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Marine Heat Wave Linked to Sharp Increase in Whale Entanglements

Marine Heat Wave Linked to Sharp Increase in Whale Entanglements

An ocean heat wave off the U.S. West Coast from 2014 to 2016 drove humpback whales into a narrow band of cooler water, leading to a dramatic increase in whale entanglements with crab-fishing gear, according to a new study.

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The ‘Blob,’ a massive marine heat wave, led to an unprecedented seabird die-off

The ‘Blob,’ a massive marine heat wave, led to an unprecedented seabird die-off

From 2015–2016, 62,000 dead common murres washed onto U.S. and Canadian Pacific coast beaches. All together, an estimated 10 to 20 percent of the region’s total population was wiped out.

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Global warming cited as Antarctica’s chinstrap penguin population drops by half

Global warming cited as Antarctica’s chinstrap penguin population drops by half

The numbers have dropped across the region as average temperatures have soared by more than five degrees over 50 years. That increase is about five-times the global average.

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Why do ocean animals eat plastic?

Why do ocean animals eat plastic?

Why would an apex ocean predator eat gloves? Or rope? Or plastic cups? How does a whale end up with more than 200 pounds of waste in its stomach?

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Beached sperm whale found with 220 pounds of trash in his stomach

Beached sperm whale found with 220 pounds of trash in his stomach

A sperm whale that washed up on a beach was found with 220 pounds of plastic trash in his stomach. The whale beached itself and died on a northern Scottish island.

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South Atlantic humpback whales have rebounded from near extinction

South Atlantic humpback whales have rebounded from near extinction

After being hunted nearly to extinction in the early 20th century, a population of humpback whales in the southern Atlantic Ocean has almost entirely recovered, according to a new study.

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Scientists rush to rescue sea turtles threatened by mysterious Brazil oil spill

Scientists rush to rescue sea turtles threatened by mysterious Brazil oil spill

Crude oil has been washing up along a 1,200-mile stretch of coastline of the Brazilian northeast for over a month, leaving more than 150 of Brazil’s postcard-perfect beaches covered in thick, sludgy black patches. It is also along this coastline that olive ridley and loggerhead sea turtles come to make their nests and lay their eggs.

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A whale found dead, 3 others euthanized on South Carolina beach

A whale found dead, 3 others euthanized on South Carolina beach

Biologists will perform necropsies on one whale that died and three that were euthanized after becoming stranded on a South Carolina beach.

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We know they aren’t feeding’: fears for polar bears over shrinking Arctic ice

We know they aren’t feeding’: fears for polar bears over shrinking Arctic ice

This year’s annual minimum of the Arctic sea ice tied with the second-lowest extent on record, a mere 1.6m sq miles, and badly affected polar bear populations that live and hunt on the north slope of Alaska, plus those that live on the ice floes in the Bering Sea.

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