Browsing: Marine Animals

Current Events
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For the world’s coral reefs, the picture keeps getting gloomier. Although it’s widely assumed that both local and global factors are contributing to their decline, new research from UNC-Chapel Hill shows that isolated reefs far from human activities are in fact not healthier than those in more densely populated areas.

Animals in Research
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The available evidence suggests strongly that many invertebrates are capable of experiencing pain and suffering. There is no logical reason why a (live) lobster-boiling restaurant or squid experimenter should not receive the same attention as abusers of vertebrate animals.

Bloodsports
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One day in November 1982, I went out in a powered boat to the Orkney Isles to protest against the annual Grey Seal Cull. On the way, an American photographer had asked me to tell her all about Selchies, seals that can change into humans (or humans that can change into seals) when the moon is full.

Campaigns
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Allowing underwater seismic surveys for oil and gas to be conducted off the U.S. Mid-Atlantic and Southeast coasts could pose a substantial threat to one of the world’s most critically endangered whale species, a group of leading marine scientists say.

Art
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Yes, there is beauty
Enormity of beauty and truth.
But there is immense pain and suffering.
The wind and the clouds
And the rain
Bring messages, you know…

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