Marine life

Canada: endangered orca pod renders its first calf in three years

Researchers spotted newborn off the west coast of British Columbia on 31 May as the last successful calving occurred in 2016 A pod of endangered killer whales on Canada’s west coast has made its first calf in three years, a promising sign for the ailing orcas. Researchers spotted the newborn calf off the west coast …

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The vanish: Ghana’s defenders face new perils in fight against overfishing

Illegal fishing by Chinese-owned trawlers is expensing the country millions and one of the officials trying to stop it has now been missing for months In his cramped living room in an Accra backstreet, Bernard Essien pullings out a sheet of paper- a statement signed by his elder brother Emmanuel and addressed to the Ghanaian …

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The vanishing: Ghana’s defenders face new perils in fight against overfishing

Illegal fishing by Chinese-owned trawlers is costing the country millions and one of the officials trying to stop it has now been missing for months In his cramped living room in an Accra backstreet, Bernard Essien pulls out a sheet of paper- a statement signed by his elder brother Emmanuel and addressed to the Ghanaian …

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Facing extinction, the North Atlantic right whale cannot accommodate. Can we? | Philip Hoare

Once the right whale to hunt, Eubalaena glacialis is now beset by nets, ships and changing oceans. We are losing a beautiful beast As if to confound everyone, this past week Dr Charles ” Stormy ” Mayo and his team from the Provincetown Center for Coastal Studies reported seeing up to 150 right whales in …

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