1,000 Kilometers from the Coast, Bears Gorge on Ocean Fish | Hakai Magazine

It’s common to see bears gorging on salmon in places like British Columbia’s Great Bear Rainforest. In coastal regions, salmon provide a vital source of nutrients that support the wider ecosystem. But a new study shows that even as far as 1,000 kilometers from the coast, bears count on salmon. For the study, led by Megan Adams, a University More...

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By John Wesley Chisholm On Tuesday, March 28th, 2017
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Watch: Stunning aerial footage of Ireland’s huge basking sharks | sharks | Earth Touch News

Last time we checked in with the Emerald Isle’s famous basking sharks, they were getting airborne. And now, with a bit of help from BBC Two, our eyes are in the skies.   This gorgeous drone footage More...

By Deborah Sullivan Brennan On Monday, January 16th, 2017
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This forecasting tool aims to keep ships and blue whales from colliding – Baltimore Sun

A new forecasting tool will help scientists predict blue whale traffic, as the ocean behemoths make their annual migration. The tool allows researchers to post online maps showing likely “hot spots” More...

By Bookmarklet On Monday, December 26th, 2016
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Year End Best – This rescuer saved a raccoon in heroic fashion on Independence Day | abc7ny.com

A raccoon was pulled to safety on July 4 after a nearby boat spotted the animal frantically swimming in a creek. The rescuer said he heard a “yelping sound” that at first sounded like birds overhead More...

By Matt Novak On Wednesday, December 21st, 2016
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This Deep Sea Fisherman Posts His Discoveries on Twitter and OH MY GOD KILL IT WITH FIRE

A strange deep sea creature captured by fisherman Roman Fedorstov (Twitter) Roman Fedortsov is a deep sea fisherman in Russia. And he’s been taking photos of OH MY GOD WHAT IS THAT?  More...

By Bookmarklet On Tuesday, December 20th, 2016
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Expert: More Whale Sightings May Mean Less Pollution In NY Waterways « CBS New York

Expert: More Whale Sightings May Mean Less Pollution In NY Waterways December 16, 2016 10:46 AM Humpback Whale in the sea. (Credit: Thinkstock) RYE, N.Y. (CBSNewYork) — It’s a majestic sight — a living More...

By Bookmarklet On Tuesday, December 20th, 2016
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Sea otter healed by Monterey Bay Aquarium returns to the wild – Meet Sea Otter 741

MONTEREY, Calif. —One sea otter is swimming free off the coast of Morro Bay after completing a successful rehab at the Monterey Bay Aquarium. Otter 741 was spotted tangled in fishing line in Morro Bay last summer. The More...

By Bookmarklet On Monday, December 19th, 2016
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Six New Species Discovered Near Thermal Vents on Ocean Floor | Motherboard

  In 2011, a team of marine ecologists led by Jon Copley sent a remotely operated submarine nearly two miles underwater to observe a field of hydrothermal vents in the southwest Indian Ocean. Copley and his More...

By Bookmarklet On Monday, December 19th, 2016
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Feeding grounds for ‘Volkswagen of the ocean’ to be protected off Cape Breton – Local Xpress

The federal government is moving toward creating a marine protected area east of Cape Breton on the Eastern Scotian Shelf. The regulations laying out how the proposed St. Anns Bank Marine Protected Area off Scatarie More...

By Bookmarklet On Monday, December 19th, 2016
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Mexico bid to save world’s smallest vaquita porpoise – BBC News

Mexican authorities and scientists are trying to save the world’s smallest porpoise by capturing illegal “ghost” fishing nets. They have managed to remove more than 100 dumped or lost nets left More...