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New Study: Microplastics Pushing Sharks and Whales Toward Extinction
Offbeat  (tags: Microplastics, sharks, whales, marine mammals, extinction, harmful to animals, ocean pollution, ban of plastic, stronger protection laws, safety, Animal Welfare, changing attitudes, Sustainable Development, clean up )

- 432 days ago -
A new study reveals that oceanic megafauna such as whale sharks, baleen whales, and mobuild rays are endangered by microplastics. They are filter feeders, which means they don't have teeth, but rather plates through which they strain food and water.
The Marine Mammal Center - Email - This Valentine's Day...Love Your Ocean!
Offbeat  (tags: marine mammals, oceans, Valentine's Day, sea otters, sea turtles )

- 1173 days ago -
Shop online by February 8 to ensure that your loved ones receive their gifts before Valentine's Day. Or choose an Adopt-a-Seal package and download a personalized adoption certificate immediately, with the rest of the package arriving later
Ten Surprising Species Found Living in UK Waters, in Pictures
Offbeat  (tags: Pictures, UK, fish, Celtic sea, marine mammals )

- 1365 days ago -
Heading to the coast this summer? YouâEUR(TM)ll be surprised at what you could discover. In a new film launched today.
Great White Sharks Swarm Cape Cod as Government Act Keeps Predators Well Fed!
Offbeat  (tags: Great White Sharks, Cape Cod, Jaws, Marine Mammals, tourism attraction, Ocean, Beach )

- 1401 days ago -
Great White Sharks are coming in droves! Tourists are swamping the area from all over the world hoping to gander at these terrifying predators!
'First Proof' of UK Dolphin Hybrids Recorded Off Lewis
Offbeat  (tags: Dolphins, hybrids, UK, Lewis, marine mammals )

- 1658 days ago -
Hybridisation between dolphins has been documented for the first time in UK waters, the Whale and Dolphin Conservation (WDC) has said.
Mother Dolphin Carries Her Dead Calf On Dorsal Fin (VIDEO)
Offbeat  (tags: animals, animal behavior, marine mammals, dolphins, grieving in dolphins, empathy, maternal love, mother dolphin, complex emotions )

- 2215 days ago -
This poor grieving mother dolphin takes us, without words, to a place where as one of our passengers said in the video "humans and dolphins are not so different."
Having a Whale of a Time: Amazing Images Capture Ocean's Gentle Giants in Full Flight as They Feed Off Alaska
Offbeat  (tags: ocean life, marine mammals, awesome, photographs, stunning )

- 2933 days ago -
Leaping out of the water in majestic fashion, these acrobatic female humpback whales seem to fly with the nimble grace of a dolphin a fraction of their size. This picture shows a 50ft, 45-ton humpback fully breaching the water - it's nose reaching 40
Survey of 20 Years of Cetacean Strandings Around Britain
Offbeat  (tags: marine mammals, stranding, studies, cetacean strandings, britain, mysteries )

- 3068 days ago -
9500 whales and dolphins have stranded in the last 20 years November 2010. Scientists have collated more than 9,000 records as part of one of the largest investigations into marine mammal strandings in Europe. More than 2,500 post-mortems have been
Animal Defenders International Wants to Know Why SeaWorld Orcas Are Dying Prematurely
Offbeat  (tags: animal defenders, tragedy, marine mammals, exploitated, questions, orcas, death, seaworld )

- 3122 days ago -
-- Animal Defenders International (ADI), the leading animal welfare organization that works globally for the protection of animals, is distressed to learn that within a month of the death of 'Sumar,' a young captive orca who died in captivity at
Marine Mammal Enthusiasts Getting a Show From Unusually Large Numbers of the Gigantic Creatures
Offbeat  (tags: blue whales, marine mammals, whale watching, enthusiasts, awesome sights )

- 3154 days ago -
Unusually large numbers of blue whales dining off the Southern California coast are providing marine mammal enthusiasts a rare opportunity to see Earth's largest creatures lolling in the waves and spouting misty plumes. On Thursday, 77 amateur whale
SeaWorld's Educational Value Challenged in Congressional Hearing
Offbeat  (tags: marine mammals, hearing, seaworld, captive animals, controversy, congress )

- 3283 days ago -
Two months after the death of a SeaWorld trainer in the tank of an orca named Tilikum, a House subcommittee held a hearing on Marine Mammals in Captivity: What Constitutes Meaningful Public Education?
Former 'Flipper' Trainer Says Animal Parks Such as SeaWorld Provide a 'Bad Education' to Visitors
Offbeat  (tags: captivity, children, marine mammals, education, sea world, vistors )

- 3338 days ago -
In wake of the tragedy at SeaWorld in Orlando, our colleague Steve Lopez wondered if he had been a bad father by taking his daughter to the marine animal park in San Diego. "Did I really want her to think that wild animals exist for our amusement," Lopez

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