September 4, 2012
During the 2012 IUCN World Conservation Congress in Jeju, Korea, WCS urges government entities to protect sharks and rays from overfishing. WCS advocates improved management of fisheries, limits on catches of certain species, and increased CITES protections.
July 31, 2012
Fitted with a tiny camera on its back, an imperial cormorant dove to the ocean floor to pursue a meal. Although conservationists know these seabirds seek underwater snacks, they never anticipated the depths of their fishing feats, as captured in this video. The WCS team that worked with the National Research Council of Argentina to track the “super-bird” has studied cormorant feeding behavior in the Patagonian Sea for the past decade.
July 25, 2012
Although conservationists have long known that turtles return to their natal beaches to lay eggs, direct evidence of these pilgrimages is scant. With sea turtles more imperiled than ever, conservationists can’t help but delight in success stories like this one.
June 25, 2012
For the past year, WCS scientist-divers have been visiting the waters off Montauk, N.Y., to document the Lightburne, a vessel that famously sank during 1939. The conservationists are studying the sea life that swarms around this and other local shipwrecks to inform work on a new $150-million exhibit at WCS’s New York Aquarium, Ocean Wonders: Sharks!
April 30, 2010
Researchers combine data from the sky and the sea to save a dolphin in need.