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July, 2008

  • 20 July

    Turtle Found Slaughtered

    COURTESY MALAMA NA HONU

    (From starbulletin.com)- State and federal authorities are investigating the death of a green sea turtle that was found mutilated yesterday on the North Shore. The turtle had been beheaded with its organs cut out and missing flippers, said Deborah Ward, a spokeswoman for the state Department of Land and Natural …

  • 19 July

    Tougher Laws Introduced For White Whale Protection

    (From news.com.au)- As A third white whale heads towards Queensland waters, the State Government has moved to give the rare mammals greater protection. Sustainability, Climate Change and Innovation Minister Andrew McNamara has ordered wider exclusion zones and tougher fines to protect the rarest of the whale herd. A $9000 penalty …

  • 19 July

    Dolphin Volunteer’s Mermaid Walk

    From news.bbc.co.uk

    (From news.bbc.co.uk)- A volunteer involved in the operation to save dolphins caught up in a mass stranding in Cornwall is now raising funds to deal with future incidents. A total of 26 dolphins died when they became trapped in a Cornish creek in June. She is planning to fundraise by …

  • 19 July

    Delta Diversion Threat To Salmon, Judge Rules

    (From sfgate.com)- A federal judge in Fresno affirmed Friday that water diversions in the Sacramento-San Joaquin River Delta have jeopardized the existence of California”s beleaguered salmon. “Project operations through March 2009 will appreciably increase jeopardy to the three species. … All three testifying experts … conclude that the three salmonid …

  • 19 July

    Fishing Nets Leave Turtles Flapping For Their Lives

    (From dnaindia.com) – More than 25 sea turtles were rescued in the last 45 days after they were found entangled in fishing nets left behind by fishermen along the city coast. “They will take at least a month to recover and we will then hand them over to the Wildlife …

  • 19 July

    California Tangles With U.S. To Save Turtles

    (From sfgate.com)- California lawmakers are tussling with federal officials over the fate of the leatherback turtles that feed on jellyfish in Monterey Bay and nearby coastal areas, and migrate thousands of miles each year across the Pacific to lay their eggs in nests on Indonesia”s beaches. The Legislature has passed …

  • 19 July

    Rescued Sea Lion To Be Euthanized

    Photo by Mike Kepka / The Chronicle

    (From sfgate.com)- San Tomas, a 4-year-old sea lion, is suffering from algae poisoning that destroyed a part of the brain that controls her ability to navigate. The sea lion, who had been trapped for days in an aqueduct that the Saratoga Creek runs through, most likely made its way to …

  • 19 July

    Peru’s Amazon Region To Protect Pink River Dolphin And Manatee

    From livinginperu.com

    (From ivinginperu.com)- Government authorities in Loreto, Peru”s largest and northernmost region, have announced that measures are being and will be taken to protect, care for and preserve the lives of pink dolphins and other mammals in captivity. It was reported that anyone who had a pink Amazon River dolphin, Inia …

  • 19 July

    Dolphin Slaughter

    From thewest.com.au

    (From thewest.com.au) – WA fishermen have been forced to defend their methods off the Pilbara coast after 20 dolphins died last year when caught in trawl nets dragged by commercial fishing vessels. Pictures leaked to The West Australian from within the Department of Fisheries reveal dead dolphins believed to have …

  • 19 July

    Whales May Get Protection From Ships

    (From www2.tbo.com) Washington- A federal appeals court ruled Friday in favor of environmentalists seeking protection for the endangered North Atlantic right whale, giving those activists a victory in a long-running fight to prevent collisions of the giant mammals with ships.

  • 18 July

    Hundreds Of Baby Penguins Found Dead In Brazil

    From AP Photo/Ricardo Moraes

    (From ap.google.com) – More than 400 penguins, most of them young, have been found dead on the beaches of Rio de Janeiro state over the past two months, according to Eduardo Pimenta, superintendent for the state coastal protection and environment agency in the resort city of Cabo Frio. Thiago Muniz, …

  • 18 July

    Second Seal Pup Endangered By Fishing Line

    Photos by Maria Connor

    (From lajollalight.com)- The federal agency must approve a rescue before SeaWorld can go in and try to capture the animal. Aalam said approval had not been forthcoming because of policies that limit interference with the animals. An official finally gave the go ahead, provided the pup was among a small …