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Gulf of #Mexico could see record-sized '#deadzone' from #pollution this year ~ More below...

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Raw Story Gulf of Mexico could see record-sized 'dead zone' from pollution this year Raw Story The Gulf of Mexico could see a record-size dead zone this year of oxygen-deprived waters resulting from pollution, US scientists have cautioned based on...
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29.6.13 ~  http://thegreenregister.com/nutrient-pollution-could-cause-record-setting-dead-zone-in-gulf-of-mexico/

 

June 18, 2013  ~  http://www.noaanews.noaa.gov/stories2013/20130618_deadzone.html

 

 


Less oxygen dissolved in the water is often referred to as a “dead zone” (in red above) because most marine life either dies, or, if they are mobile such as fish, leave the area. Habitats that would normally be teeming with life become, essentially, biological deserts. 

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Scientists are expecting a very large “dead zone” in the Gulf of Mexico and a smaller than average hypoxic level in the Chesapeake Bay this year, based on several NOAA-supported forecast models.

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#Sharks are #entitled to their #domain

#Sharks are #entitled to their #domain | Now is the Time to Help our Oceans & it's Species ! | Scoop.it
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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#Shocking sight at one of #Sydney's most beautiful beaches ! A 2nd #GrtWhiteShark in 3 days!!!

#Shocking sight at one of #Sydney's most beautiful beaches !  A 2nd #GrtWhiteShark in 3 days!!! | Now is the Time to Help our Oceans & it's Species ! | Scoop.it
FIRST ON 7: The discovery of a second great white shark in three days trapped in nets at Sydney's iconic Bondi has set off fierce debate.
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Meet the #Whales

Meet the #Whales | Now is the Time to Help our Oceans & it's Species ! | Scoop.it
There are 14 species of baleen whale, such as the blue whale, in addition to the toothed whales and beaked whales. Many species of whales are endangered.
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#WA Fisheries Department #refuses to pay for whale #carcass removal as they are ... - ABC Online

#WA Fisheries Department #refuses to pay for whale #carcass removal as they are ... - ABC Online | Now is the Time to Help our Oceans & it's Species ! | Scoop.it
The WA Fisheries Department claims it is not responsible for the cost of a carcass removal, because whales are mammals, not fish.
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#Whales to be herded away from #Essex coast

#Whales to be herded away from #Essex coast | Now is the Time to Help our Oceans & it's Species ! | Scoop.it
A pod of pilot whales is spotted off the Essex coast, as efforts are made to herd the animals out to sea.
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The 40-strong group is a mile offshore between Jaywick and Brightlingsea. The mammals are not often seen close to the coast, a British Divers Marine Life Rescue spokesman said.

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#Japan to cut #Antarctic #whalehunts ~ 333 still too many! #Endangered species

#Japan to cut #Antarctic #whalehunts ~ 333 still too many!  #Endangered species | Now is the Time to Help our Oceans & it's Species ! | Scoop.it
Japan says it will slash the number of whales it hunts in the Antarctic each year.
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Tokyo said on Tuesday that the country’s ships will now target 333 minke whales annually, a fall from the 935 under the previous program; and no other type of whale, including fin whales and humpbacks, will be hunted

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#Whelk stocks under threat from #overfishing !!! - Telegraph.co.uk

#Whelk stocks under threat from #overfishing  !!! - Telegraph.co.uk | Now is the Time to Help our Oceans & it's Species ! | Scoop.it
Scientists fear whelk stocks could be under threat as the number being fished has more than doubled over 10 years
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The #vanishing world of the #CoralTriangle's sea #nomads

The #vanishing world of the #CoralTriangle's sea #nomads | Now is the Time to Help our Oceans & it's Species ! | Scoop.it
The Bajau once spent most of their lives at sea, but overfishing means that lifestyle is vanishing
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#Navy wargames to kill hundreds of #whales, #dolphins via #Sonar !!! #California

