News tagged with marine animal

Beachhopper survival affected by microplastics

The interaction of large plastic items with marine animals is well known and documented. However, few studies have explored how microplastics – particles of less than 5mm – changes complex behaviours such as predator ...

dateSep 09, 2016 in Environment
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SeaWorld to stop breeding killer whales

Marine theme-park giant SeaWorld announced Thursday it will stop breeding orcas, also known as killer whales, and will no longer keep any of the giant sea creatures in captivity after its current generation dies.

dateMar 17, 2016 in Plants & Animals
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Ecotourism can put wild animals at risk, scientists say

cotourism, in which travelers visit natural environments with an eye toward funding conservation efforts or boosting local economies, has become increasingly popular in recent years. In many cases it involves close observation ...

dateOct 12, 2015 in Ecology
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