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Oceana Magazine Summer/Fall 2013: News & Notes

1. Oceana celebrated the release of “The Perfect Protein: A Fish Lover’s Guide to Saving the Oceans and Feeding the World,” by Oceana CEO Andy Sharpless and Suzannah Evans. The book, published by Rodale, features a foreword by President Bill Clinton and 21 sustainable seafood recipes from top chefs.


 2. Oceana released a new report, “A Deaf Whale is a Dead Whale,” which illustrates the extremely harmful impacts of proposed seismic testing by oil companies in the Atlantic Ocean. The U.S. government estimates that seismic airgun testing will injure 138,500 whales and dolphins, as well as disrupt thousands of other marine animals like threatened loggerhead sea turtles and fish.



3. A new study published by the Ecological Society of America documents the long-term decline of endangered western Pacific leatherback sea turtles that feed in the waters off the U.S. West Coast and predicts extinction of this population within 20 years if current trends continue.


 4. Oceana senior advisor Alexandra Cousteau visited Spain’s Cabrera National Park to support a proposal to increase Cabrera’s protected area to 10 times its current size, safe guardingnearly 300 species requiring protection. The proposal has widespread support from small-scale fishermen, diving centers, hotel owners and scientists.