Animals

Algal Blooms Linked to Largest Die-Off of Great Whales Ever Recorded

Algal Blooms Linked to Largest Die-Off of Great Whales Ever Recorded

In Argentina baby whales have been dying off the coast in increasingly high numbers for the past decade and no one has known exactly why. “The average number of right whale deaths per year at Peninsula Valdes jumped more than 10-fold, from fewer than six per year before 2005 to 65 per year from 2005 to […]

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    #BearSelfies Force Colorado Park to Close

    #BearSelfies Force Colorado Park to Close

    If you’ve ever been to Yellowstone or other parks in the U.S., you’ve seen the signs telling visitors to keep their distance from wild animals. In Yellowstone, park authorities warn visitors to remain within 25 yards of bison and other large animals—and within 100 yards of bears and wolves. And yet, plenty of people just don’t […]

    30 Whales Have Died Off the Coast of Alaska and No One Knows Why

    30 Whales Have Died Off the Coast of Alaska and No One Knows Why

    Whales are dying off the coast of Alaska and no one knows why. Yesterday, the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) officially declared the recent deaths of 30 large whales in the western Gulf of Alaska an “unusual mortality event,” triggering an investigation into the cause of the mass die off. NOAA defines an unusual mortality […]

    Slaughter of Pilot Whales Draws Global Outrage

    Slaughter of Pilot Whales Draws Global Outrage

    For everyone who cares about the lives of pilot whales and dolphins, I am happy to say that Sea Shepherd’s Operation Sleppid Grindini campaign is being well received by the international media and has gone viral on social media. On Monday, I did a national news interview in France and later spoke to Russian television. […]

    Another Northern White Rhino Died, Leaving Only 4 Left on Earth

    Another Northern White Rhino Died, Leaving Only 4 Left on Earth

    After the deaths of a male Northern White Rhino at the San Diego Zoo last year and now a female, Nabiré, at a Czech Republic zoo Monday, the Northern White Rhinos are truly on the brink of extinction. Nabiré was 31 when she died from complications of a ruptured cyst, according to a statement from […]

    ‎Breaking‬: Massive Pod of Pilot Whales Slaughtered in the Faroe Islands

    ‎Breaking‬: Massive Pod of Pilot Whales Slaughtered in the Faroe Islands

    The people of the Faroe Islands have a tradition of herding whales into a cove and slaughtering them for food and other uses, which, needless to say, draws condemnation from people worldwide who see the custom as archaic, cruel and unnecessary. Just last month, more than 20 pilot whales were slaughtered. For decades, the nonprofit Sea […]

    Pilot Whales Brutally Slaughtered in Yet Another Horrific Faroe Islands Grind

    Pilot Whales Brutally Slaughtered in Yet Another Horrific Faroe Islands Grind

    Yesterday morning approximately 20-30 wonderful creatures were swimming in the cold Northern waters enjoying life in the company of their small family group. It was a beautiful Monday morning; the seas were calm and the skies were blue. Twenty to 30 pilot whales were brutally slaughtered in the Faroe Islands yesterday morning. Photo credit: Sea […]

    Thousands of Sea Lion Pups Are Washing Ashore and Dying Along the California Coast

    Thousands of Sea Lion Pups Are Washing Ashore and Dying Along the California Coast

    In the new VICE News documentary, Starving and Stranded: California’s Sea Lions, journalist Kaj Larsen is trying to answer one big question. What is causing thousands of sea lion pups to wash ashore along the California coast? Colleen Weiler, a marine mammal biologist volunteering for the California Wildlife Center, and Kaj Larsen, a correspondent for VICE […]

    Every 20 Minutes an Elephant Is Killed for Its Tusks

    Every 20 Minutes an Elephant Is Killed for Its Tusks

    African elephants may be gone in as little as 10 years as a result of organized crime syndicates, rebel groups, militias and insurgents. That’s the findings from a new program, Illicit Ivory, from the critically acclaimed series Earth Focus. The program, which will air on May 28 on Link TV, investigates this insatiable demand for ivory. […]