marine conservation

Stop the mass slaughter of dolphins by the fishing industry in EU waters

Thousands of short-beaked common dolphins are being killed by fishing vessels targeting pelagic fish species in EU waters. This barbaric practice is referred to...

Protecting our Blue Planet too: the year in ocean conservation

Along with 17 million Brits, I ended the year watching in awe as Sir David Attenborough and the Blue Planet II team showed us...

Turning the tide on ocean plastics

2017 has been a promising year in the fight against ocean plastic pollution. We've seen positive changes across all levels of society. From individuals...

Life history of cetaceans

Life history concerns the timing and patterns of growth, survival, and reproduction of an organism. Animals that take a long time to reach reproductive...

UN Patron of Oceans calls for ban on tournaments which kill threatened sharks

Driving into the lovely seaside village of Cape May, New Jersey, I was stuck by two conflicting images. On one side of the marina was...

Hundreds of common dolphins killed by commercial fishing bycatch

Well over 300 mostly common dolphins have been recorded washed up dead on the Atlantic coast of England, France and Ireland in the first...

Kittiwake numbers plummet in the UK

Blue Planet Society are championing the black-legged kittiwake in Arkive's 2017 #LoveSpecies campaign. The black-legged kittiwake is a dainty gull with black-tipped silver wings, yellow...

Big problems for the world’s biggest fish

It may surprise you that 100 million sharks are killed by people each year. What might surprise you further is that this is a...

Sponsorship that kills

It boggles my mind that companies are still sponsoring shark hunting. Last month, a major automobile company in the US offered a new luxury pickup...

Seahorses – Ambassadors for Marine Conservation

Seahorses are so instantly recognisable that they almost need no introduction. Creatures of myth and storybook, it comes as a surprise to many people...

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