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Featured video: The Miracle of Mangroves

Featured video: The Miracle of Mangroves | Gaia Diary | Scoop.it

JANUARY 30, 2013 - MONGABAY

Mangroves are among the most important ecosystems in the world: they provide nurseries for fish, protect coastlines against dangerous tropical storms, mitigate marine erosion, store massive amounts of carbon, and harbor species found no-where else... http://news.mongabay.com/2013/0130-hance-mangroves-video.html


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Carl Sagan - Pale Blue Dot

It is sometimes said that scientists are unromantic, that their passion to figure out robs the world of beauty and mystery. But is it not stirring to understand how the world actually works — that white light is made of colors, that color is the way we perceive the wavelengths of light, that transparent air reflects light, that in so doing it discriminates among the waves, and that the sky is blue for the same reason that the sunset is red? It does no harm to the romance of the sunset to know a little bit about it
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Oceans face massive and irreversible impacts without carbon cuts – study

Oceans face massive and irreversible impacts without carbon cuts – study | Gaia Diary | Scoop.it
Business-as-usual carbon emissions would cause global warming that brings serious ocean acidification, death of corals and mangroves, scientists say Time is rapidly running out for the world’s oceans and the creatures that live in them as the...
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World’s most inaccessible art found in the heart of the Colombian jungle

World’s most inaccessible art found in the heart of the Colombian jungle | Gaia Diary | Scoop.it
Prehistoric paintings on vertical rock face in wilderness photographed and filmed for the first time
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Worth saving: landscapes threatened by climate change - gallery

Worth saving: landscapes threatened by climate change - gallery | Gaia Diary | Scoop.it
We asked you for photos of places you want to save from rising tides, changing temperatures and natural disasters.
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This May Be The Most Beautiful River On Earth

This May Be The Most Beautiful River On Earth | Gaia Diary | Scoop.it
If the Soca river in Slovenia isn't the most beautiful river on this planet, it is most certainly in the running. Nicknamed "The Emerald Beauty," it has appeared in multiple well-known poe
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Oxygen May Have Thawed Antarctica in Dinosaur Times

Oxygen May Have Thawed Antarctica in Dinosaur Times | Gaia Diary | Scoop.it
Ancient history shows how to make current climate models more accurate
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Poachers killed half Mozambique's elephants in five years

Poachers killed half Mozambique's elephants in five years | Gaia Diary | Scoop.it
Government-backed survey shows elephant numbers declined from 20,000 to 10,300 due to illegal wildlife trade and lack of governance Poachers have killed nearly half of Mozambique’s elephants for their ivory in the past five years, the US-based...
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I don't know why because I just tried and re-scooped to Gaia Diary. Anyway here is link: http://www.theguardian.com/environment/2015/may/26/poachers-killed-half-mozambiques-elephants-in-five-years
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Some fish learn to avoid fishing gear, others don't.

Some fish learn to avoid fishing gear, others don't. | Gaia Diary | Scoop.it
In many cases stock assessment is based on fishery-dependent data generated from fish markets or creel surveys. The assumption is: the lower the catches in a certain unit of time, the smaller the stock of fish should be. However German researchers have just shown that some fish species show enhanced gear-avoidance behaviour in regions with high angling intensity compared to fish exposed to low levels of exploitation near marine protected areas. The consequence is the impression that there are less fish in the sea, which does not necessarily agree with underwater reality.

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Beth Moon Returns to Photograph the World's Oldest Trees at Night

Beth Moon Returns to Photograph the World's Oldest Trees at Night | Gaia Diary | Scoop.it

After spending over a decade photographing the world's oldest and rarest trees by day, Beth Moon has returned to capture these majestic plants at night. For her Diamond Nights project, Moon spent a considerable amount of time researching to find intriguing trees in southern Africa, South Africa, Botswana, and Namibia. Following a guide for hours across unmarked terrain, the dedicated photographer sought out isolated areas where there was not a single soul for miles around. 

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Revealed: The Ocean's Tiniest Life At The Bottom Of The Food Chain

Revealed: The Ocean's Tiniest Life At The Bottom Of The Food Chain | Gaia Diary | Scoop.it
The ocean's tiniest inhabitants — including bacteria, plankton, krill — are food for most everything that swims or floats. Now, scientists have completed a count of this vast and diverse hidden world.

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YET SO SMALL BUT HELPER OF THE LARGE THAT MOST DONT EVEN KNOW ABOUT! EVEN IN THE OCEAN STREAM OF THINGS!!!

