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The Top 10 Oldest Living Things on Earth ~ #Nautilus cephalopod

The Top 10 Oldest Living Things on Earth ~ #Nautilus  cephalopod | Now is the Time to Help our Oceans & it's Species ! | Scoop.it

You could probably nitpick some of these life forms within a million years here, a million years there... but the fact remains that these animals have been around a LONG @#$% time. They've achieved apparent perfection in their environment.... http://www.ranker.com/list/the-top-10-oldest-living-things-on-earth/analise.dubner


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500 million years

The "living fossil". The nautilus is the only shelled cephalopod. Long ago they were more varied and far more prosperous, but today there are only six species of nautilus, all limited to the Indo-Pacific. Still, way to hang in there, pal.
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#Sharks are #entitled to their #domain

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How vain do we want to be as a culture? How disconnected with our natural environment?

Via Kathy Dowsett
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TAKE  ACTION  here>>  https://www.greenpeace.org.au/action/?cid=60&src=TW1&utm_source=twitter&utm_medium=blog&utm_term=010814_1101&utm_campaign=Arctic&txtArea=twitter

 

& HERE pls>  https://secure.marineconservation.org.au/donate.php?campid=701900000006XVIAA2

 

Ban Drumlines & Shark Nets in South Africa:  https://secure.avaaz.org/en/petition/KwaZuluNatal_Sharks_Board_Ban_Drumlines_Shark_Nets_in_South_Africa/?wowBBbb

 

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Petition to STOP illegal killing of 'juvenile Sharks' into a jar! https://secure.avaaz.org/en/petition/Make_putting_sharks_in_a_jar_illegal/?towBBbb

 

 

Outrage over EPA shark-cull decision: http://www.projectaware.org/update/outrage-over-epa-shark-cull-decision

 

Global shark crisis! - POWERFUL VIDEO: 3.22m http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jSaxDGdet4g&feature=youtu.be

 

 SHARK deterrent Wetsuit:  http://www.ted.com/talks/hamish_jolly_a_shark_deterrent_wetsuit_and_it_s_not_what_you_think

 

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VICTORY for SHARKS   http://www.seashepherd.org/news-and-media/2014/09/11/victory-for-australias-sharks-1625#.VBJSPECsjSQ.twitter

 

23.5.14 ~ 

Comment: WA's shark cull didn't answer the big ocean safety questions:  http://www.sbs.com.au/news/article/2014/05/23/comment-was-shark-cull-didnt-answer-big-ocean-safety-questions

 

8.5.14 ~  

Australia: More than 170 sharks caught under controversial cull program:  http://edition.cnn.com/2014/05/08/world/asia/australia-shark-cull/index.html?hpt=hp_c4

 

 

 

29 April 2014, 9.30pm BST

WA shark cull season ends, and ocean users don’t want it to return:  http://theconversation.com/wa-shark-cull-season-ends-and-ocean-users-dont-want-it-to-return-26038

 

 

 

19.4.14 ~ 

Live tracking of tagged sharks still not on SharkSmart website http://www.perthnow.com.au/news/western-australia/live-tracking-of-tagged-sharks-still-not-on-sharksmart-website/story-fnhocxo3-1226889964661

 

 

14.4.14 ~ 

Australia Wants to Selectively Slaughter Sharks for Three More Years:  https://news.vice.com/articles/australia-wants-to-selectively-slaughter-sharks-for-three-more-years

 

13.4.14 ~  Leave the SHARKs aloan!  http://www.sbs.com.au/news/article/2014/04/13/activists-sink-teeth-was-shark-baiting-programme

 

 10.4.14 ~ 

A shark cull divides a nation:  http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/magazine-26937924

 

 

24.3.14 ~ 

Shark cull policy in Western Australia faces fresh challenge from Greens: http://www.theguardian.com/environment/2014/mar/24/shark-cull-policy-in-western-australia-faces-fresh-challenge-from-greens

Party brings in private member's bill to tackle an environmental exemption it dismisses as a 'cynical PR exercise'

 

 

