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1 year ago

Thank you, Naomi & Maria! 

1 year ago

everyting signed. very sad all the way around. thank you, erin.

1 year ago

Very sadly noted. Unfortunately our enviroment and it's animals is hurting and nothing is being done to at least try to help it. Thanks for sharing.

2 years ago

Noted thanks 25/7

2 years ago

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2 years ago

Signed thanks 19/7

2 years ago

 

Indonesia's 'Unique' Whale Sharks Tagged


"Because the sharks feed from fishing nets, conservationists have been able to tag them with low-cost technology usually used on pets."

 

2 years ago


Pacific Ocean Acid Levels Jeopardizing Marine Life - British Columbia - CBC News

 

"The Pacific Ocean is growing more acidic at a much faster rate than anticipated, scientists say, putting everything from corals to mussels in jeopardy."

2 years ago

More Than 3400 Whales, Dolphins and Porpoises Have Stranded on UK Beaches Over the Past Six Years.

The ZSL's UK Cetacean Strandings Investigation Programme (CSIP) is a collaborative progeamme that has been running since 1990 and is funded by Defra and the Devolved Administrations. The CSIP coordinates the investigation of all whales, dolphins and
2 years ago
Galveston dolphin deaths investigated

Texas MarineMammal Stranding Network volunteer Nikki Hughes supports Raine in the water moments after she arrived at the rehabilitation facility in Galveston. Raine was found stranded Thanksgiving weekend 2011on Sargent Beach in Matagorda County. COURTESY PHOTO/Texas Marine Mammal Stranding Network / HC

Texas MarineMammal Stranding Network volunteer Nikki Hughes supports Raine in the water moments after she arrived at the rehabilitation facility in Galveston. Raine was found stranded Thanksgiving weekend 2011on Sargent Beach in Matagorda County. COURTESY PHOTO/Texas Marine Mammal Stranding Network / HC
2 years ago

More Than 120 Dolphins Stranded Off Texas Coast

HOUSTON -- The deaths of more than 120 dolphins off the Texas coast has prompted a federal agency to declare the event "unusual" and launch an investigation into whether they were related to a drought-
2 years ago

Seismic testing for oil blamed for dolphin deaths

BlueVoice traveled to Peru in March, 2012 to document the rumor of large numbers of dolphins dead on beaches. We counted 615 in one day. Dr. Carlos Yaipen Llanos of ORCA Peru, funded by BlueVoice, has conducted necropsies on 30 of these dolphins.

He has found no evidence of disease, starvation, entanglement in nets or red tide. There were no marks or lesions on the exterior of the stranded dolphins. What he has found is evidence of acoustical trauma leading to rapid ascent and decompression syndrome. In other words loud noises, produced repeatedly over a long period of time, startled the dolphins who raced for the surface and incurred what humans call the bends.

2 years ago
Scientists hope to see more Southern Right whales migrating

Scientists are hoping to see more Southern Right Whales migrating down Tasmania's east coast this year.

There are usually between 50 and 100 Southern Right Whale sightings a year, but last year only nine were spotted off Tasmania.

2 years ago
Ruling Puts Distance Between Whales, Trainers at SeaWorld

MIAMI | The electrifying in-water duet between trainer and killer whales at SeaWorld will never be quite the same after a judge ruled recently that animal trainers must be better protected from the fearsome mammals during performances.

The animal trainers — who not so long ago kissed, rode on, hugged and were thrust into the air by the killer whales — must either remain at a greater distance from them, stand behind a physical barrier or use other devices to keep them safer during performances.

2 years ago
Stranded sperm whale dies along Puerto Rico coast

Read more here: http://www.sacbee.com/2012/06/03/4534865/stranded-sperm-whale-dies-along.html#storylink=cpy
Ricardo Arduengo / AP Photo

Onlookers take pictures of the body of a sperm whale as it is dragged by a bulldozer at a beach in Luquillo, Puerto Rico, Sunday, June 3, 2012. A marine mammal expert in Puerto Rico said rescuers were unable to save a sperm whale about the size of a city bus that was stranded just off the island's north coast.


