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The Endangered Status of Gray Whales: Understanding the Threats and Conservation Efforts

Gray whales are magnificent animals. They travel as far as 14,000 miles each year on their migratory routes from the Arctic to Central America and back. These 40-50-foot-long marine mammals used to roam all the waters of the Northern Hemisphere, but extensive whaling in the 19th and early 20th centuries brought gray whales to the…

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May 6, 2024

Dungeness Crab Season Ended Early This Year To Protect Whales in California: Everything You Need To Know

While it’s taken many years, marine mammal advocates are finally seeing a change in California’s fishing regulations. State officials have called off Dungeness crab season in California to protect humpback whales who migrate to the California coast in the spring to feed on krill and small fish. The announcement will impact both recreational and commercial…

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May 1, 2024

The Importance of Coral Reef Ecosystems

A coral reef ecosystem is an intricate collection of species that inhabit the physical space around coral reefs. Each one is a vibrant underwater community that serves as a home to thousands of species of marine organisms. The importance of coral reefs cannot be overstated. More than one-quarter of marine life depend on these delicate…

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March 29, 2024

How Much Plastic Is In the Ocean 2024

When plastic was introduced in 1907, it changed many industries. Plastic is a versatile and cheap material used in everyday products, from home construction to food packaging. How much plastic is in the ocean? In the 1950s, just 2 million tons of plastic was manufactured yearly. Today, that figure is around 450 million tons. About…

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March 4, 2024

Scientists Had Their First Ever Conversation With A Whale – What Does This Mean For The Future?

In December 2023, scientists and researchers off the coast of Alaska had what they describe as a 20-minute “conversation” with a whale named Twain. The experiment was a collaboration between the University of California, Davis, the SETI Institute, and the Alaska Whale Foundation. The endeavor was not only an experiment in whale communication but also…

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February 1, 2024

5 Interesting Facts About Coral Reefs

Coral reefs are known as the rainforests of the sea. The Great Barrier Reef covers some 133,000 square miles of the Coral Sea off the coast of Queensland, Australia. While most of us may never have the opportunity to see the Great Barrier Reef in person, we can learn more about coral reeds and how…

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December 29, 2023

The Endangered Status Of Blue Whales: Understanding The Threats And Conservation Efforts

Education and widespread attention to the issue has helped reinforce efforts to protect endangered species for decades. That’s why it is essential to educate anyone who is still wondering, “Are blue whales endangered?” The answer is yes, but their numbers can be replenished with the proper conservation interventions. Why Are Blue Whales Endangered? Whale oil…

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August 3, 2023

How To Keep Ocean Wildlife Safe When Visiting San Diego’s Hot Spots

The west coast of the U.S. has more than 30 species of marine mammals. When you think of San Diego, California, you probably think of pristine beaches, abundant restaurants, and many activities revolving around sea life. San Diego has unique marine life due to its warm ocean temperatures, remaining between 68 and 72 degrees all…

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June 27, 2023

How Entanglement Endangers Whales

Around 150 endangered ocean species live in U.S. waters. Several include whale species in California’s water, like gray, blue, fin, and humpback whales. A whale entangled in fishing nets or waste can become injured or drown. In this short guide, you’ll learn more about marine life entanglement and how we can solve this critical problem. …

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April 20, 2023

What Is “Green Boating” & How Can Boaters Practice Sustainability

Water is the essential elixir of life on Earth. It covers about 70% of the planet’s surface and houses at least 240,000 known plant and animal species. Clean water enables marine life to thrive, but it also ensures the continuance of our planet’s water cycle. Naturally, boaters appreciate the beauty and life-giving potential of the…

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January 25, 2023