In Spanish Wells, Bahamas, rock lobster fishing is a way of life. Chuck Pinder is the seventh generation of his family to dive deep for these spiny creatures, and he and his sons depend on a healthy population to make a living. Red Lobster has sourced rock lobster from Spanish Wells for over 30 years. Now, they're collaborating with the World Wildlife Fund to ensure the species—and families like Chuck's—can thrive for generations to come. This Great Big Story was made byRed Lobster.
While scientists and data users continue to discuss the latest findings about our changing world and the space technologies that are needed to learn more, this week's Living Planet Symposium has also been the forum to forge and strengthen alliances. And, today sees the start of a two-year pilot for the ESA–SAP World Space Alliance.
In Nebraska, scientists working for the Nebraska Game and Parks Commission are increasingly relying on casual researchers and citizen scientists to better understand three creatures in particular: spotted skunks, salamanders, and regal fritillary and monarch butterflies. Why? The populations of these species have either declined or are in jeopardy, and scientists want to get a current population count. Let's take a closer look at these three Nebraskan citizen science projects and what researcher
We know more about the surface of the moon than about the ocean floor. Scientists estimate that 91 percent of life under the sea hasn't been discovered yet and more than 80 percent of the ocean has never been explored. What we do know about the ocean makes it almost more mysterious. It's an alien landscape, complete with undersea mountain ranges and trenches deeper than Mount Everest is tall, home to a glorious nightmare carnival of weird, often glowing animals. And most of what we know h