Check out this great summary about shark finning and shark fin soup in China. Many nations around the globe have already banned the practice of shark finning and others are beginning to ban even the trade of shark fins, including some in Asia. At the rate things are going, shark fin soup could soon be permanently removed from banquet menus in China.
Healed sea turtles blessed and released in Pass Christian (link no longer active)
Six rehabilitated sea turtles — five Kemp’s ridley and one green — were released over the weekend by employees and volunteers from the Institute for Marine Mammal Studies (IMMS). These turtles were rescued in 2012 and were treated at IMMS for serious injuries. One was fitted with a satellite tag so researchers can continue to track it.
Check out this amazing video of an orca pod playing in the wake of a little boat.
A pair of scuba divers exploring Hangover Hole off Horseshoe Bay in Bermuda saw a nine-foot Roughtail stingray (Dasyatis centroura) that has never before been seen in those waters. The Roughtail can be found from Cape Cod to Argentina and has been seen in the eastern Atlantic as well, but this was a first for Bermuda.
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