Read more here: http://www.sacbee.com/2012/06/03/4534865/stranded-sperm-whale-dies-along.html#storylink=cpy
2 years ago

Trouble Ahead for Whales of Finance

Cruel waters lie ahead for the world's biggest banks, according to a particularly gloom-laden forecast by Pimco managing director Bill Gross, who this month revisits his metaphor of huge whales relying on lowly plankton for survival in the oceans of the
2 years ago

Peru Dolphins Not Killed By Oil Blasts, Says Minister

A Peruvian minister has denied claims that explosions used in oil exploration are to blame for the deaths of hundreds of dolphins.
2 years ago
B.C. killer whale expert out of work as feds cut ocean-pollution monitoring positions
VICTORIA - Canada's only marine mammal toxicologist at the Institute of Ocean Sciences on Vancouver Island is losing his job as the federal government cuts almost all employees who monitor ocean pollution across Canada.
2 years ago

Endangered Whales Threatened By Alaska Oil and Gas Drilling

Endangered Cook Inlet Beluga whales threatened, according to a lawsuit filed today. Each year fewer and fewer of thee whales are left. Survival is threatened. AnimalActionWORLD
2 years ago

Peru's Mysterious Dolphin and Pelican Deaths - in Pictures

More than 1,200 birds, mostly pelicans, washed up dead along a stretch of Peru's northern Pacific coastline in recent weeks, health officials said, after an estimated 800 dolphins died in the same area in recent months

2 years ago

Mysterious Animal Deaths Prompt Peru to Issue Health Alert

Although the beaches will officially remain open, the ministry publicly advises that health workers take precautions when clearing away the bodies of dolphins, pelicans, and other wildlife, as the origin of the die-off has yet to be determined.
2 years ago

Hundreds of Dead Dolphins and Pelicans Force Massive Beach Closings

Health officials are taking the extraordinary step of closing the beaches after hundreds of dolphin carcasses washed up on the shores of Peru - and the reason why continues to be a mystery. Peru's Health Ministry and oceanographic institute say 877


2 years ago
New research to save Irrawaddy dolphins from extinction in Mekong PHNOM PENH, April 30 (Xinhua) -- Cambodia is conducting a new research with foreign experts on conservation of the Irrawaddy dolphin in the Mekong River, both in Cambodia and the trans- boundary dolphin population shared with Laos, the World Wildlife Fund said in a statement released Monday.
2 years ago

Peru Examines Deaths of More Than 500 Pelicans
Animals  (tags: Peru, investigation, 500 dead pelicans, Peru's northern coast, site of 800 dead dolphins, proposed causes )
Judy - 1 hour ago - bbc.co.uk

The government of Peru is investigating the deaths of more than 500 pelicans along a 70km (40-mile) stretch of the country's northern coast.They were found in the same region where some 800 dolphins washed ashore earlier this year.
2 years ago

Mosquitoes Blamed For Captive Killer Whale Deaths

"We continue to be astonished at the serious information that is being discovered about the condition of orcas in captivity, and that hasn't yet been shared with the public," The WDCS hopes to raise public awareness and advocate for imprisoned whales.
2 years ago

Whale Washed Up Dead Found to Have Eaten Pieces of Rope, Plastic and a Golf Ball

A whale that washed up to shore dead had swallowed pieces of rope, plastic, a golf ball and other debris.Scientists are trying to determine what killed the gray whale, which was found on Sunday on Puget Sound in Washington state. An examination of the
2 years ago

Mystery Surrounds Deaths of 877 Dolphins Washed Ashore in Peru

Environmental authorities are investigating the deaths of more than 800 dolphins that have washed up on the northern coast of Peru this year.
2 years ago

Range Of Bacteria Found In Orcas.

Human pollution is causing more infections among Orcas.
2 years ago

Oil Spill Is Prime Suspect in Hundreds of Dolphin Deaths

Dying dolphins and whales in the northern Gulf of Mexico provide a grim reminder that the ecosystem there still has not recovered two years after the BP Deepwater Horizon oil disaster.
2 years ago

India: Dolphin Research Centre to Come Up in Bihar

With only about 2,000 Gangetic river dolphins left in India, Bihar government is planning to set up Asia's first research centre in Patna to save the endangered mammal.
2 years ago

Australia Sells Blue Whale Habitat for Oil Profits

Australia puts oil profits above the EPBC Act by auctioning off protected water habitats for drilling.
2 years ago

Japan's Whaling in Antarctica

Information about the commercial whaling carried out by Japan in Antarctica. The Institute of Cetacean Research sounds like a whale protection and research body, but this inapt name is used by Japanese whalers.

