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Pilot Whales Die on New Zealand Beach

News
Feb
21

A pod of 107 pilot whales stranded on a remote New Zealand beach have died, including 48 that were put down, the government’s conservation department said.

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Annual Shark Migration: Thousands Seen Off Florida Shore

News
Feb
18

Local stations in Florida ran astounding videos of thousands of sharks congregating just off the coast of Boca Raton, Fla., during their annual migration.

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Rare leatherback turtle spotted on Sumatra’s Beach, Indonesia

News
Feb
17

The giant turtle was spotted on a beach on Sumatra island over the weekend just before it plunged into the water. Soon after 65 eggs thought to belong to the leatherback were found in a nest, the third such discovery on the same beach this year.

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Thousands of Dead Fish Wash Ashore Florida’s Beaches

News, Pollution
Feb
8

Now, in the latest unexplained mass animal death this year alone, thousands of fish have again washed up dead on Florida’s shores. This follows similar incidents where large schools of fish were found lifeless on beaches in Arkansas, Maryland and New Zealand in January.

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Once Again Rescuers Struggle to Save Beached Whales, New Zealand

News
Feb
5

Rescuers struggled to save scores of pilot whales after 80 beached themselves in New Zealand yesterday. 66 survivors of the pod freed themselves and swam back to sea during a high tide, rescuers said on Saturday.

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Blooming Jellyfish off Northeast Atlantic and Mediterranean Coasts

News
Dec
14

A study examining over 50 years of jellyfish data by an international team, has confirmed an increase in the size and intensity of proliferations of the jellyfish Pelagia noctiluca, particularly visible in enormous blooms along Spanish coasts and beaches.

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Red Sea Shark Attacks: Puzzle Scientists

News
Dec
11

Running through the different theories is the sense that human behavior is conditioning the sharks to stick around.

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How Do Marine Turtles Return To The Same Beach To Lay Their Eggs?

Marine turtles almost always return to the same beach to lay their eggs. The egg-laying beaches are often far from the feeding areas and the females cross several hundred kilometers of ocean with no visual landmarks.

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Enormous Levels of Illegal Turtle Harvesting on Beaches, Madagascar

The study is the first direct assessment of the level of exploitation of turtles in Madagascar. Similar harvests exist in many countries in the tropical coastal developing world, so this isn’t an isolated issue, but clearly it is a cause for concern when dealing with endangered species.

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