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Australian black tip shark (Flickr's Paul Benjamin)

New Hybrid Shark a Sign of Climate Change Adaptation?

1/3/2012 // By Miles Grant

Are sharks smarter than some of our elected officials? While Congress may be ignoring climate change, there’s startling new evidencethat sharks are adapting to warming ocean waters: Scientists said on Tuesday that they had discovered the world’s first hybrid sharks […] Read more >

This is cute, but admit it--it's also really weird-looking. (flickr | Jim Bahn)

Top 5 Real Sea Serpents. Sort of.

8/5/2011 // By Max Greenberg

Shark Week? Not bad, not bad. I myself am a lifelong fan of the ecologically vital and ridiculously cool cartilaginous fish that terrorized Amity Island and Crocosaurus alike. I give sharks a 10. But for a truly unique maritime experience, […] Read more >

Dolphins in Gulf Shores, AL (photo: Christy Sheffield)

BP Starts to Cut and Run, Leaving Death Behind

2/22/2011 // By Peter LaFontaine

It’s been a bad month in the Gulf of Mexico. Last week BP decided to stop playing nice.  Ken Feinberg, who the oil giant chose to run its compensation fund for spill victims, recently released a report estimating fishermen’s losses.  […] Read more >

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Protecting our “Blue Heart”: Talking with Sylvia Earle about Whale Sharks, Sargassum, Oil and Oceans

12/29/2010 // By Bob Serata

Movie and TV stars don’t do it for us. But when my wife Belinda and I met Dr. Sylvia Earle as she came ashore from a dive boat, walking the narrow deck in her wet suit, still dripping, still smiling, […] Read more >

Northwest Coast’s Ocean “Dead Zone” Is Climate-Induced

10/10/2009 // By Kevin Coyle

Researchers have determined that the summer “dead zone” that occurs along the northwest U.S. coast is becoming permanent and is due to warming climate. A dead zone in oceans and bays is an area of water depleted of oxygen that causes creatures to […] Read more >

North Pacific Humpback Whales Making A Comeback

10/1/2009 // By Kevin Coyle

After being hunted to near extinction, the population of humpbacks near British Columbia has increased and there are signs it may come off the endangered species list next year. Though these creatures are doing better since being protected from hunting, they […] Read more >

NWF Moves to Protect Florida’s Sea Turtles

10/1/2009 // By Miles Grant

Stephen Colbert isn’t the only one who can put people on notice. Today the National Wildlife Federation and Florida Wildlife Federation notified the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) that we’ll be taking them to court. Why? FEMA has failed to […] Read more >

Experts: Coral Reefs Need Relief From Climate Change

7/6/2009 // By Kevin Coyle

Could Coral Reefs become a thing of the past within our life time?  A group of wildlife experts seems to think so. David Derbyshire for the Mail Online reports: Children born today could be the last generation to enjoy swimming […] Read more >

NWF Climate Scientist on Latest Sea Level Rise Models

3/25/2009 // By Miles Grant

Dr. Amanda Staudt, National Wildlife Federation climate scientist, discusses some alarming new data on global warming’s impact on sea levels: Learn more at NWF.org/GlobalWarming. Read more >

Valentine’s Day: Weird Wildlife Mating Rituals

2/13/2009 // By David Mizejewski

While they might not be giving roses and writing love poems, wildlife have some pretty fascinating–and sometimes downright bizarre–courtship and mating rituals of their own.You won’t find singles bars or online dating sites for our furry and feathered friends but […] Read more >