Articles About Marine Life

Please see the below articles about Marine Life from past editions of the AWI Quarterly Magazine.

As Sea Traffic Stalls, Oceans Grow Quieter

Ships carry over 90 percent of the world’s trade. Recent research conducted off the coast of British Columbia has found that reduced ship traffic due to COVID-19 shutdowns has led to a reduction in ocean...

Sea Turtles Thriving on Unoccupied Beaches

The nesting season of sea turtles has begun in the Northern Hemisphere. During this time, mother turtles digging nests in the sand are often disturbed by human beachgoers. Newborn hatchlings face similar disturbance when returning...

Okhotsk Orcas Gain Protections

In summer 2018, 101 whales—90 belugas and 11 orcas—were captured in a single operation in the Okhotsk Sea and held in a sea pen complex near Vladivostok, in Russia’s Far East. All of them were...

Captive Animals at Shuttered Marine Attractions Left in Limbo

Accredited zoos, aquariums, marine theme parks, and swim-with-dolphin operations—places that naturally concentrate large groups of people—were among the first tourism venues to close their doors in response to the COVID-19 pandemic. By May, over 90...

Solar Storms Implicated in Some Gray Whale Strandings

Solar storms eject high-energy particles from the sun, which stream toward Earth and disrupt communications systems and the planet’s magnetic field. Researchers at Duke University and Chicago’s Adler Planetarium, reporting in Current Biology, believe these...

AWI Offers Reward for Info on Dolphin Killings

At least three dolphins were brutally killed within a year, and AWI is supporting the efforts of local authorities to bring those responsible to justice. In late January 2020, a dead dolphin washed up in...

Shark Fin Sellers Foiled in Florida, Texas

US Fish and Wildlife Service officials seized 18 boxes of dried shark fins at PortMiami in late January. The shipment, estimated to be worth up to $1 million, was believed to have originated in South...