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

Foundation Turtugaruba: Sea turtle nesting season is underway — Repeating Islands

Aruba Today reports on the work of Foundation Turtugaruba for sea turtle conservation. Turtugaruba was founded on September 3rd, 2003 by a group of enthusiastic volunteers. Ten years earlier, in 1993, a Sea Turtle Recovery Action Plan (STRAP) was introduced in Aruba and the rest of the Caribbean as an initiative of the United Nations Environment […]

Foundation Turtugaruba: Sea turtle nesting season is underway — Repeating Islands

Narwhal; The Proof Is in the Tusk — Wickersham’s Conscience

Male Narwhal or Unicorn (Monodon monoceros) and Greenland Shark (Somniosus microcephalus), by W. Scoresby. 1820. So much is unknown about the Narwhal. Even the name is a puzzle. From the Oxford English Dictionary (paywalled), WC’s go-to reference for word etymologies: The etymology is uncertain, but likely comes from variants of Danish narhval (cognate with Norwegian narkval , […]

The Proof Is in the Tusk — Wickersham’s Conscience

San Francisco Group Blames Ships For Dead Whales — Wetravel2u’s Weblog

A diseased subadult male grey whale lies dead on a beach at Angel Island State Park near San Francisco, California, Picture was taken April 8, 2021. Photo by The Marine Mammal Center/Handout via REUTERS by Rich McKay (Reuters) – Four dead gray whales washed ashore on San Francisco Bay area beaches in nine days, with […]

San Francisco Group Blames Ships For Dead Whales — Wetravel2u’s Weblog

Microplastic pollution has reached every part of the planet — KRISHNA KUMAR SINGH

Minuscule plastic particles in the lungs of pregnant rodents pass quickly into the hearts, minds and different organs of their embryos, research shows. It is the primary examination in a live warm blooded creature to show that the placenta doesn’t impede such particles. The examinations likewise showed that the rodent babies presented to the particles […]

Microplastic pollution has reached every part of the planet — KRISHNA KUMAR SINGH

Citizen scientists needed to identify local Manta and Devil Rays — Repeating Islands

Aruba Today reports that DCNA is partnering with the Caribbean Islands Manta Conservation Program, an affiliate project of the Manta Trust, and Observation.org to track local manta rays and devil rays in the Dutch Caribbean. “Through individuals reporting their (old and new) sightings and interactions with mantas and devil rays, researchers are hoping to learn […]

Citizen scientists needed to identify local Manta and Devil Rays — Repeating Islands

Japan harpooned again — World Animals Voice

Several whale-hunting vessels have taken to the waters from Japanese ports with the official start of the commercial whaling season. They plan to catch 120 minke whales in the coming months. On Saturday, four ships – two in Miyagi Prefecture on the east coast of Japan’s main island of Honshu and two in Aomori Prefecture […]

Japan harpooned again — World Animals Voice

Weekly round-up: April 4 — Global Biodiversity Bulletin

A North Atlantic right whale and her calf (AP) The 2020/21 North Atlantic right whale birthing season delivered more calves than the previous three years combined. Survey teams monitoring the critically endangered species recorded 17 newborns during daily flights over coastal waters between North Carolina and Florida from December to the end of March.  “What […]

Weekly round-up: April 4 — Global Biodiversity Bulletin

Whaling and the Gray Whale Population — Eyes on the Wild

[This is not my usual nature post. Rather than discussing whaling in my other gray whale posts, I though I’d do an entirely separate one. Some people are very interested, others would prefer to move on. Up to you.  This is my last whale post. Next time I return to Maine.] The Makah Indians of […]

Whaling and the Gray Whale Population — Eyes on the Wild