Researchers can’t tell for sure why so many Northern Pacific gray whales are washing up on west coast beaches this spring, but global warming if probably one factor.
An activist and author pleas for filmmakers to make a Blackfish for the climate crisis, that is, a film so compelling that it forces people to take action on behalf of emissions reduction.
Dear EarthTalk: Do scientists have any idea why so many whales are dying in the Gulf of Alaska lately? —Michelle DiCostanzo, New York, NY Over the past four months, 33 large whales have been reported dead in the Western Gulf of Alaska, which encompasses the […]
Dear EarthTalk: I’ve been seeing this ad on TV a lot by SeaWorld claiming they don’t take orcas from the wild and that orcas live just as long in captivity as they do in the wild. Are these claims true? —Mary Cleveland, Coral Gables, FL […]
With spring here and Earth Day fast approaching, there are lots of new books coming out on environmental topics for the readers concerned about green living and sustainability. Here is a sampling… Beneath the Surface: Killer Whales, SeaWorld, and the Truth Beyond Blackfish Over the course of two decades, John Hargrove worked with 20 different […]
Adrian Grenier, the producer and actor known best for his role as Vincent Chase in HBO’s Entourage, has launched a Kickstarter campaign to assist in funding the research phase for the upcoming documentary, 52: The Search for the Loneliest Whale. In 1989, the U.S. Navy discovered a mysterious 52 hertz frequency on a series of underwater microphones […]
Dear EarthTalk: How are scientists using DNA to conserve wildlife? — Jake Summerlin, Newark, NJ Traditionally, conservation biologists have relied on field observation and sample and statistical analysis to help them understand the dynamics behind species loss, but today genetics is taking on an increasingly important role in helping quantify the biodiversity around us and even […]