Seal hater even buys ammo for seal killers DINES POINT, Washington––Who apparently cruised along the east shore of Whidbey Island, Washington, shotgunning pregnant harbor seals on or about January 24, 2023 is as yet officially unknown. ANIMALS 24-7 spent much of January 26, 2023 examining the bloated, eagle-pecked remains of harbor seal victims, and […]
Mystery marine toxo host kills sea mammals; cats wrongly blamed
Toxoplasma gondii finding in beluga whales points same way as sea otter and monk seal studies––& not toward cats MONTREAL––A new study widely publicized for allegedly linking domestic cats to losses of endangered beluga whales in the St. Lawrence River estuary actually shows almost the opposite, read in context––and contributes to a growing stack of […]
Washington bans Atlantic salmon sea pens––what’s in it for the fish?
Five-year phase-out of Atlantic salmon farming mandated by law OLYMPIA, Washington––What is in it for the fish? That is a question hardly anyone is asking, or is likely to ask, as Washington state embarks upon a legislatively mandated five-year phase-out of the sea pen-raised Atlantic salmon industry in Puget Sound. The phase-out bill was introduced […]
Shellfishing & oil minions blame sea otters for effects of global warming
Still endangered after century of recovery, sea otters become scapegoats ANCHORAGE, Alaska––Sea otters are now taking the rap from frustrated Alaskan shellfishers for one of the best-documented and longest foreseen effects of global warming: oceanic acidification, inhibiting the ability of species such as abalone, urchins, clams, crabs and sea cucumbers to build and maintain shells. […]