Mongabay series: Oceans

A mother humpback and calf off the coast of Maui in the Hawaiian Islands. Photo courtesy of NOAA

Whalesong, interrupted

rossbow in hand, Jo Marie Acebes strides the deck of the outrigger fishing boat she has refitted for tracking whales off the Philippines’ Babuyan Islands. She’s scanning for a target…
A mother humpback and calf off the coast of Maui in the Hawaiian Islands. Photo courtesy of NOAA

Whale sharks inch closer to extinction

The world’s largest fish, the whale shark, is in deep trouble. According to the latest IUCN assessments, the school bus-sized fish has now been up-listed from Vulnerable to Endangered on the…