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Planning For A Healthy New York Seascape

Jon Forrest Dohlin | Posted 09.01.2016 | New York
Jon Forrest Dohlin

Take the time to add your voice to those who realize the value in promoting ocean health and coordinating multiple human uses of our busy ocean.

In Praise of the (Other) Great Spring Migration

Jon Forrest Dohlin | Posted 05.26.2016 | New York
Jon Forrest Dohlin

While the migratory movements of birds into the New York region are well known and enjoyed by thousands of nature lovers, another migration is underway beneath the surface of our coastal waters, as fish species also move along with the changing of the seasons. One such migratory species is the sand tiger shark.

Mermaid Avenue

Joel Epstein | Posted 02.01.2016 | Los Angeles
Joel Epstein

I am decades older now than I was on that visit to Mermaid Avenue in Coney Island but fundamentally I am the same. I am still the hopeful romantic about my city, albeit now a warmer one with different flora, mountains, tastes and accents.

New York's Marine Constituencies Make Nice

Jon Forrest Dohlin | Posted 07.06.2016 | New York
Jon Forrest Dohlin

Instead of talking past each other, representatives of the commercial and recreational fishing industry, scientists, researchers, and conservationists looked for collaboration and trust.

World Oceans Day Provides Chance to Reflect and Protect

John F. Calvelli | Posted 06.08.2016 | Green
John F. Calvelli

The oceans act as food provider, climate regulator, oxygen source, transportation network, and recreation base for all the world's people and serve as home for much of the world's wildlife. We need to start treating oceans like the precious and limited resource that they have always been.

Recognizing Our Marine Wildlife on Endangered Species Day

Jon Forrest Dohlin | Posted 05.18.2016 | Green
Jon Forrest Dohlin

It's a time to reflect on how each of us -- individually and collectively -- can do our part to help reverse human impact on the environment that has resulted in what has been called the earth's sixth great extinction event.

A New New York Aquarium

Jon Forrest Dohlin | Posted 01.04.2015 | New York
Jon Forrest Dohlin

Hurricane Sandy hit just one day before construction was to begin on a massive new shark exhibit at the WCS New York Aquarium. Before a single backhoe touched the ground, the aquarium campus and most of its buildings were destroyed.

Protecting Our Air Is Protecting Our Oceans

Dr. Cristián Samper | Posted 08.20.2014 | Green
Dr. Cristián Samper

Whether it be for actions taken by the EPA or the State Department, congratulations to the Obama Administration are due for leadership on both carbon emissions and marine conservation. Let these efforts be the first of many.

New York Aquarium May Need To Evacuate 12,000 Animals

Posted 11.02.2012 | New York

The New York Aquarium in Coney Island faces the threat of having to evacuate nearly 12,000 water-dependent animals if power is not restored soon. ...

New York's Beloved Walrus Survives Aquarium Flooding

Sarah Medina | Posted 11.02.2012 | Good News

In one of the most cheerful stories we've heard in the aftermath of Hurricane Sandy, recently rescued baby walrus, Mitik, was able to weather the stor...

Mitik's Fight to Survive

Dr. Cristián Samper | Posted 12.23.2012 | Green
Dr. Cristián Samper

A Pacific walrus calf, orphaned and rescued in Arctic waters, arrived at the Wildlife Conservation Society's New York Aquarium last week determined to live and beat his odds.

Orphaned Walrus On The Mend In Brooklyn

DNAinfo.com | Posted 12.21.2012 | New York

CONEY ISLAND -- An orphaned walrus that was rescued off the Alaskan coast in July and was facing death months ago is growing hearty and healthy under ...

PHOTOS: Adorable 234-Pound Walrus Coming To NYC!

Posted 10.10.2012 | New York

A 234-pound baby walrus is coming to town! According to the Associated Press, an orphaned 15-week-old walrus named Mitik, who was rescued from the ...

PHOTO: Bloomberg Gets Kissy Face With...

Posted 08.17.2012 | New York

For the second time in less than a year, Mayor Bloomberg was caught smooching with someone other than longtime girlfriend Diane Taylor. And like th...

Orphaned Baby Sea Otter Living In New York Aquarium (VIDEO)

Posted 05.25.2011 | New York

The New York Aquarium is now home to a cute, cuddly orphan sea otter. Five-month-old Tazo is under the careful supervision of animal keeper Nicole Pi...