The Cove

 

The Cove

If you have not seen the Cove yet, you will be in for quite a ride. From start to finish it grips you, the Human emotion’s displayed, the film-makers awesome endeavours. One can only hope The Cove will inspire millions of people World-wide. If you feel like a Cove Guardian after watching The Cove Then you are in great company, there are millions World-wide. Showing our respect for all those involved in the making of the documentary The Cove Thank you

 

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Freyr Titan

Whale, Dolphin, and Porpoise Hunting

DANGEROUS WATERS: MARINE MAMMALS IN PERIL AS HUNTING CONTINUES

Dolphins and whales are at the top of the marine food chain and play a pivotal role in ecosystems, but a history of unchecked whaling and illegal hunting have threatened their future. Collectively known as cetaceans, the “great” whales and their smaller cousins—dolphins and porpoises—are still harpooned worldwide or driven into shallows and killed in traditional hunts.

Even since a 1986 commercial whaling ban, thousands of whales have been killed either in defiance of the International Whaling Commission’s moratorium or for “scientific” purposes, mostly by Japan, Norway and Iceland, with Minke whales by far the most frequently targeted. The town of Taiji, Japan, is also the center of controversy for its annual dolphin, “drive hunt,” in which pods of dolphins are herded toward a small, shallow cove and killed. 

WHAT YOU CAN DO


 
Send a letter to your leaders to help save the dolphins in Japan.

BY THE NUMBERS


 
Over 20,000 dolphins and porpoises are killed in Japan each year. http://bit.ly/tp0056

 
Marine parks will pay up to $200,000 for a captured dolphin. http://bit.ly/tp0056

The Oceanic Preservation Society (OPS) produced its first film, The Cove, which has garnered over 70 awards globally, including the 2009 Academy Award for best documentary. An annual dolphin massacre in a secret cove in Taiji, Japan suggests a microcosm of a larger picture, man’s disregard for life. The theme broadens – coal-burning facilities multiply across the planet, leading to high mercury levels in seafood, man’s primary source of protein.

The Cove follows an elite team of activists, filmmakers and freedivers as they embark on a covert mission to penetrate a remote and hidden cove in Taiji, Japan, shining a light on a dark and deadly secret. Utilizing state-of-the-art techniques, including hidden microphones and cameras in fake rocks, the team uncovers how this small seaside village serves as a horrifying microcosm of massive ecological crimes happening worldwide. The result is a provocative mix of investigative journalism, eco-adventure and arresting imagery, adding up to an unforgettable story that has inspired audiences worldwide to action.

The Cove is directed by Louie Psihoyos and produced by Paula DuPré Pesmen and Fisher Stevens. The film is written by Mark Monroe. The executive producer is Jim Clark and the co-producer is Olivia Ahnemann.

 

WEDNESDAY, 7 AUGUST 2013

Journal of Zoology – Journal of Zoology Podcast – Wiley Online Library

 
Journal of Zoology – Journal of Zoology Podcast – Wiley Online Library

 

Journal of Zoology

© The Zoological Society of London
Cover image for Vol. 290 Issue 4
 
Edited By: Nigel Bennett (Editor-in-Chief), Virginia Hayssen, Andrew Kitchener, Rob Knell, Mark-Oliver Roedel, Jean-Nicolas Volff. Reviews Editor: Steven Le Comber
 
Impact Factor: 2.043
ISI Journal Citation Reports © Ranking: 2012: 29/149 (Zoology)
Online ISSN: 1469-7998

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Journal of Zoology podcast – Summer 2013

Journal of Zoology PodcastThis episode features a selection of papers published from May to July 2013
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To find out more about their research, Elina Rantanen talks to the authors of the following papers:
Spatial dichotomy of sociality in the African ice rat
A. Hinze, T. Rymer, N. Pillay
Interview with Neville Pillay
A cognitive perspective on aggressive mimicry
R. R. Jackson, F. R. Cross
Interview with Fiona Cross
Optimization of transit strategies while diving in foraging king penguins
N. Hanuise, C.-A. Bost, Y. Handrich
Interview with Nicolas Hanuise
Mechanisms of social learning across species boundaries
A. Avarguès-Weber, E. H. Dawson, L. Chittka
Interview with Aurore Avarguès-Weber

