Some of the world's leading marine mammal scientists are calling on the New Zealand government to stop and ban seismic testing in the habitat of the world's rarest sub-species of dolphin.
Marian Locksley's insight:
With just 55 thought to be remaining the Maui’s dolphin (Cephalorhynchus hectori maui) lives off the west coast of North Island in New Zealand. The scientists believe that noise from the seismic testing could damage the hearing of the dolphins and also drive them into fishing grounds where they could be caught in nets.
With a limberness that defies his 69 years, Frank Mirarchi heaves himself over the edge of a concrete wharf and steps out onto a slack, downward sloping dock line bouncing 20 feet above the lapping waters near Scituate, Mass.
Study shows unprecedented worldwide fish migration as waters warm
Mau 16, 2013 Common Ground:
As ocean waters continue to heat up along with the rest of the planet, fish and other aquatic life forms are fleeing from their habitual regions to find the lower temperatures they have depended on for centuries, according to a new study... http://www.commondreams.org/headline/2013/05/16-2
Despite their size, whales are some of the least understood animals on Earth. Their global range and sheer mass makes them difficult to study. But understanding whale's swimming behaviors and feeding habits is of great interest to conservationists who want to keep whale populations healthy.
Even as concentrations of carbon dioxide in the atmosphere hit 400 parts per million (ppm) for the first time in human history last week, a new study in Nature Climate Change warns that thousands of the world's common species will suffer grave...
RT @sdmattpotter: Water Pollution Plagues #Mexico’s Scenic Pacific Coast http://t.co/BfGKqWRP6Z via @earthislandjrnl #environment #water #pollution
Marian Locksley's insight:
Unaware of the extent of pollution flowing in the river, foreign tourists and expat surfers wonder about the constant flu and respiratory trouble they suffer from after swallowing the water in Sayulita and other Nayarit beaches.
Fishermen have been hunting dolphins with dynamite in a Tanzanian park in order to use the meat to bait sharks. Dynamite hunting is already illegal in Tanzania, but shark finning and dolphin hunting are a huge problem.
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