Stories about Animals

January 22, 2019

Florida Red Tide Takes Record Number of Turtles

The red tide that tormented the coast of Florida was extremely deadly for marine wildlife.  The Miami Herald Tribune reported that the Florida Department of Fish and Game attributed the deaths of 589 sea turtles and 213 manatee deaths to this episode of red tide,...

January 17, 2019

Deep Blue shark doo doo doo doo doo doo

Sharks are incredibly important apex predators and maintain healthy populations of animals below them on the food chain. However, because of human activity such as bycatch, illegal fishing, habitat degradation, and shark finning, sharks face increasing risks to their...

January 16, 2019

One Happy Thing: A Baby Orca!

Great news for the Southern Resident Killer Whale population in Washington state whose numbers had been dwindling in recent years.  Whale L77 has a new calf, known now as L124, which was born in the last few weeks.  The Seattle PI reported that this new baby brings...

January 10, 2019

One Wondrous Thing: Free Digit!

One of the biggest threats to whales across the globe is getting fatally ensnared in derelict fishing gear.  National Geographic last week told the story of a leading sperm whale researcher working in Dominica in 2015 who spied a familiar juvenile whale named...