Abandoned fishing gear on the ocean floor is a serious threat to whales, sea turtles and all marine wildlife.
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NOAA’s decision to list these 20 species is a great first step in recognizing the problems facing corals and other reef wildlife.
It’s a “man bites shark” story. Despite sharks’ fearsome reputation, which has caused many a beachgoer a frisson of fear, in truth, sharks are in far more danger from humans than humans are from sharks.
A pending decision on fishing for cod and other groundfish in New England has big implications for marine mammals, including some of the most endangered animals in our waters, the North Atlantic right whale.
Last week brought some bad news for belugas when scientists from NOAA’s Alaska Fisheries Science Center announced the 2011 estimate for the endangered Cook Inlet beluga–the second lowest on record.