Remember the story I posted a couple of months ago about monitoring whale song in NY Bight?
Well, I’m happy to announce that one of our esteemed WHC Board Members, Capt. Carleen Lyden-Kluss, who is also the co-founder and executive director for the North American Marine Environment Protection Association (NAMEPA), has spearheaded a partnership composed of industry, government and conservationists to help better protect marine life in the busy waters of New York harbor.
The Wall Street Journal: Partnerships between conservationists and the shipping industry have been challenging in the past, said Carleen Lyden-Kluss, co-founder and executive director for the North American Marine Environment Protection Association. When she heard about the new whale-monitoring efforts, however, she suggested that the groups work together.
New York-area waters are a known migration route for the endangered North Atlantic right whale. According to the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, a federal agency, there are fewer than 500 in the world.
Kudos to Capt. Carleen Lyden-Kluss for her foresight and dedication in bringing the shipping industry and whale conservationists together. By working together we can take better care of our magnificent harbor and the marine life within. Thank you, Capt. Carleen! Read more fromThe Wall Street Journal here…
posted by Mai Armstrong for the Working Harbor Committee, hat-tip Roberta Weisbrod, WHC Chair