#MarineLife

.Galápagos Islands, Ecuador
The 730-km-long marine superhighway deep in the Pacific Ocean is vital for marine life. (Photo credit: Representational/Unsplash)

  • The 730-km marine highway is located between Galapagos Islands and Cocos Island
  • Populations of several migratory species move along this 'swim-way', many of which are endangered
  • Ecuador and Costa Rica are considering coming up with policies to protect the swim-way

.Vancouver, BC, Canada
Experts warned that climate change will make such occurrences more regular and powerful. (Photo Credit: Representational Image/Pixabay)

  • The heat may have killed a billion mussels and other sea animals off the coast of Canada
  • Christopher Harley researches the impact of climate change on the ecosystem of rocky beaches
  • He saw many dead mussels burst up and decaying in their shells at Kitsalano Beach

.Paris, France
Sea otters can hold their breath for up to eight minutes while they dive for prey. (Photo credit: Unsplash)

  • An enduring mystery was how Otters manage to stay warm in the chilly waters of their Pacific habitat
  • Scientists have found that their bodies have a unique energy conversion system
  • The muscle tissue of otters "leaks" heat throughout their bodies

.Cape Cod, MA, USA
A US lobster fisherman says he was scooped into the mouth of a humpback whale Friday and yet lived to tell the story. (Photo Credit: Representational Image/Pixabay)

  • US lobster fisherman described being scooped into the mouth of a humpback whale
  • The fisherman survived to tell the whale of a tale
  • "A humpback whale tried to eat me," he said. "I am very bruised up but have no broken bones"

.Colombo, Sri Lanka
X-Press Feeders, owners of the ship, have said its hull and fuel tank have not been damaged. (Photo credit: Representational image/Unsplash)

  • The fire onboard the Singapore-registered MV X-press Pearl has led to large scale microplastic pollution 
  • The ship was travelling from Gujarat to Colombo
  • The 25-member crew have been evacuated and will be questioned on Monday

.Colombo, Sri Lanka
ICG ships Vajra and Vaibhav engaged in dousing the flames at the container vessel MV X-Press Pearl engulfed in flames off Colombo port in Sri Lanka. (Photo Credit: PTI)

  • Sri Lanka is facing its worst beach pollution crisis in its history
  • The X-Press Pearl caught fire as it waited to enter Colombo harbour 
  • Tonnes of plastic waste from the burning container ship have been washed ashore

(Photo credit: Representational image/Unsplash)

  • The organism was spotted on the shores of Umm al Quwain, a city in the United Arab Emirates
  • It was identified as non-toxic mollusc
  • The organism is a crucial part of the marine ecosystem and appear near coastal areas on a seasonal basis

.Dhaka, Bangladesh
The rescue team comprised of officials such as the Navy, Coast Guard, fire service and police. (Photo credit: Representative image/AFP)

  • A launch carrying over 100 passengers capsized after colliding with a cargo vessel
  • The incident took place in Narayanganj district, which is about 16km from Dhaka
  • the Dhaka Tribune reported that the cargo vessel fled the scene after the collision

.Farewell Spit, New Zealand
Dozens of pilot whales were beached on a stretch of New Zealand coast. (AFP File Photo)

  • Wildlife officials said that nine whales died by mid-afternoon on Monday
  • More than 60 people are working to keep the survivors alive in an attempt to send them back to the sea, officials said
  • "Marine mammal medics will assist with refloating the whales and caring for them on the beach... ": Officials