[MARMAM] [ECS-TALK] & MARMAM Summary of Cetacean news week 23-27 (June 2 to July 2, 2008)

Catharina Clausen catharina at BAIJI.ORG
Thu Jul 3 13:03:48 PDT 2008


Dear ECS and MARMAM list-subscribers,

today you receive a summary of cetacean news of the last month.
This has not only been a busy month to me, but also in the world of  
cetaceans:
The International Whaling Commission took place and put cetaceans  
back into the international spotlight. Besides there has also been a  
spectacular mass stranding of dolphins on the Cornish coast with  
possible reasons widely discussed in the media, as well as a lot  
more... Please find a variety of these news in chronological order here:

(June 2008) Entangled Whale Off Coast - http://www.coastalpost.com/ 
08/06/17_c.html
(June 2, 2008) Iceland and Norway export whale meat to Japan - http:// 
www.monstersandcritics.com/news/asiapacific/news/article_1408854.php/ 
Iceland_and_Norway_export_whale_meat_to_Japan
(June 5, 2008) Whales, rare sea creatures off Eden - http:// 
eden.yourguide.com.au/news/local/news/general/whales-rare-sea- 
creatures-off-eden/783938.aspx
(June 5, 2008) New whale watch centre opens in South Australia -  
http://www.wildlifeextra.com/go/news/autralia-whalewatch524.html
(June 5, 2008) Wilbur Whale Still Beaching! - http:// 
www.roundtownnews.co.uk/index.php? 
option=com_content&task=view&id=15065&Itemid=9
(June 5, 2008) Common Dolphin Uncommonly Washes Up Near Little Plains  
Beach  - http://www.hamptons.com/detail.ihtml? 
id=3969&apid=8057&sid=27&cid=54&hm=1&iv=1&townflag=
(June 5, 2008) Plan to save whales strangling in red tape - http:// 
www.cnn.com/2008/TECH/science/06/05/rightwhales/index.html? 
eref=rss_topstories
(June 6, 2008) Killer whales spotted in UAE waters - http:// 
www.alarabiya.net/articles/2008/06/07/51147.html
(June 6, 2008) NOAA Confirms Caribbean Monk Seal Extinct  - http:// 
www.noaanews.noaa.gov/stories2008/20080606_monkseal.html (off-topic:  
marine mammals)
(June 6, 2008) Sarawak Dolphin Conservation Project - http:// 
www.innovations-report.de/html/berichte/umwelt_naturschutz/ 
bericht-111758.html
(June 7, 2008) Amazing pictures of whales frolicking off WA coast -  
http://www.news.com.au/perthnow/story/0,21598,23827750-5005410,00.html
(June 8, 2008) SURF DOCUMENTARY FILMED IN CHILE - http:// 
www.valparaisotimes.cl/content/view/385/1/
(June 9, 2008) Oil spill sparks dolphin plea - http://www.northern- 
scot.co.uk/news/fullstory.php/aid/5184/ 
Oil_spill_sparks_dolphin_plea.html
(June 9, 2008) Dozens of dolphins die, stranded on Madagascar beach   
- http://www.signonsandiego.com/news/world/20080609-0944-madagascar- 
dolphins-.html
(June 10, 2008) Navy ships' sonar may have led to death of 26  
dolphins as rescuers continue search - http://www.dailymail.co.uk/ 
news/article-1025219/Dozens-dolphins-die-getting-stranded-Cornish- 
coast.html
(June 10, 2008) Grim recovery of trapped dolphins - http:// 
news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/uk_news/england/cornwall/7445786.stm
(June 10, 2008) Navy in area before dolphins died - http:// 
news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/uk_news/england/cornwall/7446823.stm
(June 10, 2008) Navy claims court rulings hurt sonar proficiency,  
readiness - http://www.signonsandiego.com/news/military/20080610-1725- 
wst-navy-whales.html
(June 10, 2008) Stranded dolphin mystery: they may have been fleeing  
killer whale - http://www.telegraph.co.uk/earth/main.jhtml?xml=/earth/ 
2008/06/10/eadolphin310.xml
(June 10, 2008) Dolphin stranding: Royal Navy was carrying out live  
firing exercises - http://www.telegraph.co.uk/global/main.jhtml  
view=DETAILS&grid=A1YourView&xml=/global/2008/06/10/eadolphin410.xml
(June 10, 2008)  Why do dolphins beach en masse? - http:// 
news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/uk_news/magazine/7446348.stm
(June 11, 2008) Dolphins found dead off Cornish coast 'committed  
suicide', wildlife expert claims - http://www.mailonsunday.co.uk/news/ 
article-1025219/Dolphins-dead-Cornish-coast-committed-suicide- 
wildlife-expert-claims.html
(June 11, 2008) Researchers Install Unique Acoustic System To Protect  
Manatees From Injuries And Death  - http://www.underwatertimes.com/ 
news.php?article_id=89036410157
(June 11, 2008) Dolphin disaster: Why we must learn from this before  
