Overfishing

Despite the ubiquitous nature of fish, many populations are declining due to industrial fishing practices of the 20th and 21st centuries.

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Freshly cut dorsal fin from a scalloped hammerhead shark held by fisherman with knife.

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Shark Finning: Sharks Turned Prey

A fisherman holds a freshly cut dorsal fin from a scalloped hammerhead shark (Sphyrna lewini). Every year, humans kill an...
A school of bluefin tuna

The Great Pacific Migration of Bluefin Tuna

The Pacific bluefin tuna are one of three bluefin species, including the Atlantic bluefin ( Thunnus thynnus) and the Southern bluefin ( Thunnus maccoyii) . Credit: NOAA Shortly after their first birthday, Pacific bluefin...

Cashes Ledge

Cashes Ledge is an underwater mountain range off the New England coast, which is home to a great diversity of life. Because the rocky and steep peaks almost reach the surface in some areas,...

Ideas for Change

"We too are sea creatures," entreats ocean explorer Sylvia Earle in this beautiful short film, which calls for protecting the ocean and, in particular, for ending destructive fishing practices. It's estimated that we've lost...

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