Rarely Spotted Wobbegong — EDUINDEX NEWS

The spotted wobbegong (Orectolobus maculatus) belongs to the Orectolobidae family, and is found in the eastern Indian Ocean around Australia; it is possibly endemic to this region. A relatively large shark (reaching lengths of up to 3m/9.8 ft), other common names are “carpet shark,” “common carpet shark,” “common catshark,” “tassel shark,” or just “wobbegong.” This […]

Spotted Wobbegong — EDUINDEX NEWS

Expedition on the Saba Bank to Enhance Tiger Shark Protection — Repeating Islands

DCNA Nature reports on ongoing research to enhance tiger shark protection. Starting August 1, 2021 a team of researchers will spend a week on the Saba Bank investigating the life-cycle of tiger sharks. Researchers will investigate the migration routes, where and when tiger sharks breed so they can protect them better within the Dutch Caribbean’s […]

Expedition on the Saba Bank to Enhance Tiger Shark Protection — Repeating Islands

Ground-breaking Shark Research Conducted in St. Maarten — Repeating Islands

DCNA Nature reports on valuable research on sharks that has been taking place in the Dutch Caribbean. The research focused on tiger sharks, nurse sharks, and the endangered Caribbean reef sharks along the Saba Bank. During the week of April 11, 2021, members from the Nature Foundation St. Maarten, the Dutch Caribbean Nature Alliance (DCNA), […]

Ground-breaking Shark Research Conducted in St. Maarten — Repeating Islands

On the Verge of Extinction, These Whales Are Also Shrinking — Natural History Wanderings

The New York Times reports North Atlantic right whales are struggling to survive, and it shows.Most of the 360 or so North Atlantic right whales alive today bear scars from entanglements in fishing gear and collisions with speeding ships and, according to a new study, they are much smaller than they should be. Read more at On […]

On the Verge of Extinction, These Whales Are Also Shrinking — Natural History Wanderings

Seagrasses turn back the clock on ocean acidification — Natural History Wanderings

ScienceDaily reports Expansive study shows seagrass meadows can buffer ocean acidification — Spanning six years and seven seagrass meadows along the California coast, a new extensive study examined how seagrasses can buffer ocean acidification. Read more at  Seagrasses turn back the clock on ocean acidification: Expansive study shows seagrass meadows can buffer ocean acidification — […]

Seagrasses turn back the clock on ocean acidification — Natural History Wanderings

Surprising sea ice thickness across the Arctic is good news for polar bears — polarbearscience

This year near the end of May the distribution of thickest sea ice (3.5-5m/11.5-16.4 ft – or more) is a bit surprising, given that the WMO has suggested we may be only five years away from a “dangerous tipping point” in global temperatures. There is the usual and expected band of thick ice in the […]

Surprising sea ice thickness across the Arctic is good news for polar bears — polarbearscience

Shortfin mako: the world’s fastest shark is speeding towards extinction — The Ocean: Explained

The shortfin mako shark is found almost worldwide and is currently listed as “Endangered”. They are apex predators, and it is thought that their removal from the ocean could cause ecosystem collapse, and it is essential to establish a stable, worldwide population. Overfishing is the main threat to makos, either as a target species or bycatch.

Shortfin mako: the world’s fastest shark is speeding towards extinction — The Ocean: Explained

New survey estimates 10x as many polar bears in Russian section of Chukchi Sea as in USA portion — polarbearscience

A joint US/Russian aerial survey has estimated that a minimum of 3,435 polar bears (but possibly as many as 5,444) likely inhabited the Chukchi Sea in 2016, quite a bit more than a previous study that estimated a population size of 2,937 the same year (which used data from one small US area extrapolated to […]

New survey estimates 10x as many polar bears in Russian section of Chukchi Sea as in USA portion — polarbearscience

Guyanese citizens challenge ExxonMobil offshore drilling on climate grounds — Repeating Islands

Isabella Kaminski (The Guardian) reports on Guyanese citizens’s challenge to offshore drilling, the first case in the Caribbean to challenge fossil fuel production on climate and human rights grounds. Guyana’s government is being taken to court by two citizens seeking an end to offshore drilling by ExxonMobil and other large oil firms that will exacerbate the climate […]

Guyanese citizens challenge ExxonMobil offshore drilling on climate grounds — Repeating Islands

Ground-breaking Shark Research Conducted in St. Maarten — Repeating Islands

DCNA Nature reports on valuable research on sharks that has been taking place in the Dutch Caribbean. The research focused on tiger sharks, nurse sharks, and the endangered Caribbean reef sharks along the Saba Bank. During the week of April 11, 2021, members from the Nature Foundation St. Maarten, the Dutch Caribbean Nature Alliance (DCNA), […]

Ground-breaking Shark Research Conducted in St. Maarten — Repeating Islands