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Phantom Fishing Nets Endangering Marine Turtles in Northern Australia

Animals  (tags: animals, endangered, marine animals, turtles, bi-catch, overfishing, protection, animaladvocates, AnimalWelfare, animalwelfare, wildlife )

- 1978 days ago -
Australia's national science agency, Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research Organisation (CSIRO) scientists working with GhostNets Australia and Indigenous rangers are identifying hotspots where lost fishing nets are threatening marine biodiversi

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John B (185)
Wednesday January 16, 2013, 6:33 pm
Thanks Cal for the link to the article. The massive tonnage of lost fishing nets is astounding and will take immense resources to counter the threat to sea life. Kudos to CSIRO and GhostNets Australia for the research and efforts. Read and noted.

Past Member (0)
Wednesday January 16, 2013, 7:29 pm

Christeen A (371)
Wednesday January 16, 2013, 8:24 pm
Please help get this cleaned up. Thank you.

Sheila S (50)
Wednesday January 16, 2013, 10:32 pm
The photo of the sea turtle wrapped in a ghostnet as though caught in a hangman's noose was ghastly! Thanks, Cal, for bringing the plight of marine life and the good work of Ghostnets Australia to our attention.

Gloria p (304)
Thursday January 17, 2013, 1:58 am
Poor turtles.

Leslene D (84)
Thursday January 17, 2013, 2:19 am
How disgustingly wicked of humans to do these atrocious things to other living beings.

Past Member (0)
Thursday January 17, 2013, 4:17 am

Tanya W (65)
Thursday January 17, 2013, 5:06 am
Noted and may the practice of netting be outlawed and policed!! Just too cruel...

Amy E (66)
Thursday January 17, 2013, 8:17 am
Sadly noted.

Kate A (10)
Thursday January 17, 2013, 8:35 am
S/N Thank You

Süheyla C (234)
Thursday January 17, 2013, 11:42 am

Winnie A (179)
Thursday January 17, 2013, 11:52 am
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