Europe moves to protect deep-sea sites in Atlantic from bottom fishing

Europe moves to protect deep-sea sites in Atlantic from bottom fishing

BRUSSELS — On Sept. 15, the European Commission made a historic announcement: it will prohibit bottom fishing across 16,000 square kilometers, or 6,200 square miles — an area about half the size of Belgium — in waters controlled by the European Union in the northeast Atlantic Ocean. While some fisheries representatives have criticized the decision, […]

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The case for reintroduction of the wolf and other species should not be based on the promise of an ecological nirvana

The case for reintroduction of the wolf and other species should not be based on the promise of an ecological nirvana

In 1995, eight wolves were released in Yellowstone National Park from a white truck that had traveled 700 miles from Alberta, Canada. They were the first people to live in the park for 70 years, and the return of the most legendary predator to the most well-known national park in the world sparked research that […]

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Pet food for cats and dogs being sold containing endangered sharks

Pet food for cats and dogs being sold containing endangered sharks

Unwitting owners are feeding endangered sharks to their cats and dogs, according to a new study. Scientists discovered that numerous brands contained endangered species but simply specified nonspecific components like “ocean fish,” implying that most customers are unaware. “We believe the majority of pet owners are likely to be nature enthusiasts, and we believe most […]

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Geneticists have identified new groups of tiger sharks to protect

Geneticists have identified new groups of tiger sharks to protect

Tiger sharks sometimes swim thousands of kilometers—far enough to move among oceans. Their flexible diets and adaptable behaviors set them up to be successful jet-setters, zipping around the world and mingling with far-flung members of tiger shark society. But new research shows that tiger sharks from different ocean regions aren’t as chummy with one another […]

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