Journal of Zoology podcast – Spring 2013

This episode features a selection of papers published from January to April 2013
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To find out more about their research, Elina Rantanen talks to the authors of the following papers:

Influence of prey depletion and human disturbance on tiger occupancy in Nepal
S. M. Barber-Meyer, S. R. Jnawali, J. B. Karki, P. Khanal, S. Lohani, B. Long, D. I. MacKenzie, B. Pandav, N. M. B. Pradhan, R. Shrestha, N. Subedi, G. Thapa, K. Thapa, E. Wikramanayake
Interview with Shannon Barber-Meyer

Using claw marks to study lion predation on giraffes of the Serengeti
M. K. L. Strauss, C. Packer
Interview with Megan Strauss

Morphology, function and evolution of the pseudothumb in the Otton frog
N. Iwai
Interview with Noriko Iwai

On the perception, production and function of blue colouration in animals

K. D. L. Umbers
Interview with Kate Umbers

Journal of Zoology podcast – Autumn 2012

This episode features a selection of papers published from September to December 2012
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To find out more about their research, Elina Rantanen talks to the authors of the following papers:

Assessing behavioural and morphological responses of frog tadpoles to temporal variability in predation risk
T. J. Hossie, D. L. Murray
Interview with Thomas Hossie

Vocal expression of emotions in mammals: mechanisms of production and evidence
E. F. Briefer
Interview with Elodie Briefer

Predictive modelling of leopard predation using contextual Global Positioning System cluster analysis
R. T. Pitman, L. H. Swanepoel, P. M. Ramsay
Interview with Ross Pitman

Provisioning call by mothers of a subsocial shield bug
S. Nomakuchi, T. Yanagi, N. Baba, A. Takahira, M. Hironaka, L. Filippi
Interview with Lisa Filippi

Journal of Zoology podcast – Summer 2012

Journal of Zoology PodcastThis episode features a selection of papers published from June to August 2012
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To find out more about their research, Elina Rantanen talks to the authors of the following papers:
Rattling cisticola song features and variability across sub-Saharan Africa
L. Benedict, R. C. K. Bowie
Interview with Lauryn Benedict
Individual quality and nuptial throat colour in male European green lizards
O. Molnár, K. Bajer, J. Török, G. Herczeg
Interview with Orsolya Molnár
Spider monkeys use high-quality core areas in a tropical dry forest
N. Asensio, D. Lusseau, C. M. Schaffner, F. Aureli
Interview with Norber Asensio
Habitat and resource partitioning between abundant and relatively rare grazing ungulates
V. A. Macandza, N. Owen-Smith, J. W. Cain III
Interview with Norman Owen-Smith

Journal of Zoology podcast – Spring 2012

Journal of Zoology PodcastThis episode features a selection of papers published from February to April 2012
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To find out more about their research, Elina Rantanen talks to the authors of the following papers:
Finite element analysis of ursid cranial mechanics and the prediction of feeding behaviour in the extinct giant Agriotherium africanum
C. C. Oldfield, C. R. McHenry, P. D. Clausen, U. Chamoli, W. C. H. Parr, D. D. Stynder, S. Wroe
Interview with Stephen Wroe
Masking of the zeitgeber: African wild dogs mitigate persecution by balancing time
G. S. A. Rasmussen, D. W. Macdonald
Interview with Gregory Rasmussen

 

Journal of Zoology podcast – Summer 2011

This episode features a selection of papers published from May to August 2011
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To find out more about their research, Anne Braae talks to the authors of the following papers:
Assessing tiger-prey interactions in Sumatran rainforests
M. Linkie, M.S. Ridout
Interview with Matthew Linkie
Implications of diet composition of Asiatic lions for their conservation
V. Meena, Y.V. Jhala, R. Chellam, B. Pathak
Interview with Venkataraman Meena
Are you experienced? Predator type and predator experience trade-offs in relation to tadpole mortality rates
F. Nomura, V. H. M. do Prado, F. R. da Silva, R. E. Borges, N. Y. N. Dias, D. de C. Rossa-Feres
Interview with Fausto Nomura

Journal of Zoology podcast – Spring 2011

This episode features a selection of papers published from October 2010 to January 2011
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Editorial board member, Rob Williams talks to us about the recent Zoological Society of London symposium, Marine Protected Areas on the high seas and discusses his January Editorial.
Anne Braae speaks to the authors of the following papers to find out more about their research:
Synchronous monitoring of vulture movements with satellite telemetry and avian radar (pages 157–162)
R. C. Beason, J. S. Humphrey, N. E. Myers and M. L. Avery
Interview with Bob Beason

