Bottlenose dolphins off the coast of Wales have become abnormally murderous, according to concerned volunteers at a wildlife centre who last week watched three of the playful mammals spend 20 minutes ganging up on a porpoise.
“Although we were close by, they took no notice of us, intent on the attack,” researcher Milly Metcalfe told the BBC, recounting how the dolphins repeatedly pushed the porpoise underwater before throwing it into the air.
Gaza City (Palestinian Territories) (AFP) - Every time Gaza fisherman Rami goes to sea, the same thing happens: five nautical miles offshore, shots ring out and a voice over an Israeli loudspeaker demands he turn back.
TABUSINTAC, NEW BRUNSWICK — A recovery effort has resumed for two fishermen missing off New Brunswick’s northeast coast.
RCMP Const. Scott Messier says five search and rescue teams began combing shores for the men, aged 35 and 32, at 7 a.m. today.
Messier says an RCMP underwater recovery team is also searching the area where their fishing boat capsized.
Tokyo (AFP) - About half of live dolphins caught in the Japanese coastal town of Taiji were exported to China and other countries despite global criticism of the hunting technique used, a news report has said.
KLEMTU, B.C. — A Japanese fisherman is to be reunited with his boat more than four years after a powerful tsunami hit his country and carried the craft to the shores of British Columbia.
Kou Sasaki arrived in Vancouver on Monday and later this week will be heading to the coastal village of Klemtu, where his vessel washed up in the spring of 2013.
Spirit Bear Lodge manager Tim McGrady said a hereditary chief’s son found the boat, which was in remarkable condition after its journey across the Pacific Ocean.
Veteran commercial fisherman Derek Morton describes it as an oceanic “flash mob,” a sudden swarm of California sea lions that descends upon commercial seine boats as they haul in their herring catch in the Strait of Georgia.
“That’s what it’s like. They show up fast, they’re there and when it’s done, they’re gone.”
VANCOUVER — The Vancouver Aquarium is taking the city’s park board to court over the board’s attempt to prohibit the breeding of whales, dolphins and porpoises at the popular tourist attraction.
The aquarium’s request for a judicial review, filed Wednesday, is the latest development in an ongoing and highly contentious debate over the ethics of keeping cetaceans in captivity, both in Vancouver and elsewhere.