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Research highlights impact of plastic on marine environments

Research highlights impact of plastic on marine environments | Marine Conservation Research | Scoop.it
Scientists are exploring the insides of turtles to examine the impact plastic rubbish is having on oceans. (An important story you may want to consider sharing with friends and your children. Think before you use/buy...
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New fishing nets reduce bycatch, sparing sea life - GreenBiz.com (blog)

New fishing nets reduce bycatch, sparing sea life - GreenBiz.com (blog) | Marine Conservation Research | Scoop.it
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Globally, the amount of marine life that is wasted or unmanaged — which makes it potentially unsustainable — forms about 40 percent of the catch.
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Lawsuit Seeks to Halt Construction of U.S. Military Airstrip in Japan That Would Destroy Habitat of Endangered Okinawa Dugongs | Earthjustice

Lawsuit Seeks to Halt Construction of U.S. Military Airstrip in Japan That Would Destroy Habitat of Endangered Okinawa Dugongs | Earthjustice | Marine Conservation Research | Scoop.it
Marine Base Threatens Survival of Manatee Relative, Okinawa Dugongs http://t.co/8ayq4Rx6Pn via @Earthjustice #Wildlife #Conservation
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Marine parks expose seahorses to danger - Newcastle Herald

Marine parks expose seahorses to danger - Newcastle Herald | Marine Conservation Research | Scoop.it
Marine parks expose seahorses to danger Newcastle Herald Project supervisor and UTS head of school of the environment Bill Gladstone said Dr Harasti's research would require authorities to reconsider the effects of marine reserves and what...
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Consultants vacancies for Plan Bleu and UNEP/MAP

Consultants vacancies for Plan Bleu and UNEP/MAP | Marine Conservation Research | Scoop.it
Plan Bleu and UNEP/MAP seek for a senior technical advisor (senior sustainable development expert) and six thematic experts to assist UNEP/MAP Secretariat and Plan Bleu in supporting the Thematic Working Groups.
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Mussels and Clams Can Clean Up Polluted Water - Discovery News

Mussels and Clams Can Clean Up Polluted Water - Discovery News | Marine Conservation Research | Scoop.it
Mussels and Clams Can Clean Up Polluted Water
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Observing these shellfish soaking up harmful chemicals got the Stanford researchers thinking about how they might put the cleansing clamsand mussels to good use.
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Sunblock poses potential hazard to sea life

Sunblock poses potential hazard to sea life | Marine Conservation Research | Scoop.it
The sweet and salty aroma of sunscreen and seawater signals a relaxing trip to the shore. But scientists are now reporting that the idyllic beach vacation comes with an environmental hitch. When certain sunblock ingredients wash off skin and into the sea, they can become toxic to some of the ocean's tiniest inhabitants, which are the main course for many other marine animals.
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​Hunters Can Slaughter 2,000 Dolphins In Taiji This Year

​Hunters Can Slaughter 2,000 Dolphins In Taiji This Year | Marine Conservation Research | Scoop.it
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Are shark sanctuaries really safe havens for sharks?

Are shark sanctuaries really safe havens for sharks? | Marine Conservation Research | Scoop.it
Shark Week brings an unprecedented amount of attention to sharks and we are excited to help highlight the importance of protecting these animals by sharing our new “Shark Sanctuaries” layer at www.MPAtlas.org.
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Google 'street view' maps coral reefs off Florida - RT

Google 'street view' maps coral reefs off Florida - RT | Marine Conservation Research | Scoop.it
RT Google 'street view' maps coral reefs off Florida RT The research aims to offer details about the state of coral restoration, as well as to help scientists examine the effects of warming ocean temperatures, pollution, and hurricanes on reefs,...
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Scripps Center for Marine Biodiversity and Conservation - Perspectives on Ocean Science

One of the greatest challenges facing society today is protecting and restoring biodiversity in the oceans. Join Dr. Nancy Knowlton, director of Scripps's Ce...
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Evidence that sharks attack undersea fibre-optic cables, mistaking them for fish

The Guardian reports, 14th August 2014: “Google is going to great lengths to reinforce some of the world’s undersea data cables after a series of shark bites, a product manager has revealed.
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Seven things you can do every day to protect our oceans

Seven things you can do every day to protect our oceans | Marine Conservation Research | Scoop.it
Small actions in our daily lives affect the health of the oceans that we love. Whether you live on the coast, on a river that runs out to sea or even in one of the many landlocked parts of Canada, we all depend on oceans for our survival and can help protect them by taking small but important actions every day.
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Danger on the ocean floor: First field guide to marine dinoflagellates at bottom of the sea

Danger on the ocean floor: First field guide to marine dinoflagellates at bottom of the sea | Marine Conservation Research | Scoop.it
Marine biologists have authored the world’s first field guide covering marine benthic dinoflagellates. These tiny single-celled organisms have a world-wide distribution and, among others, cause the disease “ciguatera,” the most common type of fish poisoning.
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They Aren't Always Smiling: Skin Lesions and Deformities Plague Wild Dolphins - National Geographic

They Aren't Always Smiling: Skin Lesions and Deformities Plague Wild Dolphins - National Geographic | Marine Conservation Research | Scoop.it
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They Aren't Always Smiling: Skin Lesions and Deformities Plague Wild Dolphins
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Trash in the ocean. (Sketch by the author from the book Dolphin Confidential).
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Mission Blue ~ "No ocean, no life. No life, no us."

