Sunday, 7 October 2012

Oct-01 2012 to Oct-07 2012

Just a few top news articles from the past week

Dead stranded whale to be turned into biofuel Oct 2012
The 10m fin whale, weighing six tons and 780kgs, died after being stranded on Sunday afternoon on the beach at Shingle Street near Woodbridge, Suffolk.

PETA protests injury to whale at SeaWorld San Diego
Reuters UK-3 Oct 2012
SAN DIEGO (Reuters) - Activists with People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals protested what they called poor conditions for killer whales and their trainers

Whale woe in the Atlantic Oct 2012
Human activity is still killing right whales, one of the most endangered animals in the ocean.

Beached whales become food for Indonesian islanders
The Guardian-3 Oct 2012
Many of the whales were already dead when they were discovered by locals on Sabu island's Raijua beach in East Nusa Tenggara province on Monday.

Extreme whale watching as tourists on a flimsy rubber raft are almost ...
Daily Mail-4 Oct 2012
And that's the only way whales should be seen (although I would have had a heart attack): in their natural habitat, not cruel and barbaric aquariums

SeaWorld, others trying to import whales caught in wild
Eagle Tribune-4 hours ago
Efforts to capture whales for display in North America are exceedingly rare. SeaWorld and other aquarium owners, wary of negative publicit

Scientists track whales via their song
The Australian-3 Oct 2012
Now Australian scientists have devised a way to eavesdrop on their distinctive song to help locate the rare mammals, even if they're hundreds of kilometres

Georgia Aquarium's Beluga Whale Capture Comes Under Fire
Wired-5 Oct 2012
Controversy is brewing over the Georgia Aquarium's plan to import 18 beluga whales captured off the coast of Russia. If the U.S. government approves the plan,

Humpback whale shows up off Jiwani Oct 2012
KARACHI, Oct 5: A humpback whale has been spotted by officials of the Balochistan fisheries department near Jiwani between Gunz and Pishukan, said World

Faroe whale killing: a cruel and unnecessary ritual or a sustainable ...
The Ecologist-5 Oct 2012
To the people of the Faroe Islands the slaughter of pilot whales for food is a sustainable practice. Gavin Haines tries to make sense of this much maligned

Whale calf trapped in shark net
Ninemsn-3 Oct 2012
Rescue crews have managed to free a whale calf that became entangled in a shark net off the Gold Coast. The 7m juvenile calf pulled much of the net

Killer whale still in Bay of Fundy
Digby Courier-4 Oct 2012
Two whale watch boats from Long Island saw 'Old Thom” yesterday, Wednesday, ... Judging by a distinctive notch on his dorsal fin, this is the same killer whale

Dead whales washes ashore at Kodiak village
Juneau Empire-2 Oct 2012
KODIAK — A 40-foot humpback whale has washed ashore near a Kodiak Island community and probably will be a feast for the island's famous bears,

Ship noise hinders whale communication, say scientists
EarthSky (blog)-5 Oct 2012
The North Atlantic right whale is one of the rarest marine mammals. Only 350 to 400 whales are believed to currently exist

Program teaches about killer whales
HeraldNet-1 Oct 2012
Did you know that killer whales have brains so large that they shut half their brain off when they need to take a nap but keep swimming using the other half?

Boat campaign to save endangered Gangetic dolphin
The Hindu-11 hours ago
The three-day 'Save Ganga, Save Dolphin' campaign has been launched by the U.P. Forest department in association with the World Wildlife Fund (WWF)

India counting Ganges river dolphins in Uttar Pradesh
BBC News-5 Oct 2012
A census has begun in India's Uttar Pradesh state to count the number of endangered Ganges riverdolphins. The three-day survey will stretch across 2,800km

Dolphin stranded on Gyllingvase beach
BBC News-3 Oct 2012
Almost 3,500 whales, dolphins and porpoises have been stranded on UK coastlines over the six years up to December 2011, according to the Zoological

