A lawsuit has just been filed in U.S. federal court in order to pressure the U.S. government to sanction Mexico for failing to protect the critically endangered vaquita
Category: Marine Life
Alarming Manatee Deaths Prompt Calls for Endangered Status
The deaths of almost 2,000 manatees in Florida’s coastal and inland waterways over the last two years has provoked an alliance of environmental groups to demand an urgent reclassification of the species to officially endangered.
Octopuses Full-On Fight with Neighbors: Caught on Tape
Scientists have for the first time caught on film mud slinging and fighting between octopuses that live near one another.
Lolita the Orca Whale May Finally be Set Free
Lolita is a killer whale who was captured some 52 long years ago, and forced to exist in a small enclosure to entertain humans. Animal welfare activists have been working for decades to get her set free. Now, it appears, that day may be finally coming.
Suffering Captive Orca Video Prompts New Calls to Free Her from Marineland
A video of Marineland’s last surviving orca, Kiska, is renewing calls online for the marine mammal to be freed. The video, shared on social media by former Marineland employee and whistleblower Phil Demers, shows the orca moving slowly at the surface of the water and faintly moaning
High Levels of Toxic Fire Retardant, PFAS and PCB Chemicals Detected in Killer Whales
A new study has revealed that toxic chemicals PBDE, PFAS and PCBs are in the bodies of killer whales.
Toxic PFAS Chemical Found in Sea Lions and Fur Seal Pups
Researchers have recently discovered that toxic PFAS chemical (Per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances) that the NSW government has recently partially banned … More
Urgent Action Needed: Dolphins and Porpoises
Marine scientists are calling on the EU to adopt a comprehensive plan to protect dolphins and porpoises from fisheries bycatch … More
Sharks Use Natural GPS for Directions
Researchers now have some of the first solid evidence that sharks rely on magnetic fields for their long-distance forays across … More
Who Really Loves NYC? Baby White Sharks!
New scientific research reveals that more than 90 percent of baby white sharks were positioned within 20 kilometers of Long Island’s southern shoreline, which further confirms the importance of this region to baby white sharks.
Bizarre circling behavior observed in marine mammals
For reasons researchers don’t yet understand, green sea turtles, sharks, penguins, and marine mammals all do something rather unusual: swim in circles.
Clever Sperm Whales Outwit Human Predators
A recent study of 19th-century whalers’ logbooks shows that sperm whales rapidly learned new ways to avoid their predators’ harpoons.