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Wayne Pacelle and Joel Manby: Let’s finally put an end to dolphin hunting

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From September through March, every year, in the coastal waters near the small Japanese village of Taiji, a gruesome dolphin hunt takes place. Hunters aboard speed boats use noise to herd schools of dolphins toward shore, corralling them in a cove where they are surrounded by nets, manhandled by divers and most are killed. They are killed by driving a metal rod into the dolphin’s neck vertebrae to try to sever the spinal cord — a method that has been…

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NOAA confirms underwater oil plume

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A Florida research vessel has found an underwater plume of oil as deep as 3,300 feet and as far as 142 miles southeast of the BP oil spill. The finding confirms the fears of Florida scientists and political leaders who warn that oil has polluted deep waters, causing unknown environmental damage apart from the surface slick lapping at the shores of the Gulf Coast. The southeasterly location of the plume indicates it has moved in the direction of the loop…

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