Swimming with the Manatees: Florida’s Crystal River — Repeating Islands

Yes, I have a weakness for the idea of swimming with sea animals—I was able to swim with schools of barracuda (terrifying, but fascinating) in the Florida Keys, in clouds made of hundreds of purple jellyfish (even more terrifying, but breathtaking) in Puerto Rico, and with dolphins (a highly orchestrated and disappointing experience) in . […]

Swimming with the Manatees: Florida’s Crystal River — Repeating Islands

CFP: Coral Reef Conservation Fund 2021 — Repeating Islands

The National Fish and Wildlife Foundation (NFWF) has sent out a call for proposals. Projects proposing work in any U.S. coral jurisdictions (American Samoa, Northern Mariana Islands, Florida, Guam, Hawaii, Puerto Rico, or the U.S. Virgin Islands) are eligible to apply. Eligible applicants include non-profit organizations, state government agencies, local governments, municipal governments, Tribal governments and […]

CFP: Coral Reef Conservation Fund 2021 — Repeating Islands

Feds Propose More Than 6,000 Square Miles of Coral Habitat Protections in Florida, Caribbean, Pacific — Repeating Islands

A report from the Center for Biological Diversity. The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration announced two proposed rules today to designate more than 6,000 square miles of critical habitat protections for 12 threatened coral species off Florida, in the Caribbean and in the Pacific Ocean. The rules were prompted by a legal settlement with the Center for Biological Diversity, which sued […]

Feds Propose More Than 6,000 Square Miles of Coral Habitat Protections in Florida, Caribbean, Pacific — Repeating Islands

What We’ve Lost: The Species Declared Extinct in 2020 — Repeating Islands

John R. Platt (Scientific American) writes that “Dozens of frogs, fish, orchids and other species—many unseen for decades—may no longer exist because of humanity’s destructive effects on the planet.” His article lists the many species lost in 2020, including 32 orchid species in Bangladesh, the Smooth handfish from Tasmania, 65 North American plants, 22 frog […]

What We’ve Lost: The Species Declared Extinct in 2020 — Repeating Islands

The Neotropical Mangrove Conservation Alliance — Repeating Islands

Birdlife International has launched the Neotropical Mangrove Conservation Alliance, also known as the Mangrove Alliance, as an online resource to foster the preservation of endangered mangrove habitats, helping to coordinate mangrove conservation activities at priority sites in the Caribbean islands. See description here: The new alliance of BirdLife Partners and other organisations aims to conserve, […]

The Neotropical Mangrove Conservation Alliance — Repeating Islands

Antarctica. Humpbacks, Orcas and a Little Bit of Scenery. — The Lone Kayaker

I had done my homework, seen the pics, read the book. But nothing can prepare you for the enormity of the Antarctic. It just goes on and on for days and days, and weeks or months if you are really lucky. Water, lots of icebergs, glaciers so long you can’t see the other side, […]

Antarctica. Humpbacks, Orcas and a Little Bit of Scenery. — The Lone Kayaker

593 Florida Manatees Died in 2020, Including At Least 90 From Boat Strikes — Natural History Wanderings

Center for Biological Diversity News Release 593 Florida Manatees Died in 2020, Including At Least 90 From Boat Strikes Proposed Legislation Would Expand Requirements for Boater Safety Education ST. PETERSBURG, Fla.— Florida wildlife officials have proposed new boating safety education requirements after another year of accidents and collisions took a deadly toll on people and […]

593 Florida Manatees Died in 2020, Including At Least 90 From Boat Strikes — Natural History Wanderings

Mass die-off of birds in south-western US ’caused by starvation’ — Natural History Wanderings

The Guardian reports The mass die-off of thousands of songbirds in south-western US was caused by long-term starvation, made worse by unseasonably cold weather probably linked to the climate crisis, scientists have said. Flycatchers, swallows and warblers were among the migratory birds “falling out of the sky” in September, with carcasses found in New Mexico, […]

Mass die-off of birds in south-western US ’caused by starvation’ — Natural History Wanderings

Beluga Whales “Canaries of the Sea” — EPIC by DESIGN

My first time seeing a beluga whale was at the Mystic Aquarium in Connecticut when I was a child. I remember being amazed by their white coloring and how they effortlessly glided through the water. With white coloring, lack of dorsal fin and bulbous head, the beluga whale (Delphinapterus leucas) is the most identifiable species […]

Beluga Whales “Canaries of the Sea” — EPIC by DESIGN

Protect the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge. — Animals of the Pacific Northwest

In the far north of Alaska, there is a vast, remote refuge that stretches nearly 20 million acres. The Arctic National Wildlife Refuge is roughly the size of South Carolina and encompasses a range of ecosystems. It’s also home to many animals, including all three species of bear (brown, black, polar), musk oxen, caribou, and […]

Protect the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge. — Animals of the Pacific Northwest