The EU and its member countries have made agreements to protect bluefin tuna quotas. They are making an effort to prevent unreported, "black" catches. This can lead to keeping the bluefin tuna population where it should be by preventing too much fishing and meeting the quotas. I think this is a good thing. I live tuna, and I think it's important we don't over-use any resource, especially if it means endangering a species of animal.
Polar bears have long come ashore in Churchill, Manitoba, the self-styled ‘Polar Bear Capital of the World.’ But as summer sea ice steadily disappears in Hudson Bay, bears are being marooned on land for longer periods of time — and that is...
With the Arctic Ocean heading toward a largely ice-free state in summer, scientists are looking for areas that may help preserve ice-dependent creatures.
Alexa Leisure's insight:
The main points of this article are that global warming is happening, however it can be contained. Because of global warming, a ton of the ice around the world is melting. The oldest ice is right up along the northern flank of Canada and Greenland. And it makes sense that it’s there because the winds come from Siberia. The winds and the Russian currents go across the Arctic and pile up ice in northern Canada and Greenland. So it’s likely that you’ll continue to have ice there even when you have less and less ice in the summertime. The point being, this ice will be there for animals that depend on or prefer to have it. It can serve as a refuge for these animals. I would recommend this article because it's interesting and brings up solutions and points that I was unaware of before. I think this is a cool concept. I love seals and polar bears, so for them to be in danger makes me sad to hear. I'm also glad to hear that global warming can be contained, and hope as the human race, we can work together to do so.
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Alexa Leisure's insight:
I think this is sad. I love dolphins, I think they're adorable and incredibly smart. The fact that we're harming them with fishing nets, and oil spills is kid of shameful. I hope something can be done to keep this species of dolphin alive.
In a new paper, the world’s leading polar bear scientists say the time has come to consider drastic measures to save these iconic animals, including supplemental feeding by humans during ice-free periods and relocating more southerly populations to...
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