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Fishing fallout in Japan

Fishing towns in Japan are under serious threat after the devastation of the recent earthquake/tsunami and the continued leaking of Fukushima power plant. As with the recent troubles in the Gulf after the BP spill the fishermen are extremely worried … Continue reading

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Japan’s radiation release will hit marine life

As everyone is well aware, on the 11th March 2011 a tsunami caused by a whopping 8.9 magnitude earthquake hit Japan. This created extreme distruction to the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power plant and has resulted in the biggest man-made release … Continue reading

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How do they know? Research into Animals & Earthquakes

There is a huge amount of anecdotal evidence regarding abnormal behaviour displayed in animals prior to the occurrence of an earthquake, going all the way back to Ancient Greece in 373 BC, when snakes, rats and weasels were reported to … Continue reading

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The fight against Japanese whaling: the battle continues

At the end of every year, a huge 8000 tonne factory whaling ship departs Japanese waters and embarks on a steady journey to Antarctic waters for the Summer whaling season. At the same time, animal activists Sea Shepherd stealthily prepare … Continue reading

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Whale deal wikileak’d

Sticking with the marine conservation theme again and the lack of it from Japan. The recent deluge of diplomatic cables released by the site Wikileaks has most recently thrown up a rather clandestine agreement between the US and Japanese governments … Continue reading

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