From the beginning of this year through June 21, 81 manatees have been killed by watercraft in Florida’s waters, according to the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission.
Residents from two Northwest Alaska villages say they found large numbers of dead mussels and krill washed up along shores in June, contributing to fears in the region that record warm waters may be causing a wide range of ecosystem changes, including unusual wildlife deaths.
The white syndrome, which in February this year, affected 30% of the coral in the Arrecifes de Cozumel National Park, continues to advance and has damaged 40% of the reef now, with Paradise being the most critical spot, with an approximate 50% mortality.
According to Cigarette Butt Pollution Project, a campaign by San Diego State University Graduate School of Public Health, most of the 5.5 trillion cigarettes made with filters each year end up being thrown away somewhere in the environment.
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).