Petition: Australia’s Shark Nets are Killing Hundreds of Marine Animals!

Marine life in Australia is already suffering due to the degradation and bleaching of the Great Coral Reef. Not to mention, the warming waters that threaten many marine species, including the critical green sea turtles. However, something not often spoken about that is endangering marine animals even more is shark nets — devices used to […]

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Whale stress levels influenced by human activity, earwax study suggests

Whale stress levels influenced by human activity, earwax study suggests

Scientists have mapped whale stress levels in relation to human activity going back nearly a century and a half — using earwax collected from baleen whales. From 1870 to 2016, the whales’ stress levels seem to be closely associated with activities such as industrial whaling, naval operations during World War II, and rising sea-surface temperatures, […]

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Ocean Noise is So Loud, Humpback Whales Stop Singing

Humpback whales have become well-known for their beautiful songs, but researchers have found that noise coming from ships is enough to make them shorten their songs, or stop singing altogether. While ocean noise has become a growing concern that’s expected to increasingly impact marine life, scientists from Ogasawara Whale Watching Association and Hokkaido University in […]

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