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Maine crabs lose their sustainable food label amid an ecological battle to protect the endangered right whale

top line A major seafood organization announced Wednesday that it will no longer recognize lobsters caught in the Gulf of Maine as sustainable, dealing a major blow to crabs amid an ongoing environmental battle over protecting the endangered North Atlantic right whale, whose numbers have recently vanished. Many years of fishing line tangle. A major …

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USDA inspection of mystical aquarium after whale death found ‘critical violations’

MYSTIC, Conn. — The U.S. Department of Agriculture found three “critical violations” of federal animal welfare law during an inspection of the Mystic Aquarium after the August 2021 death of a beluga whale imported from Canada . Since this inspection, in September 2021, another imported beluga died on February 11. Paula Gladue, an attending veterinarian …

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Report: Mystic Aquarium failed to properly care for sick beluga whale

MYSTIC, Conn. (WPRI) – Mystic Aquarium was flagged for three “critical violations” of animal welfare law during an inspection last year by the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA). The USDA inspected the aquarium’s beluga whale exhibit last September after 5-year-old Havok died. The whale was one of five captive-born belugas that were transported to …

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Report of beluga whale death at Mystic Aquarium raises concern

An inspection conducted by the United States Department of Agriculture after the death of a beluga whale at the Mystic Aquarium last summer revealed issues with the care of this particular whale and others transferred from a facility in Canada. The report by the ministry’s Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service stems from an inspection …

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Whale death investigation reveals problems at Connecticut Aquarium

A spokeswoman for the aquarium said the issues raised during the inspection were being resolved. STONINGTON, Connecticut – An inspection by the United States Department of Agriculture after the death of a beluga whale at Mystic Aquarium last summer revealed issues with the care of this particular whale and others transferred from a facility in …

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