Last week the European Union considered a petition to ban on all products made from spiny dogfish. The petition, put forward by the representative from Germany, would have banned trade of all spiny dogfish products, and barring that called for … Continue reading →
This month's group post is an expose of our favorite feeding strategies in the s...
As the end of March approaches, the few right whales that remain down on the calving ground off Florida and Georgia begin heading north along the coast to their feeding grounds off Massachusetts. Southern survey teams (FWC, GDNR, the Marineland Right Whale Project, Sea-to-Shore Alliance, UNCW, and others) report a relatively quiet season this year with only 50-60 whales seen and 10 calves
Over the summer, I helped out on the Marine Summer Ranger program that Parks Victoria run across their land and marine parks. Locally, where in live in Warrnambool on the south west coast, the program involved rockpool rambles in the Merri Marine Sanctuary. This is an area that, from anecdotal reports, was close to being […]
Which marine mammals dive the deepest?
A new long-term study of elusive Cuvier’s beaked whale shows they can dive to nearly 3,000m (10,000 feet) while a second stayed down for 138 minutes.
Reference (Open Access) : Schorr et al 2014 First Long-Term Behavioral Records from Cuvier’s Beaked Whales (Ziphius cavirostris) Reveal Record-Breaking Dives. PLoS ONE 9(3): e92633. doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0092633
This #EarthHour we want you to show the world how you’re being a Superhero for the Planet on Instagram! Take a picture of your action, whether you’re cleaning up a beach, taking public transport, planting a tree, cycling for life or taking part in Earth Hour this Saturday, March 29 at 8:30PM. Don’t forget to use the hash-tags #EarthHour #YourPower and #SpiderMan and share your location! Use Your Power to change the world we live in.
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