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1 September 2010 No Comment

60whales_60We are over-fishing our oceans and the most striking evidence for this is that the whales are starving. When these giant mammals wash up on our beaches their stomachs are analysed, and there are clear signs of malnutrition.

Marine biologist Steve O’Shea says we’re eating what the whales would have been eating. We might think the Japanese are cruel for harpooning whales, but the fact is we are all guilty of whale slaughter.

Watch the video.

Producer: Keith Slater
Reporter: Melanie Reid
Camera: George Murahidy
Editor: Paul Enticott
Source: 3News.co.nz

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