Latest Marine Mammal Protection Act Stories
The fast-melting Arctic sea ice seems to be pushing the walruses out onto land, with many moving near the area where oil leases have been sold.
YARMOUTH PORT, Mass., June 9, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Great white sharks may not be the only predators local gray seals are facing this summer. Over the last six weeks, five adult gray seals were found shot on Cape Cod beaches from Dennis to Chatham.
Marine species facing threats from the 2010 BP Deepwater Horizon oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico far exceed those under legal protection in the United States, a new paper in the journal BioScience finds.
The US Fish and Wildlife Service said Tuesday that the Pacific walrus needs additional protection from the threat of climate warming but cannot be added to the threatened or endangered list because other species have higher priority.
On Thursday, the Bush administration issued revised endangered species regulations to reduce the input of federal scientists and block the law from being used to fight global warming.
Less than a month after declaring polar bears a threatened species because of global warming, the Bush administration is giving oil companies permission to search for oil and natural gas among them.
Dozens of walrus carcasses have washed up on beaches this summer, many missing their heads and ivory tusks. The number of carcasses washing up in Norton Sound has prompted an investigation by the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service.
The Pentagon on Friday exempted the Navy for six months from a law protecting whales and other marine mammals, a move that may allow planned naval exercises using military sonar to proceed despite a lawsuit.
An animal rights group filed a lawsuit Wednesday accusing the federal government of violating several environmental protection acts by allowing the use of certain research techniques on threatened and endangered Steller sea lions.