Pew Applauds Chilean Senate Vote To End 'Wasteful' Shark Finning
Washington, D.C. - Apr 20, 2011 18:57 EST
Matt Rand, director of global shark conservation for the Pew Environment Group, issued the following statement today in response to the Chilean Senate passage of Chile's first-ever ban on shark finning, requiring that ships catching sharks have to land them...
The Feathers Have It: Mercury On The Rise In Endangered Pacific Seabirds
Boston, Massachusetts - Apr 18, 2011 19:26 EST
Using 120 years of feathers from natural history museums in the United States, Harvard University researchers have been able to track increases in the neurotoxin methylmercury in the black-footed albatross (Phoebastria nigripes), an endangered seabird that forages extensively throughout the...
Feather-Loss Disorder: Emergence Of 'Naked' Penguins Baffle Experts
Bronx, New York - Apr 9, 2011 11:50 EST
Researchers from the Wildlife Conservation Society, the University of Washington, and other groups are grappling with a wildlife mystery: Why are some penguin chicks losing their feathers?
The appearance of "naked" penguins—afflicted with what is known as feather-loss disorder—in penguin...
Bass Fisher Christiana Bradley's Weekend Hinges On A Lot Of Variables
Woodbridge, Virginia - Apr 8, 2011 17:48 EST
The LAPR Bass Series presents a different kind of fishing for GEICO pro angler Christiana Bradley.
This weekend's LAPR event is a one-day tournament that launches from Leesylvania Park on Sunday, which doesn't give Bradley much time to come up with...