Marine Life

Posts about life in the oceans ranging from plankton to blue whales.

“The Smog of the Ocean” — UPSTREAM Battles Plastic Pollution at the Source

Written by on September 4, 2017 in Marine Life, Policy & Ocean Law
“The Smog of the Ocean” — UPSTREAM Battles Plastic Pollution at the Source

While many people have heard about the giant “floating plastic garbage patches” in the oceans, the truth is that the issue is neither that simple to describe nor simple to solve.

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Interview with an Octopus Researcher (Part 1)

Written by on May 4, 2017 in Interviews, Marine Life
Interview with an Octopus Researcher (Part 1)

To help answer some basic questions about octopuses (some of the most intelligent members of their phylum), we interviewed a scientist who studies them.

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ICYMI: first underwater video footage of the True’s beaked whale

Written by on March 16, 2017 in Marine Life, Whales & Dolphins
ICYMI: first underwater video footage of the True’s beaked whale

Researchers recently captured the first-ever footage of the rare True’s beaked whale.

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New MPA could protect endangered basking sharks

Written by on March 15, 2017 in Marine Life, Sharks
New MPA could protect endangered basking sharks

New research shows that a proposed Marine Protected Area (MPA) in the Sea of the Hebrides off Scotland’s west coast could help protect basking sharks.

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ICYMI: 27% of ocean fish caught become fishmeal or fish oil

Written by on March 14, 2017 in Marine Life
ICYMI: 27% of ocean fish caught become fishmeal or fish oil

“In fact, of the some 20 million MT of fish caught annually around the world for uses other than eating, 90 percent are fish that are perfectly good to eat…”

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Nine turtles helping researchers learn about “lost years”

Written by on March 6, 2017 in Marine Life, Sea Turtles
Nine turtles helping researchers learn about “lost years”

Last month, SEA LIFE Sunshine Coast released nine juvenile flatback turtles off the coast of Bundaberg as part of a one-of-a-kind marine conservation project.

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Are drones disturbing marine mammals?

Written by on March 3, 2017 in Marine Life
Are drones disturbing marine mammals?

Is noise pollution by drones interfering with marine wildlife research?

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Manta rays worth millions in Mozambique

Written by on March 1, 2017 in Marine Life
Manta rays worth millions in Mozambique

A new study from the Marine Megafauna Foundation reveals that manta rays are worth millions to Mozambique.

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36 facts for International Polar Bear Day

Written by on February 27, 2017 in Marine Life
36 facts for International Polar Bear Day

Did you know that polar bears have the thickest fur of all bears? To celebrate International Polar Bear Day, here are 35 other facts about these awesome animals.

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Seal Island Cams Up and Running!

Written by on February 8, 2017 in Marine Life, Seals, Sea Lions & Sea Otters
Seal Island Cams Up and Running!

Brighten up a dreary winter day by watching gray seals with their adorable pups!

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