18 Feb '12, 2pm

This is so wrong! 87 marine mammal species eaten in 114 countries since 1990

This is so wrong! 87 marine mammal species eaten in 114 countries since 1990

Sousa Chinensis (Humpback Dolphin) in South Africa via Shutterstock Dolphins, smaller whales and seals are among the 87 species of marine mammals eaten in a staggering 114 countries throughout the world, a new study has revealed. Rare species including the South Asian river dolphin and narwhal, Chilean dolphin, the long-finned pilot whale and pygmy beaked whale, plus Burmeister's porpoise are among marine mammals eaten in at least 114 countries since 1990, according to the Wildlife Conservation Society (WCS) and Okapi Wildlife Associates (OWA). Manatees, dugongs, seals, sea lions and even a polar bear (which is regarded as a marine mammal) are also among the 87 species of marine mammal consumed since. Lead author, Dr. Martin D. Robards, of the Wildlife Conservation Society, says, "International regulatory bodies exist to gauge the status of whale populations and regulate t...

Full article: http://www.earthtimes.org/conservation/87-marine-mammal-s...

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