- 14 August 2015 | Environment
A group of marine scientists has filmed what is considered to be one of the largest great white sharks ever found on Planet Earth.
"Deep Blue" is a 50-year-old female great white shark. She was spotted near Guadalupe Island, a volcanic island located 150 miles off the coast of Baja California.
"When I saw 'Deep Blue' for the first time, there was just one thought in my mind: hope. A shark of that size is at least 50 years old and that tells me protection and conservation efforts are really working," explains Mauricio Hoyos Padilla, a member of the scientific team that encountered the shark and director of shark conservation group Pelagios Kakunja.
- 13 August 2015 | Environment
The Los Angeles Department of Water and Power (LADWP) has dumped 96 million black balls into its local reservoir in Sylmar, California.
The shade balls will block out the sunlight and help ensure the highest quality drinking water for Los Angeles, ensuring it is clean, pure, and delivered at the lowest rates in Southern California.
The 175-acre water reservoir was totally covered with small, black plastic balls to prevent sunlight-triggered chemical reactions, deter birds and other wildlife, and protect water from rain and wind-blown dust.
- 07 August 2015 | Environment
A man captured the moment an iceberg broke off King's Point, in Newfoundland, Canada.
The author of the video, Jason Griffiths, filmed the iceberg exploding in the water and producing a series of waves rushing towards the local beach.
"I was leaning on the rail around our front balcony. Surrounded by family. The iceberg was about 100 feet from the front of our house," Griffiths wrote on his YouTube account.