MARINE WILDLIFE UNDER THREAT?

WTPWe have commissioned a study into the scope and extent of collisions between marine vessels (cargo ships, cruise liners, and recreational vehicles) and marine species, such as whales, sharks, dolphins, marine turtles, penguins and seals. We hope to have a first draft by mid-January and a final version by the end of February.

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The body of a blue whale found floating belly-up after being killed in a collision with a ship in the Santa Barbara Channel off the coast of California.

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-1192028/Pictured-The-largest-animal-lived–tragically-run-passing-ship.html

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About wendy collinson

Originally hailing from the UK, Wendy gained her Bachelor of Education in 1990, and spent 15 years teaching Physical Education in London to high school students. She moved to South Africa in 2005, beginning work as a research assistant with large carnivores, working on research projects initiated by the Endangered Wildlife Trust. Wendy’s education background has stood her in good stead as a tour guide, since she believes in an interactive approach, engaging guests in specialist carnivore research tours. In addition to her research and tours, Wendy is also the main organiser of the aptly named “BIKE4BEASTS” mountain bike race, organised annually to raise funds for the Endangered Wildlife Trust (www.bike4beast.coza) Wendy is a field worker with the Endangered Wildlife Trust’s Wildlife and Transport Programme. She recently completed her Master’s degree at Rhodes University, Grahamstown South Africa, which examined the impacts of roads on South African wildlife.
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