Bull sharks scare me. Sharks are supposed to be in the ocean, but some sharks can live for extended periods in fresh water, too. Bull sharks have been found as far inland as the Great Lakes.
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Sharks listed as endangered species are on the menu in U.S. restaurants. DNA testing by Stony Brook University’s Institute for Ocean Conservation Science in New York verified that many different species of shark end up in shark fin soup, most threatened or endangered.
Humpback whales stay longer in Antarctic waters than previously believed, according to a new study from Duke University.
A recent study found that people like great white sharks and don’t change their minds about that even after a shark attack.
A male weedy sea dragon has given birth at SeaWorld Orlando. Only three other aquariums in the United States have successfully hatched weedy sea dragons.
Caffeine pollution? Yep, it exists. The Pacific waters off the Oregon coast are caffeinated.
Conservationists are tagging whale sharks in Indonesia with pet IDs. Pet tags cost significantly less than the usual satellite tags – $4 compared to $4000.
Think globally, act locally. That environmental slogan popular in the eighties is still just as relevant as this author’s visit to Alaska really shows.
The south shore of Oahu has been inundated by millions of mysterious sea creatures. The pea-sized animals are washing ashore all along the beach and some have even crawled up on the boards of surfers out in the water.
As global temperatures rise, glaciers retreat, affecting the landscape and wildlife around them. Salmon depend on the glaciers to maintain their habitat. Without it, salmon and the people who depend on them for their livelihood may be in trouble.
The federal government will soon have an important decision to make that could affect the lives of thousands of sea turtles every year. One of the worst dangers sea turtles currently face is getting caught in fishing nets, often facing injury and death by suffocation as a result. Some of the worst culprits are the trawl nets that are slowly dragged behind boats, trapping many marine species in their wake.
Marine animals, like dolphins and seals, are poised to become the latest victims of several proposed budget cuts for 2013.