South Korea announced it would begin whaling under the same loophole that allows Japan to continue whaling.
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Dugongs are a marine mammal which live in warm coastal waters in the Indian Ocean and southern Pacific Ocean. They are slow-moving, long-lived, and at risk of extinction.
The South Atlantic Whale Sanctuary would have covered most of the Atlantic Ocean south of the equator, from the coast of South America to the coast of Africa. It would have joined with the Southern Ocean Whale Sanctuary and the Indian Ocean Whale Sanctuary.
Oceans of Garbage looks at the way in which we are all eating plastic through our consumption of seafood. Some of the numbers on this infographic are astonishing.
Otter 501, a southern sea otter, is the star of a film released earlier this year. Here’s a short video of Otter 501’s release into the wild a year ago.
These little crabs have a lot to teach us about improving our place on this planet—never underestimate the hermit crab searching for a cozier home.
Happy Father’s Day! These seahorse dads go the extra mile in a parenting scheme that is unusual in the animal kingdom.
Some deep sea explorers got a bit of a surprise when they found that a species of snail known only from deep sea hydrothermal vents had hitched a ride to the surface. Previously, researchers had assumed that the pressure difference would prevent any animal from surviving such a ride.
June 8 is World Oceans Day. The theme for 2012 is Youth: The Next Wave for Change.
NASA has discovered a massive algae bloom under Arctic ice.
Researchers have found radiation from the Fukushima nuclear plant in bluefin tuna found in the Eastern Pacific.
Seagrass meadows store as much carbon per hectare as trees, but the seagrass keeps the carbon stored longer.