Hello, I’m Sarah and this is the weekly dive. Wholefoods market recently announced that
they would remove almost all unsustainably caught seafood from their stores this month.
They are one of several grocery store chains to make commitments to improve the sustainability
and traceability of their seafood. How do you tell if the seafood you buy or order is
sustainable? The Monterey Bay Aquarium and the Blue Ocean Institute provide handy guides
to help you make informed choices. They make handy cards that you can keep in your wallet,
which you can get through their websites. They even make guides specifically for sushi
lovers. You can also download the free “seafood watch” or “fish phone” apps for your mobile
devices. I have both! Some local heroes recently rescued a young
grey whale who had more than 50ft of fishing net wrapped around her tail. The net had already
trapped and killed a sea lion, a leopard shark and other animals. The rescue operation took
over 24 hours but luckily it seemed that the whale would recover.
Did you know that gray whales make a 6,000-mile migration every year? They travel between
their productive feeding grounds in the Arctic and the warm lagoons where they breed and
give birth. Thanks for joining us on the Weekly Dive. We’ll see you next time!