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.
July 16, 2021 By Jacey Fortin The New York Times
Scientists say it’s less like a wobble and more like a slow, predictable cycle. And while the phenomenon will contribute to rising tides caused by climate change, it is just one of many factors.
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.”
July 12, 2021 By Matthew Green and Nathan Howard Reuters
Fifty years ago, Patrick Pletnikoff spent his summers stripping blubber from the carcasses of seals clubbed to death in Alaska’s annual harvest, competing with other young men to show who wielded the fastest blade.Now he’s fighting for a bigger prize: to transform his native St. George Island’s fortunes and protect dwindling colonies of northern fur seals by creating Alaska’s first marine sanctuary in the surrounding waters – a move that would empower local people to limit fishing for the seals’ prey.
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.