July 21, 2021 King 5 This is the longest absence of a “resident” pod from the Salish Sea since the Orca Survey began in 1976.
Another ‘Red Tide’ Left 15 Tons of Dead Fish on Tampa Bay’s Shore, and Experts Warn of More Destruction
July 12, 2021 By Julian Mark The Washington Post
When Glen Nguyen drove his boat out onto Tampa Bay on Sunday afternoon, he did not bother bringing his fishing rod. The 38-year-old St. Petersburg, Fla., native had cast lines into the bay since he was a child, but this weekend, all he could see was tragedy, “endless death.”
Like in ‘Postapocalyptic Movies’: Heat Wave Killed Marine Wildlife en Masse
July 9, 2021 By Catrin Einhorn The New York Times
The combination of extraordinary heat and drought that hit the Western United States and Canada over the past two weeks has killed hundreds of millions of marine animals and continues to threaten untold species in freshwater, according to a preliminary estimate and interviews with scientists.
Biden Administration Strikes Deal To Bring Offshore Wind To California
May 25, 2021 By Lauren Sommer NPR
The Biden administration plans to open the California coast to offshore wind development, ending a long-running stalemate with the Department of Defense that has been the biggest barrier to building wind power along the Pacific Coast.
Ghost fish: After 420 million Years in the Deeps, Modern Gillnets from Shark Fin Trade Drag Coelacanths into the Light
May 12, 2021 By Tony Carnie Mongabay
Demand for shark fins and oil has led fishers in southwestern Madagascar to set gill-nets in deeper waters. They are finding — and possibly harming — previously-unknown populations of these West Indian Ocean coelacanths.