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Video: Blue whale surprises paddleboarder - OC Science

Video: Blue whale surprises paddleboarder - OC Science | Environmental and Animal Rights | Scoop.it
Whale watchers say blue whales are thick off the Orange County coast this year, but this unidentified paddleboarder had an unusually close encounter. The whale surfaced about 2...
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Twitter / TheWeirdWorld: Dust storm in the Indian Ocean ...

Twitter / TheWeirdWorld: Dust storm in the Indian Ocean ... | Environmental and Animal Rights | Scoop.it
Dust storm in the Indian Ocean near Onslow, Australia !.. http://t.co/Qzjh6zaMih
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The experience of crewing with sea shepherd

Sea Shepherd crew member Rolf Larsen tells Planet Ocean Alliance what it is like to be a crew member onboard the Steve Irwin. 

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i have seen another world.

i have seen another world. | Environmental and Animal Rights | Scoop.it
What a chilling yet brutally honest picture blog site. Evoking all sorts of emotions and reactions. Love this sight quite refreshing.
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Sea Shepherd « Save Our Marine Life – The future of our marine life is in the balance

Sea Shepherd « Save Our Marine Life – The future of our marine life is in the balance | Environmental and Animal Rights | Scoop.it
Less than 1% of Australia’s South West marine environment is protected, Sea Shepherd and Save Our Marine Life have teamed up to protect Australian waters, promoting and pushing for marine sanctuaries.
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The world's biggest babysitters: How sperm whales use their grandmothers to look after young

The world's biggest babysitters: How sperm whales use their grandmothers to look after young | Environmental and Animal Rights | Scoop.it
Sperm whales are the world's greatest living predator, but in reality they are gentle giants - entirely placid Moby Dicks, far from the mythical monster that sank Captain Ahab's ship.
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Help Save Whales in the Caribbean

Help Save Whales in the Caribbean | Environmental and Animal Rights | Scoop.it
Tell six Caribbean nations to stop voting against the whales!
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Protecting Oceans Lakes And Rivers (POLAR)

Protecting Oceans Lakes And Rivers (POLAR) | Environmental and Animal Rights | Scoop.it
Mikey May a dear friend of mine has his own organization: Protecting Oceans Lakes And Rivers (POLAR) he is an amazing and very inspirational man and a fellow ocean loving person.
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The Faeroes so far.

This land is old, the culture is that of an ancient Norse lifestyle. The people are proud and revel in their independence and national pride. The Feroses people are so nice and hospitable here. There is little or no crime rate, they leave their homes open and keys in the car.Everyone lives in harmony with nature. 70-80% of their power comes from renewable energy (Hydro and Wind) this is more than America, Australia, UK and China can say. BUT (and this is a big but) they kill Pilot Whales and lie about it being necessary for survival. Quite a few people disagree with this age old tradition and many kids today say they don't want to partake in the grind when they are older. Lots of people love the taste of whale meat. I start to argue my point, one of the first questions asked is why do you pick on us, whales are free food and aren't factory farmed and cause no damage to the environment whats the difference between a whale, cow, pig, lamb and chicken? My response is that whales are slow to reproduce, an apex predator and intelligent mammal. I believe that factory farming is far worse than the Grind but to be honest I want them both GONE forever, I tell them I am Vegetarian they begin to realize that I'm no hypocrite as they don't believe anyone who eats meat has the right to telling them what they can and can't eat especially when it comes to whales. There has only been minor aggression so far mostly drunk people. Deb getting slapped is the most aggression we have recieved so far. In general everyone is lovely but yet again, start asking anyone about the Grind and hackles are raised even if you start a conversation about marine life as a civilian (non Sea Shepherd clothes) People get rather uncomfortable and start to use diversion tactics avoiding the subject all together. The mood changes from that of friendliness to that of either aggression or coldness. They beat around the issues and defend it to the grave. We all know it's a wasteful, bloodthirsty and horrific practice, stooped in history. It's the 21st century however so there is no longer a place for this kind of practice to happen. There was a friendly game of soccer the other day between Animal Planet/Sea Shepherd and the local klaksvik kids. We have had great conversations with the people, showing them that we are actually quite decent human beings and are prepared to listen to them instead of tar them with the same brush. Tours have been happening on the Brigitte Bardot. Kids love the pirate looking tshirts. This place and the people would be perfect a model society if only they stopped the Grind. The Grind holds back their society immensely.... Such a beautiful place yet so devoid of marine life, a place where 2 currents merge and mix that should be rich in marine life but is not. Please let's all unite together to Stop The Bloody Grind!!!! www.seashepherd.org (donate today)
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Sharks Are Color-Blind, Retina Study Suggests

Sharks Are Color-Blind, Retina Study Suggests | Environmental and Animal Rights | Scoop.it
Despite their sensory prowess, sharks may not be able to see in living color, according to new tests done on the eyes of 17 species.
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Sea Shepherd :: Somber Recollections of the Pilot Whale Slaughter in Klaksvik

