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Whales off California coast draw crowds

News
Nov
2

Feeding grounds for the humpbacks whales are usually farther offshore, but scientists said this year weather conditions have brought anchovies closer to land, and the whales have followed, and settled unusually close to shore.

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Slew of Beached whales On Britain’s Shores mystifies scientists

News
Oct
7

Faced with yet another slumped and slowly expiring cetacean on the Britain’s strands, scientists continue to be mystified by the cause for this unusually high number of unexplained whale mortalities that occured this year. But slowly, some new clues and possible culprits are emerging.

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Great White Shark, Studied By Oceans Research

Blog
Sep
25

There is no such thing as “swimming beaches” or “surfing beaches.” These are just qualities humans attribute to these areas. All of them are just beaches, all holding the same types of dangers; rip-tides, waves, currents and of course wild animals. Great white sharks are commonly found in near shore locations, and its important again to remind people that the environment does not belong to us selectively for our use.

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World’s Largest Sea Turtle Nesting Beach in Peril Orissa Due to Massive Erosion

Wildlife activists are concerned over gradual destruction of the traditional nesting grounds of Olive Ridley sea turtles at Gahirmatha Marine Sanctuary on Orissa coast, following massive and illegal sand dredging at the Mahanadi river mouth.

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Pacific Walruses Studied as Sea Ice Melts

The extent of sea ice has been less in recent summers, and large herds of walruses have been hauling out on beaches in Alaska and Russia in the past few years, forsaking sea ice for sand in what has become a symbol of climate warming. Studies show that In 2010, walruses came ashore in late August, and this year, the sea ice disappeared from the shelf earlier, and walruses have already begun to come ashore.

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Beach Goers To Report Endangered Leatherback Turtle Sightings, UK

News
Aug
10

Beach goers are being asked to look out for endangered leatherback turtles which are currently visiting British summer seas to feed on the huge numbers of jellyfish.

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Ban turtle eggs trade in Malaysia: WWF

Sea turtles once arrived in their thousands to lay eggs on Malaysian beaches, but are now increasingly rare due to poaching and coastal development.

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Rare fossil of sea reptile found on Alaska beach

News
Aug
1

Alaska scientists have discovered the fossil of a rare, prehistoric marine reptile that is likely the most complete remnant of the creature ever found in North America.

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Sea Turtle Egg Poaching Legalized in Costa Rica: The Debate

An unusual project installed in 1990, to stabilize the population of Olive Ridley sea turtles in the coastal town of Ostional on Costa Rica’s Nicoya Peninsula, that led the government of Costa Rica to legally permit an exemption to the 1966 nationwide ban on harvesting sea turtle eggs, remains controversial.

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