Archive | April, 2012

Maui’s dolphins’ survival near ‘point of no return

30 Apr

See on Scoop.itMakamundo (Earthly)

he survival of the critically endangered Maui’s dolphin species will soon be “past the point of no return” unless emergency action is taken, an expert says.

What is believed to be a Maui’s dolphin was found dead by a member of the public in Taranaki last week. 

See on www.stuff.co.nz

Rare White Male Killer Whale Discovered in Russia: Iceberg and Other Albino animals [PHOTOS]

30 Apr

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A look at all-white male orca whale discovered in Russia and other animals with albino conditions.

See on www.ibtimes.co.uk

Taiji floats plan to create whale zoo | The Japan Times Online

30 Apr

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The town of Taiji, Wakayama Prefecture, has floated a plan to turn part of a local bay into a huge pool where people can swim and kayak along with small whales and dolphins.

See on www.japantimes.co.jp

Shark population in decline near populated islands in Pacific | Science & Health | News | National Post

30 Apr

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Reef sharks have dropped sharply near populated islands in the Pacific Ocean, scientists said Friday.

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The baby dolphin was born Saturday night in the Dolphinarium is deceased later this evening.

30 Apr

See on Scoop.itMakamundo (Earthly)

Around 21:30 hours began giving birth. Not ten minutes later, the young born. In contrast to most other births dolphin this was the first to the outside of the head in place of the tail. At first it seemed to prosper going . The little one had a good respiratory and Finagain mother took pity on the young very well. After an hour’s breathing deteriorated the young, after a few minutes later died. The atmosphere among the employees is depressed and sad.

See on dolfinariumweb.nl

QC PROSECUTOR’S OFFICE FILES CASE VS DOLPHIN SHOW PROMOTERS | Press Release | Earth Island Philippines Web Portal

30 Apr

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Acting on the criminal complaint filed by Earth Island Institute (EII) and the Philippine Animal Welfare Society (PAWS), Quezon City Prosecutors recommended the filing of charges against the Indofil Sea Wonders Ltd., promoters of a traveling dolphin show last December 2010.

According to the complaint filed by PAWS and EII, operators of the Angels of the Sea Dolphin and Sea Lion show, violated the Animal Welfare Act when it staged its shows during Christmas of 2010.

In their complaint, EII and PAWS alleged that the dolphins used in the shows were subjected to cruelty when the dolphins were deprived of food to obey their trainers and the animals forced to perform five shows a day everyday without any days for rest. Also, the venue for the show was at the Araneta Center in Cubao which is noisy, polluted and always busy with traffic and people. Furthermore, the dolphins were made to perform in shallow, chlorinated pools which were they also ate and defecated. In January 2012, the animals had to bear the amplified noise and pollution of the New Year Fireworks.

Marine mammal experts Dr. AA Yaptinchay and Dr. Terry Aquino also gave their expert opinion stating that dolphins in captivity, particularly those used in shows experience severe amounts of stress as they are subjected to situations and conditions unnatural to their behavior and evolution as wild animals.

Given this, Quezon City Prosecutors recommended for the appropriate filing of the case against Jose L. Avelino and Ma. Carla Mamburam proprietors of the Indofil Sea Wonders Ltd., for the violation of the Animal Welfare Act (RA 8485).
Arraignment is scheduled on 31 May 2012 at the Hall of Justice in Quezon City. ####

See on www.earthislandph.org

Dolphin Killing Declining in Japan | The EnvironmentaList | Earth Island Journal | Earth Island Institute

27 Apr

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“The mass slaughter of dolphins in Taiji, Japan, as depicted in The Cove documentary, is declining. Earth Island’s Cove Monitors – volunteers who observe and record the dolphin hunts during the entire 5-month season from September through the end of February – estimate that fewer than 800 dolphins were killed this past season. In the 2010-2011 hunt season, 1,190 dolphins were slaughtered for food. Japanese supporters tell us the market for dolphin and whale meat is collapsing due to IMMP’s educational efforts about high levels of mercury in dolphin meat.”

 

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