Journal of Zoology podcast – Autumn 2010

This episode features a selection of papers published from July to September 2010
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Anne Braae talks to the authors of the following papers about their research:
Feeding habits of reintroduced Eurasian beaver: spatial and seasonal variation in the use of food resources
J. Krojerová-Prokeová, M. Baranceková, L. Hamíková, A. Vorel
Interview with Jarmilla Krojerová
And Reviews Editor, Steven Le Comber talks to us about the new online archive for the previous titles of the journal
EDITORIAL: Letters on several subjects of zoological interest?
S. C. Le Comber & E. J. Hare

Journal of Zoology podcast – Summer 2010

This episode features a selection of papers published from April to June 2010
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To find out more about their research, Anne Braae talks to the authors of the following papers:
Allometric equations for predicting body mass of dinosaurs
G.C. Packard, T.J. Boardman & G.F. Birchard
Interview with Geoff Birchard
On allometric equations for predicting body mass of dinosaurs
G.C. Cawley & G.J.Janacek
Interview with Gareth Janacek
Substrate and species constraints on the use of track incidences to estimate African large carnivore abundance
P.J. Funston, L. Frank, T. Stephens, Z. Davidson, A. Loveridge, D.M. Macdonald, S. Durant, C. Parker, A. Mosser, S.M.Ferreira
Interview with Paul Funston
And Editor-in-Chief, Nigel Bennett, introduces the first review in the Thomas Henry Huxley Review series:
REVIEW: How stupid not to have thought of that: post-copulatory sexual selection
T.R. Birkhead

Journal of Zoology podcast – Spring 2010

This episode features a selection of papers published from January to March 2010
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Editor Virginia Hayssen discusses the contradictory findings of the below paper:
Anne Braae from the Editorial Office speaks to the authors of the following papers:
Hurt yourself to hurt your enemy: new insights on the function of the bizarre antipredator mechanism in the salamandrid Pleurodeles waltl
E. Heiss, N. Natchev, D. Salaberger, M. Gumpenberger, A. Rabanser, J. Weisgram
Interview with Egon Heiss
Vestigial skeletal structures in dinosaurs
P. Senter
Interview with Phil Senter
Paul Sherman talks about his comprehensive review:
REVIEW: Avian longevities and their interpretation under evolutionary theories of senescence
D. E. Wasser, P. W. Sherman
Interview with Paul Sherman
And lastly, Eduardo Arraut and Anne Braae discuss the research presented in the below paper:
The lesser of two evils: seasonal migrations of Amazonian manatees in the Western Amazon
E. M. Arraut, M. Marmontel, J.E. Mantovani, E. M.L.M. Novo, D. W. Macdonald, R. E. Kenward
Interview with Eduardo Arraut

Journal of Zoology podcast – April & June 2009

This episode features a selection of papers published from April & June 2009.
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Lucinda Haines speaks to the authors of the following papers published between April and June:
REVIEW: Population density and the evolution of male aggression
R. J. Knell
Interview with Robert Knell
Mate plugging via genital mutilation in nephilid spiders: an evolutionary hypothesis
M. Kuntner, S. Kralj-Fišer, J. M. Schneider, D. Li
Interview with Matjaz Kuntner
Dynamics of Mara–Serengeti ungulates in relation to land use changes
J. O. Ogutu, H.-P. Piepho, H. T. Dublin, N. Bhola, R. S. Reid
Interview with Joseph Ogutu
Reviews Editor, Steven Le Comber, then discusses 3 papers which he found particularly interesting:

Journal of Zoology podcast – Spring 2009

This episode features a selection of papers published from January to March 2009.
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Editor-in-Chief, Nigel Bennett, discusses 2 papers which he particularly liked and explains why they are good examples of the type of research the Journal aims to publish:
And Lucinda Haines speaks to the authors of the following papers to find out in a little more depth what their research has unearthed:
Ecological and anthropogenic influences on space use by spotted hyaenas
J. M. Kolowski, K. E. Holekamp
Interview with Joseph Kolowski
A novel mating system in a solitary carnivore: the fossa
C. E. Hawkins, P. A. Racey
Interview with Clare Hawkins
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