Scientists recently released the first-ever deep-sea footage of an oarfish, Regalecus glesne. The footage was captured in 2011 by a remotely-operated vehicle (ROV) in the Gulf of Mexico and was just released last week. Oarfish can reach over 30 feet in length and have previously only ever been seen dead or dying after washing ashore.
‘The Business of Fishing’ is a film produced by Seafish that explores the good side and the bad side of owning a fishing vessel. Following the success of the film in the UK, it will now be available to schools, higher education institutes and other groups. Watch a clip at the end of the post!
The Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) has issued another violation and a $38,500 fine against SeaWorld Florida for failing to change the way trainers interact with whales. The battle between SeaWorld and OSHA began in February 2010 after the orca Tilikum, killed a trainer in Orlando. Since then, SeaWorld has ended “water work” where trainers actually swim with the whales, but they still allow trainers far too close to the whales during “drywork” when the whales are out of the water.
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