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June, 2008

  • 10 June

    Navy in area before dolphins died

    Initial post-mortem tests show the animals were well fed and healthy

    (from BBC News Channel) The Royal Navy was carrying out a survey off Cornwall around the time 26 dolphins died, the Ministry of Defence (MoD) has confirmed. The admission came after the navy had previously denied having any vessels in the area. Post-mortem tests gave no clues to the cause …

  • 10 June

    Aussies Want Tougher Whaling Stance

    (from news.com.au) There is strong community support for getting tough on Japan over whaling, including risking the bilateral relationship by taking legal action, a survey indicates. The Essential Research online poll found 87 per cent of respondents believed the Federal Government should take international legal action to try to stop …

  • 10 June

    Caribbean Monk Seal Becomes Extinct; Hawaiian and Mediterranean Monk Seals Could be Next

    (from International Herald Tribune)The U.S. agency focused on the condition of the oceans says the Caribbean monk seal has gone extinct. The National Oceanic Atmospheric Administration”s Fisheries Services says the only subtropical seal native to the Caribbean Sea and Gulf of Mexico is extinct. It also warns that the Hawaiian …

  • 9 June

    Dolphins Die in Mass Stranding

    source BBC News

    (from BBC News) Twenty-three dolphins have died after becoming stranded on the Cornish coast. An RNLI lifeboatman described Porth Creek near Portscatho as a “scene of carnage” after 21 dolphins died there. One was believed to be pregnant. Rescuers helped seven at Porth Creek rejoin their pod out at sea …

  • 6 June

    Creating A Safe Zone For Right Whales

    (ScienceDailyJun. 6, 2008) It’s called the “area to be avoided,”— 1,000 square nautical miles located in the Roseway Basin region of the Scotian Shelf, just south of Barrington, N.S. And since June 1, ships have been asked to make a detour around the area, a crucial habitat for the endangered North …

  • 5 June

    Paul Watson: ‘There’s no rest on planetary duty’

    Image from telegraph.co.uk

    (from Telegraph.co.uk) Paul Watson has devoted his life to fighting back against those who despoil the seas – but is he a prophet or a pirate? Tim Ecott meets a controversial crusader Paul Watson doesn”t stay on dry land very much. Last year the tireless eco-warrior was at sea for …

  • 5 June

    EU Must Unite to Save Whales

    source: telegraph.co.uk

    (from Telegraph.co.uk) With the images of whale carcasses being hauled onto ships in the Southern Oceans still fresh in our minds it is clear that some countries are continuing the hunting of whales unabated. We cannot remain idle and watch such unnecessary hunting happen unhindered. Later this month the countries …

  • 4 June

    Sea Shepherd: a ‘Compassionate Pirate’

    Source: Raidio Netherlands Worldwide

    (Radio Netherlands Worldwide) “Defend, Conserve, Protect”, is Sea Shepherd”s motto. Their ships are black, with the names of the ten whaling ships they have sunk painted prominently on the side, the ships are topped with a pirate flag. The ships are feared by whalers, hunters and illegal fishermen alike. “When …

  • 3 June

    Nordic Nations Resume Whale Trade

    source: Aljazeera.net

    Iceland and Norway have began to export whale meat to Japan for the first time since the early 1990s despite a UN ban. Iceland sent 80 tonnes of fin whale meat caught in 2006 to Japan, while Norway exported five tonnes of minke whale meat, Kristjan Loftsson, chief executive of …

  • 2 June

    Seattle Hearing on Makah Whaling Plan

    (from The Seattle Times) Seattle – The federal Fisheries Service is holding a public hearing in Seattle on the Makah Indian tribe”s request for a permit to hunt gray whales. The 6:30 p.m. Monday hearing at the Lake Union Park Armory is one of three the National Marine Fisheries Service …

  • 1 June

    Sea Shepherd Forum and Youtube Channel Officially Open

    Sea Shpherd Youtube Channel

    We are pleased to announce the new Sea Shepherd Conservation Society Youtube Channel and Forum! Now you can subscribe to the new SSCS Youtube Channel and share all the videos and footage with SSCS actions. Please subscribe now! With the new Sea Shepherd Forum for the first time those who …

  • 1 June

    Campaign to list Arctic Seals as an Endangered Species Launched

    source Flickr: Yeimaya

    London, June 1 (ANI): Conservationists have launched a campaign to list Arctic seals as an endangered species, with some arguing that all arctic species should be red-listed. According to a report in New Scientist, the campaign comes after the US decided to list the polar bear as an endangered species …