Mission Blue ~ "No ocean, no life. No life, no us." | Marine Conservation Research | Scoop.it
I: “Aren’t you a radical about protecting the oceans?”
SE: “If I seem like a radical, it may be because I see things that others do not.”
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Oceana celebrates the creation of three protected fishing areas in the Balearic Islands

Oceana celebrates the creation of three protected fishing areas in the Balearic Islands | Marine Conservation Research | Scoop.it
Source: Oceana Last 11th August, Official State Gazette (BOE) announces the protection from trawling of the coralligenous and rhodolith seabeds of the summits of Ausias March and Emile Baudot, two seamounts in the channel of Mallorca, and the Fort...
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Israeli Scientists Protect Coral by Taking Rainforests Underwater - Triple Pundit

Israeli Scientists Protect Coral by Taking Rainforests Underwater - Triple Pundit | Marine Conservation Research | Scoop.it
Israeli Scientists Protect Coral by Taking Rainforests Underwater
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The coral reforestation not only helps regenerate coral communities, but they also provide a vibrant marine ecology for those around them.
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Older coral species more hardy, biologists say

Older coral species more hardy, biologists say | Marine Conservation Research | Scoop.it
An examination of disease patterns in 14 species of Caribbean corals facing stressors like climate change and pollution shows older species are faring better. The newly-published research could give clues about what coral reefs will look like in the future. "Species that have been around over longer periods of time have been exposed to more environmental and biological stressors, and they have survived, so it seems logical to expect that they would have better base immunity or be better adapted to respond to new stresses" said one author.
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Fish and coral smell a bad neighborhood: Marine protected areas might not be enough to help overfished reefs recover

Fish and coral smell a bad neighborhood: Marine protected areas might not be enough to help overfished reefs recover | Marine Conservation Research | Scoop.it
Pacific corals and fish can both smell a bad neighborhood, and use that ability to avoid settling in damaged reefs. Damaged coral reefs emit chemical cues that repulse young coral and fish, discouraging them from settling in the degraded habitat, according to new research. The study shows for the first time that coral larvae can smell the difference between healthy and damaged reefs when they decide where to settle.
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GHOST FISHING: Derelict fishing nets have turned the bottom of the sea into a death trap

GHOST FISHING: Derelict fishing nets have turned the bottom of the sea into a death trap | Marine Conservation Research | Scoop.it

GHOST FISHING: 

Quartz, August 14, 2014

DERELICT FISHING NETS HAVE TURNED THE BOTTOM OF THE SEA INTO A DEATH TRAP.

Each year, at least 640,000 tonnes of nets and other fishing gear goes overboard and never comes back. But just because it’s lost to the sea doesn’t mean that derelict gear stops doing its jobs. The lobster pots, crab traps and dense thickets of nets that litter the sea bottom keep snaring fish and other animals for years or even decades after they go missing.
     It’s impossible to estimate how many marine animals are killed each year by “ghost fishing,” as the problem is known. However, the mosaic of local reports suggests staggering numbers—many of them of commercially valuable or endangered species. In Puget Sound, ghost gear is thought to kill more 3.5 million animals a year, including nearly 25 seals, porpoises and other marine mammals a week.  http://qz.com/247942/derelict-fishing-nets-have-turned-the-bottom-of-the-sea-into-a-death-trap-2/

 

                         EXCEPTIONAL DOCUMENTARY (1:29:00)

                    "PLANET OCEAN" - WHO OWNS THE OCEANS?

                     How The Health of The Oceans Are The Pivot

                         For all of Earth's Healthy Eco Systems

                https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eH1s9GCqPKo

 

 

                                                   DEEP END

THE DISASTER WE'VE WROUGHT ON THE WORLD'S OCEANS MAY BE IRREVOCABLE  http://sco.lt/5pUYyX

 

Mongabay, November 18, 2013
▶  NEW STUDY: NEARLY HALF A MILLION SEABIRDS DIE IN GILLNETS EVERY YEAR, BUT SOLUTIONS EXIST http://news.mongabay.com/2013/1118-seabirds-die-by-gillnets-solution.html

 

                                                           WATCH

                                               DEADLY BY-CATCH

TWO THIRDS OF HEALTHY FISH BROUGHT ON TO FISHING VESSELS ARE THROWN BACK INTO THE SEA - DEADLY BYCATCH:  http://sco.lt/6jvCXx

 

gCaptain, February 14, 2012

▶  CAPABLE OF FISHING 76,000 HOOKS PER DAY, JENSEN TO DESIGN ONE OF WORLD'S LARGEST LONGLINER FISHING VESSELS http://gcaptain.com/jensen-design-worlds-largest/?40049

 