it's too late - http://www.mailonsunday.co.uk/news/article-1025563/ 
Dolphin-disaster-Why-learn-late.html
(June 11, 2008) Ailing whale euthanized on Texas coast - http:// 
www.msnbc.msn.com/id/25101229/
(June 12, 2008) Scientist says dolphin deaths look like a mass  
suicide - http://www.guardian.co.uk/environment/2008/jun/12/ 
wildlife.conservation
(June 12, 2008) Dolphin protection plan 'pointless' - http:// 
www.stuff.co.nz/auckland/4580662a22400.html
(June 12, 2008) Japan's oldest whaling town battles for survival -  
http://www.reuters.com/article/latestCrisis/idUSSP338662
(June 12, 2008) “Whale hunting ban is not enough to protect  
sanctuary” - http://www4.mercopress.com/vernoticia.do? 
id=13694&formato=HTML
(June 13, 2008) Race could endanger dolphins - http://www.inverness- 
courier.co.uk/news/fullstory.php/aid/6371/ 
Race_could_endanger_dolphins.html
(June 14, 2008) Theories and rumours abound as scientists ponder  
mystery of mass dolphin deaths - http://www.guardian.co.uk/ 
environment/2008/jun/14/conservation.endangeredspecies
(June 15, 2008) Dolphin charities blame Navy for Cornish beachings -  
http://www.independent.co.uk/environment/nature/dolphin-charities- 
blame-navy-for-cornish-beachings-847333.html
(June 16, 2008) Government to help in dolphin deaths inquiry - http:// 
www.falmouthpacket.co.uk/news/fpfalmouth/display.var. 
2345133.0.government_to_help_in_dolphin_deaths_inquiry.php
(June 18, 2008) Humpbacks arrive in droves - http://www.stuff.co.nz/ 
stuff/4588538a11.html
(June 19, 2008) Climate change 'could wipe out whales' - http:// 
www.theaustralian.news.com.au/story/0,25197,23887804-12377,00.html
(June 19, 2008) Time for peace in the whaling world? -http:// 
news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/science/nature/7463633.stm
(June 20, 2008) Nasa spy plane to help stop whale and ship collisions  
- http://www.telegraph.co.uk/earth/main.jhtml?xml=/earth/2008/06/20/ 
eawhale120.xml
(June 21, 2008) Researchers: Blue whales adjusting songs - http:// 
www.upi.com/Science_News/2008/06/21/ 
Researchers_Blue_whales_adjusting_songs/UPI-89911214078126/
(June 21, 2008) Wales, whales and dolphins - http:// 
www.telegraph.co.uk/earth/main.jhtml?xml=/earth/2008/06/21/ 
eadolphin121.xml
(June 21, 2008) Greenpeace activists arrested over whale meat scandal  
to appear in Court on Sunday - http://7thspace.com/headlines/285087/ 
greenpeace_activists_arrested_over_whale_meat_scandal_to_appear_in_court 
_on_sunday.html
(June 22, 2008) Whaling commission meets with own future at stake -  
http://afp.google.com/article/ALeqM5gPktNDPqm8p3wmdq-6s8LBuVCQpg
(June 22, 2008) Navy Conducts Hearing Tests On Rare Whale - http:// 
www.news4jax.com/news/16678241/detail.html
(June 22, 2008) Dolphin spotted along River Clyde - http:// 
news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/uk_news/scotland/glasgow_and_west/7467903.stm
(June 23, 2008) Lonely whales are 'losing the will to live' due to  
over-hunting - http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-1028466/Lonely- 
whales-losing-live-hunting.html
(June 23, 3008) Supreme Court agrees to review Navy sonar case -  
http://ap.google.com/article/ALeqM5ifiaOAaDtMvC-0eCfFr3aLRLXgYAD91FT9M80
(June 23, 2008) South Atlantic whale sanctuary new test for IWC -  
http://www.theage.com.au/world/south-atlantic-whale-sanctuary-new- 
test-for-iwc-20080622-2uy3.html
(June 24, 2008) Fresh calls for balloon release ban - http:// 
www.fishupdate.com/news/fullstory.php/aid/11388/ 
Fresh_calls_for_balloon_release_ban.html
(June 23, 2008) Mystery Meat: Japan Unable to Account for Fin Whales  
on Sale - http://www.prnewswire.com/cgi-bin/stories.pl? 
ACCT=104&STORY=/www/story/06-23-2008/0004837146&EDATE=
(June 24, 2008) Chilean waters declared whale sanctuary - http:// 
www.abc.net.au/news/stories/2008/06/24/2284227.htm
(June 24, 2008) Africa fish fall blamed on Japan - http:// 
news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/science/nature/7470934.stm
(June 24, 2008) Fresh calls for balloon release ban - http:// 
www.fishupdate.com/news/fullstory.php/aid/11388/ 
Fresh_calls_for_balloon_release_ban.html
(June 24, 2008) Whaling body agrees path to peace - http:// 
news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/science/nature/7472228.stm
(June 24, 2008) Harpooned whale found washed up on Mallorca beach  -  
