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July, 2008

  • 21 July

    140 Seagull Deaths Investigated

    From Wikipedia - Silver Sea Gull

    (From thewest.com.au)- The Department of Environment and Conservation is investigating the deaths of more than 140 silver sea gulls at Woodman Point, near the southern suburb of Munster. The department was alerted to the deaths yesterday and have issued a statement saying no other species of birds or fish have …

  • 20 July

    Shark tourney sails into tempest

    Hilary Russ/Cape Cod Times

    (From capecodonline.com)- A national animal rights group has taken a bite out of the annual Oak Bluffs Monster Shark Tournament scheduled to begin today, but organizer Steven James said attacks on the event lack teeth.In May, the tournament lost its spot at Sunset Park and was denied a liquor license …

  • 20 July

    Found 20 oil-soaked penguins in Peninsula Valdés

    (From clarin.com)-  20 oil-soaked penguins appeared in Chubut this week off the shores of Peninsula Valdes, two of them died immediately from malnutrition, while four of them are in serious condition, reported the Foundation Patagonia Natural (FPN), in charge of rescue and animal care. “Unfortunately we lost two penguins of …

  • 20 July

    Military Navigation Restrictions In Chubut To Protect Whales

    Right Whales

    (From tiempopyme.com) Argentina – Nilda Garré, Defense Minister of Argentina signed an administrative ruling by which restricts any military activity of the Argentina Navy during the period of seasonal presence of right whales in waters of the Gulfs Nuevo and San José.

  • 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 …