In Mediterranean, the Predator Is the Hunted

By Juliet Eilperin Washington Post Staff WriterMonday, June 30, 2008; Page A05 The Mediterranean Sea, says Francesco Ferretti, is “a very dangerous place for a shark.” So dangerous that in the past two centuries, the shark population there has plummeted by more than 97 percent, both in relative numbers and collective weight, according to a … Continue reading In Mediterranean, the Predator Is the Hunted

Leatherback Turtle in Texas – First Since 1930s

June 12, 2008, 12:42 amBy Andrew C. Revkin UPDATED, 8:00 a.m.: For the first time since the 1930’s, federal biologists confirmed that a leatherback sea turtle has nested on a Texas beach, at the Padre Island National Seashore near Corpus Christi. Last Friday, staff conducting a beach patrol found turtle tracks and a few exposed … Continue reading Leatherback Turtle in Texas – First Since 1930s

Some Shark Populations Collapsing, Study Finds

By ANDREW C. REVKIN Published: June 12, 2008 Some shark populations in the Mediterranean Sea have completely collapsed, according to a new study, with numbers of five species declining by more than 96 percent over the last two centuries. “This loss of top predators could hold serious implications for the entire marine ecosystem, greatly affecting … Continue reading Some Shark Populations Collapsing, Study Finds