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Can Dumping Iron Into The Sea Fight Climate Change?

Can Dumping Iron Into The Sea Fight Climate Change? | Blue Planet | Scoop.it
Climate and ocean scientists are questioning a "rogue" experiment off the Canadian coast. A native village dumped hundreds of tons of iron into the water to cause a bloom of plankton, which would then capture greenhouse gases.
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Dolphin Watch - Local bottlenose dolphins toss fish as display

Dolphin Watch - Local bottlenose dolphins toss fish as display | Blue Planet | Scoop.it
Have you ever heard someone laugh extra loud or seen someone, like one of my coworkers, wear extra-tight jeans and extra-high heels to the office? Such behaviors are “displays” designed to attract attention.
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I-Team investigates Japanese whale and dolphin slaughter

I-Team investigates Japanese whale and dolphin slaughter | Blue Planet | Scoop.it
A life and death struggle is underway at this moment in Japan -- the capture and slaughter of dolphins and small whales.
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Caribbean sardine collapse linked to climate change

Caribbean sardine collapse linked to climate change | Blue Planet | Scoop.it

The collapse of sardine fisheries in the southern Caribbean Sea during the past decade may have been driven by global climate change, according to a study.

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La plus rare des baleines vue pour la première fois !

La plus rare des baleines vue pour la première fois ! | Blue Planet | Scoop.it
Deux spécimens de la plus rare espèce de baleine, Mesoplodon traversii, ont été retrouvés échoués. Jusque-là, on ne faisait que soupçonner son existence. Retour sur cette...

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Cull delay 'a chance to test alternatives'

Cull delay 'a chance to test alternatives'...

A farmers’ group that opposes the trial cull of badgers is using the postponement of the culling to launch a recruiting campaign.

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Marine students at Cornwall College Newquay given a live lesson by pod of dolphins

Marine students at Cornwall College Newquay given a live lesson by pod of dolphins | Blue Planet | Scoop.it
A routine science trip turned into a dream come true for marine students at Cornwall College Newquay, when a small pod of dolphins joined their trip and swam alongside the boat for 15 minutes.The...
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Additional Work To Be Discussed For Marine Conservation Zones : UK Construction News

Additional Work To Be Discussed For Marine Conservation Zones - Environment Minister, John Griffiths, has announced a period of additional work as part of the consultation process into designating marine conservation zones (MCZ) in Wales.
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Patterns and impacts of fish bycatch in a scallop dredge fishery

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Patterns and impacts of fish bycatch in a scallop dredge fishery - Science Alerts Social Network... 

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Japanese whalers hope for Sea Shepherd Watson's arrest

JAPANESE whalers say they hope Sea Shepherd activist Paul Watson will be arrested as the marine conservation group prepares to confront their whaling fleet in Pacific waters.
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CPLAN OPENING INNOVATION AND ENGAGEMENT EVENT: Green Energy - The Severn Tidal Barrage Debate | Planning and Geography

CPLAN OPENING INNOVATION AND ENGAGEMENT EVENT: Green Energy - The Severn Tidal Barrage Debate | Planning and Geography | Blue Planet | Scoop.it

Morgan Parry (Chairman, Countryside Council for Wales), Professor Roger A. Falconer (Halcrow Professor of Water Management and Director of the Hydro-environmental Research Centre) and Professor Brian Morgan (Professor of Entrepreneurship at Cardiff Met) lead this lively debate on the proposed Severn Tidal Barrage, one of Europe's biggest renewable energy projects. Chaired by Professor Kevin Morgan of The Cardiff School of Planning and Geography.

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North Carolina's coast is 'hot spot' for rising sea levels - KansasCity.com

State legislators last summer ignored research that shows sea-level rise will accelerate its creep up North Carolina’s coastline this century.This week, waves of science will say they were wrong.
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Spring snow pack in the Arctic disappearing fast

Spring snow pack in the Arctic disappearing fast | Blue Planet | Scoop.it
Environment Canada research scientists find decline in Arctic’s spring snow cover happening slightly faster than loss of summer sea ice...
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World's rarest whale spotted - twice

World's rarest whale spotted - twice | Blue Planet | Scoop.it

What’s the rarest whale in the world? The spade-toothed beaked whale (Mesoplodon traversii) is a pretty good contender.

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Collecting the Spade-toothed whales

Collecting the Spade-toothed whales | Blue Planet | Scoop.it
The Spade-toothed whale Mesoplodon traversii, is now known from 5 specimens, three of which are housed at Te Papa. With only one of these specimens a complete skeleton, the species is as rare as th...
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Why NASS Should Probe River Niger Dredging

Why NASS Should Probe River Niger Dredging | Blue Planet | Scoop.it
Niger Delta activist and former Secretary General of the Ijaw Youths Council, Udengs Eradiri in this interview with FELIX NWANERI, speaks on the recent...
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Dredging Today – USA: Fort Moultrie Dock Dredging Starts

Dredging Today – USA: Fort Moultrie Dock Dredging Starts | Blue Planet | Scoop.it
The dredging program has officially commenced Wednesday at the Fort Moultrie Dock, reports abcnews4.com. This project includes removing of approximately 17,000 cubic yards of material from the mentioned area.
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Ban on bay dredging - Isle of Man

AN area of sea stretching from Scarlett Point to Black Head, East of Spanish Head, is now closed to scallop dredging from the start of the season, last Thursday, November 1.
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Mozambique creates Africa’s largest coastal marine reserve

Mozambique creates Africa’s largest coastal marine reserve | Blue Planet | Scoop.it
The Primeiras and Segundas have been approved as a marine protected area in Mozambique making this diverse ten-island archipelago Africa’s largest coastal marine reserve. ...
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Marine Protected Areas has benefits, says Statia Conservation Specialist

Marine Protected Areas has benefits, says Statia Conservation Specialist | Blue Planet | Scoop.it

Marine Park Manager, Statia National Marine Park Ms. Jessica Berkel underscored the importance of Marine Protected Areas (MPA) as she drew from her island’s experience in that area.

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Indulge in Phuket while helping turtle conservation

Indulge in Phuket while helping turtle conservation | Blue Planet | Scoop.it
ALEENTA Phuket-Phang Nga Resort and Spa will host its Chocolate Decadence party on December 1, 2012 for the Pure Blue Foundation and marine turtle conservation.
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Seadragon image wins photography prize for marine educator

Seadragon image wins photography prize for marine educator | Blue Planet | Scoop.it
AN AMATEUR wildlife photographer and Southern Cross University research candidate has helped reinvigorate the profile of Victoria's state marine emblem.
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Marine zone consultation extended

Marine zone consultation extended | Blue Planet | Scoop.it

A consultation on Marine Conservation Zones is extended by the Welsh government.  A "task and finish team" has also been created and will report by the end of April 2013, Environment Minister John Griffiths said.

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Galway Marine Scientist is New President of International Council for Exploration of the Sea

The International Council for the Exploration of the Sea (ICES) has elected Dr Paul Connolly as its new President for a three-year term.
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Are Scallops the New Oysters?

Are Scallops the New Oysters? | Blue Planet | Scoop.it
I was a strict vegetarian for twenty years. Then someone offered me a scallop. That plump, muscly perfect circle, geometrically a marvel, a white coin jetting hot juice: Oh glorious bivalve, cookie-of-the-sea, you gave your life for me!
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