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2 years ago

 A whale for the living

Many species continue to struggle, but marine mammals are making a comebac

Tides come and go in the Salish Sea. Sometimes entire species vanish almost unnoticed on the ebb of history.

And sometimes - to widespread astonishment - those same species ride the currents of conservation back home again.

Humans have exacted a terrible toll on our region's marine life over the past 150 years, through commercial whaling, reckless overfishing, and bounties, culls, and commercial harvests of harbour seals and sea lions.

Without question, the ecological effect of those actions continues to be felt today.

2 years ago

Discovery of Three Dead Dolphins on Coastline Alarms Ecologists

This dolphin was found washed up on the beach at Palm Jumeirah. Marine experts are attempting to find the cause behind the deaths of three dolphins in March in Dubai.
2 years ago

 


Massive Dolphin Die-Off in Peru May Remain a Mystery

LIMA, Peru -- When a retired fisherman called to report that about 1,500 dolphins had washed up dead on Peru's northern coast, veterinarian Carlos Yaipén's first reaction was, "That's impossible."
2 years ago
Are dolphins doomed? They're certainly taking a hit
Stephan Savoia / Associated Press
Using a sling, Linda D'eri, left, and Misty Niemeyer, members of an International Fund for Animal Welfare rescue team, carry one of 11 dolphins stranded ion a mud flat during low tide in Wellfleet, Mass., on Feb. 14. Ten of the dolphins were saved and one died. There have been 177 dolphins stranded in the area since Jan. 12.
2 years ago

AUSTRALIA: Oil And Gas Leases Cut Swathes Through Vital Whale Habitat

Any day now leases covering endangered blue whale habitat and right next to calving grounds for endangered southern right whales will be handed over to oil and gas companies to explore
2 years ago

NZ'S 10 Most Endangered Species

New research shows the Maui's dolphin is sliding closer to extinction, but it is far from the only species struggling to cope in New Zealand's water, forests and rivers. Environment reporter Isaac Davison looks at 10 mammals and birds that are clinging
2 years ago

Dolphin Deaths Blamed on Oil Exploration

The death of about 3000 dolphins on a stretch of Peruvian coast in recent months is being blamed on a controversial oil exploration technique.
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2 years ago

3,000 Dolphins Have Washed Ashore Dead, Making It One of the Largest Marine Mammal Die-Offs Ever Recorded

For the past three months, something has been very wrong along the Peruvian coast. Nearly 3,000 dolphins have washed ashore dead, making it one of the largest marine mammal die-offs ever recorded...and it likely isn't even close to over.
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2 years ago
Peru's thousands of beached dolphins a mystery

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When a retired fisherman called to report that about 1,500 dolphins had washed up on Peru's northern coast, veterinarian Carlos Yaipén's first reaction was, "That's impossible."

But when Yaipén traveled up the coast last week, he counted 615 dead or dying dolphins along an 84-mile stretch of coastline.

Now, the death toll could be as high as 2,800, based on volunteers' counts. Peru's enormous dolphin die-off is among the largest ever reported worldwide. The strandings, which began in January, are a marine mystery that may never be unraveled. Experts say the causes could be acoustic impact from testing for oil, or perhaps an unknown virus or other pathogen. Little marine research takes place in Peru, and even in the United States, of 55 marine mammal strandings since 1991, the National Oceanographic and Atmospheric Administration has classified 29 as "undetermined."

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2 years ago

Peru:Thousands Of Dolphin Deaths Since January Likely Tied To Oil Exploration

Experts have pointed to the likely cause being acoustic tests being performed by oil companies off the shore of Peru. BlueVoice.org noted that "initial tests show evidence of acoustical impact from sonic blasts used in explorati
2 years ago

Avoiding the Next Arctic Oil Disaster

Exxon's Valdez disaster had ruinous and enduring impacts. We could be close to catastrophe again.
2 years ago

 

3,000 Dolphins Found Dead on the Coast of Peru


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Along just one stretch of coastline in Peru, more than 3,000 dead dolphins have washed ashore in just the last 3 months, and the disturbing trend may only be escalating. With the latest discovery of 481 lifeless dolphins there in recent days, residents have begun to demand an explanation for the mysterious mass deaths -- and as far as enlisted experts can tell, offshore oil exploration in the region is the most likely culprit.

