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Tell President Obama to Protect Atlantic Whales and Dolphins

Oceana Petition Loud seismic airgun testing for oil will hurt 138,500 marine mammals Seismic airgun testing for oil will injure 138,500 marine mammals, including dolphins and endangered right whales. These loud blasts can permanently deafen or even kill nearby wildlife. These deadly tests are the first step to offshore drilling in the Atlantic, which will […]

100+ Scientists Urge Obama to Wait on New Science before Permitting the Use of Seismic Airguns in the Atlantic Ocean

21 Feb 2014 Written by Press Release New Science is Essential to Protecting Marine Life from Seismic Testing for Oil and Gas WASHINGTON–(ENEWSPF)–February 21 – Today, more than 100 marine scientists and conservation biologists sent a letter to President Obama and his administration urging them to “use the best available science before permitting seismic surveys […]

New Science Released On How Human-Made Sounds Impact Marine Mammals

By Lisa Phu, KTOO – Juneau | January 23, 2014 The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration is asking for public comment on guidelines updating the effects of human-made sounds on marine mammals. Marine mammals rely on their sense of sound for survival. “They use it for feeding, locating mates, and just generally understanding what’s going […]

Cost of Putting Seafood on Dinner Tables: 650,000 Marine Mammals Killed or Hurt by Foreign Commercial Fishing Each Year

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Contact: Jessica Lass, office 415-875-6143, cell 202-468-6718, [email protected] *Broadcast quality video, slideshow, and infographics available* Cost of Putting Seafood on Dinner Tables:  650,000 Marine Mammals Killed or Hurt by Foreign Commercial Fishing Each Year Consumers Can Take Action & U.S. Can Protect Endangered Marine Mammals by Cracking Down on Foreign Fisheries Supplying Some […]

June 28, 2013
Oppose New Dolphin Swim Facilities in The Bahamas

Target: Minister of Agriculture and Marine Resources Alfred Gray Sponsored by: Sam Duncombe, Sonya Alvino – reEarth We want to put an end to the exploitation of this species. Our objection is based upon the premise that captive marine mammal facilities are out-dated, inhumane, and anti conservationist in practice.   The building of two new […]

January 31, 2013
Navy weapons testing safe for marine mammals, report finds

By David Fleshler   Sun Sentinel Published: January 29, 2013   A Navy plan for testing submarines off Fort Lauderdale, torpedoes off Rhode Island and other weapons systems at installations across the East Coast will have only "negligible" impact on whales, dolphins and other marine life, according to a draft federal report to be released […]

October 16, 2012
Marine Mammals and the Navy’s 5-Year Plan

Editorial. New York Times. October 11, 2012 Between 2014 and 2019, the United States Navy hopes to conduct testing and training exercises in the Atlantic and the Pacific that will involve sonars and explosives of many different kinds. Over the years, the Navy has been forced to acknowledge what science has clearly demonstrated: noise generated […]

June 28, 2012
Jumping for joy! Humpback whales breach off the coast of Alaska for the sheer fun of it

By Tom Goodenough PUBLISHED: 10:18 EST, 27 June 2012 | UPDATED: 10:19 EST, 27 June 2012. Nature can often leave us marvelling with its expressive and colourful displays of beauty. But a show of pure happiness put on by wildlife is probably a little more unusual. That’s exactly what these Alaskan humpback whales were […]

May 31, 2012
In the company of whales

Sperm whales have distinct dialects, complex relationships and a set of traditions passed down between generations—what scientists are calling a ‘multicultural civilization’ by Kate Lunau on Thursday, July 28, 2011 5:35pm. Tourist brochures refer to Dominica, a tiny Caribbean island between Guadeloupe and Martinique, as “the Nature Island” for its lush vegetation, its postcard-perfect […]

January 20, 2012
U.S. appeals WTO ruling on dolphin-safe tuna label

WASHINGTON | Fri Jan 20, 2012 11:57am EST (Reuters) – The United States said on Friday it was appealing a World Trade Organization ruling against U.S. dolphin-safe labeling measures for tuna in a longrunning spat with Mexico closely watched by environmentalists. “Our dolphin-safe labeling measures for tuna products provide information for American consumers as they […]