Month: March 2009

Reflections on “saving” whales

An indecent cited in the UK Independent highlights one of the tragic ironies of well-meaning citizens attempting to push stranded whales back out to sea. My speculative belief is that stranded marine mammals actually know what they are doing, and…

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Earth Hour 28 March 2009

While this is not directly related to ocean noise pollution, climate change is the large rubric under which all other planetary issues dwell. There are still those who fear that taking the necessary deep actions on climate solutions will somehow…

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March 2009 DC visit recap

I have just returned from my Washington DC visit. The trip was both productive and enjoyable. The ‘anti-environmental’ air of our last administration is palpably clearing, and while there remains some die-hard obstructionists in Congress, there is a profound sea…

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March 2009 DC visit and Strandings

I am currently on route to Washington DC to attend the “Blue Vision Ocean Summit” coordinated by David Helvarg’s Blue Frontiers. This should be a good dose of “Old Home Week” with up to 500 Ocean Activists and colleagues all…

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Tasmanian multi-species mass stranding – March 2, 2009

Another tragedy linked to ocean noise pollution: a multi-species stranding linked to seismic surveys. This event involved some 189 pilot whales and 10 dolphins in Naracoopa, Tasmania. For a local article see here: http://www.watoday.com.au/national/stranded-whales-herded-out-to-sea-20090303-8mom.html Tasmania has a long history of…

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