Scientists researching the severe decline in Alaska's Steller sea lion population have a fingered a new possible suspect for the drop: Pacific sleeper sharks, a species previously thought of as a scavenger and fish-eater.
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At a press conference held today in Marina del Rey, Calif., Sea Shepherd Conservation Society USA and long-time celebrity supporter Martin Sheen unveiled the newest vessel in Sea Shepherd’s fleet, the R/V Martin Sheen.
Every year, an estimated Rs3,000 crore ($500 million) worth of tuna and other deep sea fish swim out of Indian waters and into the nets of fishermen in Maldives, Sri Lanka, Thailand and Indonesia. India doesn't like this, but can do little, because fish are unmindful of the wishes of nations—and the country just doesn't have enough...
Geologists and other scientists will venture to remote places in Antarctica to collect rock specimens that may reveal clues about the continent's past geologic, or possibly Earth's climate history. Or they could just get samples through the Polar Rock Repository. Shipping is included.
A newly discovered group of whales may be the most endangered animal species in the world. They have a unique evolutionary lineage that is now threatened by oil drilling. Help give these whales the crucial protection they need before it's too late.
Tropical storm Vongfong is bearing down on the cove in Taiji, Japan, and the captive whales held there are its latest victims. Two pilot whales captured by fishermen and held in preparation for their transfer to marine parks have been battered by the waves — and one is on the brink of death.
A fast start to polar bear season 2014 has excited Natural Habitat guides and travelers sighting polar bears and other Arctic wildlife all over the tundra of the Churchill Wildlife Management Area (CWMA).
Exploration of other planets and moons often begins in Antarctica. But a geologist who specializes in research of planetary surfaces using remote-sensing techniques is working in the opposite direction, applying his experience in studying Mars to learn about remote geology in Antarctica.