http://www.thinkspain.com/news-spain/15130/harpooned-whale-found- 
washed-up-on-mallorca-beach
(June 24, 2008) No hope seen for whale; animal is euthanized - http:// 
www.miamiherald.com/news/florida_keys/story/581041.html
(June 24, 2008) NGO's trying to stop whale quotas - http:// 
sermitsiaq.gl/politik/article45373.ece?lang=EN
(June 24, 2008) Japan attacks Australia's whaling stance - http:// 
news.smh.com.au/national/japan-attacks-australias-whaling- 
stance-20080624-2vpg.html
(June 24, 2008) Latin America’s Whale Watchers: One Million Strong  
and Growing - http://www.commondreams.org/news2008/0624-23.htm
(June 25, 2008) Rare Melon-Headed Whale Transported to Gulf World  
Marine Park - http://www.wjhg.com/news/headlines/21581254.html
(June 24, 2008) Dolphin Trapped in River Clyde Scotland - http:// 
www.divemaster.com/diving-news/dolphin-trapped-in-river-clyde- 
scotland_11323.html
(June 25, 2008) Passengers get up close to killer whales - http:// 
www.johnogroat-journal.co.uk/news/fullstory.php/aid/4801/ 
Passengers_get_up_close_to_killer_whales.html
(June 25, 2008) Dugong, Dolphin Round Out Endangered Animal Coins -  
http://www.numismaster.com/ta/numis/Article.jsp? 
ad=article&ArticleId=4792
(June 25, 2008) Japan defends 'scientific' whale hunting at IWC -  
http://afp.google.com/article/ALeqM5gtBgnRMWmcXdW6rlm6XD52a8f4pg
(June 26, 2008) Stranding in Racha Yai - http://www.finsonline.com/ 
blog/fins/20080627/stranding-in-racha-yai.html
(June 26, 2008) Japan hails IWC meeting - http://news.smh.com.au/ 
world/japan-hails-iwc-meeting-20080626-2x4x.html
(June 26, 2008) Surfers adopt whales in bid to end hunting - http:// 
www.reuters.com/article/latestCrisis/idUSN26356882
(June 26, 2008) Aircraft to protect whales and dolphins in firth race  
- http://www.pressandjournal.co.uk/Article.aspx/711352?UserKey=0
(June 27, 2008) Safety first in firth powerboat race -  http:// 
www.inverness-courier.co.uk/news/fullstory.php/aid/6499/ 
Safety_first_in_firth_powerboat_race.html
(June 27, 2008) Japanese 10-year-olds taken on school trips to whale  
slaughter - http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/worldnews/asia/japan/ 
2200175/Japanese-10-year-olds-taken-on-school-trips-to-whale- 
slaughter.html
(June 27, 2008) Greenland denied extra whale hunting - http:// 
www.inthenews.co.uk/news/autocodes/countries/chile/greenland-denied- 
extra-whale-hunting-$1229295.htm
(June 28, 2008) Can compromise save the whale? - http:// 
news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/science/nature/7478847.stm
(June 29, 2008) Whale music in a sea of sound  - http:// 
www.telegraph.co.uk/arts/main.jhtml?view=DETAILS&grid=&xml=/arts/ 
2008/06/29/borot129.xml
(June 30, 2008) Mercury link to dolphin deaths - http://www.rsc.org/ 
chemistryworld/News/2008/June/30060802.asp
(June 30, 2008) Whale meeting makes "little progress" - http:// 
www.inthenews.co.uk/news/science/autocodes/countries/portugal/whale- 
meeting-makes-little-progress-$1229596.htm
(July 1, 2008) 2 Makahs to serve time for illegally killing whale -  
http://seattletimes.nwsource.com/html/localnews/2008026795_makah01m.html
(July 1, 2008) Flipper fondness down to PR pranks - http:// 
www.abc.net.au/science/articles/2008/07/01/2291064.htm?site=science/ 
greatmomentsinscience&topic=latest
(July 2, 2008) Having a whale of a time - http:// 
www.newsshopper.co.uk/education/ednews/display.var. 
2375191.0.having_a_whale_of_a_time.php
(July 2, 2008) Don't save the whale - http://www.latimes.com/news/ 
opinion/editorials/la-ed-whale2-2008jul02,0,7902408.story
(July 2, 2008) Massachusetts lobstermen promote practices as whale  
safe - http://www.bostonherald.com/business/general/view/ 
2008_07_02_Mass__lobstermen_promote_practices_as_whale_safe/
(July 2, 2008) Scientists Join Forces To Study Elusive Whales- DIVER  
2008 PROJECT - http://www.innovations-report.de/html/berichte/ 
umwelt_naturschutz/bericht-113582.html
(July 2, 2008) Leave them alone! - http://blog.nj.com/njv_andy_mills/ 
2008/07/leave_them_alone.html
(July 2, 2008) Start the holidays by naming our own whale - http:// 
forster.yourguide.com.au/news/local/news/general/start-the-holidays- 
by-naming-our-own-whale/802074.aspx

 From Sunday the 13th on, I will return to a weekly news compilation  
again!
All best,

Catharina Clausen

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