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BP Deepwater Horizon Civil Suit, TV Advertising, and A Third Year of Dead Whales and Dolphins

I don’t watch a lot of television, though it seems every time that I turn the set on I see another commercial touting how wonderful things are on the Gulf of Mexico. The sun is shining, the beaches are beautiful, … Continue reading

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Beyond Reality TV Farce, Addressing the Real Threats to Endangered Whales

The New York Times, this morning, features in their “Room for Debate” section, a worthwhile discussion on the real threats to the survival of whale species, entitled, Did We Save the Whales?   In the discussion, Junichi Sato of Greenpeace Japan notes … Continue reading

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Serious Threat to Endangered Whales – Ship Strikes & Entangling Nets

One of the greatest threats to many endangered species of whale is being run down by ships or getting entangled in fishing nets.  This week, federal maritime officials have approved a plan to protect whales in and around San Francisco Bay that features … Continue reading

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U.S Navy Sonar Training and Testing Could Kill 1,800 Whales & Dolphins and Deafen 15,900 More

In a previous Environmental Impact Statement (EIS) for 2009-2013, the U.S. Navy estimated that 150,000 marine mammals could be harmed in sonar training and testing exercises. Now in the EIS for 2014-2018, Navy estimates have soared, suggesting that sonar training and testing might unintentionally harm marine mammals 2.8 … Continue reading

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Whales Return to New York City

The New York Daily News reported good news this morning: Whales return to New York City: Massive mammals appearing again in seas near city; draws sightseers

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Blog Action Day – Talking About the Tough Problems: Ocean Acidification

Today is Blog Action Day where bloggers around the wold  are posting about a common theme – water.  Most, no doubt, will be blogging about the almost a billion people in the world who do not have access to clean drinking water. … Continue reading

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BP Deepwater Horizon – Whales and Dolphins Sick and Dying in the Spill

Sobering aerial video of the scope of the ongoing spill.   At around 6:30 there is footage of pods of dead and dying dolphins and  a sperm whale caught in the oil.   Difficult video to watch but important, nevertheless. BP Slick Covers … Continue reading

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