Author: Zachary Shahan

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Shocking Ocean & Ocean Animal Facts

This awesome infographic below, created by a Reusable Shopping Bags, is sure to present you with a handful of shocking ocean facts. In fact, I’ve never seen an infographic with so many amazing facts I wasn’t previously aware of. From the facts about marine animals to those about the ocean as a whole to those about oil and pollution in the ocean, there’s a lot of both fascinating and disturbing stuff here. It doesn’t discuss the Pacific Ocean and the Atlantic Ocean Garbage Patches, but I guess that’s old news now….

August 26th

Report: Toxins Found in Whales Bad News for Humans

Bad news and bad news for whales these days — endangered baby whales are dying from the BP oil spill and the toxic dispersants used to “clean it up” and the International Whaling Committee has been discussing whether or not to legalize whaling of endangered whale species. Now, a new study finds that sperm whales […]

July 21st

Japanese Whalers Making Big Money on Illegal Whale Meat

The BP oil spill may have killed a baby whale, but there are much bigger problems for endangered whales around the world. Japanese, Norwegian and Icelandic whalers have been whaling unsustainably and illegally for years despite an international moratorium on whaling. Rather than address this problem with stronger laws and enforcement, the International Whaling Commission […]

July 6th

Gray Whale Found on Wrong Side of World

This is one of those crazy stories that you can hardly believe when you read it. However, it is one that might become more and more common as climate change steams ahead. The title is no joke and no exaggeration. Apparently, a gray whale was spotted off the coast of Israel last month, despite there […]

June 14th

Oceans Without Fish in 40 Years?

Ok, “without fish” is a little bit of an overstatement, but a new report out by the United Nations Environment Program (UNEP) and leading economists warns us that if fishing policies don’t change, all commercial fisheries could collapse in the next 40 years, which is pretty dramatic. UN Under-Secretary General and UNEP Executive Director Achim Steiner […]

June 2nd

Endangered Whale Massacre on the Horizon?

Here is some very surprising and disappointing news. The Chair of the International Whaling Commission (IWC) announced a proposal this week that would endorse the killing of whales, including some endangered species. The proposal would also allow the killing of whales in their number one feeding ground — the Southern Ocean. This would reverse a […]

April 27th