Coastal Care

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Category: Ecosystem Destruction

Pilot Whales Beached, South Africa

Pilot Whales Beached, South Africa

Six of 19 pilot whales that were stranded Sunday on a beach in the South African city of Cape Town have died and authorities said they planned to euthanize some of the surviving whales.

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NOAA Considers Effects Of Oil And Gas Activities On Marine Animals And Alaska Native Communities,

NOAA Considers Effects Of Oil And Gas Activities On Marine Animals And Alaska Native Communities,

NOAA announced that it is seeking comments on a supplemental draft environmental impact statement (EIS) for oil and gas activities in the Arctic Ocean. The draft includes analysis on how a broader range of potential offshore oil and gas activities could affect the environment, with a specific focus on marine mammals and the Alaska Native communities that depend on the animals for food and cultural traditions.

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Antarctic’s First-Ever Whale Skeleton Found

Antarctic’s First-Ever Whale Skeleton Found

For the first time ever, scientists say they have discovered a whale skeleton on the ocean floor near Antarctica. Though whales naturally sink to the ocean floor when they die, it’s extremely rare for scientists to come across these final resting places, known as “whale falls.”

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Patagonia’s New Marine Parks, In Pictures

Patagonia’s New Marine Parks, In Pictures

The National Congress of Argentina has recently created two new marine protected areas, the Ping├╝ino Coastal Marine Park and Makenke Coastal Marine Park.

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Mass Strandings of Pilot Whales: A Study

Mass Strandings of Pilot Whales: A Study

Biologists since Aristotle have puzzled over the reasons for mass strandings of whales and dolphins, in which groups of up to several hundred individuals drive themselves up onto a beach…

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Increasing Number Of Sea Lion Pups Stranded Along California Coast

Increasing Number Of Sea Lion Pups Stranded Along California Coast

An increasing number of California sea lion pups have been stranding along the coast of in Los Angeles, Orange and San Diego counties. A California marine mammal center has declared a state of a emergency.

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Historic day for shark protection

Historic day for shark protection

Three types of critically endangered but commercially valuable shark have been given added protection at the Cites meeting in Bangkok.

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US And Russia Unite In Bid To Strengthen Protection For Polar Bear

US And Russia Unite In Bid To Strengthen Protection For Polar Bear

A fight to protect polar bears from Arctic hunters has led cold war foes the US and Russia to unite against Canada ahead of a key international vote this week.

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Whales Benefit From Action On Ocean Noise

Whales Benefit From Action On Ocean Noise

Scientists are working to reduce the noise levels experienced by whales from North Atlantic shipping.

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Plastic Pollution

Sand Wars – United Nations-GEA

Sand Mining Detrimental Effects

The World’s Beaches

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