In August of 2013, Sea Shepherd Australia Director Jeff Hansen visited the town of Broome, in Western Australia, to visit the community that fought alongside...
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Published on 19 Sep 2013
In August of 2013, Sea Shepherd Australia Director Jeff Hansen visited the town of Broome, in Western Australia, to visit the community that fought alongside Sea Shepherd during Operation Kimberley Miinimbi, which ensured the protection of the worlds largest Humpback whale nursery off the coast of James Price Point.
During his trip, Jeff visited James Price Point, spent time with many of the groups and locals that fought hard for the protection of their land, spent a morning out at sea with a newborn Humpback whale and its mother and encountered a washed-up juvenile Humpback whale.
Sea Shepherd Australia was also able to host the local community one evening, and presented videos documenting the work that Sea Shepherd carries out not only in Australian waters, but in the Galapagos, the Gulf of Mexico, and Antarctica.
Japan asked South Korea on Monday to rescind its expanded import ban on fisheries products from eight prefectures related to concern with radiation-contaminated water leaking into the Pacific Ocean from ...
The Windscale fire of 10 October 1957 was the worst nuclear accident in Great Britain's history, ranked in severity at level 5 on the 7-point International Nuclear Event Scale.The two piles had been hurriedly built as part of the British atomic bomb project.Windscale Pile No. 1 was operational in October 1950 followed by Pile No. 2 in June 1951.
The accident occurred when the core of the Unit 1 nuclear reactor at Windscale,Cumberland (now Sellafield, Cumbria) caught fire...
This means as times passes, the radioactive material sinks deeper under the sea. Samples taken from the surface of the sea doesn’t indicate the actual contamination. << this link will Say 'Error', Pls go to Home on heading and will take you to all the links.
South Korea earlier this month expanded an extant import ban to include all fisheries products from Fukushima and seven surrounding prefectures over concerns about the 300 tons of radiation-contaminated water leaking into the Pacific Ocean daily from the crippled Fukushima No. 1 power plant.
South Korea’s fisheries ministry also stated that a new radiation inspection certificate would be required if even a minuscule dose of radioactive material is detected in any fisheries or animal product from any other part of Japan.
Since dried filters from the mouths of filter-feeding rays hit apothecary shop menus in Asia – the thought being that eating ground-up filters will cleanse one's liver – there's been no way to know which of these gentle-natured rays was being slaughtered...
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Now, scientists with the University of Washington's Friday Harbor Laboratories have discovered enough differences in the filters to be able to identify the giant manta and eight of the devil rays using the part from inside their mouth that has been dried and is being sold.
"There is no historical or traditional medical use of these filters and there's no scientific evidence they will help your liver filter out toxins. Still there are thousands of these ray filters in the markets, especially in Indonesia," said Misty Paig-Tran, who studied the filters in detail while earning her doctorate in biology at the UW
People have been looking at this group of animals for protection under the Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species, but there has been no way to know which of the groups need protection because the filters are cut out and the rest of the animal is discarded, she said.
Paig-Tran is lead author of the cover story in the September 2013 issue of the Journal of Morphology about the distinctive filters of these rays.
Indonesian fishermen respect dolphins. In 2010, when the Jakarta Animal Aid Network (JAAN) conducted a survey throughout Indonesia, all the fishermen answered that they would never want to harm dolphins.
Mangroves bring wildlife back to Senegal coast Fox News TOBOR, Senegal (AFP) – Crabs scuttle among mangrove roots in a dense riverbank forest in southern Senegal, where a major reforestation project is reviving wildlife and boosting the west...
New research based at Princeton University shows that the trick to predicting when and where sea animals will relocate due to climate change is to follow the pace and direction of temperature changes, known as climate velocity.
Earwax collected from a beached whale shows that the creature ingested a host of toxins, such as DDT and mercury, throughout its life (Blue whale earwax reveals pollution accumulated over a lifetime http://t.co/kZahqDPuZQ)...
Japan’s nuclear authority is to conduct radiation surveys to measure the long-term effect on marine resources on the seabed off the wrecked Fukushima nuclear plant that has been leaking toxic water since 2011, the Japanese media reports.
As TEPCO has been struggling to contain contaminated water at the plant, the government has stepped in to take over some of the responsibilities, arguing that the utility seems incapable of fixing the matter on its own.
The consequences of the nuclear catastrophe in Japan have triggered international debate after Tokyo won the right to host the 2020 Olympic Games, beating Madrid and Istanbul.
Just hours before Tokyo was chosen on September 7, Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe reassured the International Olympic Committee that radioactive water leakage from the wrecked nuclear plant was "under control” and "will never do any damage to Tokyo"
His speech caused a wave of criticism in Japan. On Saturday, the front-page of national newspaper Asahi Shimbun read "Contaminated water 'control' running astray," "Credibility of prime minister's message to overseas is shaking."
Hikariko Ono of the Prime Minister's office defended Abe's statement, saying that the monitoring results conducted off the Fukushima coast showed undetectable radioactivity.
A senior TEPCO official Kazuhiko Yamashita contradicted the Prime Minister on Friday by saying the radioactive water leakage at the crippled Fukushima plant ‘was not under control’.
Science World Report Tackling Overfishing: Surfing the Marine Data Wave Science World Report Today, 88% of fish stocks in the European Union are fished beyond their maximum sustainable yield, which has led to a steady decline in average fish size...
Annual coastal cleanup helps save wildlife The News-Press A strand of monofilament fishing line hangs from the mouth of a frigatebird perched in the mangroves of the Broken Islands in Pine Island Sound.
Joshua Reichert, executive vice president of The Pew Charitable Trusts, praised the release of new sustainable consumption guidelines for government and public sector employees in Hong Kong to not serve shark fin and bluefin tuna at official...
On August 30th, Mikey McCrum posted the below video on YouTube, entitled "Catching a 12-14 Ft Tiger Shark!" and described it as "Big Rope + Big Cable + Big Hook + Big Bait = LIVE ACTION with a Big SHARK!