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Archives for: September 2010
Iceland Puts Over 200 Whales On Ice
Mink Whale

It has been reported, from various Whale and Dolphin Society sources, that both the Icelandic fin whaling season and the minke whaling season have come to a close last week. Some 208 whales have been killed off, which is two more than they killed last year.

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Whale Shark Stuck Fast with Nowhere to Go In Subic, Philippines
Whale shark

A tiny whale shark has been stuck with nowhere to go at the Subic Bay Freeport Zone’s waters, marine researches commented on Monday.

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Despite Oil Spill, Fish Fry Showing up In Record Numbers in Gulf of Mexico
Red snapper

Snapper fry are all over the place. There are also trout, grunt and grouper fry all over the place as well. The early tabulation of the annual count in the beds of grass spattered about the northern part of the Gulf of Mexico seems to suggest that the larvae of some kinds of fish have survived the BP oil fiasco, and what’s more, there are swarms of them.

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Super Kiwi Does it Again! Another Record Set!

Well, this guy just doesn’t sleep does he? David Mullins, super kiwi, has beaten yet another world record. However, even he has conceded that a third record today may just be pushing the envelope a bit too far.

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Nursery Grown Corals to be Planted On Forida Keys Reef:
Elkhorn Coral

The only living coral reef in North America has really been put through a lot by humans, with the hellish effects of a booming population on mainland Florida as well as in the Keys, which is causing some coral to die and a lot of others to become distressed. Researcher are now focusing on a way to try and help repair the damage done, and even restore the reef to its previous glory.

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Kiwi Breaks Freediving World Record:

David Mullins, freediving enthusiast from New Zealand, has just broken yet another world record.

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Call to Arms to Close the Loopholes in Shark Finning Ban in EU
Shark fins

Individuals involved in the European Parliament have commenced an initiative to more heavily enforce the EU ban on shark finning. Shark finning is a barbaric practice which involves capturing a shark, ripping of its fins, and tossing the rest overboard.

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Metro Markets to Stop the Sale of Fish Which are Endangered:
Metro store

The famous operator of supermarkets, Metro Inc., has united with other big name food, retailers such as Loblaws and Walmart, to help adopt a sustainable fisheries policy, whereby it will stop selling those species of fish which are deemed to be at risk, or endangered.

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Extinction Looms Near For Rainbowfish as Lake Dries Up!
Melanotaenia parva

A rather magnificent specimen of rainbowfish, prized and coveted for aquarium owners around the globe, is staring into the abyss, and could possibly face extinction since their home is drying up, and alien fish seem to be moving in.

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Melanotaenia fasinensis – New Rainbow Fish Named From West Papua
Melanotaenia fasinensis

Researchers have just discovered and described a new rainbow fish which hails from West Papua, Indonesia.

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Exploration in the Bahamas Leads to New Discovery: Hoards of Deep Water Sharks!
bluntnose sixgill sharks

The Cape Eleuthera Institute, located in the sunny Bahamas, has just begun a new study this past week, which aims to figure out the numbers and diveristy of deep ocean sharks living in the calm waters of the all too popular tourist destination.

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Mass Beaching in New Zealand!
pilot whales

Dozens of whales are facing death, or may already be dead, following a mass beaching in New Zealand.

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Seafood trade in Hong Kong to battle against “cruel” sharking practices
Shark fins

Seafood traders have had enough of all the cruel practices used when hunting sharks and have made an agreement amongst each other to help bring it to an end. The plan is to create a task force, one which would make sure hat sharks are not finned and thrown back into the water.

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Mississippi Fish Battling Malaria in Haiti
Gambusia affinis

As you all know, not to long ago Haiti suffered quite a horrible shock, an earthquake ripped through the country, killing more than 230,000 human beings. Million of people donated money, time, food, water and supplies to those devastated by the tragedy..
However, one group of well wishers and supporters sent something new and interesting.. They sent fish.

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Largest Destroyer Sunk To Become Part of Artificial Reef off the Coast of N.J.
USS Arthur W Radford

The U.S. Navy Destroyer Arthur W. Radford, a massive 563 footer, is due to be sunk 30 miles from the shore of Cape May County next month. This is the largest ship thus far which has been sunk to become part of an artificial reef system.

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