Marine biologists aren’t sure yet why so many gray whales are washing up dead on west coast beaches, but global warming is definitely a factor.
We Need to Blackfish the Climate Crisis Activist & author pleas for filmmakers to make a "Blackfish" for the climate crisis
An activist and author pleas for filmmakers to make a Blackfish for the climate crisis, that is, a film so compelling that it forces people to take action on behalf of emissions reduction.
What’s Behind So Many Whales Dying In The Gulf of Alaska? Environmentalists worry about humpback, fin and gray whales
Scientists worry that humpback, fin and gray whales dying in the Gulf of Alaska could be a signal of a bigger environmental problem.
Dear EarthTalk: I’ve been seeing this ad on TV a lot by SeaWorld claiming they don’t take orcas from the wild and that orcas live just as long in captivity as they do in the wild. Are these claims true? —Mary Cleveland, Coral Gables, FL […]
Dear EarthTalk: How are scientists using DNA to conserve wildlife? — Jake Summerlin, Newark, NJ Traditionally, conservation biologists have relied on field observation and sample and statistical analysis to help them understand the dynamics behind species loss, but today genetics is taking on an increasingly important role in helping quantify the biodiversity around us and even […]
The San Juan Islands offer endless places for outdoor exploration, provided you prefer the slow life.
Although the International Whaling Commission has authorized a global moratorium on the sale of whale products since 1982, this has not stopped Japanese fleets from continuing to kill whales (under the banner of “science”) and sell the meat and byproducts on the market (see “The Whale Killer,” Currents, January/February 2003). In late December, two Greenpeace ships came upon a Japanese “research” convoy in the Southern Ocean that was hunting for whales. The Southern Ocean is an Antarctic Whale Sanctuary, which is supposed to be protected from commercial whaling.
Japan fights international opinion to continue hunting cetaceans.