Boom in dolphin and shark sightings at Lyme Bay
Bridport and Lyme Regis News-3 Oct 2012
Lyme Bay is more important for the study of dolphins and large marine animals than previously realised and a Bridport charity is asking for help in its research

Dolphin stranded in shallow waters
Herald Sun-3 Oct 2012
A 35-YEAR-OLD dolphin spent several hours trapped in shallow water off ... The bottlenose dolphin, known as Captain Hook, was found in a pool of water at St

Port River Dolphin Diary - October
Herald Sun-4 Oct 2012
Whale and Dolphin Conservation Society volunteer Marianna Boorman writes a regular diary about her trips to the Port River to photograph our local dolphins.

Captured Dolphins die
Solomon Star-2 Oct 2012
THREE of the ten dolphins held in captivity by Tanhuka villagers in ... According to some of the villagers, they claimed this was the third dolphin to have died

Dead dolphin reported in river at Baton Rouge
Sacramento Bee-2 Oct 2012
BATON ROUGE, La. -- A dead young dolphin washed ashore in an isolated area along the Mississippi River bank at Baton Rouge, state Wildlife and Fisheries

$3 million dolphin park proposed for Providenciales
fp Turks and Caicos (blog)-5 Oct 2012
Jo Jo, the infamous people-friendly dolphin who has lived in the waters ... The Turks and Caicos Islands government announced Oct. 4 that Dolphin Cove, one of

Officials: Dolphin showed no signs of external trauma
WBXH-5 Oct 2012
The Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries says biologists did not see any external sign of trauma in a young dolphin found dead along the Mississippi

Marine experts to examine lone dolphin
Caymanian Compass-30 Sep 2012
Three marine experts from the United States will arrive in Grand Cayman this week to study the behaviour of the aggressive lone dolphin in local waters

Scientists Unlock The Secrets (And Sounds) Of Orcas Underwater
Boise State Public Radio-3 Oct 2012
If you're a resident killer whale Puget Sound can be a busy and noisy place. Some research shows that during the summer tourist season - when the orcas come

Porpoise passes in Vancouver
24 Hours Vancouver-4 Oct 2012
He was whisked from a beach in Esquimalt to the Vancouver Aquarium Marine Mammal Rescue Centre in grave condition and provided with 24-hour care for 71

Japanese:Orca : Head 3 Offspring, 13 Xintiandi attract close → Nagoya Kamogawa, even birth perky ...
Mainichi - 5 Oct two thousand and twelve
Came in December last year (Minato-ku, Nagoya) Port of Nagoya Public Aquarium Orca parents of three animals are popular. Visitors of the month after the general public 4-9 1.248 million people, an increase of 13% compared to the same period last year. Mother is 12

Kyushu Amakusa dolphins surrounded
Hong Kong Sina - 1 Oct 2012
Ming Pao] Amakusa in Kyushu Kumamoto, near Nagasaki, is composed of 120 islands. Many of us may Amakusa unheard of in Japan, however, it is especially famous, because they have a rare resident ─ ─ dolphins

Despite efforts, breeding rescued dolphin melon head, lost ...
Cetaceans and marine wildlife - October 3, 2012After little more than 66 hours of effort to keep alive the small farming Dolphin Melon Head (Peponocephala electra) it passed the

Swedish:Nephele's calf was named
Thursday, 23 August-born dolphin female Nephele a dolphin calf, the third calf born on Kolmården Dolphinarium this summer. The little dolphin girl, who has been named Pearl, and mother Nephele feel good.

Russian:The world's largest oceanarium opens in Singapore - 5 Oct 2012
Park guide promised that the Dolphins will be in conditions as close to nature and surrounded by caring

Natural southern big dolphin caught in a net, this time ...
Jeju's sound - 4 Oct 2012
However it is noted that the cooperation of the relevant authorities, despite the lack of measures for compensation administrative levels of the fishermen and whale discharged according to the manual in a hurry should be devised to Jeju Coast Guard .

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