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IWC whaling ban talks collapse in Morocco listen

06/23/10 Kate Bradshaw
WMNF Drive-Time News Wednesday
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The International Whaling Commission is in Morocco this week for its annual meeting. The 88 member-governments are working to devise new rules governing commercial whaling which is still practiced by Norway, Japan and Iceland. Today WMNF spoke with Sue Lieberman of the Pew Environmental trust who is in Morocco for the meeting. She said talks collapsed after whaling and non-whaling countries failed to reach an agreement.

Lieberman said that since the talks are over the status quo remains...

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Sperm whale necropsy at Ft. DeSoto Beach listen

01/02/08 Seán Kinane
WMNF Drive-Time News Wednesday
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An aging sperm whale found floating in shallow waters off Pinellas County was euthanized yesterday. The body of the 15-ton whale was dragged ashore at Ft. DeSoto Park where biologists performed a necropsy.

This afternoon, WMNF spoke with one of the participants in the necropsy, Alex Costidis, who is a marine mammal biologist with the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission and a student at the University of Florida.

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