Marine Biology Student Goes Viral With Ocean Factoids That Will Stoke Your Fears of the Ocean — TIME

If you don’t already have a fear of the ocean, then this marine biology student’s TikTok videos may have you rethinking your stance on the matter. Thanks to Cornell University freshman John Dombrowski, TikTok viewers can now get a crash course in some of the more terrifying aspects of the ocean and other large bodies…

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Kahului Harbor — National Parks USA

Welcome back to National Parks & other public lands with T! If you are seeing this on Twitter or Facebook, please visit the blog to see all of the photos and read the story by clicking the link. After departing Honolulu, our cruise ship docked in Kahului on the island of Maui. It was very […]

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A baby orca’s death, a mother’s grief and a state’s call to action — NBC News Top Stories

An orca breaches in view of Mount Baker, some 60 miles distant, in the Salish Sea in the San Juan Islands, Washington on July 31, 2015.
An orca breaches in view of Mount Baker, some 60 miles distant, in the Salish Sea in the San Juan Islands, Washington, on July 31, 2015.Elaine Thompson / AP file

From 2007 to 2014, two-thirds of Pacific Northwest orca pregnancies failed. Not a single calf has survived more than three years.

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B.C. group wants to kill the seals to save the whales – CBCNews

by Greg Rasmussen (via msn.com)

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Ken Pearce throttles back on his outboard motor, his boat slowing as it cuts through the waters of the lower Fraser River near Steveston, B.C.

He’s spotted a half-dozen seals swimming in a side channel.

“They’ve fed on the rising tide and now they’re coming in to soak up the sun and snooze,” he says.

Pearce views the animals as a major threat to migrating salmon and the endangered killer whales that feed on them.

He wants tens of thousands of them killed in a commercial hunt.

His group, Pacific Balance Pinniped Society, has support from some First Nations, commercial fishing groups and elements of the sport fishing industry. 

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Scientists Take A Ride On The Pacific’s ‘Shark Highway’

Biologists knew the sharks sometimes traveled from waters off Costa Rica south to the Galapagos Islands, but they’d never actually witnessed it.(Image credit: Andy Mann/Waitt Foundation/Pacifico )

via Scientists Take A Ride On The Pacific’s ‘Shark Highway’ — News : NPR

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