Seattle sea cucumber poachers reeled in $1.5 m

Washington man faces prison for role in years-long operation to poach and sell 250,000lb of poorly understood creature A Seattle-area fish processor who hoped to cash in on China’s appetite for sea cucumber faces years in prison for his role in a $1.5m poaching scheme that rocked an already unstable fishery. Federal prosecutors claim Hoon […]

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Oceans’ last chance:’ It’s taken years of negotiations to set this up’

Wildlife in most of the lawless high seas faces an existential threat from fishing, shipping and the military. Next month, a landmark UN conference could finally bring hope The leatherback turtle is one of our planet’s most distinctive creatures. It can live for decades and grow to weigh up to two tonnes. It is the […]

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Orca mother grieving for dead calf inspires push to save dying pods

Headlines on mom who carried newborn for days ga concern over Seattle population that is stressed and starving Seattle’s orcas are dying. That they are dying publicly and painfully may save them. First was Tahlequah’s calf. Born on 24 July, she died minutes later. Tahlequah buoyed her for a week before mom and calf disappeared. […]

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The Cape Cod shark attack is a terrible reminder of our fragility- and that of the sea | Philip Hoare

Great whites follow seals, collisions with swimmers and surfers ensue. I decline to demonize the scything dorsal fin The terrible news of a young man’s death after an attack by a shark off Cape Cod comes wreathed in a kind of narrative that cannot be any consolation to his family, suffering the grief of his […]

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The fictional, extraordinary life of the Greenland shark- 392 years and counting

The enormous predator is one of the oldest and largest beings on planet Globe. Writer Thomas Batten imagines a sharks tale Researchers in Arctic waters have utilized new techniques to set the age of a female Greenland shark at a staggering 392 years. The enormous predator one of the worlds largest at about five meters […]

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Let them feed bugs: US startup considers future of sustainable food in creepy crawlies

Grubbly Farms is creating black soldier flies as a substitute for wild-caught fish in food for livestock and farmed seafood The experiment started inside the laundry room of an apartment in Atlanta, Georgia, where the two college student created a nursery for 700 larvae of black soldier flies they bought on Amazon for $20. Sean […]

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How a vampire squid inspired a Goldman prize-winning marine life champion

European winner of the Goldman environment prize switched from journalism to activism to tackle the destructive practise of deep-sea bottom trawling It was a vampire squid that inspired the European winner of this year’s Goldmanenvironmental prize to successfully challenge the devastatingly unsustainable practice of bottom-trawling. More than a decade before Blue Planet, Claire Nouvian was […]

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This Has Got To Be One Of The Worst Route To Die — Poor Spider

Making mistakes is a part of life for people and animals alike, but some flubs have much deadlier consequences than others. Take the fishing spider, for example. Instead of catching prey in a web, it usually sits right at the leading edge of a body of water, then attacks when it detects ripplings from movement. […]

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European winner of the Goldman environment prize switched from journalism to activism to tackle the destructive practice of deep-sea bottom trawling It was a vampire squid that inspired the European winner of this year’s Goldman environmental prize to successfully challenge the devastatingly unsustainable practice of bottom-trawling. More than a decade before Blue Planet, Claire Nouvian […]

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