oceans

Zooplankton (Oceans Network Canada/Flickr)

Alarming Atlantic Zooplankton Decline Linked to Climate Change

Warming ocean temperatures fueled by climate-disrupting carbon pollution are causing a dramatic decline in zooplankton, reports David Sharp of the Associated Press: Springtime plankton blooms off the coast of northern …

Since 1900, Puget Sound Chinook salmon populations have declined 93% and nine runs of Chinook have gone extinct. Orca whales, which eat primarily salmon, have declined by half. Source: Minette Layne/WikiMedia Commons

Victory for Orcas in the Fight Against Coal!

Folks, it’s time to break out the champagne because your efforts in July have brought us much closer to greater protections for wild orcas! Last week, Whatcom County in the …

National Wildlife Photo Contest by Daniel Dennis.

Orcas: How Science Debunked Superstition

From the depths of the briny blue abyss emerges a menacing Goliath—a colossus of the sea bent on revenge and destruction of the human race. Beware the open ocean for …

By Mark Benfield, Louisiana State University

Of Sea Monsters and Men

A new video has hit the internet showing an extraordinary and rarely seen sea creature deep in the Gulf of Mexico. The oarfish video originally recorded in 2011, was recently released …

Taken by Sara Gonzalez-Rothi Kronenthal, NWF

The Senate and the Sea

Hawaiian Monk Seal photo by: U. S. Fish and WIldlife Service

June Ocean Wildlife Roundup: Shark Chomps Giant Squid, Seals on…

Flickr's Tina Neale

Climate-Fueled Sea Level Rise Already Impacting America, Scientists Tell Congress

Wildlife Week: Is There Still Hope for Sharks?

Andy Dehart is the Director of Fishes and Aquatic Invertebrates at the National Aquarium in Baltimore. An advisor to the Discovery Channel’s annual Shark Week, Dehart has been studying and …

Giant squid eyes are huge, farsighted, and well-adapted to detecting predators (flickr | Jonathan Lampron)

Giant Squid Eyeballs are Crucial in Arms Race vs. Sonar-Equipped Sperm Whales

Long fodder for maritime myth and pulp horror, the giant squid must be the most famous animal we still don’t understand very well, from its mating habits to the fundamental …

Lion fish (Photo: Tinou Bao/Flickr)

No Pride for Lion Fish’s Ferocious Appetite

Asian carp are stealing valuable resources from native Great Lakes fish while Burmese pythons are destroying small mammal populations throughout the Florida Everglades. Similarly, lion fish are invading Atlantic reefs …

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