Dolphin Pod News – Week Ending Nov 21, 2007

A rash of dolphin deaths in Australia has biologists baffled. Sky News is reporting that nine bottlenosed dolphins have been found dead on the shores of the popular tourist area of Gippsland Lakes in Australia within the past 12 months. Researchers are unsure as to what is causing these deaths. One theory is that they are ingesting toxic chemicals which may be coming from local industry or blue-green algae blooms in the area.

An arrest warrant has been issued for Hayden Panettiere after her clash with Japanese fisherman. Hayden, star of the hit TV series Heroes, was involved in a highly-publicized protest against the annual dolphin drive hunts in Taiji Japan. This week she told E! News "I learned today that I have an arrest warrant out for me in Japan because of what I did for Save the Whales,".  Hayden stated that she was thrilled that her protest is receiving international attention.