What humans do need to do is to grasp the concept that life on Earth is interconnected, and that to mess with one part of it is to mess with it all.
Browsing: Marine Animals
A study has identified the world’s top 20 shark and ray catchers and traders, who catch almost 600,000 metric tonnes of sharks and rays each year.
An estimated 79% of animals in UK aquariums were caught in the wild. Many die during capture, transportation, and following importation.
Recognizing that extinction is irreversible, the U.S. did in 1973 what no country had done before: It established a commitment to protect and restore imperiled species. These six creatures are among the countless species saved from extinction in the last four decades.
A new report urges the imposition of trade suspensions against Mexico for its failure to protect the critically endangered vaquita from illegal fishing and trade in the totoaba, a large fish found in Mexico’s Gulf of California.
Every year, fins from up to 73 million sharks enter the global shark fin trade. The Shark Fin Sales Elimination Act of 2019, introduced by Senator Booker (D-NJ) would create a nationwide prohibition on the trade of shark fins in the US.
Exposure to artificial light in coral reefs is stifling the clownfish’s ability to reproduce, further impacting the species made famous by the movie Finding Nemo.
The first minke whale in Japan’s controversial new commercial whale hunt was landed in northern Japan yesterday. This is the first of an estimated 227 whales due to be killed in the country’s first openly commercial hunt.
According to research-based recommendations on the most important areas of focus for improving animal lives, factory-farmed birds and fish need our help most.
Fish are living, feeling beings, yet they often go without any form of legal protection from cruelty. In ten states, they are expressly excluded from the definition of “animal” under state cruelty laws.
With the biodiversity crisis quite possibly surpassing climate change as the greatest threat to humanity, we explore why many do not seem to realize the urgency, and reveal why this year is the crucial time for a plan ‘B’.
Dwindling salmon populations are threatening the Southern Resident orcas with starvation and extinction. Instead of encouraging humans to stop overfishing salmon or breaching the dams that restrict the fish’s movement, some are calling for the killing of seals and sea lions.