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sea lion pups

A Record Number of Sea Lion Pups Starve as Humans Continue Overfishing

Starving California sea lion pups are washing up on the state's beaches in unprecedented numbers this year, overwhelming marine mammal rescue centers and alarming scientists. A record 2,250 sea lions have inundated the coast after being...
losing nemo

Watch Short Film, “Losing Nemo,” About Industrial Overfishing

Overfishing is a serious problem that plagues our oceans and estimates suggest that close to 2 trillion animals are caught in the ocean each year. In order to raise awareness about this cause, an...

Value Of A Shark: Why They’re Worth More Alive

A study led by Andrés Cisneros-Montemayor, a Ph.D. candidate in the fisheries economics research unit at the University of British Columbia (UBC) in Canada, found that sharks are worth more alive than dead. How? Shark ecotourism...
Bluefin tuna

Pacific bluefin tuna population plummets 96% from overfishing

The Pacific bluefin tuna, a popular ingredient by sushi lovers, has seen a 96 percent decline in its population, making it a species that could face extinction this year. The reason behind the plummeting...
Super Trawler

Australia bans “super trawler” from fishing for two years

It's a small victory for environmentalists around the world. There are reports that Australia plans to block a controversial "super trawler" from fishing in its waters for two years. Critics have long been worried about...
Caribbean coral reef

Caribbean Coral Collapsing: The Demise Of Coral Reefs

Coral reefs are some of the most treasured habitats of the ocean. Acting as nurseries and homes for a diverse mix of aquatic animals, they are bustling centres of oceanic life. Unfortunately, strong and...
Black Fish

Black Fish Group to Spark New Wave of Sea Activism

A new face is emerging in the sea activism. Calling themselves the Black Fish, a name based off the fisherman's slang for illegally caught seafood, the group is intent on making a political impact...
farming fish

Why we shouldn’t eat farmed fish

Although farmed fish currently make up approximately 42% of the fish that lands on our dinner plates, there are a few reasons why it isn't the smartest way to help the either the animals...