Watch a quake startle a swarm of deep sea creatures

The deep sea is intense.  Earlier in 2020, a robotic ocean explorer launched by the Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution captured a wild event along a mountainous ridge in the Caribbean Sea, called the Cayman Rise.  Scientists drove the hi-tech robot, Jason, to a hydrothermal vent pumping out hot, mineral-rich water. Swarms of deep sea shrimp […]

Three dolphins found shot and killed off Florida coast

The NOAA is offering $20,000 for information leading to the capture of the killers Source: https://www.independent.co.uk/news/world/americas/dolphins-shot-florida-dead-noaa-animal-cruelty-a9332756.html Droolin’ Dog sniffed out this story and shared it with you. The Article Was Written/Published By: Graig Graziosi

Discovery of ‘Invisible Oil’ Shows BP Deepwater Horizon Disaster Was Bigger Than We Thought

We already knew 2010’s Deepwater Horizon disaster was the biggest oil spill in history. When the BP rig exploded, it released 210 million gallons of crude oil into the Gulf of Mexico over the course of 87 days. Eleven workers died. So did thousands of marine animals. By all counts, it was horrible. Read more… […]

Climate crisis: Massive hole opens up under Antarctic glacier which could lead to catastrophic sea level rises

Thwaites glacier is known as Doomsday: if it collapses, sea surge would submerge major cities across globe Source: https://www.independent.co.uk/environment/climate-crisis-glaciers-melting-collapse-thwaites-hole-western-antarctic-a9320766.html Droolin’ Dog sniffed out this story and shared it with you. The Article Was Written/Published By: Colin Drury

Environmental groups sue to halt Alaska oil drilling after Beluga whale numbers plummet from 1,300 to 279

It comes after the Trump administration revised environmental rules clearing the way for new mining, oil and gas drilling across the country Source: https://www.independent.co.uk/news/world/americas/alaska-oil-drilling-beluga-whale-lawsuit-noaa-a9312856.html Droolin’ Dog sniffed out this story and shared it with you. The Article Was Written/Published By: Dave Maclean

Missing 'inexperienced' sailor found dead in yacht off Jamaica after crossing Atlantic

Window cleaner Mark Brennan was attempting to sail solo around world Source: https://www.independent.co.uk/news/world/americas/missing-british-sailor-yacht-jamaica-dead-body-mark-brennan-south-shields-a9309576.html Droolin’ Dog sniffed out this story and shared it with you. The Article Was Written/Published By: Chiara Giordano

Climate crisis: 'Unprecedented' ocean heatwaves led to record numbers of whale entanglements, study reveals

‘We are seeing changes coming at us in ways they never have before’ Source: https://www.independent.co.uk/environment/climate-crisis-humpback-whale-entanglements-ocean-heatwave-california-a9304571.html Droolin’ Dog sniffed out this story and shared it with you. The Article Was Written/Published By: Harry Cockburn

Four New Species of Adorable ‘Walking Sharks’ Discovered

Hemiscyllium halmahera (Photo Credit: Mark Erdmann / University of Queensland) Get Steven Spielberg on the phone: I’ve got the plot for Jaws 4. Researchers at the University of Queensland discovered four new species of tropical sharks that use their fins to walk. Unfortunately, lacking a taste for human flesh and, frankly, any interest in coming […]

Huge 'blob' of warm water killed one million seabirds in unprecedented mass die-off, scientists say

Researchers say deaths are ‘red-flag warning’ for damage from warmer oceans Source: https://www.independent.co.uk/environment/nature/seabirds-die-blob-water-common-murres-ocean-warming-pacific-a9286696.html Droolin’ Dog sniffed out this story and shared it with you. The Article Was Written/Published By: Conrad Duncan

There’s a non-zero possibility that Iran has a fleet of Communist assassin dolphins

For better or for worse, humans have been training dolphins as soldiers of war since at least the 1960s; even to this day, the Russian government in particular has been known to enlist them in subterfuge. But twenty years ago, the cash-strapped and crumbling Soviet Union sold a group of highly-trained aquatic assets to the […]