Monthly Archives: February 2012
http://www.forbes.com/global/2012/0312/sidelines-asia-beyond-shark-fin-tim-ferguson.html 29 February 2012 It’s a truism that as wealth grows out of industrialization, environmental conditions begin to improve. The consciousness usually has to rise well ahead of the results–see China today, for example.
http://www.earthisland.org/journal/index.php/eij/article/an_underwater_serengeti 29 February 2012 Jacques Cousteau described Cocos Island as the most beautiful island in the world, and the few people who have a chance to visit would likely agree with the praise. Located about halfway between Costa Rica (to … Continue reading
http://www.sunstar.com.ph/cebu/local-news/2012/02/29/whale-sharks-food-scarce-208843 29 February 2012 A fishermen’s group in a village in Oslob town, Cebu, spent nearly P2,000 a day for krill or “uyap” to be fed to whale sharks, which have been drawing tourists to this sleepy town since September … Continue reading
http://www.naroomanewsonline.com.au/news/local/news/general/a-rare-whale-shark-encounter-at-the-tathra-wharf/2472319.aspx 29 February 2012 ANGLERS and tourists on the Tathra wharf were treated to the spectacular sight of a massive whale shark slowly cruising past on Wednesday evening.
http://www.wildlifeextra.com/go/news/scotland-whales2012.html#cr 29 February 2012 A new report on whales, dolphins and basking sharks in the Pentland Firth and Orkney Waters should help inform marine energy development in the area.
http://www.utsandiego.com/news/2012/feb/13/sharks-journey-first-science/ 26 February 2012 An electronic ID tag from a rare shark spotted off the county’s coast in June has popped to the surface near Hawaii, providing local marine researchers with an unprecedented look into the long-distance movements of the … Continue reading
http://gulfnews.com/news/world/philippines/philippines-sharks-under-siege-from-poachers-lawmaker-warns-1.986477 26 February 2012 A lawmaker expressed concern over the survival of sharks in the country’s waters, as she said that continued poaching caused by the sharks’ fin blackmarket could spell the demise of the creatures from Philippine seas.
http://miami.cbslocal.com/2012/02/26/224-11pm-the-business-of-sharks/ 26 February 2012 Call it man’s inhumanity to sharks, or a man’s effort to make a living. Either way, the brutality of finning sharks is hard to watch.
http://newsinfo.inquirer.net/151397/whale-shark-watching-goes-to-oslob 24 February 2012 The fishermen of Oslob town in southern Cebu fondly call them Fermin, Lucas, Bali, Ranie, Diane, Berto, Tikyu and Big Mama, and like their counterparts in Donsol town in Sorsogon, they have suddenly discovered the economic … Continue reading
http://www.newsherald.com/articles/marine-100673-greatest-ecologists.html 24 February 2012 Many marine ecologists believe that the greatest threat to marine ecosystems is overfishing. Human appetite for fish exceeds the limits of the oceans, with devastating impacts on the world’s marine ecosystems.