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Whale hunting pondered by decision-makers

"Save the Whales!" One of the earliest slogans of the environmental movement, it galvanized a generation of conservationists. And to a significant extent, the campaign worked: A quarter-century after the first anti-hunting regulations were approved, several whale populations have stabilized and a few seem to be rebounding.



Young competitor signs up for solo circumnavigation

One of Britain's acclaimed young sailors has confirmed his entry into the oldest solo round the world yacht race - the 2010 Velux 5 Oceans (formerly the BOC Challenge).



Heavy rains, snowmelt may affect Bay health

The heavy rainstorms of mid-March resulted in more than 3 inches of rain across much of Maryland and, if wet weather continues, may result in less underwater grasses, an increase in algae blooms and early onset of dead zones in Chesapeake Bay, according to the Maryland Department of Natural Resources, which is monitoring the water quality for short- or long-term storm-related impacts.



America’s Cup legal squabbles settled

An agreement was reached between the Golden Gate Yacht Club and Societe Nautique de Geneve that all outstanding litigation regarding the recent 33rd America's Cup match will be dropped by both sides.



Private maritime collection put up for sale

On April 14 at Bonhams, a London-based fine art auction house, a significant private American collection of maritime paintings, ephemera and models will be sold in New York. Entitled "An Important Maritime Collection, Including Maritime Paintings and Shipbuilders' Models," the auction features more than 100 lots, and the collection in its entirety is estimated to realize in excess of $1.4 million.



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