marine conservation

The evolution of whales

Whales, dolphins and porpoises, collectively known as cetaceans (for their classification in the mammalian order Cetacea) have long captured the attention of humans. From...

Are we winning the battle to save sea turtles?

We have come a long way since early conservationists started with many beleaguered nesting sea turtle populations in the middle to the late part of the...

Deep-sea sharks in danger

The dark, cold, crushing depths of one of the world’s largest ecosystems is home to about half of all known shark species. However, living...

In the company of dolphins

The Moray Firth and North East coast of Scotland are home to a resident population of bottlenose dolphins, around 200 or so in number...

The importance of plankton

Without plankton there wouldn’t be polar bears on the ice. Phytoplankton and copepods are the first two steps in the plankton food chain In the sea,...

I’m a declining species, get me out of here

At a time when the Australian conservation movement faces great challenges, a protected seabird species in decline was consumed for novelty value on...

Wild stingray encounter marred by reef fish decline

Smooth stingray waits to be fed. Pic: Blue Planet Society Australia's south west offers a little-known wildlife experience that's hard to beat. At Hamelin Bay...

Thousands rally against shark cull in Western Australia

Upwards of 4,000 people gathered on Cottesloe Beach, Perth, Australia today to rally against the upcoming cull of sharks by the Western Australian government....

Secret slaughter of Europe’s harbour porpoises

The harbour porpoise (Phocoena phocoena) has the misfortune to live in some of the most heavily fished waters on earth. Thousands of these little...

Highly endangered sharks and sport fishing competitions

Rules are rules, no matter how endangered the species is, according to some American sport fishing competitions. The scalloped hammerhead shark (pictured) which recently won the biggest shark...

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