Rescuers and volunteers were racing to save about 100 pilot whales stranded on Sri Lanka’s western coast in the country’s biggest mass beaching. The short-finned pilot whales began beaching at Panadura, 15 miles (25km) south of Colombo, shortly before dusk. Within an hour their numbers swelled to about 100, […]
There are thousands of wild horses roam in the Rocky Mountain foothills in Alberta, Canada. To be exact: Alberta Environment and Parks says 1,673 feral horses were counted in the Alberta foothills as of last February. The horses, around since the early 1800s, are descended from escaped or […]
There was a recent letter from Justin Trudeau to the Minister of Fisheries, Oceans and the Canadian Coast Guard. The following key priorities were shared: Lead, in consultation with provinces and territories, Indigenous Peoples and business stakeholders, in developing a comprehensive blue economy strategy to help guide future […]
The Mako shark has been confirmed to be added to the CITES Appendix II listing, giving it critical protection as an endangered species. Good news for the Mako’s, sharks and our oceans!
In August Canada has exceeded its target of 10% Marine Protected Area’s (MPA) along it’s massive coastline. This is great news as the oceans need lots of protecting. Especially for pelagic or ocean crossing species, such as whales. The Tuvaijuittuq Marine Protected Area (MPA), located in the high Arctic was […]
In June, the Trump administration tossed out a rule on marine protection for whales and sea turtles caught in fishing nets off the West Coast. The rule change was made despite the fishing industry’s having proposed the measures in the first place, according to the Associated Press. The […]