Wednesday, December 07, 2005

BAIJI DOLPHINS - Nets killing 800 whales and dolphins every day

DIVE Magazine with an article on the threat of fishing nets to dolphins, whales and porpoises.
Fishing nets are killing up to 800 whales, dolphins and porpoises every day, according to latest research. A team of marine experts from universities and conservation in the UK and US said bycatch was the biggest danger cetaceans faced.
WWF said the most endangered species included the European harbour porpoise, baiji dolphins in China, Maui’s dolphin in New Zealand and Irrawaddy dolphins in the Philippines.