Tag: rookeries

March 8, 2018

Endangered Mexican sea turtles at risk of bycatch

On a Baja California Peninsula beach, sometimes over 1,000 sea turtles a year unexpectedly wash up dead because local fishermen incidentally entangle them offshore. Analyzing these animals’ bones, researchers discovered...

February 14, 2018

JWM: Recovered California sea lions on the decline again

After a decades-long recovery, California sea lions (Zalophus californianus) are dwindling again due to climate-driven reductions in prey, a recent long-term study shows. Centuries of human exploitation had once suppressed...