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Marine Mammal Protection Act

The U.S. Is Taking A Major Step Toward Ending Beluga Whale Captivity

The Huffington Post | Lydia Oconnor | Posted 04.05.2016 | Green

The U.S. may outlaw the import of some threatened beluga whales residing in Russian waters, NOAA announced Tuesday. Under the proposal from NOAA Fishe...

Why Your Dream Of Swimming With Hawaii Dolphins May Never Come True

The Huffington Post | Chris DAngelo | Posted 03.21.2016 | Science

Swimming alongside wild dolphins has long been a Hawaii vacation bucket-list item. While getting up close and personal with Hawaii spinner dolphins mi...

Can We All Please Agree To Stop Harassing Wildlife?

The Huffington Post | Carla Herreria | Posted 10.08.2015 | Science

Once upon a time, a sea otter was sleeping while floating in the ocean, peacefully unaware of a nearby boat of gawking, giggling humans. While the ott...

Kate Sheppard

Shell's Arctic Drilling Plan May Have A Walrus Problem

HuffingtonPost.com | Kate Sheppard | Posted 07.01.2015 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Shell's plan to drill in the Arctic this summer has met plenty of opposition from environmental advocates. But it might be the walrus th...

Why Basically All The Fish We Eat Violates Federal Law

Alison Spiegel | Posted 01.25.2014 | Green

A new study [pdf] by the Natural Resources Defense Council (NRDC) reveals a startling truth about the seafood that Americans eat: more than 91 percent...

Sea Lion Found Shot On California Beach

The Huffington Post | Lydia O'Connor | Posted 11.11.2013 | Green

Authorities at the Santa Barbara Marine Mammal Center are investigating the disturbing case of a sea lion suffering from a bullet wound. Nezzie is ...

Twenty-Three Days in Madagascar

Peter Gardett | Posted 01.23.2014 | Science
Peter Gardett

Over 23 days, despite mobilization of an international team to one of the planet's most remote locations and efforts to herd them out, an estimated 50 whales would die, largely of exposure, in the Loza Lagoon.

SeaWorld's IPO and the Third Question of Conscience

Matthew Spiegl | Posted 04.19.2013 | Green
Matthew Spiegl

Would you buy a conflict diamond, purchase a slave, or bank dividends from Auschwitz? Of course you wouldn't -- those are all questions of conscience...

Beach's 'Seal Cam' Catches Disturbing Pregnant Seal Abuse

Posted 02.23.2013 | Green

A San Diego beach's "Seal Cam" has captured video of a pair of women apparently harassing the area's harbor seals -- some of which are pregnant -- in ...

Of Little Fish, Cute Mammals, and the Law of Unintended Consequences

Glen Martin | Posted 12.23.2012 | Green
Glen Martin

A recent statement sounded alarms over declining Pacific herring stocks. Why such a big fuss over such tiny fish? As well as constituting the basis for idiosyncratic pizzas, these fish are critical forage for a great number of other marine species.

Marine Mammals You Didn't Know People Ate

Posted 03.27.2012 | Home

Edible Marine Mammals: Study Finds 97 Species Are Eaten Around The World (PHOTOS)

Saving Sea Otters, Saving Ourselves

Julie Packard | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Julie Packard

California has led the nation in environmental protection in so many ways. It's surely within our reach to ensure that our sea otters survive and thrive.

Whale of a Problem: Captive Marine Mammals

Wayne Pacelle | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Wayne Pacelle

Tomorrow morning my colleague Naomi Rose, Ph.D., and a number of other experts will testify before a House subcommittee about the ethical and legal is...

Major Turning Point in the Fight to Save Whales

Joel Reynolds | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Joel Reynolds

Despite mounting evidence that such sonar can kill and seriously injure marine mammals, the Navy refused to comply with the National Environmental Policy Act.

Richardson Appointment Is Good News for Oceans

Frances Beinecke | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Frances Beinecke

As Secretary of Commerce, Bill Richardson can position the US as a leader on international ocean issues. He is a big-picture person, someone who understands the global stage.