Killing of bottlenose dolphins in Western Australian trawl nets at ‘unsustainable’ levels, study warns

Killing of bottlenose dolphins in Western Australian trawl nets at ‘unsustainable’ levels, study warns

A study warns that bottlenose dolphins are being caught and killed at unsustainable numbers in trawl nets in Western Australia’s north. The discovery is based on an examination of the Pilbara trawl, which catches emperor, snapper, trevally, cod, and grouper for the Perth market. According to a report released last year by the federal environment […]

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Petition: Marine Life Harmed Most By Plastic In Florida Than Any Other State

Petition: Marine Life Harmed Most By Plastic In Florida Than Any Other State

A recent report from the International oceanic advocacy group, Oceana, has singled out Florida as having more incidents of wildlife being harmed by plastics in the ocean than anywhere else in the United States. Ocean’s report discovered evidence of nearly 1800 marine animals becoming entangled in or swallowing plastic debris in the ocean dating back […]

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Dolphin ‘drive hunting’ season begins in Wakayama whaling town

Dolphin ‘drive hunting’ season begins in Wakayama whaling town

TAIJI, WAKAYAMA PREF. – This year’s dolphin-hunting season kicked off Tuesday in the whaling town of Taiji, in Wakayama Prefecture, using a traditional “drive-hunting” method that animal-rights groups at home and abroad say is cruel. The controversial hunting technique, in which fishermen herd dolphins and small whales into a cove where they can be killed […]

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