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

The Top 10 Oldest Living Things on Earth ~ #Nautilus  cephalopod | Rescue our Ocean's & it's species from Man's Pollution! | 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


Via pdjmoo
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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

 

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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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#ToothfishPoachers! #SamSimon arrived in LaRochelle : Grand Port via @CaptPaulWatson

#ToothfishPoachers! #SamSimon arrived in LaRochelle :  Grand Port via @CaptPaulWatson | Rescue our Ocean's & it's species from Man's Pollution! | Scoop.it
Ce curieux bateau appartient à l’ONG écologiste Sea Shepherd, qui navigue sur toutes les mers du monde pour protéger les espèces marines en danger Heure d’arrivée estimée : 9 heures. Ce...
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Courtesy of Capt Paul Watson :

The SAM SIMON has arrived in LaRochelle, France today. It's been a long voyage having departed from Wellington, New Zealand on December 8th, 2014. The SAM SIMON will depart from LaRochelle for Bremen, Germany on Monday, April 27th.

A warm welcome to France to Captain Sid Chakravarty and his international crew from myself and Sea Shepherd France.Today they have all earned a great day of shore leave after their historic voyage to shut down toothfish poachers in the Southern Ocean.

I will be in Lille today and arriving in LaRochelle tomorrow to greet the crew and to present them with their crew service and sea-time certificates

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Watch a #CruiseShip #Pollute as Much as 13 Million Cars—in One Day! #EnvironmentalDamage #OceanSpecies

The industry is growing, and so is the environmental damage to the world's oceans.
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#Oyster growers win permit for new anti-shrimp spray in bay ~ #pesticide !!! via @hen4

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#Warmbodied fish 'swim twice as fast as cold-bodied species' e.g #GrtWhiteShark is warmbodied

#Warmbodied fish 'swim twice as fast as cold-bodied species' e.g #GrtWhiteShark is warmbodied | Rescue our Ocean's & it's species from Man's Pollution! | Scoop.it
Warm bodied fish, such as the Great White shark, can swim more than twice as fast as cold-bodied species, according to new research.
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#TheWipeOut New mass #extinction event #identified by #geologists ~ 96% of species

#TheWipeOut New mass #extinction event #identified by #geologists ~ 96% of species | Rescue our Ocean's & it's species from Man's Pollution! | Scoop.it
An international team of researchers proposes adding an extra mass extinction to the current list of five.
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Shedding light on the darkest ages of Earth's natural history

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#GhostFishing Earth Day Is All About the #Oceans ~ #Nets left, last too long = Many species #deaths!

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Not Fit for Purpose - The #UK's Low Level #Radioactive #Waste Strategy #Environment!

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Sent today to the UK Consultation of Low Level Radioactive Waste Strategy. The CONsultation  on dispersal of wastes to the environment can be emailed here:  NILLWStrategy@decc.gsi.gov.uk    by 21st...
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#BREAKINGnews #Dead #Dolphins In #Fukushima #Stranding Found With White #Radiated Lungs! + @CaptPaulWatsons ...

#BREAKINGnews #Dead #Dolphins In #Fukushima #Stranding Found With White #Radiated Lungs! + @CaptPaulWatsons ... | Rescue our Ocean's & it's species from Man's Pollution! | Scoop.it
Japanese scientists are saying they have never seen anything like what they discovered after autopsying a massive group of dolphins that ended up dead after being
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Courtesy of Capt Paul Watson: 

A Nation in Denial, a Planet in Peril.

Commentary by Captain Paul Watson

Japan is the most terrifying nation on Earth if you are a dolphin or a whale, or for that matter any living thing that lives in the waters around Japan. It should also be seen as terrifying to anyone who lives in Japan or anywhere else on the Pacific Rim, if they had the courage to look the truth in the eye, rather than to remain in constant and fearful denial of the radioactive elephant in the room.

