SOS: Save Our Seas!

Two environmental news stories came to my attention this weekend:

1. I'm sure you've all heard about the cruise ship that sank off the coast of Italy, but did you know that it could potentially leak 2,300 tons of fuel into the Mediterranean?!

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2. Sadly, over fifty dolphins have been found beached on Cape Cod since Thursday. A Mammal Research and Rescue Crew is working to save and release as many of the animals as possible. This is the largest stranding in years, so to better understand what is causing this phenomenon, scientists are tagging the surviving dolphins with satellite location monitors before releasing them. Read more at