Stories tagged: marine life
UPDATED: Tue., June 11, 2019
The world’s oceans will likely lose about one sixth of its fish and other marine life by the end of the century if climate change continues on its current path, …
Tue., Sept. 26, 2017
Officials say a male orca born nearly three years ago has died, presumably from malnutrition.
Tue., Sept. 26, 2017
Researchers with the federal government and the New England Aquarium have developed a new model they said will provide better estimates about the North Atlantic right whale population, and the …
Thu., Sept. 21, 2017
Sea turtles are lumbering back from the brink of extinction, a new study says.
UPDATED: Mon., Aug. 7, 2017
A teenager who went for a swim at a Melbourne beach and emerged with his feet covered in blood has stumped marine experts.
UPDATED: Tue., July 25, 2017
The last killer whale born in captivity under SeaWorld’s former orca-breeding program died Monday at the company’s San Antonio park, SeaWorld said.
UPDATED: Mon., July 24, 2017
A fishing crew in New Jersey has reeled in a 926-pound Mako shark, and environmental officials say it’s the biggest shark catch in the state’s history.
Thu., May 25, 2017
A team with the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service continues to catch more invasive European green crabs on the Dungeness Spit on the northern edge of the Olympic Peninsula.
Thu., March 30, 2017
The manatee – for decades the poster mammal for environmental decline in Florida – is officially no longer an endangered species.
UPDATED: Sun., March 26, 2017
Millions of gallons of raw sewage and untreated runoff have poured into Puget Sound since Washington state’s largest sewage treatment plant experienced equipment failures that forced it to stop fully …
Wed., March 15, 2017
Last year the Great Barrier Reef saw unprecedented bleaching due to extremely warm ocean temperatures. It was the reef’s third and worst severe bleaching event. But now, scientists say, yet …
Thu., March 9, 2017
A gang of dozens of fishermen overturned inspectors’ trucks, burned or destroyed 15 vehicles and patrol boats, and beat three inspectors from the office for environmental protection in a town …
Tue., Feb. 21, 2017
For the second time this month, a rust-colored alligator has turned up in the Carolinas.
Thu., Feb. 16, 2017
A large research synthesis, published in one of the world’s most influential scientific journals, has detected a decline in the amount of dissolved oxygen in oceans around the world – …
Sat., Feb. 11, 2017
Whale lovers in New Zealand finally got some good news after more than 200 stranded whales managed to refloat themselves overnight and swim away, while volunteers managed to save another …
Tue., Feb. 7, 2017
The World Wildlife Fund on Monday called for a complete ban on fishing in the habitat of the vaquita porpoise, noting an international committee of experts has determined that fewer …
Sat., Jan. 14, 2017
The federal government is considering whether it should set up an area off Washington’s San Juan Island where endangered killer whales would be protected from motorboats and other disturbances.
Fri., Jan. 6, 2017
Tilikum, an orca that killed a trainer at SeaWorld Orlando in 2010 and was profiled in a documentary that helped sway popular opinion against keeping killer whales in captivity at …
Wed., Jan. 4, 2017
Data suggests aquatic habitat in the Puget Sound remains healthy despite other measures of the sound’s health deteriorating.
Thu., Dec. 15, 2016
So few of Mexico’s vaquita porpoises remain that the international committee to protect the endangered species is preparing to catch and enclose as many as it can in a last-ditch …
Tue., Dec. 6, 2016
SeaWorld Entertainment Inc. is eliminating 320 jobs across its 12-park company.
Wed., Nov. 23, 2016
An ailing 25-foot humpback whale that became grounded on a sandbar off New York has been euthanized.
Mon., Nov. 21, 2016
A humpback whale seen swimming in New York’s Hudson River in recent days may be chasing a meal.
Fri., Oct. 28, 2016
Researchers who track the endangered population of orcas that frequent Washington state waters said Friday that three whales are missing or believed dead since summer.
Tue., Oct. 4, 2016
She isn’t quite an adult, but at 12
Thu., Sept. 22, 2016
The Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife is delaying razor clam digs at Long Beach and reviewing openings at other ocean beaches because of rising marine toxin levels.
Wed., July 6, 2016
Federal biologists are proposing to remove a species of Puget Sound rockfish from the endangered species list.
Sat., July 2, 2016
Updates with whale towed out to sea. With AP Photos. AP Photo LA117, LA114, LA116, LA101, LA102, LA104
Mon., May 9, 2016
SAN SALVADOR, El Salvador – Environmental officials in El Salvador said more than 900,000 gallons of molasses spilled into a river near the border with Guatemala, fouling the waters and …
Wed., Sept. 8, 2010
Oil giant BP PLC laid much of the blame for the rig explosion and the massive Gulf of Mexico spill on itself, other companies’ workers and a complex series of …