The Japanese media has very little to say about Fukushima. The censored news seeps out in a intermittent trickle and is available for those who bother to pay attention, but it is never reported for what it - a civilization shattering, ecological apocalypse in the making.

Japan does not want to inform the world of the truth and Japanese pride prevents the world from assisting Japan to find a solution.

The international public is in such denial that Tokyo was foolishly chosen as the site for the 2020 Olympics despite the fact there may not be a Tokyo in 2020 to actually host the events. Such a thought is unthinkable and therefore unspeakable.

Such a prediction will be met of course with howls of indignation in response to my Cassandrian views of doom and gloom. It is to be expected. People do not want to hear such things. It causes anxiety and leads to depression. After all, what can be done about it? So let the party continue, and let us all forget that Cassandra was right and her curse was to not be believed. 

It reminds me of when I was a child and I spilt a bottle of Indian ink on the hard word floor of our house. I was scared of the consequences for what would happen when my father returned home. So I poured bleached on the ink stain but that only made the problem worse. All I could think of after that failed attempt to clean up the damage was to cover the scene of the crime with a carpet and hope that my father would not notice. When he came home, he noticed of course and the guilt on my face quickly overcame the denial in my voice. The consequence that followed was felt quite severely.

The Japanese media understands the seriousness of the problem yet the powers that be feel it is their duty to keep their own people in the dark. The message they continually churn out is, "Yes it is a serious situation, but it is not so serious that our illustrious government will not be able to handle it."

In 2011 when I appeared on a Japanese television show, the audience actually gasped when I said that their government was lying to them about Fukushima. The moderator for the show pointed his finger at me and viciously yelled, "you lie."

However the evidence cannot be buried forever. And this week further evidence was tossed onto a Japanese beach after scores of dolphins were found dead, all with white lungs. The cause of death was ischemia, an affliction linked to slow exposure to radiation.

As the radioactive groundwater seeps outward from Fukushima every day towards Tokyo, the city carries on, deliberately oblivious of the deadly threat creeping ever closer. It can't be seen, it can't be heard, there is no smell. It is simply the slow  stalking, quiet threat of the twisting insidious tentacles of an extremely powerful force created in the bowels of a manmade reactor and unleashed by the unpredictable forces of nature.

The dolphins in the waters around Japan have had to run the gauntlet of vicious killers in places like Futo, Iki and Taiji for decades. They have been slaughtered by the tens of thousands by the harpooners of Iwate. And now there appears to be absolutely no escape from the terrible destruction caused by humankind. Those that avoid the spears and harpoons of the killers now face the invisible spears of an insane society.

There are no safe waters around Japan and now the Fukushima poison has been found in tuna off of California and salmon off Alaska.

Pandora's lethal box was cracked wide open on March 11th, 2011 and every day since then, tons of radioactive water has seeped into the groundwater reserves or has been pumped directly into the sea.

It does not take a nuclear engineer to understand that dumping radioactive material anywhere is not the wisest thing to do. However business decisions are not made taking into account long term effects on the environment or human health. Our economic system is dependent upon short term considerations for both profits and politics.

The nuclear age began in Japan with the horrific incineration of tens of thousands of people and yet Japan of all nations embraced the nuclear genie and built the reactors to bring forth the gift of energy. Unfortunately they placed their reactors in areas prone to disruption by earthquakes and tsunamis, and that coupled with political corruption and a society that unquestionably believes every word that their government tells them brought them to the place they find themselves now - before the slowly opening door of of Fukushima consequences.

Subconsciously the Japanese have always understood the threat of the nuclear genie. They brought it to the movie screens in the form of Gojira. Godzilla represented the consequences of unleashed radiation. Today Godzilla is rising from the depths of the sea. An invisible, silent monster of unfathomable power and toxicity. The dead dolphins on the beach in Japan have been struck down by this monster, their bodies are the harbinger's of the rising of this Pandoric vengeance against a humanity that has chosen to live outside the laws of nature.

