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Category: Environmental
Salmon Seen Leaping From Waters of the River Derwent for the First Time in Two Centuries
European salmon

After two centuries and 80 kilometers inland, an amazing thing has happened on one of the largest rivers in Britain – a salmon was seen leaping its way upstream to spawn.

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Black Caviar Back on Market – If You’re Willing to Pay
Sturgeon

OK you fish egg fanatics, some good news – black caviar can once again be purchased for your upscale parties. It is available on the shelves in Russia for the first time since it was taken off the menu back in 2007.

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French ministry blocked in protest by Plastic Tuna?!?

Just when you think things can’t get any weirder, France one ups you… Some activists from Greenpeace have utilized a car with what appears to be a gigantic plastic tuna on top to block off the main entrance to the Agriculture and Fisheries Ministry in France this past Wednesday, to help insight interest in the fact that there has been a steep decline of the Atlantic bluefin tuna populations.

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Task Force Recommending the Slaughter of A Greater Number of Sea Lions at the Bonneville Dam to Help Preserve Endangered Species
sealion

It appears that Washington and Oregon should slaughter more California sea lions over at the Bonnerville Dam this coming new year to help put the states’ controversial “lethal take” program – which is three years old – to the test, and see if it can meet its main goal of dropping the number of salmon feasted upon by sea lions, a joint task force decided this past Wednesday.

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Alaska Officials Saying This Salmon Harvest Has Highest Payoff in Years
Salmon fry

It appears that Alaskan wild Salmon are not only good at swimming up stream, but they can also swim against the current trends in the rocky waters of the global economy.

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Cape Might Just be Next “Hot Spot” for Sharks
Tiger shark

The people in attendance mowed down on cheese and crackers, celery and crisps. But as soon as Greg Skomal, a state shark expert, opened up his mouth, he told them what it really meant to chow down.

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USM’s Gulf Coast Research Lab Looking into Impact of BP Oil Spill
BP

It has been 6 months and 2 weeks since the BP oil spill fiasco in the Gulf Of Mexico, due to an oil rig explosion. Even though the fiasco is being steadily swept under the carpet, and media coverage is dropping off quickly, the actual impact the fiasco has had is very much still on the minds of researchers and scientists.

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Gollum Risking Extinction in New Zealand, Frodo Can’t Help Him
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A unique, and hard to find, fished which is named after a J.R.R. Tolkien character is facing extinction if the plans to build a dam come to fruition. You see, it happens to only live in that one river in New Zealand, and cannot be transplanted easily.

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Seagulls Found with Beer Cans Around Their Necks: $2,000 Bounty Issued!
Don Battle  /  WildRescue

Now this is just plain odd, cruel, and inhumane… A wildlife group has been made aware of a strange and brutal incident going on in the San Francisco Bay Area.. Someone has been going around and putting cut beer cans around the necks of seagulls!

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Deaths Caused by BP Oil Disaster Tallied UP and Estimated
BP

The official Federal Government Website, “Restore the Gulf”, has released its latest report on the effects that the BP oil spill fiasco has had on the poor animals of the area.

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BP Sand Shark Still on the Hunt for Tar Balls, Is It Enough?
BP

The contract crews from BP have marched onwards to Pensacola Beach, cleaning up tar balls by hand, however the national seashore’s supervisors were saving the heavy equipment until the Turtle and Bird mating season was over and done with, lest they disturb them even more than the spill itself did.

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Case Study: BP Oil Spill Take Toll on Bluefin Tuna, Satellites Don’t Lie!
bluefin-tuna

The BP oil spill fiasco of the Gulf Of Mexico couldn’t have come at a worse time for bluefin tuna: they had recently just made their way into the Gulf – where they generally went to try and mate – to get jiggy with it and make a bunch of little bluefin. Satellites have been keeping an eye on things, and have been a great asset in determining what damage has been done to the bluefin’s spawning grounds.

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Fisherman Gets Sent Up the River For Taking Shot at Sea Lion:
sealion

A fisherman from Northern California who took out his frustrations on a sea lion last year, has just been sentenced this past Friday to one month in jail and to pay $51,000 in restitution.

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Marine Lab in Florida Releasing Coral Fragments to Help Restock Reef in Keys
Florida Keys National Marine Sanctuary

This past Wednesday, researchers at the Mote Marine Laboratory released four different kinds of coral at two different locations in the Florida Keys National Marine Sanctuary. This action, which was sanctioned by the Sanctuary officials and the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission, is supposed to help try out the practicality of using “test tibe” coral to restock the damaged or depleted reefs of the world.

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USF Scientists: Ultraviolet Diagnostics show “Contaminated” Beach

A scientists with the University of South Florida Coastal Research Lab just recently took a gander at the Walton County beaches using a UV light and has commented they are “still contaminated” following the BP oil spill fiasco in the Gulf of Mexico.

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