April 8, 2015
Coral reefs are in trouble. A newly released paper in Nature, authored in part by WCS scientists, asserts that fish are a key ingredient to their health and recovery. Click image to enlarge.
February 4, 2015
A new law announced by the Government of Madagascar will provide a sanctuary for 19 shark species.
December 23, 2014
Using new technology, WCS and Woods Hole will start monitoring whales in the New York Bight to understand their interaction with humans, and what we can do to protect them.
December 19, 2014
By collecting and analyzing the DNA of 60 blue whales, a group of scientists determined there may be two distinct populations in the southeastern Pacific Ocean. This information could help inform an effective protection plan for this endangered species.
December 10, 2014
Caleb McClennen, WCS Executive Director for Marine Conservation, believes it is time we commit ourselves to expanding global ocean protection. The world's waters are in need of the same conservation efforts that have created many protected parks on land.
February 19, 2014
Ray populations in Indonesia face serious threats from overfishing, but recently the government has taken action to ensure their future.
January 22, 2014
As overfishing pushes more and more shark and ray species to the brink, WCS is increasing its commitment to the conservation of these fish and their relatives over the next 10 years.
January 10, 2014
The groundbreaking of the facility is part of the effort to transform WCS's New York Aquarium and continue the rebirth of Coney Island.
October 29, 2013
To support the New York Aquarium as it is rebuilt and transformed following Hurricane Sandy, WCS has launched an online campaign. Virtual tiles of a shimmer wall, which will surround the aquarium's new Ocean Wonders: Sharks! exhibit, are being sold at www.nyaquarium.com.
In an exciting discovery, researchers have identified a new species of humpback dolphin in Australia.