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2 years ago
Over 600 Dolphins Found Dead
Over 600 Dolphins Found Dead
On beaches in Peru well over 600 dead dolphins have been found by conservationists from an organization called BlueVoice.org. The head of this group was quoted in MSNBC as saying the deceased dolphin count is 615, but on the the Blue Voice blog, the number was said to be potentially much higher by a marine mammal rescue director in Peru. In fact the Blue Voice blog says the stranding could be the largest dolphin mortality event yet recorded.
2 years ago

Thousands of Dolphins Dying in Gulf Waters

The dolphins in the Gulf of Mexico are in the midst of a massive die-off. The reasons why remain a complicated and mysterious mix of oil, bacteria, and the unknown.

Bottlenose_Dolphin better_KSC04pd0178The dolphins in the Gulf of Mexico are in the midst of a massive die-off. The reasons why remain a complicated and mysterious mix of oil, bacteria, and the unknown.

2 years ago

Mississippi Residents Find Death Along Oily Gulf Shores

graphic photos, and commentary. Tar balls the size of bricks spewed up this last week, bodies of dolphins & sea turtles. A comment by famous oil blowout responder Red Adair indicting those at fault for their failure on the BP oil spill of last year.
read more..
2 years ago
Whale Rescued In Southern California, Now Dead? (ANIMAL RESCUE) Last weekend, a young gray whale named Bart finally swam free after rescuers spent seven hours disentangling him from a large fishing net. However, a similar gray whale was found dead in Long Beach Harbor on Tuesday afternoon. Found with black rope attached to the fluke and injuries at the base of the tale, wildlife authorities are investigating whether this gray whale could be Bart. Read on to learn more about this discovery and see the video below of Bart’s miraculous rescue. — Global Animal
Rescuers attempt to untangle a fishing net from the fluke of a California gray whale off the coast of Southern California. Photo Credit: dolphinsafari.com.
2 years ago
Gulf of Mexico Dolphins Sick, Dying After BP Oil Spill

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NEW ORLEANS, Louisiana, March 30, 2012 (EN - Bottlenose dolphins in Barataria Bay, Louisiana now are showing signs of severe ill health after coming in contact with oily waters from the BP oil spill nearly two years ago, warn NOAA marine mammal biologists and their local, state and federal research partners in a study released this week.

Located in the northern Gulf of Mexico, Barataria Bay, received heavy and prolonged exposure to oil during the BP/Deepwater Horizon oil spill in the spring and summer of 2010.

NOAA and its local, state and federal research partners started the Barataria Bay dolphin study in 2011 as part of the Natural Resource Damage Assessment, the process for studying the effects of the BP/Deepwater Horizon oil spill.

NOAA is sharing the preliminary results from the study so that stranding responders and veterinarians

2 years ago
SPAIN : Canary Islands Protest Spanish Government's Oil Drilling Approval

Despite large-scale opposition and the danger drilling presents to whales and other marine life that migrate through this part of the Atlantic, Madrid gave the go-ahead to the Spanish company Repsol to start exploration at 9 locations, less than 60km off
2 years ago
The True Impact of Our Energy Demand on the Environment

"Since February 2010, more than 675 dolphins have stranded in the northern Gulf of Mexico - a much higher rate than the usual average of 74 dolphins per year."Further along the coast, away from the peak oil plume, stranding rates are normal. A MUST READ!
2 years ago
Gulf dolphins suffer post-oil spill illnesses
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In Barataria Bay, La. (located in the northern Gulf of Mexico), bottlenose dolphins are suffering from severe illnesses - the aftermath of the BP oil spill, according to a report by Click Green.

The bay received prolonged exposure to oil during the Deepwater Horizon disaster, and the ensuing long-term damage is only beginning to be understood by scientists and researchers.

2 years ago

High Number of Sick Dolphins May Be Linked to Gulf Oil Spill

Sickly, underweight bottlenose dolphins living and dying in the northern Gulf of Mexico may be the result of exposure to oil that gushed into the water after the Deepwater Horizon oil rig explosion.

The oil disaster occurred April 20, 2010, when the Macando oil well blew out. During the three months it took to contain the leak emanating from the broken riser pipe at the well, about 4.9 million barrels of oil

 

2 years ago
Whale barely makes a splash in Rio

 

 

Body boarders were unmoved by the hulking carcass of a whale at a beach in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.

The watersports carried on at Sao Conrado as rescue workers in an inflatable boat attended to the dead animal.

