Bomb-Stuffed Squid, Wildlife Protection and Whale Tracking

Written by on March 27, 2013 in Marine Life

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Squid at a market in Hong Kong.

Squid at a market in Hong Kong. Photo credit: Sliceof via photopin cc.

Live bomb found in squid

A fishmonger in a market in Jiaoling county, China got a big surprise when he was gutting a fish for a customer and found a live bomb in the squid’s stomach. The three-foot long squid had somehow swallowed an eight-inch long, three pound bomb before it was caught off the Guandong province.

National strategy will help safeguard fish, wildlife and plants in a changing climate

Yesterday, the Obama Administration released the first nationwide strategy to help address the impacts of climate change on natural resources, as well as the people that depend on them. The National Fish, Wildlife, and Plants Climate Adaptation Strategy provides both public and private decision makers with key steps that need to be taken over the next five years to reduce the current and expected impacts of climate change. The steps suggested in the Climate Adaptation Strategy are all voluntary, but at least now decision-makers will have guidelines to help make the best, well-informed decisions.

Scientists track whales using only sound

For the first time, scientists have successfully located, tracked and studied the Antarctic blue whale in real time using sound. Typically, researchers record whale sounds and then analyze the data back in a lab. By studying the whales in real-time like this, the research team was able to record the calls and then steer the research vessel towards the whales. The research team captured more than 600 hours of whale call and their data will be given to the International Whaling Commission to assist with conservation efforts.

Blue whales photographed off Redondo Beach Coast.

Blue whales photographed off Redondo Beach Coast. Photo credit: millerm217 via photopin cc.

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About the Author: Emily Tripp is the Publisher and Editor of She holds marine science and biology degrees from the University of Miami's Rosenstiel School of Marine and Atmospheric Science and a Master of Advanced Studies degree in Marine Biodiversity and Conservation from Scripps Institution of Oceanography. When she's not writing about marine science, she's probably running around outside or playing with her dog. .


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