 14.3.14 ~ Why Saving Sharks is a Good Investment:  http://blog.oceanconservancy.org/2014/03/14/the-real-life-shark-tank-why-saving-sharks-is-a-good-investment/

 

 

13.3.14 ~ 

WA Shark Cull Update - EPA rules out assessment despite 23,000 public submissions:::  http://www.seashepherd.org.au/news-and-media/2014/03/13/wa-shark-cull-update-epa-rules-out-assessment-despite-23000-public-submissions-1586

 

 

 

26.2.14 ~ Shark victim's mother takes court action against shark cull

Read more: http://www.watoday.com.au/wa-news/shark-victims-mother-takes-court-action-against-shark-cull-20140226-33hfx.html#ixzz2uX1blsK6

 

 

26.2.14 ~ 

Sea Shepherd seeks injunction to stop WA shark cull:  http://au.news.yahoo.com/a/21709551/sea-shepherd-seeks-injunction-to-stop-wa-shark-cull/

 

23.2.14 ~ 

Western Australia's shark cull will hit breeding stock of great whitesListen to the scientific community and look at the evidence from Hawaii to South Africa. Killing sharks doesn't work>>   http://www.theguardian.com/environment/2014/feb/23/western-australia-shark-cull-great-whites

 

 

22.2.14 >>

Morning of cruelty, inhumanity and slaughter in the South West as Barnett's war on nature rages on: http://www.seashepherd.org.au/news-and-media/2014/02/22/morning-of-cruelty-inhumanity-and-slaughter-in-the-south-west-1577

 

18.2.14 ~ 

 

http://www.theguardian.com/world/2014/feb/18/shark-cull-condemned-after-attacks-fall-five-year-low?CMP=twt_gu

 

16.2.14 ~  Are shark shields a solution for Western Australia? :  http://www.sbs.com.au/news/article/2014/02/16/shark-shields-better-drum-lines-alp   via @free_dive & @Seasaver 

 

 

13.2.14 ~ 

Jackie Chan interview: 'They served me shark fin soup and I said no way':  http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/worldnews/asia/china/10635496/Jackie-Chan-interview-They-served-me-shark-fin-soup-and-I-said-no-way.html

 

12.2.14 ~ All captured animals so far are reportedly tiger sharks, with white and bull sharks also targeted by the program. While the program was designed to reduce the risk of fatal shark attacks, it also poses a threat to shark populations.>>  http://theconversation.com/explainer-sharks-why-size-and-species-matter-22535

 

 

 

 

12.2.14   ~  http://www.theguardian.com/world/2014/feb/12/shark-cull-government-in-clear-breach-of-international-obligations?CMP=twt_gu

 

 6.2.14 ~ http://www.seashepherd.org.au/news-and-media/2014/02/06/western-australias-indiscriminate-killing-of-precious-marine-life-rages-on-1567#.Uvfi08MJzvs.twitter

 

 

The Duke of Cambridge, David Beckham and Yao Ming joined forces to speak out, as fathers, against the illegal wildlife trade. They spoke about the much needed protection of elephants, rhinos and sharks for future generations::  http://www.virgin.com/unite/take-action/film-when-the-buying-stops-the-killing-can-too

 

Inside the Biggest SHARK Abattoir:

 

 http://www.scmp.com/news/china/article/1415351/inside-worlds-biggest-shark-abattoir-shocking-pictures-show-scale

 

11.1.14  ~  

This could be the year we start to save, not slaughter, the shark: http://www.theguardian.com/environment/2014/jan/11/shark-finning-in-decline-in-far-east

 

10.1.14  ~  SeaShepherd welcomes Ban on SharkFinning in NZ:  http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PO1401/S00016/sea-shepherd-welcomes-ban-of-shark-finning-in-nz-water.htm

 

10.1.14 ~ Diver who swims with Sharks http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2537040/Diver-swims-sharks-reveals-fear-makes-encounters-unpredictable-detect-racing-heart-beat.html

 

9.1.14 ~ SeaShepherd: http://www.seashepherd.org.au/news-and-media/2014/01/09/sea-shepherd-shark-update-france-and-australia-1556

 

Everyone knows they enter blue water at their peril. We do so at the risk of numerous possible misadventures, of which shark attack is the most remote.

