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How the U.S. Navy is killing the world’s whales

“A story of love and obsession gone bad”: Author Joshua Horvitz on the epic showdown between marine life and national security by LINDSAY ABRAMS SATURDAY, JUL 26, 2014 09:00 PM… 244 more words


Paleontologists unearth marine animals near Waynesboro (Virginia, USA)

Sunday, July 27th, 2014 (Lauren Berg). Whales, sharks and dolphins once roamed ancient seas in what is now central Virginia. Just east of Waynesboro in the tiny town of Carmel Church lays a rich deposit of prehistoric marine animal fossils, most about 14 million years old. 918 more words

Marine Mammals

The Glooming

Wild waters awash

strooming over rocks,

droplets dashing

across the view,

blooming clouds

scud and tumble,

white horses

gallop and stumble,


dooming the sea… 28 more words


Southern right whale spotted with rare white baby calf near Port Lincoln (Australia)

July 28th, 2014. DOING its finest impersonation of a rock weathered by rough seas, a rare white southern right whale calf has been spotted in the waters off Port Lincoln. 337 more words

Endangered Biodiversity

Regulating Noise Pollution from Offshore Oil and Gas Exploration in Kenya



The huge interest in offshore oil and gas exploration along Africa’s east coast–all the way from South Africa to the top of the Red Sea Coast–promises to turn the region into the epicentre of an energy boom. 2,460 more words

Symbolism: On Finishing Moby Dick

I finished it a few weeks back, actually. It took me a veeeeery long time, but by the last few chapters, I was posting passages on Facebook like there was no tomorrow. 1,327 more words


Supporters wail against whale captivity at Vancouver Aquarium

Ten-year-old Kaija Wyness was practicing her three-minute speech to the Vancouver Park Board outside its special meeting Saturday morning. She planned to ask the commissioners to end the captivity of cetaceans—marine mammals like dolphins, whales and porpoises. 604 more words