When a tourist boat carrying curious tourists approaches a seal colony with the sole purpose of observing them in the wild, the seals won’t know of their well-meaning intentions.
All the seals would see are potential predators.Read more
A study has confirmed that seals feeding on cod, herring and sprat in the Baltic Sea would not adversely affect the fish population, as much as man-made causes like climate change, nutrient load and fisheries would.Read more
Human-made microplastics are found in all the oceans. The most abundant type are fibers, which are shed from materials like carpets and fleece clothing, while their small size means that marine animals as small as zooplankton can consume them.Read more
Over 13 consecutive years, researchers from The University of Queensland (UQ) studied the structure and complexity of songs sung by the eastern Australian humpback whale population as they migrated off the coast of southeast Queensland from 2002 tRead more
The yelloweye rockfish, which lives in the coastal waters of Alaska, can live up to 120 years. Over its lifespan, they are known to accumulate toxic chemicals in their tissues.Read more
With eighty percent of the snow crabs in Newfoundland and Labrador currently smaller than fishable size, Canada’s Department of Fisheries and Oceans (DFO) has warned that continued fishing pressure may lead to long-term harm to the species.Read more