Tag: Endangered Species Act

The Pros and Cons of Taking Humpback Whales off the Endangered Species List

Written by on April 24, 2015 in Policy & Ocean Law, Whales & Dolphins
The Pros and Cons of Taking Humpback Whales off the Endangered Species List

NOAA proposed reclassifying humpbacks into 14 distinct population segments, many of which would no longer be listed under the ESA. Subscribe to our newsletter to learn more!

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Unraveling the Mystery of Sea Turtles’ “Lost Years”

Written by on April 16, 2015 in Marine Life, Sea Turtles
Unraveling the Mystery of Sea Turtles’ “Lost Years”

It was once commonly thought that young sea turtles passively drifted in ocean currents without really swimming, but now we know that’s not true.

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Happy (kinda?) Endangered Species Day!

Written by on May 16, 2014 in Marine Life
Happy (kinda?) Endangered Species Day!

Today is Endangered Species Day! It might not be the happiest of holidays, but endangered species are definitely worth celebrating.

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How Are Polar Bears Coping With a Rapidly Changing Environment?

Written by on January 22, 2014 in Marine Life, Other Marine Life
How Are Polar Bears Coping With a Rapidly Changing Environment?

New research suggests that threatened polar bears are switching to alternative food sources in an effort to cope with climate change.

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Celebrating 40 Years of the Endangered Species Act

Written by on December 27, 2013 in Policy & Ocean Law
Celebrating 40 Years of the Endangered Species Act

Tomorrow is the 40th anniversary of the Endangered Species Act (ESA), which was passed by Congress on December 28, 1973.

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Marine-Life Smugglers Headed to Federal Prison

Written by on December 5, 2013 in Policy & Ocean Law
Marine-Life Smugglers Headed to Federal Prison

Today’s highlights include the sentence for marine-life smugglers, genetic distinctions in humpback whales, and the importance of plant-eating coral reef fish.

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Sea Otters vs. the Navy in Southern California

Written by on November 13, 2013 in Policy & Ocean Law
Sea Otters vs. the Navy in Southern California

Today’s highlights include new research on marine snow, Navy vs sea otters, and problems with fish discard bans.

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Southern Resident Killer Whales Get Extra Protection

Written by on September 12, 2013 in Policy & Ocean Law, Whales & Dolphins
Southern Resident Killer Whales Get Extra Protection

Today’s highlights include protection for southern resident killer whales, bowhead whale songs, and a quicker way to identify whale and dolphin meat.

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CT Nonprofit Saving Whales for 40 Years

Written by on September 12, 2013 in Editor's Choice, Marine Life, Whales & Dolphins
CT Nonprofit Saving Whales for 40 Years

Check out our latest guest post from Dan Knaub about humpback whales and the Connecticut nonprofit that has been saving them for 40 years.

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Are Humpback Whales Still Endangered?

Written by on September 12, 2013 in Other News, Whales & Dolphins
Are Humpback Whales Still Endangered?

Check out our latest guest post from Dan Knaub about humpback whales and the Connecticut nonprofit that has been saving them for 40 years.

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