Wednesday, May 7, 2008

Freakish Mystery Surround "Seal Shootings"

O.K, so it's not like the media gets things wrong all too often, but this is just too creepy. As you know we have been following recent events in Oregon where several caged seals were "shot to death" apparently in response to record low Salmon stocks.

Today an autopsy revealed that all 6 dead, caged, animals had not been shot at's where it gets bizzare, read on:

Exam indicates sea lions weren't shot to death in Oregon

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — Federal fisheries officials now say the six sea lions found dead in traps on the Columbia River apparently were not shot to death.

Spokesman Brian Gorman of the National Marine Fisheries Service said Wednesday that preliminary results of a necropsy found no evidence of recent gunshot wounds but found numerous shallow puncture wounds in one animal consistent with sea lion bite marks.

Gorman says X-rays found metal fragments in soft tissue near the neck of two animals.

He says a metal slug was found in the blubber of one animal, but neither the fragments nor the slug appear to be fatal and may have been from old wounds.

The agency is still trying to determine how the animals died near the Bonneville Dam.

The Big Question-Just how do 6 caged seals end up dead in one single night?

Stay Tuned.

Island of The Great White Sharks-Boston

Richard Theiss and Mexican shark researcher Mauricio Hoyos recently presented the new white shark documentary Island of The Great White Shark to rave reviews in Boston last week.

After 3 years of intense filming Richard and Mauricio completed what has been hailed as one of the "best shark documentaries in the past five years".

NPR Television was invited to review the film last week and interviewed the pair.

The film attempts to present white sharks in a positive light for the first time. Typically white sharks are presented as little more than eating machines with no thought to solid research and story lines.

Island of the Great White Shark will be screening in a major city near you summer of 2008. Stay tuned for a complete list of screening dates.

Ocean Pillage-High Tech Sales

This morning we got the following spam email-with a twist. Here's what's interesting about this one:

1. The sheer amount of ocean/wildlife product for sale "direct to consumer"

2. The method of sale (email)

When people in the eco community throw around numbers like 100 million sharks taken each year just for their fins, one would be well reminded after reading this email how that comes about.

Those that harvest from today's oceans no longer have to rely on old school distribution methods and even government regulations. Today, with a click of a mouse, 600 tons of sea product can be traded direct to consumer overnight:

we can offer,

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