 

What happens when SHARKS disappear:  http://baronvonmerkens.tumblr.com/post/72961850156/thingsofthewild-laureola

 

Australians oppose Cull  http://www.seashepherd.org.au/news-and-media/2014/01/04/australians-oppose-cull-of-protected-great-white-sharks-by-barnett-government-1553

 

Shark Cull.....is NOT the answer 
http://www.abc.net.au/news/2014-01-04/jeff-hansen/5184688

 

More>>  
http://www.theguardian.com/environment/2013/dec/27/sharks-to-be-shot-and-dumped?CMP=twt_gu

 

http://uk.news.yahoo.com/australia-sharks-twitter-warn-swimmers-053242664.html?vp=1#Q92yy9M

 

More>>  http://www.sail-world.com/UK/Sea-Shepherd,-others-opposed-to-culling-of-Great-White-Sharks/117827

 

Overfishing of Sharks harms Coral Reefs >>  http://yottafire.com/2013/12/overfishing-sharks-harming-coral-reefs/

 

Sharks to be baited, shot at sea for being more than 3metres long:  http://au.news.yahoo.com/thewest/latest/a/20471641/sharks-to-be-baited-shot-at-sea/

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NEED to add this link: Live tracking of tagged sharks still not on SharkSmart website<br>:: http://www.perthnow.com.au/news/western-australia/live-tracking-of-tagged-sharks-still-not-on-sharksmart-website/story-fnhocxo3-1226889964661
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#Taiji Fishermen Capture This Season's First Captive Whales Bound For #MarineParks #tweet4taiji

#Taiji Fishermen Capture This Season's First Captive Whales Bound For #MarineParks #tweet4taiji | Now is the Time to Help our Oceans & it's Species ! | Scoop.it
For the love of animals. Pass it on.(RT @FFFashionforher: Taiji Fishermen Capture This Season's First Captive Whales Bound For Marine Parks http://t.co/f4LE1128GL)...
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#Pollution linked to #lethal #SeaTurtle #tumors ~ #Urban & #Farm #runOff in #Hawaii

#Pollution linked to #lethal #SeaTurtle #tumors ~ #Urban & #Farm #runOff in #Hawaii | Now is the Time to Help our Oceans & it's Species ! | Scoop.it
Polluted urban and farm runoff in Hawaii has been linked to lethal tumors in endangered sea turtles.
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How #plankton gets #jetlagged: Hormone that govern sleep and jet lag in humans also drives mass migration of plankton

How #plankton gets #jetlagged: Hormone that govern sleep and jet lag in humans also drives mass migration of plankton | Now is the Time to Help our Oceans & it's Species ! | Scoop.it
A hormone that governs sleep and jet lag in humans may also drive the mass migration of plankton in the ocean, scientists have found. The molecule in question, melatonin, is essential to maintain our daily rhythm, and scientists have now discovered that it governs the nightly migration of a plankton species from the surface to deeper waters. The findings indicate that melatonin’s role in controlling daily rhythms probably evolved early in the history of animals, and hold hints to how our sleep patterns may have evolved.

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New images from #FlightMH370 hunt

New images from #FlightMH370 hunt | Now is the Time to Help our Oceans & it's Species ! | Scoop.it
The team looking for missing flight MH370 releases detailed images of the seabed for the first time, revealing extinct volcanoes and deep depressions.
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Colombo Express #collides with Maersk Tanjong in Port Said

Colombo Express #collides with  Maersk Tanjong in Port Said | Now is the Time to Help our Oceans & it's Species ! | Scoop.it
The 324-metre container vessel Colombo Express has collided with the 332-metre container vessel Maersk Tanjong in the Suez ...
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Courtesy of Captain Paul Watson:  

 

