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    Fatal Skin Disease in Dolphins Linked to the Climate Crisis

    Fatal Skin Disease in Dolphins Linked to the Climate Crisis

    A groundbreaking international study has linked a potentially-fatal skin disease in dolphins to the climate crisis, and scientists predict that it’s only going to get worse. Dolphins around the world developed “fresh-water skin disease (FWSD)” when influxes of freshwater drastically reduced the salinity of coastal waters, causing the cetaceans’ skin to take on water to […]

    Coral Sanctuary Discovered off Kenyan and Tanzanian Coast

    Coral Sanctuary Discovered off Kenyan and Tanzanian Coast

    Thousands of years ago, glacial runoff from Mount Kilimanjaro formed a deep basin off the coast of East Africa. Today, this oasis of deep, cool water provides coral reefs and marine life with a sanctuary from the rising temperatures of the climate crisis, allowing biodiversity to thrive. This unique refuge was discovered recently by scientists […]

    Will a $26M Robot Dolphin Replace Captive Animals in Aquariums and Theme Parks?

    Will a $26M Robot Dolphin Replace Captive Animals in Aquariums and Theme Parks?

    Life-sized, ultra-realistic robotic dolphins could help end animal captivity by replacing living creatures in aquariums and theme parks. Edge Innovations, a New Zealand company that created of some of Hollywood’s most famous animatronic animals from movies like “Free Willy” and “Flipper,” has developed robot dolphins that look and act almost identical to their living counterparts. […]

    Why Do Whales and Dolphins Strand?

    Why Do Whales and Dolphins Strand?

    Alexander Freund Pilot whales, sperm whales, beaked whales and deep-sea dolphins are the marine mammals most commonly involved in mass strandings. Baleen whales, on the other hand, a group to which all big whales except the sperm whale belong, strand very rarely. If these mammals become stranded, they can dry out, overheat, suffocate or suffer […]

    Huge Victory: Seismic Blasting Is Halted in Atlantic Ocean

    Huge Victory: Seismic Blasting Is Halted in Atlantic Ocean

    By Andrea Germanos The federal government and fossil fuel industry announced at a legal hearing Thursday that seismic blasting will not be carried out in the Atlantic Ocean this year—and possibly not in the near future either—a development welcomed by conservation groups who lobbied forcefully against what they said would have been an “unjustified acoustic […]

    17 Dead Dolphins Wash Ashore in Mauritius Near Oil Spill

    17 Dead Dolphins Wash Ashore in Mauritius Near Oil Spill

    At least 17 dead dolphins washed up on Mauritius’ beaches Wednesday, raising questions about what effect the oil spilled from the Japanese cargo tanker MV Wakashio, which ran aground on July 25, is having on marine life surrounding the Indian Ocean island-nation, according to Reuters. As thousands of tons of fuel spilled into the ocean, […]