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July 2013

Arrests Made in Costa Rica Following Worldwide Rallies for Jairo Mora Sandoval, Murdered Sea Turtle Activist

By Sea Turtles

SAN JOSE, Costa Rica— Costa Rican authorities made arrests Wednesday in connection with the murder of Jairo Mora Sandoval, a sea turtle activist who was murdered in Costa Rica two months ago. The arrests, made in a series of raids near Limón, were announced Thursday, the same day as demonstrations around the world, led by Turtle Island Restoration Network ( and the Center for Biological Diversity, demanded justice for Mora

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California’s Drift Gillnet Fishery Too Deadly for Endangered Sperm Whales

By Marine Mammals & Seabirds

SAN FRANCISCO— The National Marine Fisheries Service this week declined to issue a required marine mammal take permit for California’s swordfish drift gillnet fishery in light of the recent entanglement of two sperm whales, but agreed to call a special meeting next week to discuss possible emergency measures to allow the fishery to continue operating legally while reducing interactions with these endangered whales.

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