High Extinction Risk for All Seven Leatherback Sea Turtle Populations — Natural History Wanderings

Center for Biological Diversity News Release Atlantic Population Faces 50% Drop by 2050, Pacific Declining 5% Annually WASHINGTON— A new review of leatherback sea turtle science concludes that seven distinct populations of leatherback sea turtles face a high extinction risk. The National Marine Fisheries Service and U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service announced today a finding […]

High Extinction Risk for All Seven Leatherback Sea Turtle Populations — Natural History Wanderings

Chinese fleet raises fears for Galápagos sea life.. — CHINA EXPOSED

A vast fishing armada off Ecuador’s biodiverse Pacific islands has stirred alarm over ‘indiscriminate’ fishing practices Jonathan Green had been tracking a whale shark named Hope across the eastern Pacific for 280 days when the satellite transmissions from a GPS tag on her dorsal fin abruptly stopped. It was not unusual for the GPS signal […]

Chinese fleet raises fears for Galápagos sea life.. — CHINA EXPOSED

Emperor penguin numbers rise as biologists petition for IUCN Red List upgrade — polarbearscience

Emperor penguin (Aptenodytes fosteri) populations in 2019 were found to have grown by up to 10% since 2009 – to as many as 282,150 breeding pairs (up from about 256,500) out of a total population of over 600,000 birds (Fretwell et al. 2012; Fretwell and Trathan 2020; Trathan et al. 2020) – despite a loss […]

Emperor penguin numbers rise as biologists petition for IUCN Red List upgrade — polarbearscience

50: Sea ice in the Arctic is melting… except in the Bering Sea — Notebook from the North

Hello and welcome to another Notebook from the North! This is not just any old plog episode however, it’s the 50th one! Who’d have thought we’d get this far eh? To celebrate this milestone, we have a special expert guest writer- the wonderful Greta Ferloni. Greta’s research work has taken her from Jerusalem to Italy […]

50: Sea ice in the Arctic is melting… except in the Bering Sea — Notebook from the North

National Whale and Dolphin Watch 2020…another Minke! — The Lone Kayaker

It’s that time of year again. The most exciting month for observers of cetaceans, because the sea seems to suddenly explode with marine megafauna coming to feast on the seasonal abundance of shoaling fish. For those of us motivated (daft) enough to paddle out to witness the spectacle from the seat of a kayak, the […]

National Whale and Dolphin Watch 2020…another Minke! — The Lone Kayaker

Awesome Humpback — The Lone Kayaker

It’s Seawatch National Whale and Dolphin Watch this week, and I was keen to match, or improve upon, my last year’s total of 96 (80 Common Dolphins and 16 Porpoises). Two days of windless conditions were forecast so I was well fired-up for a couple of big offshore trips. Early starts, of course, early is […]

Awesome Humpback — The Lone Kayaker

New Zealand’s incredible shrinking glaciers — Natural History Wanderings

Stuff.co.nz reports New Zealand’s mountain glaciers are vanishing. They have shrunk by nearly a third since the 1970s and could be gone by the end of the century unless we move quickly towards zero emissions. And, as they retreat, we are losing more than ice. via New Zealand’s incredible shrinking glaciers | Stuff.co.nz

New Zealand’s incredible shrinking glaciers — Natural History Wanderings

90 % New Zealand Sea Birds Face Extinction Risk — Natural History Wanderings

Stuff.com Ninety per cent of New Zealand’s sea birds are at risk of extinction, as “serious pressures” threaten the future of New Zealand’s oceans. The Our Marine Environment 2016 report, released on Thursday by Statistics NZ and the Ministry for the Environment, found that New Zealand had the highest number of threatened seabird species in […]

90 % New Zealand Sea Birds Face Extinction Risk — Natural History Wanderings

Oceans — “OUR WORLD”

defenders.org Earth’s oceans, covering two-thirds of the planet, are so vast and so deep that it’s easy to take their importance for granted. They provide us with oxygen and regulate our climate by removing carbon dioxide from the atmosphere — important functions for both humans and wildlife. Unfortunately, the world’s oceans — home to whales, […]

Oceans — “OUR WORLD”

A Decade After Deepwater Horizon, Gulf Wildlife Still Impacted, BP’s Penalties Funding Largest Ecosystem Restoration Effort in U.S. History — Wild Open Eye – Natural Vision, News from Wild Open Eye

NWF Press Release (NEW ORLEANS April 7, 2020) — The National Wildlife Federation report from Restore The Gulf website summarizes the latest information available about ten wildlife species that were affected by the “ecosystem-level injury to the northern Gulf of Mexico.” as well as the restoration efforts underway — what constitutes the largest ecosystem restoration […]

A Decade After Deepwater Horizon, Gulf Wildlife Still Impacted, BP’s Penalties Funding Largest Ecosystem Restoration Effort in U.S. History — Wild Open Eye – Natural Vision, News from Wild Open Eye