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Alarming Atlantic Zooplankton Decline Linked to Climate Change

11/20/2013 // By Miles Grant

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 New England were well below average this year, leading to […] Read more >

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!

8/5/2013 // By Mary Price

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 state of Washington mandated a sweeping environmental review of a proposed […] Read more >

National Wildlife Photo Contest by Daniel Dennis.

Orcas: How Science Debunked Superstition

7/22/2013 // By Mary Price

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 there lurks…Orca: The Killer Whale! Sound like a cheesy movie […] Read more >

By Mark Benfield, Louisiana State University

Of Sea Monsters and Men

6/13/2013 // By Mary Price

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 in conjunction with an explanation of the creature which appeared […] Read more >

Taken by Sara Gonzalez-Rothi Kronenthal, NWF

The Senate and the Sea

6/7/2013 // By Sara Gonzalez-Rothi

Sheldon Whitehouse (D-RI) fittingly represents the Ocean State in the United States Senate. At Capitol Hill Oceans Week Sen. Whitehouse had this to say: “The oceans can do a lot of things, but they can’t speak for themselves.” This week, conservation champions […] Read more >

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

June Ocean Wildlife Roundup: Shark Chomps Giant Squid, Seals on Camera, Cuttlefish in Trouble

6/27/2012 // By Max Greenberg

We spend lots of time on Wildlife Promise talking to you about amazing animals in the U.S. and elsewhere. But in my opinion, we don’t use nearly enough digital ink on marine life. I hope we can remedy that in […] Read more >

Flickr's Tina Neale

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

4/19/2012 // By Miles Grant

From threatened power plants to overflowing sewers, scientists testifying before the Senate Energy and Natural Resources Committee today say sea level rise fueled by global warming is already costing Americans money and threatening our health. The hearing, Impacts of Rising […] Read more >

Wildlife Week: Is There Still Hope for Sharks?

3/21/2012 // By NWF

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 working with sharks for more than 20 years. NWF is […] Read more >

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

3/21/2012 // By Max Greenberg

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 question of how many species it comprises. Now, though, we […] Read more >

Lion fish (Photo: Tinou Bao/Flickr)

No Pride for Lion Fish’s Ferocious Appetite

3/13/2012 // By Marine Jaouen

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 and  disrupting the delicate balance of marine ecosystems. First spotted […] Read more >