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January, 2018

November, 2017

  • 18 November

    One dolphin’s story: A pilot whale’s plight

    Resting, or “loafing” family pods are easily approached by boats. However, the boats that came near her family pod this day were not coming in for a closer look: their reasons were much, more sinister.  

January, 2013

  • 18 January

    Turtle Bay Endangered Species, Suddenly More Endangered?

    Bristle Thighed Curlews that winter here from Alaska

    Last Spring I took a group of First Graders to Waimea Valley Park. The docent pointed out a Hawaiian Moorhen and said that there were only 400 of them left, in the world. I was amazed. There were at least four or five of the same birds in the water …

November, 2011

  • 16 November

    World’s oceans in peril

    “From a climate change/fisheries/pollution/habitat destruction point of view, our nightmare is here, it”s the world we live in.” This bleak statement about the current status of the world”s oceans comes from Dr Wallace Nichols, a Research Associate at the California Academy of Sciences. Al Jazeera asked Dr Nichols, along with …

September, 2011

  • 21 September

    Facts about Killer Whales in Captivity

    Background to the trial of SeaWorld Here are a few facts and figures about Tilikum and other orcas in captivity. * There are currently 42 orcas in captivity worldwide. More than half of them are owned by marine circuses in the U.S. * The largest male orca in captivity is …

December, 2010

  • 6 December

    Seafood stewardship in crisis

    A growing number of consumers want to eat seafood without feeling guilty. Enter the Marine Stewardship Council (MSC), which purports to certify sustainable fisheries and provides a label for sustainable products to “promote the best environmental choice in seafood”. The MSC is growing rap- idly; the organization is also rapidly …

September, 2010

  • 7 September

    The Last Wild Hunt: Deep-Sea Fisheries Scrape Bottom Of The Sea

    “Industrial fisheries are now going thousands of miles, thousands of feet deep and catching things that live hundreds of years in the process – in the least protected place on Earth,” says Elliott Norse of the Marine Conservation Biology Institute. In international waters beyond the 200 nautical mile Exclusive Economic …