North Pacific

Whales do not catch colds, but they do get snotty blowholes

Their nostrils can be wide enough for a person to stick their head in, so their sneezes should be truly spectacular.

08 March 2017

How acoustic monitoring gave us a last chance to save the vaquita

With only 30 animals left, the vaquita is the world’s most endangered cetacean and one of the most endangered mammals.

22 February 2017

Tausende tote Fische an Pazifikküste angespült

An der Pazifikküste von Costa Rica sind unzählige tote Fische angespült worden. Die Ursache des Massensterbens ist noch unklar.

17 February 2017

'Extraordinary' levels of pollutants found in 10km deep Mariana trench

Presence of manmade chemicals in most remote place on planet shows nowhere is safe from human impact, say scientists.

13 February 2017

La vaquita marina está a punto de la extinción

El Comité Internacional para la Recuperación de la Vaquita Marina alertó que de los 60 cetáceos que había el año pasado ahora sólo quedan 30.

07 February 2017

There are now just 30 vaquita left in the wild

The vaquita continues to earn its title as “the world’s most endangered cetacean species.”

02 February 2017

Sea Unworthy: A Personal Journey into the Pacific Garbage Patch

More plastic in the oceans, found at greater depths than thought, would mean a bigger threat to environmental—and possibly human—health.

02 February 2017