A Real Life Whale Super Hero Hayden Panettiere

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Upon seeing a website called “Panettiere’s Closet”, I thought the young actress/activist was planning to make an announcement about her personal life. But according to my favorite news source, Star Magazine, it seems the “Heroes” hottie and Milo Ventimiglia are still going strong.

So, what exactly is in Hayden’s closet? Items she’s worn to award shows (and some still-wrapped items she hasn’t) that she’s selling to aid her “fight to raise awareness about the threats dolphins and other whales face worldwide.”

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Sea Shepherd Takes A Bullet

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Here’s the latest from the saga in the Antarctic seas: Paul Watson, the intrepid protector of marine mammals and captain of the Sea Shepherd Conservation Society, claims he was shot while harassing a Japanese whaling vessel, Nisshin Maru. But don’t worry, Paul’s okay — the bullet lodged in his Kevlar vest and didn’t cause any injuries Continue Reading / See Additional Photos

Sonar Testing | Whales 2 – Navy 1

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The latest ruling by a judge from the U.S. Ninth District Court of appeals provides protection for oceangoing wildlife within 12 miles of the California Coast. Next stop for the Bush administration if they want to keep up the fight: The Supreme Court. And don’t put it past the lame-duck administration that has packed the court with conservatives over the past 8 years.

The Ninth District, comprised of 3 judges and based in San Francisco, upheld most of a lower court finding that restricted the Navy from using powerful, high-intensity sonar within 12 miles of the coast. The Bushies, in their usual paranoia-mongering, protested. The decision, they said, endangered Americans by disallowing Navy training exercises within the 12 mile zone and adding other restrictions on training operations that were designed to protect large mammals farther out in the ocean. Some of these restrictions were eased by the Ninth District to ensure that ships would be ready for combat duty.

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Mercury Scare Slows Whale Consumption

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The incendiary issue of Japanese dolphin and whale hunting looks like it may be dampening as the nation loses its appetite for both big fish. However, this is due to health reasons and not ethical ones. According to the New York Times, laboratory tests last June revealed high levels of mercury in dolphin and pilot whale that were caught and sold in the old seafaring town of Taiji — Japan’s equivalent to Nantucket Continue Reading / See Additional Photos

Navy Given the Okay To Endanger Whales

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The whales just can’t get a break. Only this time we can’t lay the blame on Japanese fishermen. It seems our Navy is set to start underwater sonar training off the coast of San Diego this week, despite a federal lawsuit filed in December by the California Coastal Commission and various environmental organizations. While the suit brought a small victory in the form of tight restrictions, President Bush threw a curve ball by declaring the navy exempt from the ruling.

Pundits are questioning whether the president’s action is legal, and furthermore, why initiate a Coastal Zone Management Act if the organization for which it was created is allowed to bypass it?

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Pierce Brosnan Applauds NRDC Sonar Victory

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His name is Brosnan, Pierce Brosnan, and he is currently addressing an issue that is far more important than stopping the dreaded “Specter” from destroying one of our major metropolitan cities with a “laser” or getting Halle Berry out of a two-piece bikini (though I am not discounting in any way the import of the latter). In this instance, the issue to be addressed is not some fictional threat to the world, but rather, a threat that is all too real.

On his official website, Mr. Brosnan speaks to his joy upon learning that the NRDC (National Resource Defense Council) won the opening salvo in a court battle to stop the United States Navy from using mid-frequency sonar during training exercises off the southern California coast. This is an important victory because scientists believe that the sonar is damaging to whales and other marine life. Any action that would adversely affect the well being of these beautiful giants is not only wrong and immoral at its core, but damages the very ecosystem from which all life on this planet was spawned.

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