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Posted by on in Environmental Heroes
Nan Hauser, a marine mammalogist in the Cook Islands, thought she was being harassed by a 50-foot humpback whale on a dive off the island of Rarotonga. That was until she saw a dark figure swimming below, anyhow. The grey shape was so big — 20 feet long — she thought it must belong to a Cuvier...
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Posted by on in Animals
The institute’s report said 333 minke whales were captured, including pregnant females. Japan’s actions are in defiance of international criticism and despite a 2014 UN legal decision that ruled so-called scientific whaling activity in the Southern Ocean was a front for commercial hunts. The ...
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Posted by on in Animals
The Faroe Islands, a North Atlantic archipelago, have put a new twist on the phrase “If you see something, say something.” But it has nothing to do with terrorism. In June, the parliament of the Faroes, an autonomous region owned by Denmark, approved a measure mandating that tourists report sightin...
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Posted by on in Ocean/Seas/Coastlines
 -Kiribati, a Pacific island nation, recently purchased land on the Fijian island Vanua Levu in preparation for climate change. The president doesn’t expect to move everyone there, “but if it became absolutely necessary, yes, we could do it," he said. The Guardian - The International...
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Posted by on in Wildlife Conservation
Gland, Switzerland -- Contracting governments to the International Whaling Commission (IWC) should reject any new proposal from Japan to resume whaling in the Southern Ocean Sanctuary near Antarctica, according to WWF, the global conservation organization.Japan officially announced its intention to ...
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Posted by on in Wildlife Conservation
Yesterday afternoon, while the U.S. and other navies played war games somewhere offshore, Cuvier’s beaked whales began stranding along the southern coast of Crete.  Those on the scene knew right away what they were dealing with, for yesterday’s strandings were only the most recent in a line of ...
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Posted by on in Earth Violators
The world's biggest slaughterhouse for endangered whale sharks has been uncovered in southeast China, writes Sophie Morlin-Yron. It's products are being traded across the world in health and cosmetic products. The largest slaughtering facility for Whale sharks ever seen has been uncovered in southe...
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Posted by on in Animals
Hundreds of thousands of marine mammals are injured or killed every year by fishermen around the world. And because most seafood in the U.S. is imported, that means our fish isn't as dolphin-friendly as you might expect. Under pressure from conservation groups, federal regulators are preparing to t...
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Posted by on in Climate Change
Resting near the bottom of the food chain, Antarctic krill (Euphausia superba) underpin much of the Southern Ocean's ecosystem. But in a rapidly warming world, these hugely-abundant crustaceans could see their habitat shrink considerably. In a recent paper in PLOS ONE, scientists predict that Antarc...
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Posted by on in MyBlog
The public hearings in the case concerning whaling in the Antarctic at the International Court of Justice were concluded yesterday. The Court will now begin its deliberation (Press release). The Court Judgment will be issued by this winter. The trial has not attract enough attention from public, ex...
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Posted by on in Newsletter Archive
Whales Remind Us to Wonder and Protect Humpback whales filmed up close   Underwater footage of a humpback whale fifteen miles off Bermuda. I had spent 300 hours over ten weeks trying to film the migrating humpbacks underwater.   watch video...         Killin...
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Posted by on in Clean Technology
Through Biomimicry I work almost exclusively in the business world and talking about nature regardless of whether we talking about an issue, a risk or opportunity; it makes a lot of business people uncomfortable. A bit like talking about religion or politics. I think the recent rise in awareness of...
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Posted by on in Wildlife Conservation
  Four Japanese whale-killing, factory ships armed with coast guards and grenade-tipped harpoons are within hours of entering a demilitarized zone and the international Great Southern Ocean Sanctuary. The bloody "War Against Nature" is set to rage. In a world in which the env...
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Posted by on in Animals
With 2012 seeing the largest mass of summer ice melting in the Arctic in modern history, it’s no surprise experts predict more of the same for 2013. The melting ice has implications for some of Canada’s most threatened species. Metro spoke with World Wildlife Fund scientist and researcher Pete Ewin,...
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Posted by on in Animals
    Five pilot whales are expected to survive after a 22-member whale pod stranded itself at Avalon Beach State Park on Florida's eastern coast this weekend. The sudden, unexplained stranding brought an army of volunteers who tried to keep the whales hydrated and upright Saturday....
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Posted by on in Ocean/Seas/Coastlines
STANFORD / UC SANTA BARBARA (US) — Scientists have assessed the state of the ocean and its ecosystems, and the global average is 60 out of 100. If thought of as a school report card, 60 out of 100 looks like a failing grade, but that’s not quite how the assessment should be read. “It’s better to t...
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Posted by on in Fishing
  By Patricia Sullivan Q: How are a dead baby Humpback whale and our fisherman’s platter related? Read on for clues. In Vancouver, British Columbia a young Humpback whale comes ashore while alive, but dies hours after beaching himself. Necropsy (animal autopsy) results confirm the creature l...
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Posted by on in Ocean/Seas/Coastlines
  Environmentalists asked a federal judge Thursday to decide whether the Navy must halt plans to build a $100 million offshore training range because of potential threats to endangered right whales. The Navy wants to install an undersea array of cables and sensors for training warships, sub...
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Posted by on in Earth Violators
  A couple of years ago, there were rumblings at exactly 7: 30 a.m. every morning At the same time, we were told that the ocean floor was being banged on right where there is a marine reserve for whales. Not much later, dead whales washed up on the beach in Washington state. The U.S. air fo...
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Posted by on in Animals
SEATTLE (CN) - Animal-rights activists claim an orca is being held in an "inadequate tank" in the Miami Seaquarium. They sued the National Marine Fisheries Service for excluding captive killer whales from listing under the Endangered Species Act.     The Animal Legal Defense...
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