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Humpback whales came close to extinction after being hunted for their oil and meat by whaling ships well through the middle of the 20th century. Commercial whaling of humpback whales was first regulated in 1946, by the International Convention for the Regulation of Whaling. In 1966, the International Whaling Commission prohibited commercial whaling of humpbacks. [...]

2016 will be remembered by many of us living on Florida’s Gulf coast as one of the worst seasons for red tide in recent years. Throughout the summer and the fall and on into the winter holidays, our beaches and coastal waterways have been plagued with periodic outbreaks of red tide. The scientific community has [...]

The Commission for the Conservation of Antarctic Marine Living Resources that oversees the waters around Antarctica recently announced a new marine protected area in the Ross Sea. The commission comprises 24 countries, including the United States, and the European Union. It was a unanimous decision by the international body when two holdout nations, Russia and [...]

On November 15th the National Fish and Wildlife Foundation (NFWF) announced the award of more than $370 million from its Gulf Environmental Benefit Fund for 25 projects in five Gulf states, including four critical projects in Florida. In 1984, Congress created NFWF and it has become one of the largest conservation grant-makers in the world. [...]