My Cassandrian predictions for the future are these. 1. These white lunged dolphin deaths will increase. 2. radioactive levels in North Pacific fish will increase. 3. there will be rising levels of cancers in Japan radiating out from Fukushima. 4. government efforts to suppress information will increase. 5. The Olympics will not be held in Japan in 2020.

What should we do?  1. Make Fukushima clean-up a priority by all nations. 2. Expose the truth and demand that a united effort by all nations be made to address the problem and to find solutions. 3. Dismantle all nuclear reactors. 4. Dispose of all nuclear weapons. In other words put the nuclear genie back into the bottle.

My final prediction about all of this is that none of the above solutions will be implemented because the human species is ecologically insane and I will be viewed as insane for pointing it out.

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5 Shocking #Photos of What It’s Like to Swim in #Ocean #PlasticPollution

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Divers swimming with manta rays in Bali also got up close and personal with the ocean plastic crisis.
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'3D Cryosat' tracks #Arctic winter sea #ice

'3D Cryosat' tracks #Arctic winter sea #ice | Rescue our Ocean's & it's species from Man's Pollution! | Scoop.it
Although Arctic sea ice set a record this year for its lowest ever satellite-observed winter extent - that was not the case for its volume, new data reveals.
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#BreakingNews Federal Fisheries Regulators #Halt West Coast #Sardine Season v @MissionBlue

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Federal regulators on Wednesday approved an early closure of commercial sardine fishing off Oregon, Washington and California to prevent overfishing.The deci...
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#Warning over #aerosol #climatefix ~ #Risky !!!

#Warning over #aerosol #climatefix ~ #Risky !!! | Rescue our Ocean's & it's species from Man's Pollution! | Scoop.it
Any attempts to engineer the climate are likely to result in "different" climate change, rather than its elimination, new results suggest.
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#Hastings #fishermen seek 'fair share' - BBC News #ChuckingCODaway! #Greenpeace

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In the tightly contested seat of Hastings and Rye, it is the topic of fishing quotas that has become a key election issue
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Greenpeace has just been granted a judicial review of the current domestic share allocation. It argues that under the new EU rules it could be unlawful.

Will McCallum is from Greenpeace: "We’re not saying that the quota needs to be taken away from all the big boats and given to the small boats; we are just saying that the small ones should be right at the very front. They are the ones that fish sustainably, they are the ones that provide jobs in coastal jobs in coastal towns, and they boost the local economy, and they deserve to have their fair share of the quota."

In the fishermen’s cafe, Mark Woodley is now out of his oilskins, holding a cup of tea and biting into a cheese sandwich. How does he see his future?

"It’s not very good, is it? I mean, we’re all in our fifties. In another 10 years, we'll be gone anyway.

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Pls Sign #Endangered Species Coalition #MountainTopRemoval #USFWS

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#Victory! #WAZA suspends dolphin hunting aquariums.

#Victory! #WAZA suspends dolphin hunting aquariums. | Rescue our Ocean's & it's species from Man's Pollution! | Scoop.it
I have huge news! You made the world’s largest zoo body take action, and put Japanese aquariums under enormous pressure to stop fuelling dolphin hunting. It’s a significant step towards shutting down these horrific hunts for good.

Following our global petition and legal action, the World Association of Zoos and Aquariums (WAZA) has thrown out its Japanese member (JAZA) for participating in the brutal Taiji dolphin hunts.

Whether you signed the petition, wrote on WAZA’s Facebook page, or supported the legal action, this victory for dolphins is all thanks to you.

While this is an important win, there are still countless animals suffering at the hands of zoos and aquariums. That’s why AFD is continuing its legal battle against WAZA.

Please help us keep up the fight by donating now - https://www.afd.org.au/member/donation

Thank you for being part of the global campaign to shame WAZA into action – there’s no doubt our voices are being heard.

Sarah
CEO | Australia for Dolphins
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Pls #TakeAction: #Protect Millions of #Atlantic #Menhaden & Their Predators an important part of #ecosystem!

