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What's Stressing Orcas Out? Think Portion Size · Oregon Public Broadcasting · EarthFix

What's Stressing Orcas Out? Think Portion Size · Oregon Public Broadcasting · EarthFix

Applications for Whale Heritage Site Status received from eight major tourism destinations

Applications for Whale Heritage Site Status received from eight major tourism destinations

NOAA: Areas in Wisconsin and Maryland identified as possible national marine sanctuaries

NOAA: Areas in Wisconsin and Maryland identified as possible national marine sanctuaries

Approximately 2,500 miles east of Rio de Janeiro and just over 1,200 miles west of the African country of Angola, lies St. Helena Island: one of the most remote inhabited islands in the world.  This stark volcanic peak juts up from the vast abyssal plain of the South Atlantic Ocean and covers just 47 square miles of rugged rocky terrain, but is home to a multitude of diverse animal, plant, and marine life. It has even been called the Galapagos of the South Atlantic.

Approximately 2,500 miles east of Rio de Janeiro and just over 1,200 miles west of the African country of Angola, lies St. Helena Island: one of the most remote inhabited islands in the world. This stark volcanic peak juts up from the vast abyssal plain of the South Atlantic Ocean and covers just 47 square miles of rugged rocky terrain, but is home to a multitude of diverse animal, plant, and marine life. It has even been called the Galapagos of the South Atlantic.

https://flic.kr/p/2aLBRL | Whale Bones | Whale bones on display at the Native Heritage Center here in Anchorage.

https://flic.kr/p/2aLBRL | Whale Bones | Whale bones on display at the Native Heritage Center here in Anchorage.

When art conservators in the United Kingdom were cleaning a 17th-century Dutch seascape, they found a surprise: an image of a beached whale that had been hidden for at least 150 years.

When art conservators in the United Kingdom were cleaning a 17th-century Dutch seascape, they found a surprise: an image of a beached whale that had been hidden for at least 150 years.

You would think that 12 miles inland from the Mediterranean Sea is the last place to find a dolphin clutching a fish between its jaws. The discovery of 2,000-or-so-year-old marble statue of the dolphin was found amid the ruins of a late Byzantine and early Islamic site in the northern Negev was only announced this week by Israel’s Antiquities Authority.

You would think that 12 miles inland from the Mediterranean Sea is the last place to find a dolphin clutching a fish between its jaws. The discovery of 2,000-or-so-year-old marble statue of the dolphin was found amid the ruins of a late Byzantine and early Islamic site in the northern Negev was only announced this week by Israel’s Antiquities Authority.

Federal court fines company after skipper ‘inadvertently’ trawled in protected area of what is now world heritage site

Federal court fines company after skipper ‘inadvertently’ trawled in protected area of what is now world heritage site

Gray whales calve in the warm waters off Baja California then a few months later begin their 5,000 mile migration to Arctic feeding grounds....

Gray whales calve in the warm waters off Baja California then a few months later begin their 5,000 mile migration to Arctic feeding grounds....

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