This 7 November 2016 video says about itself: St George, Alaska Berardius New Beaked Whale For over 60 years, Japanese whalers have observed an unusual form of beaked whale in northern waters. Called Kurotsotchi or “raven whale”, biologists considered it possibly a dark form of Baird’s beaked whale, Berardius bairdi. An international team of scientists […]

via New beaked whale species discovery in Japan — Dear Kitty. Some blog


North Atlantic Right Whales-Government of Canada restores speed limits to the Gulf of St. Lawrence

As whale sightings in the Gulf of St. Lawrence dwindle, the government has restored the previously-established marine shipping speed limits, previously reduced to help avoid hitting North Atlantic Right Whales.
Quite a few of these were previously hit by shipping traffic, and some caught in local fishing nets.

It’s a beachcomber’s nightmare: an enormous leatherback turtle slumped on a Cornish strand. The 1.8-metre-long animal, discovered on Sunday at Marazion beach, has since been necropsied (an animal autopsy) by researchers from the University of Exeter, who found plastic in its stomach. Leatherbacks, like other endangered marine turtles, rely largely on jellyfish for food, and […]

via Plastic, warm seas and propellers — KRISHNA KUMAR SINGH

And they could use your help! FACT #1 About 8 million metric tons of plastic are thrown into the ocean annually[1]. Of those, 236,000 tons are microplastics[2] – tiny pieces of broken-down plastic smaller than your little fingernail FACT #2 There are five massive patches of plastic in the oceans around the world. These huge concentrations […]

via 4ocean has removed 2,552,176 pounds of trash from the ocean and coastlines — Hurn Publications