Why are vaquitas disappearing?

October 23, 2017

By Amber Friend Why are Vaquita Disappearing? Vaquitas largest threat is a large fishing net called a “gillnet”. Fishermen use the gillnet to catch shrimp and fish. Sometimes the fisherman unintentionally catch the vaquitas in […]

How does climate change affect sharks?

October 17, 2017

Excerpt from All About Sharks: A Complete Guide to the World’s Most Misunderstood Predator (Nov. 2017): No sharks have lived in the Southern Ocean around Antarctica for thousands of years, but that may soon change. […]

Where do vaquitas live?

October 16, 2017

By Amber Friend Vaquitas can be found in the shallow, murky ocean waters of the northern Gulf of California. Vaquitas are the most endangered of all cetacean. There are only an estimated 85 vaquitas left […]

What is Trophic Cascade?

October 10, 2017

What is Trophic Cascade? Trophic cascade – An ecological condition that happens when a top predator is removed from an environment, causing a disruption in the traditional food chain. With the traditional food chain out […]

What is a vaquita?

October 9, 2017

By Amber Friend A vaquita is the smallest living cetacean (pronounced sĭ-tā′shən). Cetaceans are made up of whales, dolphins and porpoises. Vaquitas are the smallest species of the porpoise. The vaquita may weigh up to […]

What is world’s most endangered marine mammal?

October 2, 2017

  By Amber Friend History is not something that we just read about in books; it’s happening around us everyday especially when discussing the extinction of animals species. Dinosaurs, of course, are some of the […]

World’s most endangered porpoise: vaquita

September 25, 2017

  By Amber Friend The history-making extinction of aquatic animals is not just a thing of the past, unfortunately, with many species who have lived for billions of years disappearing before our eyes. The vaquita […]

What do sea turtles eat?

June 22, 2017

What do sea turtles eat? The answer isn’t as simple as you might think. There are seven species of sea turtles and there can be a big difference between what one species eats versus another. […]

Why are GPS transmitters in turtle eggs?

June 20, 2017

Why are GPS transmitters in turtle eggs? One of the ways international groups catch poachers guilty of stealing turtle eggs from nests is to create fake eggs with GPS tracking software inside. Experts carefully place […]

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