Seaing Stars in the Marine Lab

Seaing Stars in the Marine Lab

Over the last decade, nearly 91% of the sunflower sea star population has been wiped out, landing the species a “critically endangered” categorization last year. The sea stars, which have 24 arms, are an important part of the underwater food web: they keep kelp forests healthy by feeding on sea urchins. 

Why This Matters: Between rising temperatures, overfishing, ocean acidification, among other harms, people have thrown the U.S. West Coast marine ecosystem off the balance.

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Tiger King Helps Build Support for Act to Ban Private Ownership of Big Cats

Tiger King Helps Build Support for Act to Ban Private Ownership of Big Cats

Late last week, the U.S. House of Representatives passed the “Big Cat Public Safety Act,” a bill that would prohibit the private ownership of big cats like lions and tigers. As CNN reported, the bill passed the House with a 272-114 vote, with 48 Republicans voting with Democrats to approve the measure. Democratic Rep. Mike […]

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Condors on the Rise Again Thanks To Conservation Efforts

Condors on the Rise Again Thanks To Conservation Efforts

The Federal Government announced last week that their efforts to conserve the largest flying bird in North America, the California Condor, have reached a new milestone of success – the 1000th new baby. According to The Washington Post, in 1982, the population of this majestic creature had fallen to only 22 remaining and it had […]

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