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Feb 17, 2012

Necklace of death: Here’s what ocean waste does to marine animals (VIDEO)

A video made by Alaska Department of Fish and Game shows how oceans waste threaten marine animal lives.

A study on a species of seal called the Steller sea lion (Eumetopias jubatus), an endangered species living on the coast of southeastern Alaska, found that, often, these animals die from plastic or rubber bands that their hook or fishing gear used to catch salmon.

Between 2000 and 2007, researchers found 386 cases where animals died because of waste, but the number of victims seems to be much higher. In addition, experts argue that the same is true for other species of mammals, seabirds and turtles.

In Alaskan waters, Steller sea lions, northern fur seals well (Callorhinus ursinus) are the animals most affected by marine litter. However, unlike sea lions, seals Nordic seem to swallow hooks.

During an investigation, the scientists found that a population made up of nearly 500,000 seals that live on the island Pribilof northern summer and autumn, 100 copies were damaged waste.

Experts explained that in these areas, where sea currents converge, forming islands of waste that fish prefer them because they provide shelter. So the seals that eat these fish end up Foraging in piles of debris, injuring it. If adults are injured in search of food, babies become trapped in trying to play with the cable loop or plastic, which come as some loops.

To stop the disaster, under the slogan “Lose the Loop” (“Escape the trap”), experts recommend that before putting them away, to cut to pieces any cable or plastic debris that might catch these animals. Other proposed solutions to reduce the volume of waste discarded by ships and any material that could wrap around the neck of an animal.

Jan 7, 2012

Sea Shepherd: drones and a shipwreck

Specializing in hunting Japanese whalers boats of the southern seas, the NGO has recently established a quasi-military equipment, as drones joined the fleet.

Drones, they are small unmanned aircraft, with a range of several hundred hours, with a range of 300 km, and equipped with everything needed to espionage and Taken: GPS, cameras, and cameras.

Offered by two U.S. companies for recycling and maritime safety, drones allow boat crews to detect anti-whalers to hundreds of kilometers away, and discretion, the factory ships that make their way to Antarctica for the whale fishing.

Fishing, it is said often enough, been banned for years, but the Japanese continue to practice, claiming a scientific purpose in this large-scale slaughter.

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