Approximately 8,000-12,000 of the North Pacific humpback whale stock visits the shallow waters of the Hawaiian Islands seasonally to breed. During this time, mature males produce an elaborate acoustic display known as “song,” which becomes the dominant source of ambient underwater sound between December and April. Following reports […]
Ecotourism in Greece: With its many islands and thousands-years-old culture, the European country is a popular travel destination. To protect its environment, more and more hotels are offering soft, sustainable tourism. We will show you a hotel that completely banned plastic and a hotel room where cliffside is […]
Together with colleagues from the Alfred Wegener Institute and the Johann Heinrich von Thünen Institute, Senckenberg scientists Serena Abel and Angelika Brandt examined sediment samples from the Kuril-Kamchatka Trench for the presence of microplastics. In their study, which was recently published in Environmental Pollution, the researchers show that 1 […]
This talk was given at a local TEDx event, produced independently of the TED Conferences. Biologist and cultural practitioner Sam Ohu Gon III reveals the true Hawaii, a place much more than beaches and mai tais. In these islands, there is a message for the world. Senior Scientist […]
Never heard of these islands? Check out where they are on Google maps. On top of Antigua and Barbuda having world-class beaches, this island nation is leading the effort to create more sustainable tourist destinations.
Millions of tons of organic carbon and methane beneath the Arctic Ocean thaw out and ooze to the surface each year. And climate change could speed up this release of greenhouse gases, new research suggests. The carbon tied up in organic matter and methane (a carbon atom bound to four hydrogen […]
British Columbia resigned to a ‘long fight’ after 2020’s efforts to track and kill the invasive insects ended in frustration The year 2020 is not one that beekeepers in Washington state and the Canadian province of British Columbia are likely to forget in a hurry. Since the spring, experts […]
Here are several strange animals that washed ashore in 2020: 1. Giant squid with foot-wide eyes The dead giant squid (Architeuthis dux) found on Golden Mile Beach in Britannia Bay, South Africa. (Image credit: Adéle Grosse) It’s rare to see a giant squid (Architeuthis dux), so people took notice […]
In a remote area of northwest Greenland, an international team of scientists has made a stunning discovery, buried beneath a kilometer of ice. It’s a meteor impact crater, 300 meters deep and bigger than Paris or the Beltway around Washington, DC. It is one of the 25 largest […]
Sea Shepherd and Mexican authorities rescue two assailants whose boat crashed into the conservation vessel Farley Mowat during an aggressive early morning attack against the non-profit environmental group.