Researchers in California have found that blue whales may be consuming 10 million pieces of microplastics per day, humpback whales may be consuming 200,000 pieces per day
Speaking Saturday at the Wings Over Water Wildlife Festival, Pete Benjamin with the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service said he was optimistic about the success of the long-controversial recovery effort.
As the public comment period for the draft revised recovery plan for the endangered species continues this month, wildlife officials and advocates cite recent successes.
As of the end of August, Cape Hatteras National Seashore has had a total of 373 turtle nests recorded.
Whether deliberate vandalism or accidents, sea turtle monitoring volunteers have seen incidents of tampering this season, a violation of federal law that could result in a $50,000 fine and jail time.
NOAA is asking for public comment on proposed changes that would expand mandatory speed restrictions for vessels to reduce the likelihood of collisions with north Atlantic right whales.
The critically endangered Orinoco crocodile hatchlings can be viewed when their exhibit, Journey to the Orinoco, opens this month at the N.C. Aquarium.
Ocean Isle Beach Sea Turtle Protection Organization volunteers work year-round, not just on World Turtle Day, to protect sea turtles, especially during nesting season.
U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service is offering a $5,000 reward for information that leads to the successful prosecution in the death of the protected red wolf found in Tyrrell County last month.
Support Cape Hatteras National Seashore by symbolically adopting a sea turtle nest this season.
Conservation biologist David Johnston at the Duke University Marine Lab in Beaufort says Australia’s recent decision to remove humpback whales from its endangered species list is a conservation victory and pivot point.
The North Carolina Aquariums of Pine Knoll Shores and Roanoke Island and the Karen Beasley Sea Turtle Rescue were selected for shares of the $1.6 million in funding.
Aquariums, state agencies and volunteer organizations work together every winter to rehabilitate sea turtles that get caught close to shore when temperatures plunge.
The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service is ramping back up the endangered red wolf recovery program, which had struggled amid declining political support and increasing cases of wolf shootings, poisonings and vehicle strikes.
The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service is reopening the public comment period on proposed changes to red-cockaded woodpecker protections under the Endangered Species Act after the Trump administration had moved to roll them back.
NOAA Fisheries is holding virtual webinars on sea turtle bycatch measures being considered for the Atlantic croaker, longfin squid, and summer flounder fisheries.