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October, 2013

Oct 15th

Bluefin Tuna: Promise and Problems in a New Government Proposal

For sixty years, U.S. fishermen targeting yellowfin tuna and swordfish in the Gulf of Mexico and Atlantic Ocean with longlines have been capturing and killing severely depleted bluefin tuna. Longlines, which can stretch for 40 miles long and contain hundreds of hooks, are very indiscriminate, catching many other non-target species as well.

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Oct 3rd

Part 2: Naval Sonar Is Harming Thousands of Marine Mammals

Written By Susan Kahoud –  When several kinds of whales and dolphins began beaching themselves after the U.S. Navy held practice submarine warfare exercises using very loud sonar and occasional live bombs, scientists and conservationists realized that those two things are connected.

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Posted in:   Policy, Research, Sea Ethic, Whales