Sea Shepherd :: Somber Recollections of the Pilot Whale Slaughter in Klaksvik | Environmental and Animal Rights | Scoop.it
Fellow Sea Shepherd and friend Peter Hammarstedt has this to say, reflections on a grind that he witnessed in Klaksvik and his feelings almost a year later upon returning to the warf that was once covered in dead whales and blood.
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WDCS International - Whaling - International Whaling Commission

WDCS International - Whaling - International Whaling Commission | Environmental and Animal Rights | Scoop.it
Whaling - International Whaling Commission: In 2011 the IWC met on the island of Jersey in the Channel Islands from July 11th - 14th. WDCS attended the meeting on behalf of our supporters and the whales.
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The World's Most Important Marine Conservation Hotspots - Science News - redOrbit

The World's Most Important Marine Conservation Hotspots - Science News - redOrbit | Environmental and Animal Rights | Scoop.it
Researchers, led by ecologist Sandra Pompa from the National Autonomous University of Mexico, have identified 20 of the most important regions of the world’s oceans and lakes that are crucial to ensuring the survival of marine mammals such as...
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UnderwaterTimes.com | news of the underwater world

UnderwaterTimes.com | news of the underwater world | Environmental and Animal Rights | Scoop.it
the world's leading news source for the underwater world...
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Whales in the courtroom – the last days of the hearing

Whales in the courtroom – the last days of the hearing | Environmental and Animal Rights | Scoop.it
I was optimistic on board the train, heading to The Hague for Japan's final presentation of its case for continuing Antarctic whaling.
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Japanese tsunami cracked ice shelf in Antarctica

Japanese tsunami cracked ice shelf in Antarctica | Environmental and Animal Rights | Scoop.it
Scientists have linked a massive earthquake and the subsequent Tohoku tsunami off the coast of Japan to the creation of large icebergs a hemisphere away.Kelly Brunt, a cryosphere specialist at ...
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Trawlers devastating WA marine life

Trawlers devastating WA marine life | Environmental and Animal Rights | Scoop.it
WA'S seafloor is being "bulldozed'' and cleared by trawling and gillnetting, a report published this week warns.
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Shell given go-ahead to drill off Alaska

Shell given go-ahead to drill off Alaska | Environmental and Animal Rights | Scoop.it
"The keys to vast reserves of oil off the coast of Alaska may have been handed to Shell this week after President Barack Obama's administration granted it provisional permission to drill exploration wells in the Beaufort Sea's frigid waters" this is a disaster waiting to happen :(
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Threatening the future of the Ross Sea

Pacific Ecologist editor Kay Weir wrote it was "strange that human society is destroying something as ancient, vital and essential as the oceans".
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Help Save Australia's Kimberley Whales!

Help Save Australia's Kimberley Whales! | Environmental and Animal Rights | Scoop.it
Send a note to Australia's environmental minister asking him to speak out for these majestic creatures.
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Video: Blue whale surprises paddleboarder - OC Science

Video: Blue whale surprises paddleboarder - OC Science | Environmental and Animal Rights | Scoop.it
Whale watchers say blue whales are thick off the Orange County coast this year, but this unidentified paddleboarder had an unusually close encounter. The whale surfaced about 2...
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Small Shark Can Glow And Become Invisible, Is Not A Mutant

Small Shark Can Glow And Become Invisible, Is Not A Mutant | Environmental and Animal Rights | Scoop.it
The first in-depth study of the splendid lantern shark, a rare type of dogfish shark found mostly in the East China Sea and off the coasts of Taiwan and Japan, has revealed that the shark can glow in the dark and go invisible.
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Rob Stewart: "Sharks are quietly disappearing during our lifetimes" - Vancouver Sun Community of Interest

Rob Stewart: "Sharks are quietly disappearing during our lifetimes" - Vancouver Sun Community of Interest | Environmental and Animal Rights | Scoop.it
Every year, 7-10 billion people swim in the ocean; of those, just 70 – 100 people are bitten by sharks, most of them only requiring stitches. An average of only 5 people die.
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WDCS International - Whaling - Iceland Fish and Chip Campaign

WDCS International - Whaling - Iceland Fish and Chip Campaign | Environmental and Animal Rights | Scoop.it
Whaling - Are the fish and chips you eat connected with whaling. Join our campaign to stop the fish we eat coming from Iceland's whalers.
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Buddhists liberate lobsters, at least for a short time

Buddhists liberate lobsters, at least for a short time | Environmental and Animal Rights | Scoop.it
Instead of plunging headfirst to their death in a pot of boiling water, 534 live lobsters escaped the dinner plate and belly flopped to freedom into the dark waters of the Atlantic Ocean.
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