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September 2014

Shark Scientists Focus on Finding Out Where Threatened Sharks Swim at International Bogotá Conference

By Cocos Island Research Expedition, Gulf Education & Outreach, Sea Turtles, Sharks

Shark scientists gathered last week at a conference organized by the Colombian Presidential Agency for International Cooperation to learn how to effectively track the migration patterns and behavior of threatened sharks species with specialized underwater acoustic tags,* as well as strengthen the Latin-American Migramar network of scientists studying marine migratory patterns in the Eastern Pacific.

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Teachers Demonstrate Human Impact on the Environment Through Plastics

By Gulf Education & Outreach, Summer Salmon Institute

During the month of August, Turtle Island Restoration Network hosted the Summer Salmon Institute – a program designed for elementary school teachers to share ideas and collaboratively plan how to best engage students with current environmental issues. Here are a few updates on teachers work in the field post Summer Salmon Institute 2014.

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Finding of ‘Gross Negligence’ by BP Should Provide States with More Funds for Recovery of Endangered Sea Turtle Populations

By Sea Turtles

U.S. District Judge Carl Barbier’s ruled yesterday, that BP’s “gross negligence” and reckless behavior caused the catastrophic oil spill into the Gulf of Mexico in 2010. Millions of dollars of BP money has already been sent to the five coastal states impacted (Alabama, Florida, Louisiana, Mississippi, Texas), but so far none of those funds have been allotted for endangered Kemp’s ridley sea turtle recovery efforts. This ruling could provide impacted states with more clean up funds that may at last open the door to help recovery efforts for the world’s smallest sea turtle, the Kemp’s ridley.

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Protecting Western Australia’s Seas from Natural Gas Development

By Marine Mammals & Seabirds, Sea Turtles, Sharks

Turtle Island Restoration Network strongly opposes the siting of any Liquefied Natural Gas processing hub or any other industrial development at James Price Point/Walmadany as such a development would permanently destroy wild and sacred lands along the pristine Kimberley coast and open the door to wide scale industrialization of the coastline.

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