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July, 2008

  • 16 July

    Polar bears shot

    Image from sermitsiaq.gl

    Not enough with Icelandic polar bear slaughter with the excuse of “self-defense“, it happens again in Greenland. A family on a fishing trip was “forced” to shot a mother and her two cubs. Polar bears are protected in Greenland but limited hunting is permitted from September to June. Hunting official …

  • 16 July

    The Cutest Rehab

    (From motherjones.com) – This video is funny and sweet. It restores my faith in human beings. Produced by Bluevoice, it shows a bunch of volunteers from Orca, a Peruvian nonprofit, as they rescue and rehabilitate sea lion and fur seal pups orphaned by fishing nets and disease. Bluevoice is trying …

  • 15 July

    Shark Washes Up Off Sheep Pond Road

    Photo by Jason Graziadei

    (From ack.net)- The Division of Marine Fisheries confirmed Tuesday that the shark which washed up off a beach near Sheep Pond Road is a young, 6 1/2-foot female great white shark. John Chisholm, a biologist with the DMF, traveled to Nantucket today to retrieve the shark and is transporting it …

  • 15 July

    Chilean Coasts Will Be A Whale Sanctuary

    From AFP

    (From elmundo.es) – The Chilean government, which hosted the IWC in June and which was attended by 80 countries, announced they would create a whale sanctuary in its waters banning the hunting of these animals throughout its territory. The decision reflects the voice of Latin americas against the hunting of …

  • 15 July

    Shark Fishing Calls To 12 Countries

    (From elcomercio.com) – Scientists, experts, environmental organizations, artisanal fishermen, marine biology students and public entities officials from 12 countries of Central and Southern Americas call into question the shark scene. Enzo Acuna, IUCN-Chile, puts on stage the shark finning issue. In his opinion, are not national fleets which encourage the …

  • 15 July

    Hall Beach Prepares For Bowhead Hunt

    From Wikipedia

    (From nnsl.com) Sanirajak/Hall Beach – The Nunavut Wildlife Management Board requested a second hunt earlier this year. The community was chosen in June as the site of the second bowhead hunt this year, to take place this month. The request for additional quota was approved by Fisheries Minister Loyola Hearn …

  • 15 July

    Sealers’ Long-Awaited Trial Called Today

    (From canada.com) – A case that is setting Canadian legal history is slated to be called in provincial court in Corner Brook today. Judge Wayne Gorman”s courtroom will be the site for the trial of 15 sealers who were charged 12 years ago with selling blueback seal pelts. Charges were …

  • 15 July

    DOC Staff Swoop To Save Dolphin On The Rocks

    (From stuff.co.nz) – The mature male dolphin beached near Whakatu Quay about 8.45am and had to be rescued by Department of Conservation (DOC) rangers. DOC Kaikoura ranger Paul McGahan said he discovered the dolphin while watching hundreds of dolphins playing off the Kaikoura coast. He tried to free the dolphin …

  • 15 July

    6 Dead Sharks Dumped On Side Of Road

    From themoneytimes.com

    (From themoneytimes.com) – Griffin, Ga. – Georgia wildlife authorities say they are trying to figure out how six shark corpses ended up on the side of a road in a rural area of Spalding County. Authorities said the sharks found Sunday were all missing their teeth and whoever killed them …

  • 15 July

    Art to Sea

    From Steven Lewis / Special to The Press-Enterprise

    (From pe.com) – Captain Paul Watson, right, founder and president of Sea Shepherd, chats with organizer Derric Swinfard during the second annual Sea No Evil art show and auctionat Riverside Art Museum, an event Saturday that raised money for ocean wildlife conservation.

  • 15 July

    Leatherback Turtles Go With The Flow

    From Wikipedia

    (From medicalnewstoday.com) – So-called for its tough, oily skin and lack of a hard shell, the behavior and habitats of this critically endangered turtle have remained a mystery. The leatherback turtle population in the Eastern Pacific has declined by 90% in the past two decades. Leatherbacks begin life as eggs …

  • 14 July

    Unique Lighting System To Save Olive Ridley Turtles In Dhamara Port

    From odishatoday.com

    (From odishatoday.com) Bhubaneswar, Orissa – In a bid to save lives of thousands of endangered Olive Ridley Turtles, Dhamara Port Corporation Limited (DPCL) and IUCN have joined hands to introduced a unique lighting system in the Port area. It is being introduced for the first time in India to minimise …