23 Jan '12, 10pm

Leatherback Sea Turtles granted massive protected area along U.S. west coast

Leatherback Sea Turtles granted massive protected area along U.S. west coast

Featured video: tuna industry bycatch includes sea turtles, dolphins, whales (01/16/2012) A Greenpeace video, using footage from a whistleblower, shows disturbing images of the tuna industry operating in the unregulated waters of the Pacific Ocean. Using fish aggregation devices (FADs) and purse seine nets, the industry is not only able to catch entire schools of tuna, including juvenile, but also whatever else is in the area of the net. Leatherback sea turtles tracked for first time in South Atlantic (01/07/2011) Leatherback sea turtles undertake one of the longest journeys of any animal as they traverse the oceans in search of food, navigating hazards such as plastic pollution and fishing operations. A new study published in the Royal Society Journal Proceedings B has for the first time mapped their odyssey through the South Atlantic. New report finds millions of marine ...

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