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New study: West Coast ships kill more than 80 endangered whales annually

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Far more whales die in collisions with ships off the West Coast than ever wash up on beaches, a new study has found. Every year, an estimated 18 blue whales,

The Last Plastic Straw: How Legislation Can Stop Plastic Pollution

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3 mentions1 week ago
I have been writing about single use plastics for a long time, well before I co-founded the Plastic Pollution Coalition in 2009.In that time, plastic pollution has only escalated despite ...

Why are dogs turning blue in this Mumbai suburb? Kasadi river may hold answers

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Untreated industrial waste being released into the Kasadi river may be turning stray dogs near Navi Mumbai’s Taloja industrial area blue. Reason: Strays often wade into the river for food, therefore ...

Heroic moment divers save four whale sharks caught in fishing nets

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3 mentions4 days ago
Four beautiful whale sharks were dramatically released by gallant divers after getting tangled in fishing nets. With great precision, the brave divers worked their way around the massive net, slowly ...

Using science to save ocean wildlife

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3 mentions1 week ago
The Monterey Bay Aquarium is a science-driven organization, and rigorous science underpins all of our public policy, research and education programs. Much of our research centers on marine life that ...

Now climate change is coming for our sea turtles

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3 mentions1 week ago
Every year, young sea turtles migrate up the East Coast to spend the summer foraging in northerly waters. Sometimes, they wind up in the Gulf of Maine, which stretches from ...

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Dazzling Shark Images Highlight Need to Protect Species

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A post shared by Pew Environment (@pewenvironment) on Jul 26, 2017 at 6:21am PDT “I saw these golden trevally swimming with this whale shark in Mafia Island, Tanzania,” photographer Steve ...

Critically endangered staghorn corals are benefiting from coral gardening in the Caribbean

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3 mentions2 weeks ago
New research finds that “coral gardening," which involves planting fragments of nursery-raised coral on reefs in the wild to replenish depleted coral colonies, is playing a key role in the ...

Sea turtle nests hit record-breaking number on the Suncoast

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3 mentions1 week ago
FLORIDA (WWSB) – Sea turtle nesting season is at the halfway point and so far this year, a record-breaking number of nests have been documented. From the north end of ...

Rising temperatures are curbing ocean’s capacity to store carbon

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4 mentions2 weeks ago
If there is anywhere for carbon dioxide to disappear in large quantities from the atmosphere, it is into the Earth’s oceans. There, huge populations of plankton can soak up carbon ...

Q&A: Jean-Michel Cousteau – The Need for Ocean Conservation

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3 mentions1 week ago
From left: Attorney-General Aiyaz Sayed-Khaiyum, Nancy Marr, chief marketing officer Fiji Airways Marc Cavaliere, Prime Minister Voreqe Bainimarama, executive general manager, Fiji Link and group corporate, international and government affairs ...

First Nations People Celebrate Cultural Survival On International Day Of World's Indigenous Peoples

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The day has been commemorated on August 9 since 1994, when it was established by the UN General Assembly to mark the first meeting of the UN Working Group on ...

Marine Species: Know Your Ray Species

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3 mentions1 week ago
“Did you see that marble ray?” “You mean the stingray?” There are quite a few ray species and some of them look quite similar, so it’s easy to be unsure ...

Scientists Brace for Next Round of Global Coral Bleaching

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8 mentions3 days ago
Sickly white corals in hot water across the globe are catching a break. New satellite data showing cooler surface currents signals an end to a record three years of temperature-induced ...

Take Action to Protect Whales, Dolphins, Sea Turtles & Sharks

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2 mentions1 week ago
Drift gillnets in California’s swordfish fishery harm more whales, dolphins, and porpoises than all other West Coast fisheries combined. In early June, the Trump administration’s National Marine Fisheries Service withdrew ...

What happens to solar power during a total eclipse?

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2 mentions2 weeks ago
The total solar eclipse passing over the United States on August 21 is going to be disruptive. Authorities are predicting huge traffic jams, strained cellphone networks, and insufficient bathrooms for ...

They found a two-headed baby sea turtle: ‘We've never seen anything quite like it’

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2 mentions1 day ago
The two-headed baby sea turtle, unsurprisingly, almost didn’t make it out of the nest. On Tuesday morning, researchers with the University of Central Florida’s turtle research lab were walking along ...

The Ocean Project

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2 mentions6 days ago
The Ocean Project advances ocean conservation in partnership with aquariums, zoos, museums, and other visitor-serving and educational organizations around the world. Since 2002, The Ocean Project has also been the ...

