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 California Department of Fish and Wildlife and Morro Bay Harbor Patrol officers rescued the distressed female otter. She had deep More...

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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...

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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...

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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...

By Bookmarklet On Friday, December 16th, 2016
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Tropical Reef Camera – Live underwater video of fish & coral | Explore.org

tropical reef camera Tropical Reef Camera This live underwater camera observes a tropical reef, which are more commonly known as coral reefs, and exist in warm water environments More...

By Bookmarklet On Friday, December 16th, 2016
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California Sea Otter Crossing – Defenders of Wildlife Blog

12 December 2016 Making a Difference for California Sea Otters end article header After tragedy struck this past summer, Defenders is doing all we can to make sure it doesn’t happen again This summer, Mr. More...

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Watch: Paddleboarder gets up close with humpback whales – UPI.com

POIPU, Hawaii, Dec. 5 (UPI) — A paddleboarder in Hawaii was treated to an up-close show by a pod of humpback whales that decided to investigate the human visitor. A video posted to Facebook by More...

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Harbourmaster in trouble over orca rescue would do it again – National – NZ Herald News

Whitianga harbourmaster Matthew Collicott was stood down from his operational duties after he and others rescued the killer whale overnight on Wednesday. Photo / Courtesy of Boom SailingLatest breaking news articles, More...

By Bookmarklet On Thursday, December 15th, 2016
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Mysterious shark-eating orcas nab a big one off Monterey; rare video | GrindTV.com

  An offshore killer whale clutches a live sevengill shark in its jaws.A photographer off Monterey, Calif., has captured rare video footage – perhaps first of its kind – showing offshore killer whales More...

By Lauren St. Germain On Thursday, December 15th, 2016
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Rescuers struggle to save blue heron with fishing line wrapped around its beak | WTVC

CHATTANOOGA, Tenn — A photo posted to Facebook by Heather Sutherland shows a blue heron with fishing line wrapped around its beak. The blue heron was perched on a pier near the Chickamauga Dam. Both the TWRA More...