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strange sounds have been emanating from the sea. Researchers have nicknamed the
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more powerful than the calls made by any creature known on Earth.
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"Researching" Whales to Death
By Andy Summa
The recent announcement that a Japanese research whaling fleet in
the North Pacific killed 159 whales has sparked protests around the
The announcement of the kills comes less than two weeks after the
International Whaling Commission meeting in which the Japanese
"research" whale kill was roundly criticized, and a
resolution was passed urging Japan to refrain from such hunts.
The Whale and Dolphin Conservation Society (WDCS) has called upon
member governments of the International Whaling Commission (IWC) to
react to the announcement by Japan that their whaling fleet in the
North Pacific killed 159 whales, almost double the number taken in
last year's so-called scientific hunt.
The Japanese factory whaling vessel, the Nissei-Maru, returned to
port after two months in the North Pacific, carrying on-board the
carcasses of minke whales, Bryde's whales, sperm whales, and even an
endangered sei whale, mistakenly killed when it was mis-identified
by the whalers as a Bryde's whale.
"The IWC has gone on record to state that the data collected
by the Japanese whaling fleet is 'not essential' to any mangement of
whaling, nor is the data gathered 'sufficient to justify the killing
of these whales for research purposes'," said Kate O'Connell of
the Whale and Dolphin Conservation Society. "Japan's decision
to escalate its whale kills is absolutely unacceptable in terms of
science, and as an act of political bad faith. WDCS asks that
governments party to the IWC make their disapproval known in the
most vocal and stringent terms. In particular, WDCS calls on
President Bush of the United States to revisit the possibility of
applying economic sanctions against Japan, under the terms of the
For further information, contact Mark Simmonds at email@example.com
(UK); Niki Entrup at firstname.lastname@example.org
(Germany); or O'Connell at email@example.com
Also see www.wdcs.org
Weight: At 18-25 lbs, it is one of the smallest wildcats.
Habitat: Ocelots mostly range in South America, but can
be found in semi-deserts of Arizona, the marshes, mangrove forests,
shrublands, and along riverbanks of Texas and Mexico. They prefer
dense, thorny, low brush such as spiny hackberry, lotebush, and
Diet: Ocelots prey on rodents, rabbits and
songbirds. They do not kill livestock, so many rangers and farmers consider them
Endangered: In 1972
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the truth about exotic birds and why their proper care is so
By Andy Summa
Florida officials recently secured the largest no-fishing sanctuary in the United States, a 191-square mile area that is rich in coral and marine life.
The Tortugas Ecological Reserve is just west of the Florida Keys. The underwater refuge is 70 miles west of Key West and more than 140 miles from mainland Florida.
The region includes the Dry Tortugas National Park and Florida Keys National Marine Sanctuary.
By unanimous voice vote, the seven-member state panel that included Florida Gov. Jeb Bush and his Cabinet, approved the natural reserve in April. Environmentalists say the reserve will prove critical to protecting the region’s delicate coral reefs, and spawning areas for a host of fish and marine life that thrive in the Gulf Stream.
The measure is a result of a decade-long effort by fishermen, environmentalists and scientists to protect the spawning grounds of the Dry Tortugas. Groups endorsing the reserve included the Center for Marine Conservation, World Wildlife Fund, the Nature Conservancy and Marathon Guides Association.
Kathryn Fuller, president of the World Wildlife Fund, said the reserve was being created after years of debate and negotiations between environmentalists, recreational anglers and commercial fishers.
“We are so pleased by Florida's decision," Fuller said. “The Tortugas Reserve will not only protect an irreplaceable, high-biodiversity coral reef ecosystem; it will also help replenish depleted fisheries throughout the Keys and beyond, benefiting fishermen, too.”
Snorkeling and scuba diving will be allowed with a permit, but taking of fish or other marine life will be prohibited, as will anchoring of vessels. It also restricts vessel discharges and regulates mooring buoys.
Andy Summa is a freelance writer in Sugar Land, Texas.
is the global environmental arm of the Humane Society of the United
States. They work with others to protect animals and ecosystems,
foster sustainable development, and instill earth ethics.
release your exotic pet fish into local waters! You may think
it's helping them, but they probably won't survive, and you may be
wreaking havoc on the local ecosystems. For more information
check out the Non indigenous Aquatic Species (NAS) Website.
you love wildlife, and are interested in attracting more animals to
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for great ideas.
As the number of people surpasses 6 billion, and the planet suffers from the effects of our extreme overpopulation, the very survival of other primate species is threatened due to habitat loss and human predation.