There are still so many things we do not know about the creatures that live in the depths of the ocean. Research is necessary to help solve the mysteries of the deep and better inform conservation efforts around the world. This is the mission of the Schmidt Ocean Institute. Founded in 2009, the institute lends its research vessel Falkor for free to international scientists.
There is nothing like a well-deserved nap after a long day, and these elephants definitely deserved it.
Silverback mountain gorillas are powerful creatures. Typically, one adult male leads a band of females and juveniles.
Millions of species inhabit the oceans, lakes, and rivers that are a fundamental part of our planet. As more and more awareness is being raised about how humans affect the ocean, it's also important to understand the true impact we're having on marine animals. We recently brought you the story of the vaquita, a small porpoise that is facing certain extinction.
For many, the first thing that comes to mind when thinking of Tasmanian devils is the iconic Looney Toons character...
Despite its huge size, a giant tortoise on the Galápagos Islands somehow remained out of sight for 112 years.
With 8.7 million animal species, our planet is beautifully diverse. But for some of those creatures, their time is running out. When a species is classed as “Critically Endangered,” it means it’s facing an extremely high risk of extinction in the wild. Frustratingly, human beings are often the cause—hunting and habitat destruction are the two main causes of animal extinction. However, with the right actions, we can help to undo the damage we’ve caused.
While conducting a routine research survey of endangered giraffe populations, scientists working for the Giraffe Conservation Foundation (GCF)
A giraffe on a boat sounds like the beginning to a silly joke, but for conservationists in Kenya it was...
The devastating Australian bushfires of 2019–20 burned almost half of the country and killed or displaced nearly three billion animals. One species that many feared we had lost forever was the pygmy possum. The bushfires destroyed most of their habitat, and no one had seen the rare, tiny creatures since the fires began. However, hope was recently restored when pygmy possums were discovered on Kangaroo Island by wildlife conservation NGO, Kangaroo Island Land for Wildlife.
The depths of the ocean are a powerful draw for researchers, experienced divers, and photographers alike.
A series of remote islands in the South Atlantic Ocean will soon become one of the largest wildlife sanctuaries in...