Brian Skerry photographs the results of commercial bluefin tuna fishing in the mediterranean. The World Wildlife Fund estimates that each year, 4.4 million sharks and 90,000 turtles are unintentionally caught as bycatch from unregulated commercial tuna fisheries using long lines and drift nets. A shark caught in a net will suffocate to death. Shark numbers have declined by as much as 80 per cent worldwide, with a third of all species now threatened by extinction (pew charitable trusts)
Why do I belong to the worst species?
We had to share this very unique photo and story from the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Services Endangered Species Program on their efforts to bring back this endangered amphibian.
This Wyoming toad has been outfitted with a backpack containing a radio transmitter to help biologists track it in the wild. The Wyoming toad, now the most endangered amphibian in North America, once flourished in the wetlands and rivers of southeastern Wyoming. See what’s being done to bring this species back from the brink: http://1.usa.gov/16jQ9IL
So, fish tornados are a thing. A wonderful, magical, AYKM nature? thing.
Yes, but Google probably can’t rip my face off.
This leopard has a rare condition that gives its coat a “strawberry” hue. Okay, it’s not super obvious, but still: pink leopard. Thanks, Nat Geo!