▶  NEW REPORT FINDS MILLIONS (NOT THOUSANDS)  OF MARINE TURTLES KILLED BY LONGLINE AND SUPER TRAWLER FISHERIES http://sco.lt/5ipXN3

 

 ▶  $400 BILLION CORPORATE FISHING FLEETS EMPTYING OUR OCEANS http://sco.lt/7ABxHV

 

June 25, 2013 Treehugger
▶  OCEAN SEAFLOOR COVERED IN TRASH: Researchers study 18,000 hours of deep sea footage, find ocean seafloor is covered in trash http://www.treehugger.com/ocean-conservation/researchers-study-18000-hours-deep-sea-footage-ocean-seafloor-covered-trash.html

 

March 27, 2013 CNN
▶  OVERFISHED AND UNDER-PROTECTED: OCEANS ON THE BRINK OF COLLAPSE http://edition.cnn.com/2013/03/22/world/oceans-overfishing-climate-change/index.html?hpt=ias_t2

 

▶  WRECKING THE OCEAN ECOSYSTEM : OVERFISHING DESTROYING FOOD SOURCE FOR OCEAN SPECIES http://sco.lt/5T7ZGj

 

 ▶  100 MILLION A YEAR JUST FOR THEIR FINS. SHARK POPULATIONS PLUMMET BY 90% http://sco.lt/7kHqLZ

 

                                                    VIDEO:

              NO SUPER TRAWLERS.  NOT HERE, NOT ANYWHERE

                                        http://sco.lt/8fhDH7

 

 Conservation Magazine, May 09, 2014
▶  JUST $200 PER FISHING VESSEL COULD SAVE THOUSANDS OF ALBATROSSES FROM INDUSTRIAL FISHING GEAR. The commercial fisheries aren’t going to stop their business for the seabirds.  it’s all too easy for a seabird to get caught up in the fishing gear that trails behind a fishing boat, and when they do, it’s usually fatal. In 2004-2005, an estimated 15,500 birds were killed that way off of South Africa. Pelagic albatrosses and petrels are particularly hard-hit,  http://conservationmagazine.org/2014/05/just-200-per-fishing-vessel-could-save-thousands-of-albatrosses/

 

 World Fishing & Aquaculture, January 14, 2014
▶  PROJECT TO REDUCE THE NUMBER OF SEABIRDS CAUGHT IN INDUSTRIAL TRAWLER FISHING WIRES http://www.worldfishing.net/news101/industry-news/project-to-reduce-the-number-of-seabirds-caught-in-fishing-wires

 

TakePart, October 6, 2013
▶  GREENPEACE'S OUTRAGE AGAINST MONSTER FISHING TRAWLERS LIKE THE FV MARGIRIS - Capable of sucking up 7,000 tons of fish in 1,800-foot long nets, giant ships kill off oceans and  small fishermen http://www.takepart.com/article/2013/10/06/greenpeace-overfishing-trawlers

 

▶  ANTARCTIC ICE LOSS HAVING PROFOUND EFFECTS ON OCEAN FLOOR ECOLOGY AND SEA LIFE http://sco.lt/7mgaTR

 

 

Huffington Post Green, October 22, 2013
▶  THE URGENCY OF PROTECTING THE OCEAN: A SOCIAL DEMAND http://www.huffingtonpost.com/cristina-narbona/the-urgency-of-protecting-ocean_b_4123464.html

 

BBC Science and Environment

▶ HEALTH OF WORLD'S OCEANS DETERIORATING EVEN FASTER THAN SCIENTISTS PREVIOUSLY THOUGHT http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/science-environment-24369244

 

 

 

 

 

 


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Scientists want end to traditional trophy fishing of threatened species - Science AAAS

Scientists want end to traditional trophy fishing of threatened species - Science  AAAS | Marine Conservation Research | Scoop.it
Scientists want end to traditional trophy fishing of threatened species Science AAAS In their study, published online before print in Marine Policy, the researchers found that 85 of those species are listed as either vulnerable, endangered, or...
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'Mission Blue' film charts scientist's quest to save oceans - GMA News

'Mission Blue' film charts scientist's quest to save oceans - GMA News | Marine Conservation Research | Scoop.it
New York Daily News 'Mission Blue' film charts scientist's quest to save oceans GMA News NEW YORK - From the Galapagos Islands to Australia's Coral Sea and a marine park off the coast of Mexico, the documentary "Mission Blue" navigates the journey...
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PETA Ridicules SeaWorld Plans to Double Size of Orca Tanks - Times of San Diego

PETA Ridicules SeaWorld Plans to Double Size of Orca Tanks - Times of San Diego | Marine Conservation Research | Scoop.it
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PETA Ridicules SeaWorld Plans to Double Size of Orca Tanks
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Artist's conception of SeaWorld's new killer whale home.
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Meet The Rescued Pup Who Is Saving Orca Populations With His Nose

Meet The Rescued Pup Who Is Saving Orca Populations With His Nose | Marine Conservation Research | Scoop.it
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Sea meadows 'lost like rain forests'

Sea meadows 'lost like rain forests' | Marine Conservation Research | Scoop.it
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Seagrass is vital as a breeding ground for commercially important fish and many other species.

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