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Education: Key Strategy for Shark Species Success

A study done by the IUCN Shark Specialist Group, published in early 2014, found that 25% of sharks and rays are threatened with extinction according to IUCN ( International Union …

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 …

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 …

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 …

Of Sea Monsters and Men

The Senate and the Sea

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

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

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 …

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 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 …

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