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Marine Mammal Protection Act

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.

Oil Companies Can 'Incidentally' Harm Polar Bears

AP | By DAN JOLING | Posted 08.21.2012 | Green

ANCHORAGE, Alaska -- Oil companies operating in the Chukchi Sea off Alaska's northwest coast will have a negligible effect on polar bears and walrus, ...

Marine Mammals You Didn't Know People Ate

Posted 03.27.2012 | Food

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

Marine Biologist Accused Of Feeding Whales, Indicted For Violating Laws (Video)

AP | By JASON DEAREN | Posted 01.06.2012 | Green

SAN FRANCISCO -- A marine biologist who runs popular whale-watching tours on California's Monterey Bay has been indicted for violating federal laws th...

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.