Captain’s Outrageous 

We Don't Need No Stinking Papers

Commentary by Captain Paul Watson

I have been operating Sea Shepherd ships since 1978 and prior to that with Greenpeace vessels since 1971. And prior to that I served in the Canadian Coast Guard, onboard the Canadian Pacific Steamship Princess Margarite, and in the Norwegian and Swedish merchant marine. I have served as Captain on over 300 voyages undertaken, including trans oceanic voyages in some of the most hostile waters in the world. I have never put a ship aground nor lost a crewmember. Not once have I had to call for a rescue from any Coast Guard. Our ships have transited the Panama, Suez, and Kiel Canals and the Straits of Magellan, the Labrador Front, the Bering Sea and the Inside passage of Alaska. We have weathered storms and navigated through heavy ice conditions without mishap. I also set a record for the furthest point south reached by any ship.

And yet I constantly still hear criticisms that our ships are not run professionally, meaning our crew and I do not have the proper papers. And it is true we don't have the proper commercial papers that they continuously allude to for the simple reason that our vessels are not commercial ships. Our vessels are registered as non-commercial yachts and therefore our officers are legally qualified to hold their positions. Some who do have commercial papers do not declare them because holding a ticket also makes you subject to disciplinary action by the nation that issued the papers if they don’t like what you are doing – like harassing poachers and illegal Japanese whalers.

If I was not properly qualified to captain any of my ships I would not be allowed to get clearance into and out of foreign ports. 

What I really find amusing is when some so called "captain" of a small coastal fishing boat berates me for not being a real captain because of what I do - which is defend life in the sea. They see legitimacy only where profits are being made and marine life is being exploited.

I doubt there are many fishermen in the world that have my experience, especially in ice- navigation and deep-sea voyages. So their criticisms are always taken with a grain of salt because they have absolutely no idea of what we do and how we do it, where we go and how we operate.

 

Our officers and crew have done amazing work over the years and we are proud of the fact that we have never lost a crewmember nor has any crewmember suffered any serious injuries. We have had over three thousand volunteers participate as crew over the years.

The Japanese whaling fleet has a fully licensed professional commercial crew and yet they have had two serious onboard fires, three deaths and numerous serious injuries.

The Exxon Valdez was operated by professionally licensed officers. And the attached clip of a recent collision between two container ships in the Suez Canal shows quite clearly that the mere possession of a piece of paper does not guarantee competence.

Last week the U.S. Coast Guard collided with a fishing vessel off Puerto Rico (ironically named the Sea Shepherd). A few years ago the Canadian Coast Guard towing a sealing boat flipped it and killed the fishermen onboard.

And then there is the case of the captain of the Concordia, that hit the rocks in Italy killing 32 people. You can't get better professional papers than being a captain of a passenger liner.

Sea Shepherd collides with vessels when we intend to collide with vessels and that is only when we have to stop their illegal activities. And we have done so without causing a single injury.

In light of so many numerous examples of disasters at sea involving officers with professional papers and the fact that Sea Shepherd has experienced zero casualties in nearly four decades of operations it is simply a sign of an ignorant bias that such accusations are made about Sea Shepherd officers and crew.

Would anyone say that the captains of the Colombo Express or the Maersk Tanjong are not competent seaman? No, because they have commercial papers.

So in answer to anyone who demands to know why we, and I don't have professionally issued licenses, the answers are 1. Not required and 2. Having such papers are not a guarantee of skill and experience 3. Having such papers would restrict our effectiveness and 4. A piece of paper issued by a government is not a guarantee of competence.

 

My preference is for experience and a passion for the job.

