Scientists are looking at ocean-warming trends to figure out why endangered Guadalupe fur seals are stranding themselves and dying in alarming numbers along the central California coast. Approximately 80 emaciated fur seals have come ashore since January — about eight… Read More ›
Month: September 2015
Biologist Equates Plastics in Environment to DDT Contamination
–Visit Neptune 911 For Kids to learn more about Patricia Newman’s “Plastic, Ahoy!” A prominent Canadian marine biologist has warned of a second “silent spring” — this time in the world’s oceans — due to the vast amount of plastic… Read More ›
Navy Agrees to Limit Sonar
HONOLULU >> The Navy agreed to limit its use of sonar and other training that inadvertently harms whales, dolphins and other marine mammals off Hawaii and California in a settlement with environmental groups approved Monday. A centerpiece of the agreement… Read More ›
Oceans Warming Worldwide. Species Seek “Thermal Niche.”
According to a 2013 study, marine species are pushing their range boundaries poleward, away from the Equator, at an average speed of 4.5 miles a year. That’s 10 times as faster as the speed at which species on land are moving.