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Winter the Dolphin | Clearwater Marine Aquarium

Winter’s Survival Story<p>Winter was found stranded in Mosquito Lagoon, near Cape Canaveral, Florida when she was only two <b></b>months old, entangled in a …

Fish Near Water Treatment Plants are Harmed by Human Drugs

Photo: Flickr, CC<p>By now must of us have heard about how drugs that are thrown away or that simply pass through our metabolic system and end up in …

Who, What, Why: Is whale watching harmful to whales?

<b>Concerns over whale watching are being discussed by the International Whaling Commission this week. So is it harmful to whales?</b><p>At least 13 million people go whale watching every year and it is an industry estimated to be worth £1.32bn ($2.1bn), according to the International Fund for Animal Welfare …

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Manatee Mystery: Why Can't They Avoid Speedboats?

Manatees have sensitive hearing, but that doesn't necessarily keep them safe from passing boat propellers, a new study finds.<p>These docile sea cows …

New Diseases, Toxins Harming Marine Life

Dolphins, other marine mammals weakened by pollution, scientists say.<p><i>Part of our weekly "In Focus" series—stepping back, looking closer.</i><p><b>The dead sea otters arrived at Melissa Miller's Santa Cruz, California, lab with bright-yellow eyes and gums, their livers destroyed.</b><p>One by one, Miller, a …

Help Save Aquatic Animals

Save the Seals<p>Each year thousands of seals are killed in Canada. The seals suffer painful and lingering deaths. The weapon used is a club, the brutal …

How does oil impact marine life?

Oil destroys the insulating ability of fur-bearing mammals, such as sea otters, and the water repellency of a bird's feathers, thus exposing these …

How noise from ships is making sea animals suffer

“Noise can disturb, stress and injure a diversity of marine species,” said Sarika Cullis-Suzuki, one of the conference organisers who is researching …

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Chemicals In Our Waters Are Affecting Humans And Aquatic Life In Unanticipated Ways

Substances that we use everyday are turning up in our lakes, rivers and ocean, where they can impact aquatic life and possibly ourselves. Chemicals …

Pollution

Causes<p>Many of the activities and products that make modern human life possible are polluting the world. Even places that are relatively untouched by …

‘We have no choice but to kill them all’: Beluga whales trapped by Nunavut ice providing feast for polar bears and people

One month after a Northern Quebec community pleaded with authorities to free a pod of orcas trapped by sea ice, a group of similarly trapped belugas …

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