Category: News

American Cruise Ship Passenger Killed in Shark Attack While Snorkeling In the Bahamas

Clare Fitzgerald

An American cruise ship passenger was killed by a shark while snorkeling in the Bahamas. According to the Royal Bahamas Police Force, 58-year-old Caroline DiPlacido,…

Death of Brazil’s ‘Man of the Hole’ Highlights Issues Faced By Country’s Indigenous Tribes

The last living member of an uncontacted tribe in the Brazilian Amazon has passed away. Nickamed the “Man of the Hole,” he was the only…

The Dugong Is the First Large Vertebrae to Become ‘Functionally Extinct’ Off China’s Coast

Clare Fitzgerald

The dugong, a species of sea cow that’s said to have inspired ancient tales of mermaids, has been declared “functionally extinct” in China’s coastal waters.…

Giant Squid Washes Ashore On Cape Town Beach

Clare Fitzgerald

A giant squid was discovered washed up on Scarborough Beach near Cape Town, South Africa on August 16, 2022. The rare sea creature, known for…

Visitors to the World’s Tallest Living Tree Could Face Fine, Jail Time

Clare Fitzgerald

Located deep in the heart of Redwood National and State Parks (RNSP) is the world’s tallest old-growth redwood tree. Named Hyperion, its location off the…

Climate Change Leading to Rise in Female Sea Turtles, Decline in Males

Clare Fitzgerald

Increasing reports out of Florida have revealed that the majority of new sea turtles hatching on the state’s beaches are female. For many, this has…

Tourists Flock to Iceland’s Fagradalsfjall Volcano Following Eruption

Clare Fitzgerald

On August 3, 2022, Iceland’s Fagradalsfjall volcano erupted, sending lava spewing across the ground near the country’s Keflavik International Airport. Despite officials warning tourists and…

No One Knows Which Country This Mountain Lodge Belongs To

Clare Fitzgerald

In the snowy Alps between the Swiss canton of Zermatt and the Italian town of Cervinia sits the Rifugio Guide del Cervino. Positioned near the…

Officials Euthanize 1,500-Pound Sunbathing Walrus Wreaking Havoc on Norwegian Boats

Clare Fitzgerald

UPDATE – 08/16/2022: The Norwegian government has announced that Freya, the 1,500-pound walrus seen lounging around Frognerkilen bay over the past few weeks, has been…

73-Year-Old Woman Attacked By Sailfish During Fishing Trip Off Florida Coast

Clare Fitzgerald

A 73-year-old Maryland woman is recovering in hospital after being stabbed by the bill of a sailfish while out on a boat off the eastern…