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This Kayaker Encountered a Whale That Waved Back

So, you’re out kayaking, minding your own business, having a great time. And then suddenly, out of the water come not one, but two whales! That’s exactly what happened to these kayakers in this video. But the awesomeness didn’t stop there. Seeing a couple of whales in the water is a rare enough sight. But one [...]

By | July 23rd, 2014|Uncategorized|0 Comments

8 Times Humans Interacted With Sharks and Something Beautiful Happened

Ever since the first shark attack in 1916 off the Jersey Shore, humans have become enthralled with the dangerous shark species. This fascination is driven by equal parts wonder and fear, that has molded how we think and feel about sharks writ-large. Unfortunately, more often than not, the overwhelming fear of sharksoutweighs our curiosity for knowledge about the [...]

By | July 18th, 2014|Uncategorized|1 Comment

Report Calls for Five-Year Plan to Save World’s Over-Fished Oceans

The world's oceans need saving from overfishing and pollution, a new report says, as this "failed state" is rapidly declining, and an independent panel behind the report announced Tuesday that urgent action is needed within the next five years. The Global Ocean Commission (GOC), a group of senior politicians formed in 2013, stress that effective [...]

By | July 16th, 2014|Uncategorized|0 Comments

Thank You Groupon for Banning All Shark Products!

With up to 273 million sharks killed every year, "biologically, sharks simply can't keep up with the current rate of exploitation and demand. Protective measures must be scaled up significantly in order to avoid further depletion and the possible extinction of many sharks species in our lifetime."- Lead author Boris Worm. Of the 307 shark species [...]

By | June 3rd, 2014|Uncategorized|1 Comment

Hunters slaughter dolphins in Japan

Academic papers tend to be dull, but I just read one that disturbed me. "A Veterinary and Behavioral Analysis of Dolphin Killing Methods Currently Used in the 'Drive Hunt' in Taiji, Japan," was published last year in the Journal of Applied Animal Welfare Science. And as we'll see below, the "new" method of killing dolphins [...]

By | February 19th, 2014|Uncategorized|1 Comment

Sea Life Feelingly

“Throughout my life, I have had the privilege to live next to a family that taught me about love. When I visit their home, they make me feel welcome, they treat me with respect. I am allowed to use anything their home has to offer. I am constantly inspired by its beauty and always leave [...]

By | February 17th, 2014|Uncategorized|0 Comments