The Great Animal Migrations

Migration is the usually seasonal movement of animals in pursuit of food, suitable breeding sites or to escape bad weather or other environmental conditions. Migrations can be long or short, covering just a few miles to covering half the earth. Massive animal migrations are arguably one of nature’s most inspiring events. The distance that some…

Walruses Stranded in the Arctic

Walruses have become stranded in the Arctic. Due to the Arctic sea ice this year being in the ‘top 10’ of the small extents recorded, the walruses have been forced to come to shore on a remote island in Alaska. The extreme loss of the Arctic sea ice is the result of climate change. The…

Hunting Down Minke Whales – Japan To Slaughter More Whales

Despite the International Court of Justice ruling in March that prohibited Japan from carrying out it’s so called ‘scientific research’ on whales, the country has revealed its intentions to hunt only minke whales for a new scientific programme. Japanese officials have prepared a new programme to submit to the International Whaling Commission in November. The…

The Sea Dump – The Extent Of Ocean Plastic

A study recording the amount of plastic in five ocean gyres has shown there is a huge amount of plastic waste, but not the amount that is expected. The plastic is there, but it is unsure where it is and what the impact is.