The sunken nuclear submarines: Russia’s ‘slow-motion Chernobyl’ at sea — Antinuclear

One of them is the K-27, once known as the “golden fish” because of its high cost. The 360ft-long (118m) attack submarine (a submarine designed to hunt other submarines) was plagued with problems since its 1962 launch with its experimental liquid-metal-cooled reactors, one of which ruptured six years later and exposed nine sailors to fatal doses […]

The sunken nuclear submarines: Russia’s ‘slow-motion Chernobyl’ at sea  — Antinuclear

MARINE WILDLIFE TRAFFICKING AND MEASURES FOR PROTECTION — Aishwarya Sandeep

Activities of humans are now having an impact on our environment and our global ecosystem. In the long run, it is a necessary condition for human survivability. Because biodiversity is an integral aspect of life on our planet, it is our moral responsibility to maintain this natural heritage. The Wildlife Protection Act of 1972, the […]

MARINE WILDLIFE TRAFFICKING AND MEASURES FOR PROTECTION — Aishwarya Sandeep

The Flapper skate: Working to conserve NI’s most endangered species — Northern Ireland Marine Task Force

Did you know the largest skate in the world lives in our local seas? The flapper skate can grow up to 3m in length and lives to 100 years old! However, these impressive facts are overshadowed by the reality that the species is classified as critically endangered on the IUCN Red List. This mighty species […]

The Flapper skate: Working to conserve NI’s most endangered species — Northern Ireland Marine Task Force

Stop Shark Finning – an European Citizens’ Initiative[1] — LifeLover

Imagine you are caught, your arms and legs are cut off, whereupon you, mutilated in this way, are abandoned in a place where you perish miserably. All of this happens with full awareness. A horror show that comes from a particularly macabre thriller? Not at all. Because this is what happens to around 273 million […]

Stop Finning – an European Citizens’ Initiative[1] — LifeLover

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