Posts Categorized: Marine Habitat

Stellar sea lions, © David B. Ledig/USFWS

Pushing for Safer Seafood »

New regulations could help protect sea lions, whales, dolphins and other marine mammals from tragic deaths in fishermen’s nets. Get the details and voice your support for this new rule!

Pronghorn antelope, ©USFWS

Defenders Celebrates National Wildlife Refuge Week »

Here at Defenders, we love our wildlife and public lands, especially the National Wildlife Refuge System, the only federal lands system dedicated specifically to protecting wildlife and its habitat. Our staff work all over the country to advocate for some of our amazing refuges and the vital role they play in our conservation work.

Hammerhead in net, ©

Swordfishermen be warned! »

Some commercial fishermen use drift gillnets to sweep the ocean and end up collecting not only intended species of fish, but also “bycatch”, other unintended sea life like whales, dolphins, sharks, sea turtles and seals.

Wolverine, © Anna Yu/iStock

Wildlife Weekly Wrap Up »

Rare Wolverines Confirmed in New Areas in Wyoming; Wolf Science – “When shooting a coyote kills a wolf”; Rare Lynx Sighting Caught on Camera; Save These Sharks; Alarming Rates of Plastic in Sea Turtles

whale, © Brian Johns

Playing Ocean Detective »

Since May, there have been 30 reported dead whales washed up on Alaskan shores. NOAA has officially declared an Unusual Mortality Event – the term for when large numbers of dead marine mammals wash ashore and scientists can’t easily identify why.