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  • Concerns Over Arctic Drilling Grow as Oil Rig Runs Aground in Alaska

    January 02, 2013

    An oil drilling rig operated by Shell Oil Company ran aground on a pristine wildlife-rich island in Alaska after a series of technological failures in gale force winds and high seas—driving home WWF's serious concerns about drilling in icy and remote Arctic waters.

    Kulluk sits aground on the southeast side of Sitkalidak Island, Alaska,
  • At Work Among the Coral Reefs

    December 12, 2012

    Surveying the coral reefs of the Raja Ampat islands, WWF's Helen Fox works to protect marine areas for generations to come.

     

  • New Hope for Marine Life

    November 06, 2012

    On November 6, 2012, the Government of Mozambique announced the creation of the second largest marine protected area in Africa. Made up of ten islands off the coast of northern Mozambique, this coastal marine reserve in the Primeiras and Segundas Archipelago will cover more than 4020 square miles and contains abundant coral and turtle species.

    Local fishermen
  • Marine Expedition Reveals Fascinating Species and Urgent Need for Protection

    October 24, 2012

    The ovulid sea snail boasts a remarkable ability to camouflage itself by taking on the appearance of its favorite food—corals. A new underwater survey by WWF and other scientists recently found at least 25 different species of these beautifully colored and patterned snails in an area of the Coral Triangle. The two-and-a-half-week survey was part of a scientific expedition to explore the underwater world of Tun Mustapha Park—a proposed marine protected area.

    sea snail on coral
  • An Opportunity for Growth and Prosperity in Indonesia’s Waters

    October 02, 2012

    The Sunda Banda Seacape in eastern Indonesia includes a wide variety of communities and provides critical habitat for many marine species. WWF is working with the Indonesian Government to create a network of Marine Protected Areas (MPAs), which will span thousands of square miles and help protect the ocean environment.

    Reef and island in Indonesia
  • Victory for Mexican Marine Park

    June 19, 2012

    An ocean victory was declared on June 15, 2012 when Mexican President Felipe Calderón announced his decision to cancel the development permit for the Cabo Cortes mega tourist development. This development would have threatened the future of Cabo Pulmo Marine Park and the livelihoods of the local community.

  • Whale Encounter Illustrates Urgent Need to Keep Waters Healthy

    February 21, 2012

    We hit the trifecta. After an 18-hour boat ride through the wild waters of the Pacific, we reached Magdalena Bay, Mexico. The water was still. The sky was solid blue. We were told by our guides that dozens of gray whales, each just a few weeks old, were in this part of the bay and at the stage of their life when they wanted to do what all children want to do: play. It was the perfect set-up for whale watching.

  • How Long Do Sea Turtles Live? And Other Sea Turtle Facts

    Sea turtles have roamed the Earth’s oceans for the last 100 million years. Here’s a look at some common questions about the species.

    sea turtle swimming
  • Shark Facts vs. Shark Myths

    Get shark facts and help WWF dispel myths about sharks during Shark Week and beyond. How many of these have you heard?

    porbeagle shark
  • Unicorn of the Sea: Narwhal Facts

    Often dubbed the unicorns of the sea, narwhals are strange and beautiful creatures with long tusks protruding from their heads. Check out some common questions about these near-threatened whales.

    narwhal group
  • Welcome to "Science Island"

    Gorgona Island in Colombia is a hub for research on sea turtles, whales, birds and a variety of other wildlife.

    Molly Edmonds on nesting beach
  • Determined to Save Turtles

    At just 18 years old, Josua Muakula is the youngest turtle monitor in Fiji. He belongs to a team of 25 that have taken on the massive challenge of protecting endangered marine turtles. Why would a teenager get so involved in such a project, especially when he grew up eating turtle meat?

     

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