[MARMAM] [ECS-TALK] & MARMAM Summary of Cetacean news week 36 & 37 (September 1 to 14, 2008)

Catharina Clausen catharina at baiji.org
Mon Sep 15 03:05:56 PDT 2008


Dear ECS and MARMAM List subscribers,

in the following please find some interesting Cetacean news of the  
last two weeks:

(September 1, 2008)
Spey Bay training day prepares people for whale rescues - http:// 
www.pressandjournal.co.uk/Article.aspx/814945?UserKey=
Whales shedding blubber - Japan - http://www.news.com.au/heraldsun/ 
story/0,21985,24275091-5005961,00.html

(September 2, 2008)
Surfers For Cetaceans USA Launches With A Whale Of A Bash - http:// 
www.surfline.com/surf-news/press-release/surfers-for-cetaceans-usa- 
launches-with-a-whale-of-a-bash_18192/
4,000+ Japan Whale Harvest Not Justified, Experts Say - http:// 
news.nationalgeographic.com/news/2008/09/080902-japan-whaling.html
White whale, dolphins add to season's mystique - http:// 
latimesblogs.latimes.com/outposts/2008/09/white-whale-dol.html
Boston Joins Worldwide Protest of Japan's Dolphin Slaughter  - http:// 
www.earthtimes.org/articles/show/boston-joins-worldwide-protest-of- 
japans-dolphin-slaughter,522661.shtml
Supersize Me: Whale Meat Resurfaces on Iceland Menus - http:// 
online.wsj.com/article/SB122031777512289251.html?mod=googlenews_wsj
Norway's whalers defend tradition amid shrinking markets - http:// 
www.france24.com/en/20080902-norways-whalers-defend-tradition-amid- 
shrinking-markets
Experts rubbish Japanese claims on skinny whales (+ audio) - http:// 
www.abc.net.au/news/stories/2008/09/02/2352730.htm

(September 3, 2008)
The mystery of the 'highly unusual' sea mammals who washed up on the  
British coast - http://www.dailymail.co.uk/sciencetech/ 
article-1051932/The-mystery-highly-unusual-sea-mammals-washed-British- 
coast.html
Activists stage dolphin die-in at Japanese embassy in US - http:// 
afp.google.com/article/ALeqM5gJudqJKNpfNuDC0r1OJDW23Y11Nw
Scientist rejects Japanese study on minke whales - http:// 
www.smh.com.au/news/whale-watch/scientist-rejects-japanese-study-on- 
minke-whales/2008/09/02/1220121234480.html
Dolphins are 'so hungry they're turning on each other': Surf war  
breaks out in British seas - http://www.dailymail.co.uk/sciencetech/ 
article-1051936/Surf-wars-Dolphins-hungry-theyre-turning-British- 
seas.html
RARE RESCUE OF HARBOUR PORPOISE AT VANCOUVER AQUARIUM’S MARINE MAMMAL  
RESCUE CENTRE - http://travelvideo.tv/news/more.php?id=15429_0_1_0_M

(September 6, 2008)
Watch the whales - http://www.irishtimes.com/newspaper/travel/ 
2008/0906/1220628332311.html?via=mr
Family find 'murdered' porpoise - http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/uk_news/ 
scotland/tayside_and_central/7600541.stm
Mote whale in rehab has died - http://www.wwsb.com/Global/story.asp? 
S=8958996
Whale performs for the camera - http:// 
www.thisiswesternmorningnews.co.uk/news/whale-did-best-trick-camera/ 
article-310970-detail/article.html

(September 11, 2008)
Chile Passes National Whale Sanctuary Law - http://www.ens- 
newswire.com/ens/sep2008/2008-09-11-02.asp
Scientists Complete their Joint Study on Elusive Beaked Whales -  
http://www.newswiretoday.com/news/39674/
Unexpected feast as Canadians harpoon beluga whale - http://nnsl.com/ 
northern-news-services/stories/papers/sep8_08wh.html

(September 12, 2008)
Sanctuaries for endangered dolphins key to saving species - http:// 
www.stuff.co.nz/southlandtimes/4689357a6568.html

Wildlife Extra has the following interesting Cetacean news for the  
first two weeks of September:
Bay of Biscay whales research - 2009 - http://www.wildlifeextra.com/ 
go/news/biscay-whales.html
Norwegian whalers can’t find enough whales - http:// 
www.wildlifeextra.com//go/news/norway-whaling082.html
Research on blue whales near shipping lanes off California after  
spate of deaths. - http://www.wildlifeextra.com//go/news/blue- 
whale_research008.html

Also, seaweb offers a list with recent articles in their Marine  
Science Review Issue 277 with 10 pages of recent articles on Marine  
Mammals with abstracts, worth downloading here: http://rs6.net/tn.jsp? 
e=001nst_2GP79qeFkScAxeTBtiDxrTpWwfNjuSZlxk9chx8JtuGhaYrrt5ctbU0b1- 
oIfJ_Emntjx9GLJV6IGEXc_E0ZKW9L-WXR5lyAfWVkUpi0k1n9_GISy- 
t3A1BdVcz6bu678BGqJrr8LjQnaBE0-YvnqzdwKotVbsesdONBUZ8oC_Nr4XiEZg==

Please let me know, if a link is not working.

All best,


Catharina Clausen

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