Pls #TakeAction: #Protect Millions of #Atlantic #Menhaden & Their Predators an important part of #ecosystem! | Rescue our Ocean's & it's species from Man's Pollution! | Scoop.it
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#Wading #birds' tastes in #Hebridean machair revealed #Lapwing

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Wading birds' preferences for the grassland types that make up Hebridean coastal meadows are revealed in a new report.
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#RacingExtinction ~ "Why are we throwing an #Ocean away"! it took billions of yrs to #evolve vid 2.38m

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Courtesy of Dr. @sylviaEarle

In Racing Extinction, a team of artists and activists exposes the hidden world of extinction with never-before seen images that could change the way we view our planet. http://vimeo.com/95903058

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#Arran diver 'Howard Wood' wins prestigious #environmental #award! #MPA's

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A diver from the Isle of Arran in Scotland wins one of the world's most prestigious environmental awards.
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Only a third of average #rainfall with April almost over = #drought #disease

A drier than average April is raising fears of a potential drought, but forecasters predict some rain is on the way
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#BreakingNEWS An absolute disaster including the #dispersant #NRDC ~ Still goes on!

#BreakingNEWS An absolute disaster including the #dispersant #NRDC ~ Still goes on! | Rescue our Ocean's & it's species from Man's Pollution! | Scoop.it
We must protect our natural resources for our health and future generations. Join me and take action today.
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National Wildlife Federation >  http://www.nwf.org/News-and-Magazines/Media-Center/News-by-Topic/Wildlife/2015/04-17-15-Restoration-groups-call-on-President-Obama.aspx

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#Scientists #film #SpermWhale 'doing laps' of underwater camera in #GulfofMexico

#Scientists #film #SpermWhale 'doing laps' of underwater camera in #GulfofMexico | Rescue our Ocean's & it's species from Man's Pollution! | Scoop.it
A sperm whale surprises scientists carrying our research in the Gulf of Mexico as it circulates their equipment.
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#TOXICtimes! #RioOlympics: #Pollution blamed for #deadFish in rowing lake

#TOXICtimes! #RioOlympics: #Pollution blamed for #deadFish in rowing lake | Rescue our Ocean's & it's species from Man's Pollution! | Scoop.it
Tonnes of dead fish are being removed from a lake in the centre of Rio de Janeiro in Brazil, which is due to host rowing and canoeing events at the 2016 Olympic Games.
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Local politicians say it is a natural phenomenon, but many scientists say it is the result of pollution and waste.

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How #Octopuses co-ordinate their arms

How #Octopuses co-ordinate their arms | Rescue our Ocean's & it's species from Man's Pollution! | Scoop.it
Researchers reveal the secrete of an octopus's unique movement, revealing how the animals co-ordinate their eight, flexible arms.
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The study is the first detailed analysis of exactly how octopuses manages to move without a rigid skeleton.

 

How octopuses control and move their soft bodies is of interest to engineers who aim to design biologically inspired robots.

"People want to build soft robots for medical purposes and rescue operations," said Dr Guy Levy, one of the researchers involved in the project.

Such soft-bodied, octopus-inspired arms would no be limited by fixed joints, he explained. This could be useful to access narrow, difficult to reach spaces - perhaps getting help to people trapped at the scene of a collapsed building

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#Microplastics - scrub it out #MarineConservationSociety ~ courtesy of @mcsuk #Foodchain #LifeInOcean

#Microplastics - scrub it out  #MarineConservationSociety ~ courtesy of @mcsuk  #Foodchain #LifeInOcean | Rescue our Ocean's & it's species from Man's Pollution! | Scoop.it
Scrub it out!. Over half the facial exfoliators available in the UK use tiny plastic microbeads. Please pledge to encourage businesses to stop this unnecessary use of plastic. Help us scrub it out!
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And adding @photo_cj  They also come from washing Micro fibre fleeces FINER filters needed on washing machines?

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