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Tuna be or not tuna be?
That is the question. It’s also the name of Laurenne Schiller’s Masters thesis on bycatch in industrial tuna fisheries. Hear our interview with this passionate fisheries scientist on the latest episode of My Ocean podcast. Get it wherever you listen or ocean.org/myocean
@vanaqua head veterinarian Dr. Martin Haulena was part of the response team that reached J Pod in Canadian waters yesterday. While very skinny and small, J50/Scarlet kept up well with her mother and siblings. Dr. Haulena got a thorough look at her and the team obtained a breath sample that will help assess any infection. They also administered a dose of antibiotics through a dart. J50’s status remains concerning, as does that of the entire southern resident killer whale population, which is critically low with only 75 whales remaining. : NOAA Fisheries and Oceans under permit #18786
What happens when you bring 40 youth leaders with fiery passion to the remote ocean shores of Haida Gwaii? The results are nothing short of magic. Find the story of ocean, community, and connection by @daxjustin in @cangeo.
Take a trip down into the dark waters off the coast of #BC and discover these lesser-known and beautiful cold water #corals. See the full version on IGTV.
"One of the most deep rooted misunderstandings in our society is the relationship between humans and apex predators. Be it sharks, wolves, killer whales, or grizzly bears, we, as a species, have a long history of demonizing these creatures. Over the last few centuries, we have relentlessly culled these top predators for the simple reason that we fear them. But fear stems from the unknown. As we get to know and understand these predators, like this curious blue shark, we begin to understand that we can peacefully coexist with these animals - and that doing so makes our ecosystems healthier." -@cristinamittermeier
Listen to more of her incredible thoughts on #conservation and the stories behind her, and partner Paul Nicklen's, incredible photography in our #MyOcean podcast interview, available wherever you listen.
We're talking #sharks on Ocean.org. #DYK sharks are crucial to maintaining healthy ecosystems? They're also not the mindless predators they're often portrayed as. These incredible #ocean guardians face enormous threats from human fishing and finning. What can you do to help? Help eliminate the demand for shark fin soup, and look for sustainably-caught seafood that reduces by-catch and spread the word about these incredible creatures. @oceanwiselife #SharkWeek
: Jeff Litton/Marine Photobank
@lostsharkguy has been on a mission from a young age to show the world all the amazing species of #sharks that are out there. We spoke to him for the latest episode of My Ocean #podcast - out now wherever you listen. #SharkWeek
Can you guess how #walruses use their ginormous tusks? Hint: it’s not for hunting food.
Find out more about these charismatic #Arctic ambassadors and the challenges they face this week on Ocean.org. : @linakayser