Author & Environmental Journalist Dick Russell Blogging on Whales and Fish for the NRDC Action Fund

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Dick Russell, author of STRIPER WARS and EYE OF THE WHALE, will be the Guest Blogger at the NRDC Action Fund Blog (http://blog.nrdcactionfund.org) from July 5-15. Russell will share his observations on whales and fish. He will discuss, among other topics, the dangers of overfishing and bottom trawling, JapanÂ?s attempts to resume commercial whaling, and the renewed effort to protect the gray whale nursery at Laguna San Ignacio in Baja California, Mexico.

As the guest blogger from July 5 through July 15 at the NRDC Action Fund Blog (http://blog.nrdcactionfund.org), renowned author and environmental journalist Dick Russell will share his observations on whales and fish.

Russell’s new book, STRIPER WARS: AN AMERICAN FISH STORY, was published this week by Island Press/Shearwater Books. A longtime sports fisherman, Russell spent the better part of three years fighting for stronger regulations to protect the endangered Atlantic striped bass. Today, the return of the striped bass is considered one of the foremost examples of the resiliency of the oceans. Russell’s account of the annual migration of the California gray whale, EYE OF THE WHALE, was named among the Best Books of 2001 by the LOS ANGELES TIMES and the WASHINGTON POST. Russell has also written dozens of articles about environmental issues, for publications ranging from THE NATION to PARENTING, and he is an active member of the Society of Environmental Journalists.

In his two weeks at the NRDC Action Fund Blog, Russell will discuss, among other topics, the dangers of overfishing and bottom trawling, Japan’s attempts to resume commercial whaling, and the renewed effort to protect the gray whale nursery at Laguna San Ignacio in Baja California, Mexico.

Hosted by the President of the NRDC Action Fund, Frances Beinecke, the NRDC Action Fund Blog (http://blog.nrdcactionfund.org/) gives readers the chance to exchange comments and get organized to take action. With personal reflections and a fresh look at the issues, Beinecke calls attention to the dangers posed by the Bush Administration's policies and tells readers about what they can do to help stop them.

About the NRDC Action Fund

The NRDC Action Fund is spearheading the fight for America’s environment on Capitol Hill. A 501(c)(4) affiliate of the Natural Resources Defense Council, the Action Fund is leading a massive campaign, funded by ordinary Americans, to halt and reverse the Bush Administration’s corporate-sponsored, anti-environmental agenda.

About NRDC

The Natural Resources Defense Council (NRDC) is the nation's most effective environmental action organization. NRDC uses law, science and the support of more than 1 million Members and online activists to protect the planet's wildlife and wild places and to ensure a safe and healthy environment for all living things.

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