Pew reports that a new approach tailors ocean resource plans for Puerto Rico and U.S. Virgin Islands. It’s said that no two places are alike, and today fishery managers in the U.S. Caribbean took that to heart. At its spring meeting, the Caribbean Fishery Management Council, which sets policy for fishing in U.S. Caribbean waters, […]

via Caribbean Fishery Council Delivers Big Win for Corals, Fish, and People — Repeating Islands

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Click here to read a new report on oil shale exploration and production [well, maybe someday] from Melinda Kassen: For more than a century, efforts to wring oil out of rock formations in the Rocky Mountain West have waxed and waned. The deposits underlying northwestern Colorado, southwestern Wyoming and northeastern Utah have been portrayed as […]

via Water Under Pressure: What Oil Shale Could Mean for Western Water, Fish and Wildlife — Coyote Gulch

U.N. Report: 1 Million Species at Risk of Extinction MAY 06, 2019 An alarming new report by a panel of leading scientists warns that human activity is causing the disappearance and deterioration of wildlife at a rate that could represent an existential threat to humanity within our lifetimes. The United Nations’ Intergovernmental Science-Policy Platform on […]

via Over a million species would or could die –and too soon — Eslkevin’s Blog

One million of the planet’s eight million species are threatened with extinction by humans, scientists warned Monday in what is described as the most comprehensive assessment of global nature loss ever. Their landmark report paints a bleak picture of a planet ravaged by an ever-growing human population, whose insatiable consumption is destroying the natural world. The global rate of species extinction “is already tens to hundreds of times higher than it has been, on average, over the last 10 million […]

via One million species threatened with extinction because of humans — WPIX 11 New York

Dolphins may be in serious trouble as ocean temperatures – affected by global warming – continue to rise. After a heat wave struck the waters of Western Australia in 2011, scientists noticed warmer ocean temperatures caused fewer dolphin births and decreased the animal’s survival rate. The heat wave caused the water temperature of an area called Shark Bay to rise about 4 degrees above the annual average. After the heat wave, the survival rate for some species of dolphins fell by 12%, […]

via Warming oceans are killing dolphins, causing fewer dolphin births, study finds — KFOR.com

Mysterious Gray Whale Pacific Coast Deaths

Thirty-one Gray whales have mysteriously turned up dead on North American west coasts since January of this year. In the year 2000, 86 died in a similar manner. Scientists suspect starvation, as most were young whales and looked suspiciously undernourished.

The total estimated world population of gray whales is 27,000.

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Source: PR from the Center for Biological Diversity “New border-wall construction will decimate the Lower Rio Grande Valley National Wildlife Refuge in Texas…” WASHINGTON— The Center for Biological Diversity sued the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service today for failing to release public records on President Trump’s plans to build border walls through protected national wildlife […]

via Lawsuit Seeks Public Records on Border Wall Plans in National Wildlife Refuges — Straight from the Horse’s Heart