Orcas The Killer Whales Who Hunt Great White Sharks! — Blogging 4Readers

Dolphins and whales are closely related. Orcas were given the name ‘killer whale’ by ancient sailors’ observations of groups of orcas hunting and preying on larger whale species. They called orcas asesina ballenas, or ‘whale killer’ – a term that was eventually flipped around to the easier ‘killer whale’. Their Latin name, Orcinus orca, also reflects this […]

Orcas The Killer Whales Who Hunt Great White Sharks! — Blogging 4Readers

The best places for whale watching in the UK: 7 locations to try — Everything UK Travel

There is no other feeling like spotting your first whale. My first whale was at sixteen on a solo trip to Tenerife, where I volunteered in marine conservation. I spent the time monitoring pilot whales and various dolphins. Funnily enough, I instantly looked forward to whale sightings more than dolphins! Whales have a sedate grace […]

The best places for whale watching in the UK: 7 locations to try — Everything UK Travel

“Conserving the Diablotin”: Action Plan to Protect Endangered Seabird — Repeating Islands

In “Conservationists Pen Action Plan to Protect Extremely Elusive and Endangered Seabird,” BirdsCaribbean explains the push to protect the endangered diablotin or Black-capped Petrel, a species endemic to the Caribbean, saying that “Conserving the Diablotin” informed by a decade of exploration and research. The Endangered Black-capped Petrel is a seabird so secretive that ten years […]

“Conserving the Diablotin”: Action Plan to Protect Endangered Seabird — Repeating Islands

Accepted sea otter population estimate at 1911 as inaccurate as rejected polar bear estimate for 1960s — polarbearscience

Sea otter specialists, without shame or apology, routinely use a benchmark figure of ‘about 2,000’ for the pre-protection population size of the species at 1911 based on extremely limited evidence yet polar bear specialists refuse to accept a benchmark figure for the 1960s despite the existence of eight published estimates made by experts at the […]

Accepted sea otter population estimate at 1911 as inaccurate as rejected polar bear estimate for 1960s — polarbearscience

Earth’s Water Cycle Is Changing Dramatically, And Much Faster Than We Predicted — Eslkevin’s Blog

(john finney photography/Getty Images) ENVIRONMENT Earth’s Water Cycle Is Changing Dramatically, And Much Faster Than We Predicted TAIMOOR SOHAIL & JAN ZIKA, THE CONVERSATION 24 FEBRUARY 2022 Fresh water cycles from ocean to air to clouds to rivers and back to the oceans. This constant shuttling can give us the illusion of certainty. Fresh water […]

Earth’s Water Cycle Is Changing Dramatically, And Much Faster Than We Predicted — Eslkevin’s Blog

Great Backyard Bird Count – February 12-15, 2021.  — Natural History Wanderings

Each year people from around the world come together to watch, learn about, count, and celebrate birds. Join us in February! Learn how to participate at  Great Backyard Bird Count – Join us February 12-15, 2021. When the world comes together for the love of birds

Great Backyard Bird Count – February 12-15, 2021.  — Natural History Wanderings

Why the South African High Court ruling against Shell’s oil exploration plans is a victory for local communities and the environment — EUSA LEIDEN

Article by Alexandra Reinhild Berndt Shell was prohibited from starting seismic surveys along the South African Wild Coast thanks to a South African High Court decision in the Eastern Cape Town of Makhanda on December 25 (BBC, 2021). Seismic tests are part of Shell’s oil exploration in the Wild Coast area. During the procedure, shockwaves […]

Why the South African High Court ruling against Shell’s oil exploration plans is a victory for local communities and the environment — EUSA LEIDEN

Caribbean Fears Loss of “Keystone Species” to Climate Change — Repeating Islands

This article by Desmond Brown appeared in Inter-Press News. Here are some excerpts, with a link to the complete report below. A marine biologist has cautioned that the mass deaths of starfish along the United States west coast in recent months could also occur in the Caribbean region because of climate change, threatening the vital […]

Caribbean Fears Loss of “Keystone Species” to Climate Change — Repeating Islands

Caribbean coral reefs ‘will be lost within 20 years’ without protection — Repeating Islands

Jessica Aldred (The Guardian) writes about a major report that explains how loss of grazing fish due to pollution and overfishing is a key driver of region’s coral decline. The report warns that most Caribbean coral reefs will disappear within the next 20 years unless action is taken to protect them, primarily due to the […]

Caribbean coral reefs ‘will be lost within 20 years’ without protection — Repeating Islands

Reefs help protect vulnerable Caribbean fish from climate change — Repeating Islands

New research from the University of British Columbia’s Institute for the Oceans and Fisheries suggests that larger reef areas may help protect the Caribbean’s coral reef fish communities from the impacts of ocean warming. “We are seeing alterations to local reef fish populations due to warming ocean temperatures, particularly in those Caribbean countries that are […]

Reefs help protect vulnerable Caribbean fish from climate change — Repeating Islands