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August, 2008

  • 3 August

    Navy May Do Away With Live Bomb Tests


    (From redorbit.com) – The southern Georgia and northern Florida coastline could see fewer live bombs if an environmental safety document wins the approval of the U.S. Navy. If the Jacksonville Range Complex Environmental Impact Statement gets the go-ahead from the Navy, live explosions would be replaced with non-explosive bombs.

  • 2 August

    One-Man Band Xavier Rudd

    Xavier Rudd From metro.co.uk

    (From metro.co.uk)- Australian singer-songwriter Xavier Rudd takes the one-man band concept to extremes. More of a one-man orchestra, he tends to show up onstage with cymbals strapped to his knees and a bass drum on his back. A dab hand with a didgeridoo – having doggedly learnt to play it …

  • 2 August

    Dogs Disturb Nesting Turtles

    From wptv.com

    (From wptv.com) Indian River County – “They”re digging, they”re throwing their front claws forward, and they”re throwing eggs out behind them. Once they throw the eggs out behind them, they go around and eat up the insides of the eggs.” During the studies, Herren, Environmental Specialist, often encourages dog owners …

  • 2 August

    Fish Shortage Driving Dolphins to Seek Food in Nets

    Bottlenose dolphin

    (From cyprus-mail.com) – A lack of fish in the seas is forcing dolphins to feed from nets. On Thursday, a large dolphin was caught in fishermen’s nets off the coast of Zygi and died trying to free itself. Various fishing methods and the use of drift and gill nets, result …

  • 1 August

    The Ocean Foundation and Seagrass Recovery Come Together to Repair Seagrass Scars Along America’s Coasts


    (From earthtimes.org) Indian Rocks Beach, Fla- The Ocean Foundation and Seagrass Recovery today announced the launch of the Restore-A-Scar program aimed at restoring seagrass scars found off the coasts of Florida, New York, California and Washington.

  • 1 August

    Up, up, up and away, but not in Marikina

    From pr-inside.com

    (From pr-inside.com) – Philippine city bans the release of ballons into the air hoping to save marine animals. Marikina City Councilor of 2nd District Roberto Ponce recently filed an ordinance prohibiting the release of balloons into the atmosphere, underscoring the serious threat to animal and marine life which the act …

July, 2008

  • 31 July

    Proposed Rule Alters How the National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA) Applies to Oceans

    Green Turtle

    (From marketwatch.com) Washington – Bush Administration Continues its Attacks on the Environment, No Relief in Sight. NEPA, the nation”s preeminent conservation law, ensures that public officials make informed decisions about the environmental consequences of their actions by requiring thorough environmental assessments with public participation.

  • 31 July

    Marine Reserve on Home Straight

    Felix Heintzenberg/BIOFOKUS

    (From birdlife.org) New Zealand – Wellington’s south coast marine reserve came a step closer recently with its formal announcement. The ‘Taputeranga Marine Reserve’ will be opened officially next month; 17 years after Forest & Bird (BirdLife in New Zealand) first started campaigning for it. Common Dolphins, Fur Seals, Orcas (Killer …

  • 31 July

    Man Sentenced Under Endangered Species Act

    Baby turtles

    (From radiojamaica.com) Florida – A federal judge has convicted a South Florida man who smuggled endangered sea turtle eggs and parts from Jamaica into the United States. Authorities said Clive Brown, 59, of Miramar, Florida carried 11 Hawksbill sea turtle eggs and a segment of a turtle shoulder with an …

  • 31 July

    Convention That Protects Whales Submitted to the Dominican Senate

    From dominicantoday.com

    (From dominicantoday.com) Santo Domingo – The Executive Branch submitted the International Convention for the Whale Hunting Regulation to the Senate for its ratification, an agreement first signed in December, 1946.

  • 31 July

    Bahamas Sea Turtle Group Launches International Ad Campaign to Stop the Slaughter of Sea Turtles in The Bahamas

    Sea Turtle

    (From emailwire.com) – Bahamas Government urged to pass legislation to stop the killing and torture of sea turtles in The Bahamas says Bahamas Sea Turtle Conservation Group. Turtle Group asks: If Cuba can protect sea turtles, why can”t The Bahamas? 

  • 31 July

    Ramsay Panned Over Puffin Killing

    From www.dailymail.co.uk

    (From thesun.co.uk) United Kingdom – Gordon Ramsay has been blasted over footage of puffins being killed and eaten on his Channel 4 show. Viewers have complained about last night’s The F Word in which the fiery chef was seen catching seabirds before gutting them and eating their raw hearts.