After a decades-long decline, the number of loggerhead sea turtle nests on the Georgia coast hit its all-time high since recording began in the late 1980s. But an expert says there's still a lot of conservation work to do.
This year's North Atlantic right whale calving season has ended with 15 calves spotted off the Georgia, Florida and Carolina coasts. It's not enough.
Whale Week is underway in Savannah, Ga., from Nov. 15 through Nov. 21, 2021. Each year between November and April, endangered North Atlantic right whales, Georgia's official state marine mammal, migrate to the Southeast's warmer waters to calve. All Things Considered host Rickey Bevington talks to Paulita Bennett-Martin, a co-founder of Whale Week.
Scientists have gotten the best estimates yet of exactly how much baleen whales, the largest animals on the planet, can consume in one day. Their caloric intake is mind-boggling.
Loggerheads didn't break their records but stayed on track for recovery.
Researchers on the Georgia coast are studying sharks as a way to check in on the overall health of the estuary, where coastal streams and rivers meet the ocean.
A photo of a real-life sponge and starfish hanging out together delighted the internet. But "the reality is a little crueler than perhaps a cartoon would suggest," says the researcher who posted it.
A judge ruled that an Army Corps of Engineers plan to dredge while sea turtles are nesting poses too great a risk to the turtles.
The critically endangered whales had more babies than they have in years, but still not enough to save the species. And several died in all-too-common ways.
Officials say a critically endangered North Atlantic right whale has been found dead off the coast of South Carolina.
For the last 31 years, sharks have been subject to a week of media frenzy, taking place each July. But, throughout the year, they face a number of...
The Georgia coast is a central calving spot for North Atlantic right whales; however, last year, no new calves were spotted there, and that caused great...