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July, 2008

  • 17 July

    3 Cited For Harassing Dolphins In Navesink

    From Wikipedia- Bottlenose Dolphin

    (From mycentraljersey.com) Jersey Shore– An estimated eight to 12 bottlenose dolphins, including some calves, were in the Navesink River over the weekend, and federal officials cited three people for harassing them, according to a federal official. So far this month, a total of 11 people have been cited for harassing …

  • 17 July

    Man Indicted For Illegally Harvesting Fish Eggs

    From Wikipedia

    (From cassville-democrat.com) – A former Shell Knob man has been charged with using illegal nets to catch paddlefish and harvest their eggs, which he then processed into caviar and sold to a company in Tennessee. After retrieving the paddlefish from the nets, Nix used a knife to slit the underside …

  • 17 July

    Lone Orca May Have Joined Pod

    From stuff.co.nz -SET FREE: The orca getting transported by trailer to Takapuna Beach.

    (From stuff.co.nz) – Numerous sightings of orca pods around Auckland have given researcher Ingrid Visser new hope that the juvenile whale relaunched at Takapuna will be found with a group, probably further north in Rodney. “We haven’t seen her yet, but it doesn’t mean she hasn’t joined one of these …

  • 17 July

    Chile’s big wave Santos del Mar threatened by project

    Santos del Mar : photo STWC

    (From Global Surf News) Southern Chile”s newest big wave surf site, Santos del Mar, and its surrounding coastline would be polluted if plans go ahead to construct a proposed US$1.3 billion dollar coal-fired power plant on the coastline of Chile’s 7th Region. Ramon Navarro, Chilean big wave hunter and the …

  • 17 July

    Australian van hire firm slammed over ‘Harpoon a Jap’ slogan

    Australian van hire firm slammed over

    (From AFP – afp.google.com) Sydney – An Australian hire firm which painted “Save a Whale–Harpoon a Jap” on the side of one its camping vans was accused by a senior politician Thursday of racism and risking a tourist backlash. The firm had only received one complaint about the van, he …

  • 17 July

    Data Show Fish Depletion, Researchers Say

    (From honoluluadvertiser.com) – Unregulated fishing practices have left 75 percent of reef fishes depleted or in critical condition around the main Hawaiian Islands, according to new data on the state of Hawai”i”s reefs. The declining fish stock is disrupting the ecological balance of many reefs, which rely on herbivorous fish …

  • 16 July

    Turtles Start 7,000km Migration From Costa Rica to Chile

    From costaricapages.com

    (From costaricapages.com) – The huge, magnificent Leatherback turtles have started their long journey of about 7,000 kilometers from Guanacaste, Costa Rica to seas of Chile and back. The turtles repeat the trek every three or four years, always to return to Costa Rica in order to lay their eggs and …

  • 16 July

    Seals Spark New Animal Welfare Claims

    (From theage.com.au) – Four seals at Melbourne Zoo still have serious eye problems more than six months after the State Government announced a committee to monitor animal welfare at Victoria”s three main zoos. The seals were moved to the small swimming pool, away from public view last year while the …

  • 16 July

    Don’t Touch The Seals


    (From nantucketindependent.com) – If your presence on the beach causes a seal to change its behavior, you”re too close to it. That sage advice, from the Marine Mammal Stranding Team member Edie Ray, should guide you, when sharing sand with the gray seals that seem to prefer island beaches to …

  • 16 July

    16 Stingrays Found Dead At Illinois Zoo

    From Wikipedia

    (From ap.google.com) – Chicago (AP) — An apparent malfunction in the heating and cooling system of a pool killed 16 stingrays at a suburban Chicago zoo, officials said. The 16,000-gallon pool where the rays were kept has a heating and cooling system that keeps the water temperature around 79 degrees …

  • 16 July

    Divers Save Grey Nurse Shark With Gaff Stuck In Throat

    Picture: Grahame Long

    (From news.com.au) – Nicknamed the “labradors of the sea” this endangered grey nurse shark was saved from certain death when she was found by divers with a gaff stuck in its throat. “It was swimming along, it looked quite healthy and didn”t seem to be suffering but it became obvious …

  • 16 July

    EU To Give Extra Cash To Fishermen Struggling With High Oil Prices

    (From euobserver.com) Brussels – The European Union has adopted an emergency aid package worth up to €2 billion to help the struggling fishing sector tackle the current fuel crisis, including monies previously announced, with €600 million in extra cash to be added to the existing funds. “A large amount of …