An international team of researchers has discovered what it believes to be a new population of blue whales in the western Indian Ocean. Blue whales are the largest animals that have ever lived on our planet, and they are found around the globe in all oceans. Check out our recent […]
Scientists believe they may have discovered a new species of beaked whale off the western coast of Mexico.
Deep in the Everglades, a voracious invader with attractive spotted scales is taking over. The Argentine black-and-white tegu, a large lizard that can grow up to four feet in length, has already proliferated widely throughout South Florida. But it’s not stopping there. These invaders have started popping up throughout […]
For the first time, scientists with the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) have formally identified a new species of undersea creature based solely on high-definition video footage captured at the bottom of the ocean. And what an undersea creature it is. Meet Duobrachium sparksae – a strange, gelatinous species […]
As species across the world adjust where they live in response to climate change, they will come into competition with other species that could hamper their ability to keep up with the pace of this change, according to new University of Colorado Boulder-led research. The new findings, published […]
At first sight, all these creatures have nothing in common whatsoever. But in reality, all of them are sharks! There are more than 500 shark species in the world, and lots of them don’t look as if they’re related. The most fearsome predators in the ocean, sharks have […]
Long the face of the conservation movement, giant pandas were upgraded from “endangered” to “vulnerable” on the International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN) Red List of Endangered Species In September 2016. The listing change followed a 17% increase in the population in China from 2004 to 2014. […]
The nearly endangered species, the Narwhal is unique in its kind for its appearance and therefore is the unicorn of the sea. It is an ocean going mammal, like the Blue Whale, but spends most of its time in the Arctic!
The image above reflects the nearly Endangered Narwhal, the unicorn of the sea, which is now losing some of its protection by the USA. The Trump administration unveiled final regulations that weaken the Endangered Species Act (ESA) on in August, just three months after the United Nations warned of the […]
An Environment Canada report says that despite much talk on preserving caribou habitat, little progress has been made to close gaps in the protection of the threatened species. The agency says not much has changed since a coast-to-coast survey in April. “Despite the progress being made, the gaps […]