It was identified as a Bryde's whale by the Aqualung Institute on Tuesday (Wednesday New Zealand time).

It is the same species as a whale that was found off Waiheke Island in New Zealand earlier this year.

At the time, the Department of Conservation's Phil Brown said Bryde's whales spend a lot of time near the surface, making them vulnerable to being hit by ships.

"These whales are being killed at an unsustainable level," he said.

Wikipedia says Bryde's whales are baleen whales, the "great whales" or rorquals. They are considered medium-sized.

2 years ago
Clues sought over dolphin's death
Dolphin autopsy
LEILANI HATCH/Fairfax NZ

DETAILED WORK: Pathologist Wendi Roe carries out an autopsy on an adult female Hector's dolphin, under the watchful eye of her 11-year-old daughter, Kristi.

2 years ago
Ed Begley Jr. Helps Honor 'Flipper' Dolphin Savior Ric O'Barry

Environmentally minded celebrities including Ed Begley Jr., Sophia Bush and Michelle Rodriguezgathered at a private home in the Hollywood Hills to honor activist Ric O'Barry and his Earth Island Institute's Dolphin Project at a benefit aiming to raise awareness and funds to fight the dolphin hunts in Japan (as portrayed in the Oscar-winning documentary "The Cove") and anywhere dolphins and whales are threatened.

 

2 years ago
Ban on set netting to save Maui dolphin

Once again, the Government is calling for submissions on plans to save the Maui’s dolphin.

In 2007, the Ministry of Fisheries and Department of Conservation published a Threat Management Plan, setting out a series of options for preserving the Maui’s dolphin, including a ban on set nets in certain areas where Maui’s dolphins have been found, and extending marine mammal sanctuaries under the Marine Mammals Protection Act.

2 years ago

how do you think about whale watch...

can be lead to whale hunting

2 years ago

Thanks Jon...for comment..we thought..it isn't just oil spill..our human habit..destroying the ocean right now..sad..

 

 

Mother Whale and Baby Delight Onlookers

Mother whale and baby delight onlookers
2 years ago

Agnes, all marine life in the Gulf of Mexico will be affected from the BP oil spill as their is hundreds of oil wells in the gulf that leak and have never been checked. So sad of the Dolhins and other marine life to have to suffer such.

2 years ago

Dolphins From Oiled Bay Show Health Problems

Scientists say the dolphin population in Louisiana's Barataria Bay, one of the areas hit hardest and longest by the BP oil spill, are severely ill. NBC's Anne Thompson reports.
2 years ago
False Killer Whales Use Acoustic Squint to Target Prey


Hunting in the ocean's murky depths, vision is of little use, so toothed whales and dolphins (odontocetes) rely on echolocation to locate tasty morsels with incredible precision. Laura Kloepper from the University of
2 years ago

WHY WE NEED TO PROTECT WHALES

 

Australia rejects commercial whaling


Australia will reject commercial whaling in any form, its Environment Minister, Malcom Turnbull, told a media conference during the International Whaling Commission meeting in Anchorage, Alaska, last month.

Japan had presented a compromise proposal not to kill humpback whales in return for Australia’s support for commercial whaling off Japanese coastal villages.

Turnbull, The Australian reported, condemned Japan’s proposal to kill 50 humpback whales next year, describing it as a &ldquorovocative” action.

2 years ago
Whales exposed to seismic tests
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Southern right whales may be in danger, say advocates.

OIL giant BP has acknowledged 10 whales have been spotted since November where it has been carrying out seismic tests.

BP has been carrying out potentially dangerous seismic testing for oil and gas reserves in the Great Australian Bight Marine Park.

The company confirmed leaked details of a meeting with environmentalists, which whale advocates said showed better protection for the animals was needed.

Environmental causes, cases Dolphins & Whales
2 years ago
SA group fears whales deaths

Rare whales could die if resources giant BP doesn't stop seismic testing at night in the Great Australian Bight, an environmental group says.

BP has been undertaking seismic studies there since November after receiving regulatory approval to explore for oil and gas in the Ceduna Sub-basin off South Australia.

The company is exploring the underlying strata of the earth, using sound generated from a survey ship, with the resulting vibrations providing geological information.

Pew Environment group's Michelle Grady says the sound can kill or injure whales if they get too close.

The group wants BP to stop seismic testing at night - when the observers may not be able to see the mammals should they come close to the ship.

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