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Dolphin Catastrophe in Peru Still a Mystery

(17) Comments | Posted April 18, 2012 | 10:50 AM

During February of this year there had been rumors of as many as 260 dolphins dead on the north coast of Peru. But some authorities dismissed the report. I backed off the story. Then on March 23 I received an email from Dr. Carlos Yaipen Llanos, Lima-based director of the...

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Larger Breast Size, Obesity and Diabetes Tied to Estrogen-Mimicking Pollutants

(5) Comments | Posted February 9, 2012 | 4:09 PM

Women's breasts are larger than they used to be. For a while I thought it was just a change among younger women. But then it became clear to me that the same phenomenon had emerged in women of more mature ages. My weekly trip to surf a nude beach north...

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What Next for Japanese Whaling?

(15) Comments | Posted February 18, 2011 | 11:10 AM

Now that Paul Watson and his Sea Shepherds have driven the Japanese whaling fleet from the Southern Ocean to end their whaling season early, the question arises as to what's next for Japanese whaling. Tokyo confirms the whaling fleet has been called home, ending the 2010 - 11 season, but...

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Santa Arrives by Sea

(0) Comments | Posted December 22, 2010 | 10:16 AM

The Christmas season of 2010 brought a day of reunion for the officers and crew of a cruise ship and the sisters and children of a Catholic orphanage on the Caribbean Island of St. Lucia. In late October Hurricane Tomas had slammed into the island interrupting supplies of water, food...

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Does Cutting Nets Free Captive Dolphins?

(7) Comments | Posted September 30, 2010 | 5:23 PM

On Sept. 27 a European group calling themselves The Black Fish announced they had cut the nets of sea pens holding captive dolphins at Taiji, Japan. There is no indication that any of the divers who cut the nets have been apprehended by the police. Nor were any dolphins actually...

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What Will End the Dolphin Slaughter?

(14) Comments | Posted September 1, 2010 | 3:35 PM

On September 1st the dolphin hunts in Taiji, Japan were scheduled to resume despite unrelenting tsunamis of publicity around the world highlighting this brutal slaughter. In addition the village of Futo, just southeast of Tokyo, has announced it will resume dolphin hunts, mainly to secure dolphins for captivity. Dolphin hunting...

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Greenland Begins Humpback Whale Hunt

(9) Comments | Posted August 24, 2010 | 4:21 PM

I was headed for Nuuk, Greenland, to attend the Inuit Circumpolar Council (ICC). As the doors closed on my IcelandAir flight from JFK, my iPhone told me the International Whaling Commission (IWC), with U.S. assent, had voted to allow Greenland to kill 27 humpback whales for aboriginal subsistence.

An...

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