you have to be. Every season provides its own new excitement. And so you know already looking forward to next season as this season for the cabin grounds. Wrap up and know that there's a lot of susceptibility that these whales are going to encounter between now and next winter and again researchers up and down. The east coast are working as hard as we can to keep these whales safe so that those numbers can increase weekend help to decrease that mortality rate or might add looming over. This entire story is the issue of climate change although as you know from the climate change story when you try to figure out what the biological reflections of it are. You don't always get good answers. But there are strong indications that the population is responding to a change ecosystem because it's changing where the whales go and they're leaving places that where there's protection for them and they're moving into places where they are no longer protected. Well we'll keep watching this story. It's really an interesting and timely story and a sad story for everyone involved. I want to thank my guest factor. Charles stormy mayo senior. Scientists and director of research at the center for coastal studies. Melanie white north atlantic right whale conservation project manager at the clearwater marine aquarium research institute. Eve's zubkov environmental reporter for wc. I in woods hole massachusetts after the break a new book tackles the history of the conservation movement. We'll be right back. Stay with us. Science friday is supported by ibm from labra doodles to crow nuts. The world loves a hybrid. And so do businesses so today. They're going hybrid with a hybrid cloud approach. Let's them use watson to modernize without rebuilding and bring all their partners and customers together in one place. That's why businesses from retail to banking are going with a smarter hybrid cloud using the tools platform.

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"eve zubkov" Discussed on Environment: NPR

Environment: NPR

03:15 min | 2 months ago

"eve zubkov" Discussed on Environment: NPR

"And the lobster industry from member station w. c. a. i. eve zubkov reports after three decades of fishing for lobsters in cape cod bay. Rob martin knows his boat. The resolve inside and out only forty feet. It was big when i got up and now it seems small. It's a cold morning and we're heading out to check on his traps which he dropped on the sea floor about a half mile cape cod canal. Like lobstermen here have done. For hundreds of years martin used to check his traps by looking for bullies that are connected by ropes to the traps but now his are gone and he's about to test a rope lewis fishing system to go. Martin opens up app on his phone and sends an acoustic signal to his lobster traps. Fifty feet underwater release success. Okay somewhere down below an air tank inside. A traffic is inflating a balloon. And then the moment we've been waiting for even gets this land loving radio reporter pretty excited along bright orange balloon pops up out of the water. It looks like one of those blow up tubes. That bob's around outside of car dealership by using this technology martin has eliminated the need for vertical ropes. And the danger. That right whale diving for food might get tangled in rope. Scientists say percents of north atlantic. Right whales bear scars from entanglement in the deadly maze created of lobstermen rope and other fishing lines. They encounter on their migration routes because of these dangers to the nearly three hundred and seventy right whales in existence authorities have instituted seasonal fishing closures in waters off new england. Many lobstermen prefer the closures to the technological leap. They would have to make to adopt rope. Pless fishing the technology is like the model chief today and people expect us to be the chest flip tomorrow. This is beth cassani. Executive director of the massachusetts lobster means association. She also says the cost is prohibitive. Rope lescure could cost a single fishermen up to seventy thousand dollars and she says it may be unsafe because without bleeds on the surface fishing boats the dragnets along the floor can get caught on lobstermen traps. We need a scale scientific unbiased feasability study on the whole thing. Despite these challenges lobstermen rob martin wants to keep carrying out his federally funded tests for the northeast fisheries science center in woods hole massachusetts after all. He's catching lobsters. And martin says he understands the stakes. If right whales keep dying current rates the species could reach a point in the next twenty years beyond which it can't recover and lakers shut down the entire lobster. Fishery in order to save the critically endangered whales lobstermen could face their own kind of extinction for npr news..

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"eve zubkov" Discussed on Environment: NPR

Environment: NPR

03:18 min | 2 months ago

"eve zubkov" Discussed on Environment: NPR

"And the lobster industry from member station w. c. a. i. eve zubkov reports after three decades of fishing for lobsters in cape cod bay. Rob martin knows his boat. The resolve inside and out only forty feet. It was big when i got up and now it seems small. It's a cold morning and we're heading out to check on his traps which he dropped on the sea floor about a half mile. The cape cod canal. Like lobstermen here have done. For hundreds of years martin used to check his traps by looking for bullies that are connected by ropes to the traps but now his are gone and he's about to test a rope lewis fishing system to go. Martin opens up app on his phone and sends an acoustic signal to his lobster traps. Fifty feet underwater release success. Okay somewhere down below an air tank inside. A traffic is inflating a balloon. And then the moment we've been waiting for even gets this land loving radio reporter pretty excited along bright orange balloon pops up out of the water. It looks like one of those blow up tubes. That bob's around outside of car dealership by using this technology martin has eliminated the need for vertical ropes. And the danger. That right whale diving for food might get tangled in rope. Scientists say percent of north atlantic right. Whales bear scars from entanglement in the deadly maze created of lobstermen rope and other fishing lines. They encounter on their migration routes because of these dangers to the nearly three hundred and seventy right whales in existence authorities have instituted seasonal fishing closures in waters off new england. Many lobstermen prefer the closures to the technological leap. They would have to make to adopt rope pless fishing. The technology is like the model chief today and people expect us to be the chest flip tomorrow. This is beth cassani. Executive director of the massachusetts lobster means association. She also says the cost is prohibitive rope. Lescure could cost a single fishermen up to seventy thousand dollars and she says it may be unsafe because without bleeds on the surface fishing boats the dragnets along the sea floor can get caught on lobstermen traps. We need a large scale scientific unbiased feasability study on the whole thing. Despite these challenges lobstermen rob martin wants to keep carrying out his federally funded tests for the northeast fisheries science center in woods hole massachusetts after all. He's catching lobsters. And martin says he understands the stakes. If right whales keep dying current rates the species could reach a point in the next twenty years beyond which it can't recover and lakers shut down the entire lobster. Fishery in order to save the critically endangered wales lobstermen could face their own kind of extinction for npr news. I'm zuck off on cape cod..

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