Month: October 2009

US Warfare Training Range moves ahead in Florida

As it appears that the US Navy will be proceeding with the US Warfare Training Range (USWTR) off of Florida, I dug into our participation in the process to trace how these decisions are made. The original 554 page Environmental…

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Come Visit the Whales of San Ignacio Lagoon!

We are gathering participants for our annual trip to the whale lagoons of Baja California! If you are not familiar with this wonderful phenomenon, it is an opportunity to “get up close and personal” with these iconic, majestic, and playful…

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Norwegian fishermen get a little testy over seismic surveys

Norwegians have known for years that seismic surveys compromise fisheries. Some of the benchmark studies confirming this have come from Norwegian scientists.[1] While US fisheries interests have not been able to get much traction on this issue (for a host…

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Acoustic Harassment Devices potential cause for whale strandings

In response to our last article on noise impacts on terrestrial animals, OCR Board Member Seven Lutz sent out this London Times Online article about an increase in bottlenose whales stranding in Whales and Scotland. One potential cause indicated in…

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BBC finds that noise pollution threatens animals!

A recent article in the BBC “Earth News” presents a good overview of how various noises impact animals. The article is a condensation of a scientific “lit review” written by Jesse Barber, Kevin Crooks, and Kurt Fristrup. Some folks may…

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Alaska – “ground zero” for climate change

If you happen to be in Homer Alaska this evening (Oct. 7) drop on by the Islands and Ocean Visitor Center I will be giving a presentation sponsored by the World Wildlife Fund (WWF) about the impacts of petroleum industry…

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