Archive for March, 2010

NOAA Tracking Program Verifies Truth of “Dolphin-Safe” Label

Written by on March 16, 2010 in Marine Life, Policy & Ocean Law
NOAA Tracking Program Verifies Truth of “Dolphin-Safe” Label

We’ve all seen the “dolphin-safe” labels on the tuna products we buy, but how do we know if that tuna was actually caught in a dolphin-safe way?  NOAA Fisheries Service’s Sustainable Fisheries Division operates the Tuna Tracking and Verification Program (TTVP) designed to determine the truthfulness of the “dolphin-safe” labels on tuna products.  This year, […]

Continue Reading

U.S. to Support Restrictions on Bluefin Tuna and Other Imperiled Species at CITES Conference

Written by on March 15, 2010 in Policy & Ocean Law
U.S. to Support Restrictions on Bluefin Tuna and Other Imperiled Species at CITES Conference

According to the U.S. Department of the Interior, Assistant Secretary of the Interior for Fish and Wildlife and Parks Tom Strickland said the United States will support trade restrictions on bluefin tuna, polar bears, and imperiled corals and sharks among other proposals at the meeting of the Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species of […]

Continue Reading

Long, Cold Winter Leads to Frozen Turtles

Written by on March 14, 2010 in Marine Life
Long, Cold Winter Leads to Frozen Turtles

Recently, about 5,000 sea turtles in Florida were rendered immobile due to a phenomenon know as “cold-stunning.”  Since sea turtles are cold blooded animals they assume the temperature of their surroundings.  If sea turtles are exposed to cold water, around 50 degrees F, for several days, their circulatory systems can slow down to the point […]

Continue Reading

Top