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FOOD SECURITY: How a fishery that was once 'a marvel of the world' died, once-teeming #cod populations

FOOD SECURITY: How a fishery that was once 'a marvel of the world' died, once-teeming #cod populations | Now is the Time to Help our Oceans & it's Species ! | Scoop.it
GRAND BRUIT, Newfoundland -- This old fishing port is a welcoming refuge for Atlantic sailors to tuck into on Newfoundland's rocky, fog-draped south coast -- except that it is empty of people today as if a plague had swept through it.
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Gov of #Denmark & #Faroese Law Enforcement Agency: #Release the 14 #SeaShepherd Volunteers

Gov of #Denmark & #Faroese Law Enforcement Agency: #Release the 14 #SeaShepherd Volunteers | Now is the Time to Help our Oceans & it's Species ! | Scoop.it
14 Sea Shepherd Volunteers were taken prisoner illegally by the Danish Navy and are being held against their will for the "crime" of protecting pilot whales from slaughter, not only are the actions against the volunteers immoral, it is illegal...
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Crew Impressions 2013 - @CoveGuardians

Crew Impressions 2013 - @CoveGuardians | Now is the Time to Help our Oceans & it's Species ! | Scoop.it
Approximately 20,000 cetaceans, including dolphins, small whales and porpoises, are killed in Japanese waters each year. (RT @Foxewise: #tweet4taijiThis image..stay with me..
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Sign the Pledge to Reduce #OceanTrash and #Pollution pls!

Sign the Pledge to Reduce #OceanTrash and #Pollution pls! | Now is the Time to Help our Oceans & it's Species ! | Scoop.it
Everyone needs to play a part in cleaning up our oceans and saving marine wildlife. Sign the pledge!
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US #GhostFishingAction: #Ghostnet #removal at the well known "Infidel" wreck. vid.5.14 by Cyrille Rio

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International and Domestic Opinion Turning #Against #JapaneseWhaling

International and Domestic Opinion Turning #Against #JapaneseWhaling | Now is the Time to Help our Oceans & it's Species ! | Scoop.it
At a conference in Slovenia last week, the International Whaling Commission voted against allowing Japan to hunt whales in the Antarctic. In an email interview, Atsushi Ishii, associate professor at Tohoku University, discussed Japan’s whaling program.
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#Shark nets for 22 WA beaches ~ #eco #SharkBarrier proved it works,Why R #Gov. not backing?

#Shark nets for 22 WA  beaches ~ #eco #SharkBarrier proved it works,Why R #Gov. not backing? | Now is the Time to Help our Oceans & it's Species ! | Scoop.it
Up to 22 WA beaches could be fitted with nets to keep out sharks after a review identified areas along the State's coast suitable for non-lethal barriers.
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How #plastic #pollution may #harm #Marinelife w/ Ceri Lewis, Tamara Galloway & Matt Cole of Uni.of #Exeter

How #plastic #pollution may #harm #Marinelife w/ Ceri Lewis, Tamara Galloway & Matt Cole of Uni.of #Exeter | Now is the Time to Help our Oceans & it's Species ! | Scoop.it
This week in the Planet Earth Podcast: Tamara Galloway, Matt Cole and Ceri Lewis of the University of Exeter talk about their research on the effects of fragments of plastics from food packaging, drinks bottles and even facial scrubs on marine wildlife.
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#SeaofBlood: Over 1000 pilot #whales #slaughtered by hunters off the #Faroe Islands

#SeaofBlood: Over 1000 pilot #whales #slaughtered by hunters off the #Faroe Islands | Now is the Time to Help our Oceans & it's Species ! | Scoop.it
WARNING: GRAPHIC IMAGES The gruesome butchering of these majestic animals goes back over 500 years and the annual summer hunt is even considered a family activity by many (RT @DailyMirror: Sea of blood: Over 1000 pilot whales slaughtered by hunters...
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#Dolphins Can now add #magnetic sense to their already impressive resume of abilities!

#Dolphins Can now add #magnetic sense to their already impressive resume of abilities! | Now is the Time to Help our Oceans & it's Species ! | Scoop.it
Dolphins can now add magnetic sense to their already impressive resume of abilities, new research suggests. (RT @OurOcean: Dolphins find magnets pretty “attractive.” (ba dum tss!
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l00k #Taiji #Dolphin #superpod sight 'spectacular' in #Pembs

l00k #Taiji #Dolphin #superpod sight 'spectacular' in #Pembs | Now is the Time to Help our Oceans & it's Species ! | Scoop.it

kA "superpod" of dolphins thought to number over 1,000 is filmed off the coast of Pembrokeshire.

