Whale Wars: Three Japanese Sailors Injured By Sea Shepherd 'Piracy'
Tokyo, Japan - Feb 11, 2010 19:14 EST
Japanese research whalers in the Antarctic have accused the Sea Shepherd Conservation Society of injuring three sailors with acid from projectiles launched against the Shonan Maru No. 2.
The text of Japan's Institute of Cetacean Research press release follows:
Japan’s Antarctic whale...
Study: Soviet's Secret Whaling Devastated Some Humpback Whale Populations
Lismore, Australia - Sep 1, 2009 23:53 EST
Secret illegal Soviet whaling, during the years from 1947 to 1973, led to the decimation of some populations of humpback whales in the Pacific, according to a new study by collaborating marine researchers.
Wally Franklin, a PhD student with Southern Cross...
7000-year Old Corals Of Moreton Bay Tell Their Story; 'Curious Growth Episodes'
Queensland, Australia - Aug 5, 2009 22:38 EST
The 7000-year-old coral communities of Moreton Bay are telling a curious tale, expanding when sea-levels rise or water quality improves, then declining when current circulation becomes more restricted.
Intriguing new insights into the behaviour of corals and fish under changing...
Report: Japan's Whalers Actions 'Inconsistent With The Antarctic Legal Regime'
Sydney, Australia - Jan 19, 2009 18:15 EST
An independent group of Antarctic law and policy experts, convened in Canberra by IFAW (International Fund for Animal Welfare), has released a report detailing options available to the Australian Government to challenge Japan’s whaling program through the Antarctic Treaty System...
Scientific Hunch Poised To Save Thousands From Toxic Ciguatera Poisoning
Queensland, Australia - Oct 20, 2008 01:14 EST
A neuroscientist at UQ's Queensland Brain Institute has found a way to combat a debilitating illness that affects an estimated 50,000 people a year in tropical regions.
Ciguatera poisoning – which often results in acute nausea, vomiting and painful gastrointestinal...