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Rare Thai Turtle Nests Make Biggest Comeback In 20 Years Thanks to COVID-19

Rare Thai Turtle Nests Make Biggest Comeback In 20 Years Thanks to COVID-19

While many humans are in quarantine, sea turtles appear to be thriving. The largest number of rare leatherback sea turtle nests in two decades was found on Thailand's beaches earlier this month. Eleven turtle nests have...
70,000 Sea Turtles Nested on Beaches Emptied By COVID-19

70,000 Sea Turtles Nested on Beaches Emptied By COVID-19

(Updated April 27, 2020) | More than 70,000 olive ridley sea turtles were seen nesting along the coast of the eastern Indian state of Odisha. According to Business Insider, the sea turtles did not partake...
9 Easy Ways You Can Protect the Oceans

9 Easy Ways You Can Protect the Oceans

For centuries, humankind has marveled at the ocean. It covers more than 70 percent of the planet's surface and produces more than half of the world's oxygen. It's home to between 700,000 and one...
Canada Just Banned Ocean Drilling and Mining to Protect Marine Life

Canada Just Banned Ocean Drilling and Mining to Protect Marine Life

Canada has banned ocean drilling and mining in marine protected areas along the coast. According to Fisheries and Oceans Canada, the new marine protected areas will function like national parks of the sea. Drilling, mining, dumping,...
Fishmonger Rescues and Releases 70-Pound Octopus Back Into the Ocean

Fishmonger Rescues and Releases 70-Pound Octopus Back Into the Ocean

A 70-pound octopus named "Fred" was released into the ocean by an unlikely savior: a California fish market owner. Morro Bay's Giovanni DeGarimore, who owns the popular Giovanni's Fish Market, says he couldn't butcher the...
Single-Use Items Make up 89% of Plastic Waste in the Ocean

Single-Use Items Make up 89% of Plastic Waste in the Ocean

A new press release by the United Nations Environment Program (UNEP) highlighted the threat of plastic pollution in the world’s oceans. According to the organization, 89 percent of the plastic in the ocean is single-use...

Dominican Republic Bans the Sale of Dolphins for Entertainment

The Dominican Republic has passed legislation that prohibits the sale of dolphins, Ric O’Barry’s Dolphin Project reported. The new legislation, published by the Dominican Republic’s Ministry of Environment and Natural Resources, is said to...
Sea Shepherd Launches Campaign to Protect Marine Life From Plastic Pollution

Sea Shepherd Launches Campaign to Protect Marine Life From Plastic Pollution

Sea Shepherd, an international non-profit focusing on marine conservation, has launched a new campaign to increase awareness of the “overwhelming plastic pollution of the ocean,” the organization said in a press release. The campaign was created...

Canada Tackles Overfishing with Proposed Marine Life Habitat Protection Regulations

Canada's federal government is taking steps to put more effective protections in place for fish and their habitats. This is particularly important for Canada's coastal communities who currently rely on fishing both culturally and socially. The Fisheries...

Mexico Bans Fishing From 57,000 Square Miles of Ocean

An impressive marine reserve has just been created by the Mexican government. The reserve surrounds a group of islands inhabited by hundreds of species of marine life and the government has imposed a complete...

5 Things Donald Trump Needs to Know Before He Eats Shark Fin Soup Again

Far be it from us to tell President Donald Trump what to eat. But the rumors that he recently indulged in shark fin soup while visiting Vietnam made us do a double-take. This food may...

Why the World Needs You to Stop Sucking (Immediately!)

No one wants to ‘draw the short straw’ in any situation. But every time we accept a straw with a drink, our planet and its irreplaceable animal inhabitants are having the short straw drawn...

Holiday Deep Blues: Are Cruises Killing Marine Life?

This week saw a humpback whale, thought to be a juvenile, impaled on a Princess Cruises ship: an unanticipated passenger as the ship arrived in Alaska. The 6-metre long humpback was harpooned by the 290-metre...