How will ocean animals react to the solar eclipse?

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People watching a total solar eclipse are known to shout, cry, shake uncontrollably and even fall into religious ecstasy. The arrival of sudden darkness in the middle of the day ...

Conservationists seek ban of cyanide bombs in wildlife control

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3 mentions6 days ago
WildEarth Guardians, the Center for Biological Diversity and several other wildlife conservation groups petitioned the Environmental Protection Agency this week to outlaw M-44 “cyanide bombs,” which cause agonizing deaths for ...

Endangered right whales seeing catastrophic die-off in New England, Canadian waters

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3 mentions6 days ago
The North Atlantic right whale, the world’s second most endangered marine mammal, is having a catastrophic year in the waters off New England and Atlantic Canada, and scientists from Maine ...

Fighting for a Plastic-Free Ocean

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4 mentions1 week ago
By Pete Stauffer Plastic pollution is suffocating the ocean and the animals that call it home. Researchers estimate there are now more than 5.25 trillion pieces of plastic in the ...

Watch the secret to a squid’s crystal clear underwater vision

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4 mentions1 week ago
It’s hard to see underwater, and not just because of the chlorine. The image-producing light rays that enter our eyes have trouble bending and focusing when the water’s density is ...

Humpback whales gorge in Monterey Bay

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MOSS LANDING – For the past few weeks, at least 50 to 75 humpback whales have been gorging on krill and anchovies in the Monterey Bay, delighting boaters and whale-watching ...

6 Trump Administration Climate Claims Exposed As Total Nonsense By Federal Report

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There’s little doubt: The climate is changing, human activity is accelerating the process, and the U.S. is already feeling its effects, according to an expansive climate report that dozens of ...

Divers who clear ghost nets from our seas face licencing charge

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Divers who remove "ghost" fishing gear lost from trawlers will be charged for doing it, the Marine Management Organisation says.Earlier this month a team from Ghost Fishing UK, an underwater ...

Tallurutiup Imanga/Lancaster Sound in High Arctic to be Canada’s Largest Protected Area

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“Protecting this area is critically important. Like most of the Arctic, the region is threatened by climate change. Rising temperatures and melting sea ice are shrinking habitats, and putting vulnerable ...

Anglers' online boasts reveal illegal shark hunting

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3 mentions1 day ago
Marine researchers have turned to an innovative data source to track the impact of ‘game fishing’ on endangered shark species: Internet message boards where anglers boast about their catches. An ...

Canada orders reduced ship speeds to prevent right whale deaths

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Canadian officials on Friday ordered boats including cargo and cruise ships to reduce their speed in the Gulf of Saint Lawrence in a bid to protect endangered whales. The speed ...

Analysis shows overwhelming public support for marine monuments and sanctuaries

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6 mentions4 days ago
[Washington, DC]An analysis of public comments on the fate of U.S. marine monuments and sanctuaries found over 99% of Americans supporting one or all of those blue parks. Following a ...

Killing Dolphins: MSC Seafood Label Greenwashes Dolphin-Killing Tuna Industry

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3 mentions2 weeks ago
The Marine Stewardship Council “eco”-certifies Mexico’s dolphin-killing tuna fleets in defiance of World Wildlife Fund, Earth Island and other NGOs and Scientists The Marine Stewardship Council (MSC) is one of ...

Ask a scientist: Could oil exploration wipe out the last North Atlantic right whales?

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4 mentions6 days ago
Oceana’s resident whale expert, Dr. Ingrid Biedron, is worried that North Atlantic right whales will go extinct. This critically endangered species, which ranges from the east coast of Canada down ...

SeaWorld Euthanizes Killer Whale Kasatka; Matriarch Had Lung Disease

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5 mentions6 days ago
Share This Article:Six weeks after being rumored near death, killer whale matriarch Kasatka has died at SeaWorld San Diego, the park announced late Tuesday night. Nearly 42 years old, Kasatka ...

The Cutest Baby Fish in the Ocean (That We Know Of)

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3 mentions5 days ago
When you think of the world’s cutest baby animals, lil’ mammals like puppies, kittens and otters get most of the attention. But we’re here to tell you about an overlooked ...

Florida Anglers are Targeting Endangered Sharks

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6 mentions5 days ago
Some Florida fishermen are purposefully flouting laws and reeling in endangered sharks, an important new paper reveals. The illegal activities were uncovered by shark researcher David Shiffman, who studied postings ...