There could be more tiny particles of plastic drifting deep below the surface of the oceans than floating at the surface, according to a survey of the Pacific. The highest levels of plastic were found between 200 and 600 metres below the surface.
A study published in ‘Endangered Species Research’ which analyzed angling data over a 40 year period from two angel shark hotspots in Irish waters, Tralee Bay and Clew Bay, revealed that there has been a sharp decline of at least 95% since the 1990s.
A dead North Atlantic right whale has been found drifting in the Gulf of St. Lawrence. A report released late last year said there were only 411 right whales left alive.
New research connects recent changes in the movement of North Atlantic right whales to decreased food availability and rising temperatures in the Gulf of Maine’s deep waters. Right whales have been showing up in unexpected places in recent years, putting the endangered species at increased risk. The study provides insights …
Killer whales in the Southern Ocean are still reeling from the devastating impact of culling by illegal fisherman more than 20 years ago, research from Deakin University has found.
The penguins swam halfway to Antarctica, in areas where the warm northern waters collide with the cold waters of the south. Then they swam back New Zealand.
Although gill netting in the area has been made illegal, efforts to halt the declines and enforce the ban by the Mexican authorities have had limited success.
The findings, reported in a new study published in Animal Conservation, highlighted dog attacks on some 80 species, including threatened ones dwindling in numbers, such as the golden langur (Trachypithecus geei), the great Indian bustard (Ardeotis nigriceps) and the green sea turtle (Chelonia mydas).
Marine aquariums are a multimillion-dollar a year business and an obsession for many people. Each year about 10 million tropical fish are imported into the U.S., more than to any other country.
Scientists expect the world’s fisheries to be, on average, 20 percent less productive in the year 2300, with those in the North Atlantic down nearly 60 percent and those in much of the western Pacific experiencing declines of more than 50 percent.
The amount of brutally and suffering endured by 10 Pacific white sided dolphins defies description. Their fierce devotion to each other has been their downfall over the past 9 days.
New economic developments in the Arctic, such as trans-Arctic shipping and oil exploitation, will bring along unprecedented risks of marine oil spills.