North Pacific

Killer whale still carrying dead baby after 16 days

A killer whale has captured the world's attention by carrying her dead calf on her back for 16 days.


09 August 2018

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

Headlines on mother who carried baby for days fuel concern over Seattle population that is stressed and starving

08 August 2018

Orcas of the Pacific Northwest Are Starving and Disappearing

For the last three years, not one calf has been born to the dwindling pods of black-and-white killer whales spouting geysers of mist off the coast in the Pacific Northwest.

09 July 2018

Man begins six-month swim through 'Great Pacific garbage patch'

Ben Lecomte hopes to make it from Japan to San Francisco in 180 days while raising awareness of plastic pollution

05 June 2018

De grands dauphins s'aventurent dans les eaux froides du Pacifique

Le dauphin le plus commun, popularisé par la série «Flipper», a été repéré à 1000 km plus au nord que son lieu traditionnel de résidence.

20 April 2018

Growth Rates of Adult Sea Turtles

Indeterminate growth, i.e. growth that persists throughout life, is common in long-lived reptiles. Because fecundity and body size tend to be correlated in such species, individuals face a life-history trade-off at sexual maturity. Saturation tagging and intensive monitoring at nesting grounds can potentially provide opportunities to accumulate data on individual measurements and reproductive output.

17 September 2018

Incidental Catch of Seabirds and Sea Turtles by Taiwanese Longline Fleets in the Pacific Ocean

To understand the sea turtle and seabird bycatch of Taiwanese tuna longline fleets for conservation purposes, this research analyzed the data collected by onboard observers between 2008 and 2013. In total, data from 149 trips and 24.3 million hooks were analyzed, including 50 albacore large-scale tuna longline vessel (LTLVs) trips, 72 bigeye LTLVs trips, and 27 small-scale tuna longline vessel (STLVs) trips. Seabird bycatch was mostly from the albacore LTLVs.

14 September 2018

Deux mille milliards de déchets en plastique flottent au milieu du Pacifique

Cette grande «décharge naturelle» concentre 80.000 tonnes de plastique sur une surface équivalente à trois fois celle de la France.

23 March 2018