Posted by: The ocean update | December 11, 2018

Green sea turtles butchered in Pasil (Kalinga, Philippines)

SEA TURTLE MEAT CONFISCATED BY NBI/DEC.11,2018:About 50 kilos of green sea turtle or pawikan meat were confiscated in an entrapment operation conducted by the NBI-7 and the DENR-7 along Rallos St., Barangay Pasil, Cebu City.(CDN PHOTO/LITO TECSON)

December 11th, 2018 (Rosalie O. Abatayo). Authorities confiscated around 60 kgs of meat of the endangered sea creatures inside Pasil eatery, ‘power’ stew believed to boost sex drive. Read More…

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November 12th, 2018 (Alison Morrow). Northern pike eat endangered salmon and steelhead. The predator fish are getting closer to prime territory in the Columbia River, threatening to sink millions of dollars in salmon recovery. Read More…

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November 12th, 2018 (Maryann’s translation). MOSCOW – The Ministry of Natural Resources has refused to export 25 belugas from the Primorsky Territory, the department said. Read More…

Posted by: The ocean update | November 8, 2018

Three pygmy killer whales die after stranding in St Thomas (Jamaica)

People attend to one of the stranded dolphins in St Thomas. (PHOTO: NEPA)

November 8th, 2018. The National Environment and Planning Agency (NEPA) is reporting that three of four dolphins that were reported stranded off the coast of St Thomas over the past three days have died. This was despite valiant efforts to save them. Read More…

Posted by: The ocean update | November 8, 2018

Rare ‘shark nursery’ discovered in deep waters west of Ireland

Scientists discover rare ‘shark nursery’ west of Ireland

November 8th, 2018. A team of marine scientists have discovered a very rare shark nursery, 200 miles west of Ireland while investigating Ireland’s deep ocean territory. Read More…

ZooTampa veterinarian Ray Ball operating on an injured manatee’s flipper. [Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission]

November 7th, 2018 (Craig Pittman). ZooTampa has assembled a panel of anonymous veterinarians to pore over the allegations that their senior veterinarian, Ray Ball, killed at least two manatees with suspect medical practices and carried out other questionable treatments. Read More…

Posted by: The ocean update | November 7, 2018

Dead pilot whale calf washes up on Swanbourne Beach (Australia)

Dead pilot whale calf washed up on Swanbourne Beach this morning.

November 7th, 2018. The carcass of a whale calf has washed up on Swanbourne Beach this morning (Ed Sibylline : closed to a military base). Read More…

Posted by: The ocean update | November 6, 2018

Norway should start phasing out oil and gas production – now

Construction work on the Johan Sverdrup field in the North Sea in October 2018. Oil production is set to start in 2019. Norway must gradually wind down its oil and gas extraction industries, the author argues. (Photo : Equinor ASA)

November 6th, 2018. Wealthy Norway gladly projects a squeaky green image to the wider world. But Norway can not be a world leader in climate protection without gradually winding down its fossil fuel extraction industry – starting now. Read More…

Humpback whales travel to shallow tropical waters to give birth and then return to their feeding grounds in cooler ocean waters. Researchers think that most orca attacks on humpback whales involve calves in their first year of life. Credit : Eduardo Estrada

November 6th, 2018. Scars left by orca attacks indicate that most victims are young whales on the first trip from breeding to feeding grounds. Increasing numbers of scars may mean that there are more orcas in the Southern Pacific, researchers say (Ed Sibylline : or it may mean that the other sources of food for orcas are depleting !). Read More…

Posted by: The ocean update | November 6, 2018

Orcasound : A citizen science tool for whale research

November 6th, 2018. Researchers are producing a web app to make it easier for citizen scientists to listen for southern resident killer whale signals from hydrophones Read More…

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