Oceans

Last-ditch attempt to save the endangered vaquita porpoise

$4m mission in Gulf of California aims to rescue world’s most endangered sea mammal – with help from US navy dolphins<p>Scientists are finalising plans to make a last-ditch attempt to save the world’s most endangered marine mammal, the vaquita porpoise. They believe there are now fewer than 30 of …

Biological Species

Blue Whale: The sinister, online game that is brainwashing teens into commiting suicide

A sinister, online game called "Blue Whale" is reportedly brainwashing teenagers into committing suicide, according to media reports.<p>The <i>BBC</i> reported …

Teens

China’s Appetite Pushes Fisheries to the Brink

JOAL, Senegal — Once upon a time, the seas teemed with mackerel, squid and sardines, and life was good. But now, on opposite sides of the globe, sun-creased fishermen lament as they reel in their nearly empty nets.<p>“Your net would be so full of fish, you could barely heave it onto the boat,” said …

Fishing

Shark spotter mauled to death

A TRAINED shark spotter has been mauled to death by one, just two months after his best friend was killed in almost identical circumstances.<p><i>The Sun</i> …

Fish

Shark survival thriller 47 Meters Down gets a first poster and trailer

A new poster and trailer have debuted for director Johannes Roberts’ upcoming thriller <b>47 Meters Down</b> which stars Mandy Moore and Claire Holt as two …

Trailers

41 humpback whale deaths in Atlantic force fed probe

ASBURY PARK, N.J. — An unusually high number of dead humpback whales washing ashore along the Atlantic coast has prompted marine mammal experts to open a federal investigation of the cause.<p>But the cause may never be fully determined, according to experts.<p>Since January 2016, 41 of the mammals have …

Humpback Whales

USM to purchase aquaculture facility to help restore Coast’s oyster industry

<b>By BECKY GILLETTE</b><p>Big, fat, juicy oysters have been a part of the Gulf Coast’s culinary traditions ever since the area was discovered more than 300 …

Aquaculture

Great White sharks spotted in Plettenberg Bay

James de Villiers, News24<p>Cape Town - The National Sea Rescue Institute has warned the public to be vigilant when heading to the beach on the Southern …

News (South Africa)

8th-grader lands 835-pound bluefin tuna that is seven times his weight

Kaleb Richardson stands 5-foot-6, weighs 115 pounds and is only in the eighth-grade, yet he is a grizzled fisherman when it comes to big-game fishing.<p>…

Fishing

Slathering on sunscreen at the beach? It may be destroying coral reefs

Studies show that oxybenzone, a common chemical found particularly in spray-on sunscreens, contributes to coral bleaching and leaves reefs deformed<p>For years we’ve been told to slap on sunscreen to protect against the harmful effects of the sun’s UV rays. But eco-conscious beachgoers may want to …

Environment

Climate Change Effects: Carbon Dioxide Hurts Algae The Ocean Needs

Scientists predict that climate change is going to make Earth’s oceans more acidic, and that’s a problem for one important microorganism and all the …

Ocean Acidification

Watch giant basking sharks caught on camera by kayakers off the Irish coast

A group of six Irish kayakers recently had a close encounter with a school of enormous basking sharks off the coast of County Kerry in the Atlantic Ocean. Six staff members from Irish Adventures came across five sharks while out on a day trip and captured the stunning footage of the slow-moving, …

Scuba Diving

Adventurer in San Diego aims to swim across Pacific Ocean

This morning, Ben Lecomte will slide into the waters of San Diego Bay for a fundraising marathon swim that could last up to 37 hours. As extreme as …

Sailing

Our Choking Seas

I spent last week's Spring break with my family in a remote spot on the Northeastern coast of Brazil.<p>It's so remote, in fact, that there are no access roads to speak of: To get there, you drive about 200 miles from Fortaleza, the capital of Ceará state, and then tackle the last 25 miles or so on …

