Archive for May, 2013

Whale Meat Pet Treats No Longer For Sale

Written by on May 31, 2013 in Other News
Whale Meat Pet Treats No Longer For Sale

The Japanese company that was selling endangered fin whale meat as dog treats has taken the product off of its website and it is no longer for sale.

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Everything You Need to Know About Lionfish

Written by on May 30, 2013 in Fish, Marine Life
Everything You Need to Know About Lionfish

We’ve written a lot about lionfish so far this year but instead of searching through the whole site, just check out this collection of everything MST has involving lionfish.

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Federal Government Sued Over Failure to Monitor Catch Limits

Written by on May 29, 2013 in Policy & Ocean Law
Federal Government Sued Over Failure to Monitor Catch Limits

Oceana filed a lawsuit against the National Marine Fisheries Service (NMFS) for its failure to set adequate observer coverage levels for a New England fishery.

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Dogs Eating Whale Meat and People Moisturizing with Shark Oil

Written by on May 28, 2013 in Marine Life
Dogs Eating Whale Meat and People Moisturizing with Shark Oil

Today’s highlights include the Great Barrier Reef and its status as a World Heritage site, the use of endangered whale meat in dog food products and the use of shark liver oil beauty products.

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Kelp-Like Nets Deter Sharks with Magnets

Written by on May 28, 2013 in Marine Life, Sharks
Kelp-Like Nets Deter Sharks with Magnets

A new kind of shark exclusion net is safer for sharks, people and the local ecosystem. (Just a heads-up…the video starts playing right away!)

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Sushi with Edible QR Codes and a Plastic Pollution Bill

Written by on May 27, 2013 in Marine Life
Sushi with Edible QR Codes and a Plastic Pollution Bill

Today’s highlights include a bill regarding plastic ocean debris in California and edible QR codes that make finding sustainable sushi fun and easy.

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Meet Tucker, A Poop-Sniffing Dog

Written by on May 27, 2013 in Marine Life
Meet Tucker, A Poop-Sniffing Dog

Did you know that some dogs can track animals by smelling their feces? Tucker is one of these special dogs who is helping researchers save killer whales.

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Why Sharks Should be ‘Cherished’ and New Atlantic Research

Written by on May 26, 2013 in Marine Life, Sharks
Why Sharks Should be ‘Cherished’ and New Atlantic Research

Today’s highlights include the truth behind shark attacks, a new Atlantic Ocean research effort and the key takeaways from the National Fisheries Conference.

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Veterans Are Restoring Salmon Habitat

Written by on May 26, 2013 in Other News
Veterans Are Restoring Salmon Habitat

Watch NOAA’s latest video about veterans who have started to work in the growing field of habitat restoration.

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Weekly Roundup 25

Written by on May 24, 2013 in Marine Life
Weekly Roundup 25

Here’s a roundup of other stories worth reading this weekend, including sustainable seafood, marine mammals in captivity and why penguins can’t fly.

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