Environment

Georgia surpasses state’s long-term recovery goal for loggerhead sea turtles

Georgia surpasses state’s long-term recovery goal for loggerhead sea turtles

Georgia wildlife officials have shared good news that a new record for loggerhead sea turtles nests has been set for Georgia and it has also crossed the state’s long-term recovery goal for species. The officials announced this week that over 2,890 loggerhead nests have been counted this summer along Georgia’s 100-mile coast.

‘Quality’ of space matters more than ‘quantity’ for zoo elephants: Study

‘Quality’ of space matters more than ‘quantity’ for zoo elephants: Study

What matters for elephants, the largest land mammal on earth, is social interactions and opportunities to involve with their surroundings and not space, unveils the largest multi-institutional zoo-elephant welfare project.

Turquoise waters reminiscent of Caribbean island replace New Jersey’s typically murky coast

Turquoise waters reminiscent of Caribbean island replace New Jersey’s typically murky coast

Turquoise waters suggestive of a Caribbean island have taken over the typically murky coast of New Jersey for the last week because of the mixture of phytoplankton and strange weather conditions.

The Moderate Resolution Imaging Spectroradiometer on NASA's Aqua satellite captured the phytoplankton bloom responsible for the color shift on July 6. It collects data on the water cycle of the Earth.

Researchers dub strange newly discovered species ‘Gualicho’, local word for curse

Researchers dub strange newly discovered species ‘Gualicho’, local word for curse

When scientists were digging for fossils in rural Argentina, they found themselves plagued by misfortune, ranging from bureaucratic intervention to a severe truck accident. The researchers have now given an apt name to the uncommon new species that have finally come across: Gualicho, the common word for a curse.

Dead Humpback ‘Wally’ is finally Staying Away

Dead Humpback ‘Wally’ is finally Staying Away

Carcass of a 22-ton dead humpback whale towed away from Newport Beach seems to be staying in the sea, said the beach lifeguards in a statement on July 12. The dead beast was towed twice before it finally remaining away from the shore.

Large number of humpback whales off Port Angeles and Victoria is good sign

Large number of humpback whales off Port Angeles and Victoria is good sign

In past three four years, large humpback whales have become more common sightings off Port Angeles and Victoria. The creatures were first spotted in the regions 20 years ago, but now they have grown greatly in number which may be because availability of enough food in these waters. Whatsoever, would be the reason, their numbers are a good sigh.

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