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Candace Calloway Whiting

Digital Journalist based in Friday Harbor, WA, United States, United States. Joined on Jan 26, 2012
Expertise in Environment & green living, Pets

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Shark fin soup linked to Alzheimer's, ALS, and Parkinson's

The consumption of shark cartilage supplements and shark fin soup has been linked to the development of Alzheimer's disease and ALS (Lou Gehrig disease), due to biomagnification of a toxin produced by algae.

Up to 45,000 wild horses face slaughter by the U.S. government Special

Thousands of America's iconic wild horses may be headed to slaughter at the hands of the U.S. government; some herds may face extinction. Oil, mining and cattle interests are driving down the wild horse population and the space left for them to roam.

Mass dolphin deaths in Peru caused by acoustic trauma

Dr. Carlos Yaipen Llanos of ORCA in Peru informed Hardy Jones of Blue Voice that acoustical trauma is the cause of the Mass Mortality Event (MME) that killed an estimated one thousand dolphins along the coast of northern Peru in March 2012.

Japan loses geopolitical battle with China in the Philippine Sea

A United Nations commission has ruled that Japan cannot classify the Okinotori atoll as an island, thereby reducing Japan's bargaining position with China, and limiting a militarily strategic vantage point.

Hawaiian beaches may erode, but not our protection of turtles Special

The North Shore of Oahu, Hawaii is home to the spectacular waves of world class surfing competitions, yet its beaches offer safe harbor to endangered green sea turtles. And once on land, the turtles receive an aloha welcome by human protectors.

Navy bombs in sanctuary, population of gentle orcas endangered Special

Less than 90 individuals remain in this population of gentle fish-eating orcas. Low salmon supply and toxins are suspected as contributing causes, but the recent death of a young orca has raised questions of the safety of naval practice in a sanctuary.

Walrus moms, national security, and thin ice

(Mother's Day) - As global climate change continues to affect the sea ice conditions in the Arctic, the world faces conflicts over ocean rights, while wildlife struggles to adapt. The U.S. Government hopes ratifying the U.N. Law of the Sea is a solution.

Humpback whales intervene in orca attack on gray whale calf Special

Monterey - In what is probably the first time such an event has been witnessed and recorded, humpback whales appeared to try to intervene when a pod of killer whales attacked a baby gray whale.

Great White Shark Attacks Kayak, Ignores Man

Shark attacks on humans are rare, and often occur when sharks mistake a surfboard for the outline of a prey item. Similarly, in the following attack the kayak may have resembled something edible:

Iceland May Resume the Slaughter of Endangered Fin Whales

Gentle, and increasingly friendly to whale watchers, fin whales enjoy worldwide protection as their population struggles to recover from whaling. However, Iceland defies world agreements and hunts these whales, often selling the meat illegally to Japan.
 

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