Category Archives: Editorials


Rare North Pacific Right Whale Seen for the First Time in 62 Years

By Paul Ciampanelli Jun 21st 2013 A North Pacific right whale was seen off the coast of British Columbia, Canada, last week, marking the first time humans have seen one of the species in over 60 years, and the seventh time in a century, according to British Columbia’s The Province.   Right whales were plentiful […]


How Diving Mammals Stay Underwater for So Long

VIA – NAT GEO Positive charges on oxygen-binding proteins are key to diving mammals’ success Diving mammals, such as this Galapagos sea lion, evolved adaptations allowing them to stay underwater for prolonged periods of time. Photograph by Joel Sartore, National Geographic Jane J. Lee National Geographic Published June 14, 2013 Imagine holding your breath while […]


1,300-pound shark caught off Huntington Beach could be record #SurfReport #Fishing

  VIA – LA TIMES Kent Williams, owner of New Fishall Bait Co., stands next to a 1,323.5-pound Mako shark at the company’s headquarters in Gardena. (Genaro Molina / Los Angeles Times / June 4, 2013) From KTLA NewsJune 4, 2013, 8:35 a.m. Talk about a monster catch. A group of fishermen hauled in a […]


Yes to renewables, no to oil drilling in Canaries. We have the power.

Yes to renewables, no to oil drilling in Canaries. We have the power. The Canary Islands are an important habitat. The seabed is home to cold-water corals that host an abundance of marine wildlife, nearly one third of it endemic. The islands are situated in a transit zone of dolphins and whales. The EU, ITC […]


Shawn Dollar’s wave certified by Guinness Book of World Records as biggest ever paddle-surfed #SantaCruz #SurfReport

VIA – SANTA CRUZ SENTINEL Shawn Dollar surfs his record wave at Cortes Bank. (Frank Quirarte) Less than two weeks after winning the Pacifico Paddle Award at the Billabong XXL Big Wave Awards ceremony, Guinness has officially certified Shawn Dollar’s 61-foot wave at the Cortes Bank off California as a new World Record.   The […]


Disabled killer whale with missing fins survives with the help of family who hunt for its food

VIA – DAILY MAIL UK   Rainer Schimpf spotted the whale off Port Elizabeth in South Africa It was missing its right-side pectoral fin and dorsal fin But it was cared for by its pod which shared food with the young male By Becky Evans PUBLISHED: 05:17 EST, 19 May 2013 | UPDATED: 15:08 EST, […]