marine biology

Incredible Video Shows A Humpback Whale Mother Nursing Her Calf

Incredible Video Shows A Humpback Whale Mother Nursing Her Calf

Nursing is a rather straightforward process for most terrestrial mammals, but the same cannot be said for humpback whales, in which a swimming mother and calf have to carefully coordinate their movements. Unprecedented video taken off the coast of Hawaii shows this delicate process in action.

Why Marine Protected Areas Are Often Not Where They Should Be

Why Marine Protected Areas Are Often Not Where They Should Be

There’s no denying the grandeur and allure of a nature reserve or marine protected area. The concept is easy to understand: limit human activity there and marine ecosystems will thrive. But while the number of marine protected areas is increasing, so too is the number of threatened species, and the…