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.
October 8, 2013
New fish traps designed by researchers from WCS and the Kenyan Marine and Fisheries Research Institute keep big fish in and let non-target fish out.
September 25, 2013
For the first time, a mass stranding of whales has been attributed to sonar mapping.
August 7, 2013
With relentless fishing, dams, habitat loss, and pollution threatening their populations, American eels need our help. Dr. Merry Camhi, director of the New York Seascape Program at WCS’s New York Aquarium, and Dr. John Waldman, Professor of Biology at Queens College, describe these mysterious fishes and a unique window of opportunity to help save them.
August 2, 2013
Argentina has created its first open-ocean protected area, Burdwood Bank. This sanctuary in the Patagonian Sea will protect whales, penguins, and rare cold corals. WCS commends Argentina’s government on the achievement, and thanks local partners of the Forum of NGOs.
Namena Reserve is Fiji’s largest marine protected area, located on the southern coast of Vanua Levu Island. Fishing is banned here, and the reserve is home to abundant populations of sharks and rays, octopi, seahorses, and schooling fish—all on view in this underwater tour of its stunning coral reefs.
July 26, 2013
WCS staff and Belizean volunteers joined Google staff volunteers to survey sea turtles at the heart of the largest coral reef system in the Western Hemisphere.
July 16, 2013
Marine researchers find that many more sharks swim in a Fijian marine reserve in which fishing is prohibited compared to adjacent areas that permit fishing.
July 9, 2013
Dr. Merry Camhi, who directs WCS’s New York Seascape Program at the New York Aquarium, discusses challenges for sharks at large, and for one beleaguered East Coast species that is the subject of loopholes in shark-finning regulations.