Skipper Frees 40ft humpback Whale

Skipper Frees 40ft humpback Whale

The skipper of a sight-seeing boat in Orkney has been hailed for his bravery after jumping into the water to save a humpback whale. The boat carrying a group of wildlife-watchers came across the 40ft animal which had become entangled in discarded fishing ropes. Skipper Magnus Spence donned his scuba gear and got into the […]

Ghost Fishing

turtle caught in fishing net

The growing number of abandoned plastic fishing nets is one of the greatest dangers from marine debris. The nets entangle seals, sea turtles and other animals in a phenomenon known as “ghost fishing,” often drowning them. With more fishermen from developing countries now using plastic for its low cost and high durability, many abandoned nets […]

Endangered Steller Sea Lions Along the Coast of British Columbia

Endangered Steller Sea Lions Along the Coast of British Columbia

Picture of Steller Sea Lions, endangered marine mammals. The western stock of Steller Sea Lions is classified as endangered mammals, due to declining numbers of population. It is thought that this could be caused due to the depletion of their food source, particularly in the winter. image from : whale-images.com