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#Wildlife numbers plunge by 50% since 1970 – in #pictures !!! #Land #Rivers #Oceans

#Wildlife numbers plunge by 50% since 1970 – in #pictures !!! #Land #Rivers #Oceans | Now is the Time to Help our Oceans & it's Species ! | Scoop.it
Habitat destruction and hunting causing huge decline in wildlife population on land, in rivers and in the oceans, WWF analysis reveals
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Wildlife #camera found by beach clean youngsters ~ #Cornwall #WildlifeTrust

Wildlife #camera found by beach clean youngsters ~ #Cornwall #WildlifeTrust | Now is the Time to Help our Oceans & it's Species ! | Scoop.it
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A valuable camera lost by a diver from the Cornwall Wildlife Trust team has been returned thanks to children from St Mary's School in Penzance.
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The #ocean's shifting baseline ~ decreasing average size of fish!

The #ocean's shifting baseline ~ decreasing average size of fish! | Now is the Time to Help our Oceans & it's Species ! | Scoop.it
The ocean has degraded within our lifetimes, as shown in the decreasing average size of fish.
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#SeaWorld & co, #WAZA & #IMATA and Their Collaboration with the Dolphin Slaughter in Japan ~ @SeaShepherd #tweet4taiji

#SeaWorld & co, #WAZA & #IMATA and Their Collaboration with the Dolphin Slaughter in Japan ~ @SeaShepherd #tweet4taiji | Now is the Time to Help our Oceans & it's Species ! | Scoop.it
Established in 1977, Sea Shepherd Conservation Society (SSCS) is an international non-profit, marine wildlife conservation organization.
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#Illegal #fishing gangs targeting #eels on #RiverSevern between Gloucester and Tewkesbury says the #EnvironmentAgency

#Illegal #fishing gangs targeting #eels on #RiverSevern between Gloucester and Tewkesbury says the #EnvironmentAgency | Now is the Time to Help our Oceans & it's Species ! | Scoop.it
Gangs of illegal fishermen are said to be heading to Gloucestershire and targeting eels in the River Severn. The Environment Agency said night patrols had found groups taking fish by rod and...
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Think Blue ~ Live Blue ~ Love Blue ~ @wallacejnichols w/ #BlueMind

Think Blue ~ Live Blue ~ Love Blue ~ @wallacejnichols w/ #BlueMind | Now is the Time to Help our Oceans & it's Species ! | Scoop.it
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#Act Now! ~ #MissionBlue courtesy of the wonderful Dr. @SylviaEarle ~ #SaveOurOceans

#Act Now! ~ #MissionBlue courtesy of the wonderful Dr. @SylviaEarle ~ #SaveOurOceans | Now is the Time to Help our Oceans & it's Species ! | Scoop.it
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The #aftermath of a #cetacean drive reveals true #stress of #capture!!! #tweet4taiji

The #aftermath of a #cetacean drive reveals true #stress of #capture!!! #tweet4taiji | Now is the Time to Help our Oceans & it's Species ! | Scoop.it
The Taiji dolphin drive season in Japan began on September 1st.  This evening, a pod of pilot whales were driven into The Cove and netted off from the open ocean. Two pilot whales removed from the ...
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The answer given could not have been more clear:

It appears that some will heal, and some will scar. It seems obvious that an animal with a scar has survived the injury that caused the scar. A similar question applies to the renal lesions, which if severe and extensive, may be associated with renal failure. It seems plausible that in some cases these types of injuries will cause delayed mortality.

In short, from the drive process itself to capture, confinement and isolation, cetaceans suffer terribly, both psychologically and physically. Even when released, the scars that remain and the damage endured, can kill.

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#Shark #tagging success ~ six #GrtWhiteSharks off #WA in 8 days! #NoWAsharkCull

#Shark #tagging success ~ six #GrtWhiteSharks off #WA in 8 days! #NoWAsharkCull | Now is the Time to Help our Oceans & it's Species ! | Scoop.it
Fisheries tag six great white sharks off WA in eight days.
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