GRANTS PASS, Ore. (AP) — Millions of krill — a tiny shrimp-like animal that is a cornerstone of the ocean food web — have been washing up on beaches in Southern Oregon and Northern California for the past few weeks…. Read More ›
This week in ocean news: Stories from Los Angeles Times, CBC News, Pew Environment Group, Bloomberg Businessweek, LiveScience, and Science Daily.
June 7, 2013 Marine mammal experts are trying to find a whale in distress in the St. Lawrence River near Tadoussac, Que. Tour operators reporting sighting the fin whale entangled in crab-fishing gear yesterday. The whale, a female nicknamed Captain… Read More ›
From Science Magazine by Paul Gabrielsen On Christmas Day 2010, an aerial team of wildlife spotters saw a whale in distress off the eastern coast of Florida. Her head, mouth, and fins were tangled in 132 meters of commercial fishing… Read More ›
Using a “patient monitoring” device attached to a whale entangled in fishing gear, scientists showed for the first time how fishing lines changed a whale’s diving and swimming behavior. The monitoring revealed how fishing gear hinders whales’ ability to eat… Read More ›
From the Vancouver AquariumAs the days get longer and the temperature rises, many folks are revving their engines and hoisting their sails, marking the arrival of boating season. It’s an exciting time of year, and getting out on the water… Read More ›