Oceans

Dolphins Rescued From Hotel Pool Are Set Free Into Open Waters

Dolphins Rescued From Hotel Pool Are Set Free Into Open Waters

In Indonesia, three bottlenose dolphins that had spent years of their lives in a resort hotel pool and as part of a traveling circus are now swimming free. They were released off the coast of Bali after spending time in a rehabilitation center since their rescue in 2019. The dolphins, named Johnny, Rocky and Rambo, […]

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    Marine Life Defenders: UN Talks ‘Last Chance’ for Global Ocean Treaty

    Marine Life Defenders: UN Talks ‘Last Chance’ for Global Ocean Treaty

    By Jessica Corbett As the fifth and final round of talks for an international treaty to protect the high seas began at the United Nations headquarters in New York City on Monday, conservationists across the globe warned world leaders that this may be the “last chance” for a necessarily ambitious agreement. The ocean has absorbed over 90% of heat from […]

    Solving the Plastic Crisis Through Community Empowerment

    Solving the Plastic Crisis Through Community Empowerment

    Of the 8.3 metric tons of plastic produced in this world to date, 6.3 billion tons of that is trash, and less than 10% of it is recycled, which has created a global crisis, not just with the environment, but our health.  Microplastics — tiny pieces of plastic debris, which result from the disposal and […]

    Record Amounts of Stinky, Fish-Killing Seaweed Swamping Caribbean Coasts

    Record Amounts of Stinky, Fish-Killing Seaweed Swamping Caribbean Coasts

    Across Caribbean coasts, sargassum is covering the beaches. This smelly seaweed doesn’t just stink — it also kills fish and other marine life and impacts local economies by making activities like kayaking and snorkeling nearly impossible. In June, the amount of sargassum broke the all-time record for the amount of this brown seaweed in the […]