On the Tide

The blog of Marine Conservation Institute

Trial set in death of monk seal- 78-year-old man pleads not guilty in the fatal shooting on Kauai beach

By Curtis LumHonolulu Advertiser A 78-year-old man accused of shooting to death an endangered Hawaiian monk seal on Kaua’i in May pleaded not guilty to the charge yesterday in U.S. District Court. Charles Vidinha of Kaua’i was released on a $10,000 unsecured bond after entering his plea before U.S. Magistrate Judge Leslie Kobayashi. Vidinha’s trial … Continue reading Trial set in death of monk seal- 78-year-old man pleads not guilty in the fatal shooting on Kauai beach

A Letter on Ocean Acidification

The following is a letter from ocean champions Randy Repass and Sally-Christine Rodgers of West Marine and Oceana. I hope you will read their letter and consider contacting your representatives in Congress and ask them to do something about ocean acidification. Here’s the letter: We are both lifelong boaters. What we have learned from sailing … Continue reading A Letter on Ocean Acidification