Sharks are one of the largest predatory animals in the ocean, and they have been dominating the oceans for millions of years. From time to time, we humans are attacked by these predators, but are these attacks increasing? Shark Attacks have been increasing slightly over the last two to three years. This is generally ascribed […]
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Leatherback turtle nest numbers in south Florida double previous record
The number of leatherback turtle nests found along some south Florida beaches reached record numbers this year, surprising biologists. The 79 nests laid by endangered turtles along beaches in Broward county this year is nearly double the previous record, according to the South Florida SunSentinel. The previous record was 46 in 2012, and the record […]
Factory Farm In Canary Islands Will Slaughter 1 Million Octopi Every Year
Millions of animals are killed in factory farms each year. Many factory farms raise livestock animals for slaughter, but a new plan threatens to introduce octopus to the same fate. According to Science Alert, Spanish company Nueva Pescanova has invested €65 million to build the world’s first commercial octopus farm in Las Palmas, Gran Canaria, […]
This Walrus Climbs on People’s Boats and Enjoys a European Summer Vacation
A European summer vacation is a dream for most people. The getaway will undoubtedly bring you to majestic places to forget your worries for a while. Soaking under the warm sun in beach towns and islands with beautiful waters makes the vacation a healing trip. Not to mention the friendships you can form with the […]
Acid test: Are the world’s oceans becoming too ‘acidic’ to support life?
Hours after being born, oysters are already working to form their protective, chalk-layered shells. Drawing calcium and carbonate from seawater, they combine the two to form hardened shells. But as humans have pumped voluminous sums of carbon dioxide into the atmosphere, this ancient process has come under threat. It’s estimated that the global ocean absorbs […]
‘Time Has Run Out’ — UN Fails to Reach Agreement to Protect Marine Life
The fifth round of United Nations talks that began in New York on August 15 and were aimed at securing a UN Ocean Treaty to protect marine life in the international waters of the High Seas has ended in another stalemate, reported The Guardian. The treaty would have established regulations for the protection of biodiversity […]
Study paints ‘bleak picture’ for nearly all marine life without emissions cuts
A new study has found that nearly 90% of assessed marine life will be at high or critical risk by the year 2100 if climate change accelerates along a high-emissions pathway, and that these species will face risks across 85% of their native ranges in the ocean. “It’s a pretty bleak picture,” Alex Pigot, study […]
Should feeding gulls be banned to prevent pollution of beaches?
According to ornithology specialists, warnings on Scottish beaches not to feed gulls because their droppings contribute to water pollution are “massively out of proportion.” The posters, which are a part of Keep Scotland Beautiful’s My Beach Your Beach campaign, have additionally come under fire for “demonizing” gulls and adding to the widespread misunderstanding of bird […]