Controversial Whale Wars captain Paul Watson has spiced up opposition to the Canada seal hunt -- offering $50,000 to anyone who can prove Harp seals wastefully eat cod. Canadian senators – in a snub to the EU – promise to keep seal meat on Parliament's menu for as long as the animals are in season.
Bob Barker was among the early Hollywood converts to the animal rights movement. When Paul Watson told him that for $5 million he could end Japanese whaling, Barker responded 'Let's get it on.'
In the Pacific, jumbo squid have moved to new waters, signaling changes in the ocean, scientists observe.
Competing claims over Machias Seal Island may collapse the lobster industry there.