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Creation of Australia’s largest marine sanctuary a win for rare whale species

Friday, April 4th, 2014. Expansion of the Heard Island and McDonald Islands Marine Reserve will help safeguard wildlife, say conservationists

The government has created Australia’s largest fully protected marine reserve near two far-flung islands, in a move which environmental groups say will help safeguard rare whale species. 333 more words

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Pure Happiness- What I've Been Waiting For

I was driving to the International Bird Center this morning (another place I am volunteering at during my time here) when I realized I had a huge smile on my face. 361 more words

Dolphins of combat of Crimea join the Russian army (Ukraine)

March 25th, 2014. MOSCOW (translated by Maryann Avila) – The dolphins and sea lions trained by the Ukrainian Navy in Crimea for combat missions have gone to service the fleet of Russian war after incorporation of the rebel peninsula to Russia. 488 more words

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Nine Fisheries Cause Half of Drowned Whales, Wasted Fish (USA)

March 21st, 2014. Conservation group Oceana recently issued a report that named nine fisheries responsible for more than half of  the U.S.  bycatch. Bycatch is the wasted edible fish and drowned animals thrown back into the sea by fishing crews. 422 more words

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Killer whales hunting sea lions captured in YouTube video (Canada)

March 21st, 2014 (Mike Laanela). Dramatic video of a pod of killer whales hunting sea lions near Prince Rupert, B.C.,  recorded by a sportfisherman is catching the attention of online viewers. 146 more words

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New marine protected areas for Kaikoura (New Zealand)

Sunday, 16 March, 2014. The Government today announced a new marine reserve, whale and fur seal sanctuary, five customary fishing areas and amateur fishing regulations to improve the management of Kaikōura’s coast and ocean. 667 more words

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