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This week in ocean news

...a Hong Kong sushi restaurant owner paid a record $55,700 for a bluefin tuna at a Tokyo market, a rate of $92 per pound....

...a judge ordered the U.S. Navy to cease use of sonar within 12 nautical miles of the California coastline and whenever a marine mammal was sighted within 2,200 yards....

...fish from a Canadian salmon farm tested positive for malachite green, a carcinogenic substance. "We have no explanation as to what has happened," said the company manager...

...a study of Caribbean coral reefs found a correlation between high human population and coral loss. "It's like a cascade," said one of the researchers...

...scientists hypothesized that warming oceans would cause Australian coral reefs to migrate southward...

...manatee deaths in Florida dropped by 24 percent in 2007. The deadliest year on record was 2006, with 417 deaths. "It's not definitive that this is a trend," said a government spokesperson...

...for the first time, scientists surveyed marine mammals found in Pakistani waters. They discovered 12 species of dolphins, porpoises, and whales...

...in Denver, a Chinese man pleaded guilty to smuggling sea turtles...

...and a rare albino penguin was sighted in Antarctica. New Zealand cricket fans petitioned to sponsor its attempts to mate.

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