A small population of critically endangered pink dolphins live off the western shore of Taiwan.
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Debris from the March 11, 2011 tsunami has been washing ashore in bits and pieces for a while now, but this week, the amount of debris hitting Alaska has picked up significantly. Remote Montague Island looks like a landfill.
A team of scientists studying razors clams’ locomotion found that they create their own quicksand to burrow. Next step, robots.
An algal bloom has already formed in the Black Sea this year. It’s an annual occurrence in many bodies of water around the world.
Brittle stars, a type of starfish, have an interesting method of locomotion using just two of their five legs.
The oceans make up about 70% of the Earth and support all life on the planet. There are so many issues of concern with the oceans today – overfishing, pollution, sea level rise – it’s hard to keep it all straight. This infographic packages all that into bite-size pieces.
Last March, the MV Oliva ran aground off the coast of Nightingale Island in the South Atlantic. The cargo shipped spilled 800 tons of fuel oil into the ocean, where it quickly enveloped the island. Endangered Northern Rockhopper Penguins ended up coated with oil and dying. This year, they’re looking much better.
This video of a sea otter and ice is too cute not to watch. For those of you who play Zoo Tycoon and wondered why you had to keep buying food in ice blocks, this is a real life example of what an animal might do with it.
by Angie Tarantino The Indian River Lagoon in Florida is considered the most ecologically diverse estuary in the nation, and unfortunately it is under threat from pollution resulting from commercial and residential development. The Lagoon is made up from a shallow body of water that is surrounded by barrier beaches and is closed off from […]
The National Marine Fisheries Service has decided the status of the river herring merits review. However, the tiny fish that is a basis of the Atlantic ecosystem is not out of danger yet.
A new study indicates that some fisheries have not been overfished – yet.
When plastic and toxic chemicals make their way into the water, they don’t stay put. All the more reason to do what we can to stop water pollution now!