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Marine Mammals

July, 2008

  • 22 July

    Calls for Solomons to Halt Dolphin Capture

    (Source: Photo Supplied) from solomontimes.com

    The Save Japan Dolphins Coalition is urging Solomon Islands government to consider halting Ocean Embassy/WIN from continuing their dolphin capture business in the country. This follows an announcement of the closure of a major Panama company planning to capture and traffic in live dolphins in the face of widespread public …

  • 21 July

    White Whales Right-of-Way

    Picture: Seapix Photos/Gold Coast Whale Watching Association

    (From cairns.com.au)- White whales are the new kings of the sea under a State Government order to widen the gap between them and their “paparazzi” fans. The $9000 penalty for getting too close to whales has been bumped up to $12,375 for the white ones, including the famous 40-tonne Migaloo.”The …

  • 3 July

    More Misery As Wild Dolphin Captures Continue In Solomon Islands’ Waters

    A further 12 Indo-Pacific bottlenose dolphins have recently been captured and are waiting in sea pens to be exported to marine parks with major holiday companies doing little to stop this exploitation. This comes nine months after the controversial exports of 28 wild caught dolphins from the Solomon Islands to …