Ecology, Energy, Economy

Bluefin Tuna Ban Fails

The United Nations has failed to agree on listing bluefin tuna at the recent meeting of the Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species of Wild Flora and Fauna [CITES].
The decision occurred after Japan, Canada and many poor nations opposed the measure. Stocks of bluefin tuna have fallen by at least 85% since the industrial [...]

Japan Killing Whales

The Sea Shepherd ships Steve Irwin and Bob Barker have now had the illegal Japanese whaling processing ship, Nisshin Maru, on the run for two weeks. No whales have has been killed since February 5th.
Three weeks remain in the whaling season, and the Sea Shepherd ships have fuel reserves to continue the chase. The Bob [...]

Come On Down! The Price Is Right with Bob Barker’s Boat

Bob Barker (yes, the famous game show host) gave 5 million dollars to the Sea Shepherd Conservation Society to buy a boat. The Society named the boat after him.
Another of the Society’s boats was trying to stop Japanese whaling. The boat was hit by the Japenese and was sinking in the Antartic waters… [...]

Five Dolphins Stranded

NOAA’s National Marine Fisheries Service responded last week with members of the Marine Mammal Stranding Network to a report of five northern right whale dolphins stranded on Santa Rosa Island, approximately 35 miles southwest of Santa Barbara, Calif.
With aerial assistance from NOAA’s Channel Islands National Marine Sanctuary, four of the five animals were found, all [...]

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