Where is MH370? Scientists Say They Have 'Credible Information' for Location

More than three years after the Malaysia Airlines disappeared, and there is growing evidence that the search authorities have been looking for the …

Malaysia Airlines

'Blue whale challenge': How to combat the dangers of an internet phenomenon

Social media has been abuzz with a dangerous 50-day challenge involving self-inflicted harm and suicide. Internet safety experts told DW that combating such abusive behavior begins with trust and openness.<p>From France to Brazil, authorities have warned parents and educators of a challenge …

Social Media

State pol wants answers on recent deaths of 41 humpback whales

A state assemblywoman and animal rights advocate expressed alarm over the recent deaths of 41 humpback whales along the Eastern seaboard.

Animals

Ocean acidification may hamper food web’s nitrogen-fixing heroes

A hard look at experimental setups may start to explain dueling predictions on whether ocean acidification will boost, or choke, vital marine …

Ocean Acidification

So, how do you get rid of a 50-ton whale? A few options ... and 1 really bad idea

A badly decomposed whale washed ashore in Toms River

Trump signs order to expand drilling in Arctic, Atlantic oceans

Executive order 'puts us on track for American energy independence,' says Interior Secretary<p>Working to dismantle his predecessor's environmental …

Oil

Whales keep dying and this assemblywoman wants to know why

A state assemblywoman from Manhattan is on a mission to find out why so many humpback whales are dying in the waters off the East Coast.<p>Rebecca …

New York City

NY Is #1 In Dead Whales

<i>(Silver Serin)</i><p>There's a lot for which New York ranks #1 nationwide. There's pizza, for instance, public transit, finding homes for abandoned pets, …

New York City

Offshore Executive Order Threatens Coastal Parks

Expanded drilling, marine sanctuary restrictions could endanger national parks.<p>WASHINGTON – President Trump today signed an executive order that …

National Parks

Surfers back in water as confidence-boosting six month trial of shark nets comes to close

Young surfer Cooper Allen's mauling from a great white shark last September was the final straw for the NSW government, which bowed to local …

Brisbane

Robots and new technology take the stage in battle against invasive species

Asian carp, wild goats and lionfish among those targeted<p>A robot zaps and vacuums up venomous lionfish in Bermuda. A helicopter pelts Guam's trees …

Nature

East coast braces for fresh climate fight as Trump eyes more offshore drilling

President signed an executive order to review areas potentially rich in fossil fuels that were put out of reach of drilling by the Obama administration<p>Communities along the east coast are steeling themselves for a fresh round of angst and protest over offshore drilling, with Donald Trump set to …

Environment

Killer whales go on 'unprecedented' killing spree in Monterey Bay

A week of insane whale sightings in Monterey Bay got even crazier Wednesday when a pod of nine killer whales attacked a gray whale calf right in front of a whale watching tour boat.<p>This is the fourth kill in seven days for the group of orcas. That's one kill every other day since last Thursday by …

Killer Whales

Why Hawaii is trying to ban a common sunscreen

It's a coral reef killer<p>The waters surrounding Hawaii's eight main islands contain more than 410,000 acres of living coral reefs. If strung together, the reefs would be bigger than Oahu, Hawaii’s third largest island. And because of Hawaii’s geographic isolation, the reefs support unique life. The …

Coral Reefs

The ‘Homer Simpson’ Of Great White Sharks Tried To Eat An Entire Frigging Humpback Whale

There is perhaps no bigger glutton in pop culture than Homer Simpson, the cartoon patriarch of <i>The Simpsons</i> family who has literally been taken to court for being a “remorseless eatin’ machine” by shutting down an all-you-can-eat restaurant, consumed Play-Doh in an effort to bump himself up to 300 …

Humpback Whales

Just Back From Regal Princess Dry Dock: Ocean Medallion Technology Installed, Plus Other Updates

(6:30 a.m. EDT) -- When Regal Princess leaves dry dock today -- following an 11-day update at the Blohm + Voss shipyard in Hamburg -- it will be …

Cruise Ships