This week, the Delaware legislature banned the sale, trade, distribution, and possession of shark fins in the state. Now the bill awaits the signature of Governor Jack Markell in order to become law.
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Putting a mild electric field on fishing weights may save endangered hammerhead sharks from becoming part of the bycatch.
A mother and son pair of whales beached themselves on a New Zealand beach in 2010. Initially identified as Gray’s beaked whales, the pair turned out to be members of the never-before-seen species, the spade-toothed beaked whale (Mesoplodon traversii).
On Wednesday, the Fisheries Committee of the European Parliament will consider a ban on shark finning. Shark finning is the practice of catching a shark, removing its fins, and dumping the still living shark back into the sea to slowly bleed to death.
The Australian government has declared the giant kelp forests off the coasts of Tasmania, Victoria, and South Australia endangered.
Scientists thought the Sri Lankan Kandyan dwarf toad (Adenomus kandianus) had gone extinct in 1876.
Happy Father’s Day! These seahorse dads go the extra mile in a parenting scheme that is unusual in the animal kingdom.
A small population of critically endangered pink dolphins live off the western shore of Taiwan.
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Gordon Ramsey tries Shark Fin’s stoup for the first time and video tapes the event, and what followed afterwards.
Stupid Policy that Endangers Species: Army Corps of Engineers Scorched Earth Levee Vegetation Removal
Last summer, we reported about the Army Corps of Engineers plans to cut down trees along levees, even though their roots provide soil stabilization. Once again, this policy has drawn fire as failing to “consult with federal wildlife agencies” to protect species under the Endangered Species Act. The Center for Biological Diversity intends to file […]
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 […]