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14 gorgeous photos of beaches in Croatia

14 gorgeous photos of beaches in Croatia | Gaia Diary | Scoop.it
Croatia is home to some of the most stunning beaches where you'll find golden sands, crystal-clear waters, and hidden caves.
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Shellfish species shrinking as rising carbon emissions hit marine life

Shellfish species shrinking as rising carbon emissions hit marine life | Gaia Diary | Scoop.it
Biologists warn that hundreds of species could die or weaken as growing levels of CO2 make oceans more acidic and disrupt shell formationSea creatures are set to shrink as the world’s oceans become more acidic.
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Explainer: how do you measure a sea's level, anyway?

Explainer: how do you measure a sea's level, anyway? | Gaia Diary | Scoop.it
The tides come in, the tides come out. But what is a sea's level? Technology has evolved since we first started gauging the height of the ocean in comparison to the land.

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Plants react to the sound of being eaten alive

Plants react to the sound of being eaten alive | Gaia Diary | Scoop.it
It's been known for a while that sounds can affect the way plants germinate, and the expression of some of their genes, says Appel. "But just why plants were sensitive to airborne sound was a mystery".

Self-preservation is as good an evolutionary strategy as you get, so the pair set out to test whether plants were able to respond to the miniscule vibrations caused by having their leaves chewed.

With the help of a laser and some reflective tape, Cocroft -- an expert in bioacoustics -- recorded the vibrations made by a caterpillar chewing on leaves of a mustard plant, and then played the soundtrack to other plants of the same type. Control plants were played two hours of silence, in a kind of botanical John Cage tribute.
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VIDEO: A Sea Turtle's Perspective of the Great Barrier Reef

VIDEO: A Sea Turtle's Perspective of the Great Barrier Reef | Gaia Diary | Scoop.it
This video is the only way you'll see the Great Barrier Reef through the eyes of a sea turtle. It's also a reminder that the reef is facing serious threats.
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Bizarre lobster ancestor roamed ocean 500 million years ago

Bizarre lobster ancestor roamed ocean 500 million years ago | Gaia Diary | Scoop.it
The animals were between 10 and 50 millimetres in length and lived on the floor of the Cambrian oceans
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Stunning Photos Show Off Landscapes Draped In Fog

Stunning Photos Show Off Landscapes Draped In Fog | Gaia Diary | Scoop.it
Fog, in literature and real life, is a force of mystery and magic. It obscures some things to reveal others; and it can transform an already beautiful landscape into something out of a fairy tale.
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21 Photos that Prove Waterfalls Look Even Cooler from Above

21 Photos that Prove Waterfalls Look Even Cooler from Above | Gaia Diary | Scoop.it
Waterfalls are a favorite photographic subject, but they take on a whole new character when you find a way to capture them from above!
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How much do oceans add to world’s oxygen?

How much do oceans add to world’s oxygen? | Gaia Diary | Scoop.it
Most of Earth's oxygen comes from tiny ocean plants - called phytoplankton - that live near the water's surface and drift with the currents.
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Is the sea really blue?

Is the sea really blue? | Gaia Diary | Scoop.it
What affects the colour of the oceans and why does it matter so much?

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23 Awe-Inspiring Aerial Photos to Help Put Things in Perspective

23 Awe-Inspiring Aerial Photos to Help Put Things in Perspective | Gaia Diary | Scoop.it
Check out this collection of 23 awe-inspiring aerial photographs to help put some perspective back into your Wednesday.
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En images: 50 canyons de toute beauté

En images: 50 canyons de toute beauté | Gaia Diary | Scoop.it
Du célèbre Grand Canyon en Arizona aux moins connus Colca Canyon au Pérou ou Rugova Canyon au Kosovo, découvrez ces merveilles de la nature en images.

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BP oil spill caused dolphins' lung disease and deaths: study - Raw Story

BP oil spill caused dolphins' lung disease and deaths: study - Raw Story | Gaia Diary | Scoop.it
Raw Story BP oil spill caused dolphins' lung disease and deaths: study Raw Story Dolphins swimming in the oil-contaminated waters of the Gulf of Mexico after the 2010 BP spill suffered unusual lung lesions and died at high rates because of...
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Absolutely Stunning Illusion of an Underwater Waterfall in Mauritius

Absolutely Stunning Illusion of an Underwater Waterfall in Mauritius | Gaia Diary | Scoop.it
Picture yourself swimming out in the ocean and then suddenly you are being sucked down into a huge, tumbling underwater waterfall! If you ever visit an island called the Republic of Mauritius, swimming too far out to sea could make this terrifying tall-tale a reality.

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