The Natural Resources Defense Council is suing the US government for allowing the Navy to train off the California coast, imperiling vast amounts of marine life. High intensity sonar used by...
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Six Species of #Sharks Awarded Long-Awaited #Protections By CMS - @SeaShepherd

Six Species of #Sharks Awarded Long-Awaited #Protections By CMS - @SeaShepherd | Now is the Time to Help our Oceans & it's Species ! | Scoop.it
On Sunday, November 9, 2014 several shark species were finally granted protection under the Convention on the Conservation of Migratory Species of Wild Animals
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The Plan to #Map #IllegalFishing From #Space ~ WIRED

The Plan to #Map #IllegalFishing From #Space ~ WIRED | Now is the Time to Help our Oceans & it's Species ! | Scoop.it
Illicit fishing goes on every day at an industrial scale. But large commercial fishers are about to get a new set of overseers: conservationists—and soon the general public—armed with space-based reconnaissance of the global fleet.
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Sea Shepherd Australia :: #Whales close to home in danger from proposed Hastings Port Expansion

Sea Shepherd Australia :: #Whales close to home in danger from proposed Hastings Port Expansion | Now is the Time to Help our Oceans & it's Species ! | Scoop.it
Whales close to home in danger from proposed Hastings Port Expansion: Whales close to home in danger from prop... http://t.co/J0fEF7tb2x
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Groundbreaking #Maps Detail #Acidity of the Earth's #Oceans » EcoWatch

Groundbreaking #Maps Detail #Acidity of the Earth's #Oceans » EcoWatch | Now is the Time to Help our Oceans & it's Species ! | Scoop.it
Scientists published maps that show a comprehensive picture of the acidity of the Earth's oceans as they absorb climate change-causing carbon emissions, causing
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#Trapped juvenile #Whale found #dead ~ #postmortem examination

#Trapped juvenile #Whale found #dead ~ #postmortem examination | Now is the Time to Help our Oceans & it's Species ! | Scoop.it
One of the group of 40 "stressed" whales has died, but the rest have swum to deeper water off the coast, experts say.
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40 trapped #Whales steered to #safety off #Essex coast

40 trapped #Whales steered to #safety off #Essex coast | Now is the Time to Help our Oceans & it's Species ! | Scoop.it
A pod of 40 whales that had moved into shallow water off the Essex coast are being steered to safety.
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Has '#Darwin's Dilemma' Finally Been Solved?

Has '#Darwin's Dilemma' Finally Been Solved? | Now is the Time to Help our Oceans & it's Species ! | Scoop.it
Though the theory of evolution has long been accepted as scientific fact, scientists have always had trouble reconciling Darwin's notion of gradual evolution by natural selection with a sudden explosion of new species around 530 million years ago.

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Thunnus orientalis (Pacific #Bluefin Tuna) Vulnerable due to #Overfishing for #Sushi !

Thunnus orientalis (Pacific #Bluefin Tuna)  Vulnerable due to #Overfishing for #Sushi ! | Now is the Time to Help our Oceans & it's Species ! | Scoop.it
RT @IUCNRedList: Pacific Bluefin #Tuna now listed as Vulnerable due to #overfishing for #sushi market: http://t.co/vtxtpnN8MV http://t.co/F…;
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#Mapping the World's (Few) #Protected #Seas via @NatGeo

#Mapping the World's (Few) #Protected #Seas via @NatGeo | Now is the Time to Help our Oceans & it's Species ! | Scoop.it
Gabon and the U.S. have new marine reserves, but just a fraction of the seas are protected.
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#EXTREMEWEATHER Caused By #PolarWarming - Paul Beckwith - Sept 2014 #CO2concentration effect ! vid 7.40m

We are experiencing unprecedented Arctic and Antarctic melting which is leading to many unforeseen circumstances, including more extreme weather around the g...
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Dozens fight to exhaustion battling to save doomed #beached #Whale via @sharontrys :(

Dozens fight to exhaustion battling to save doomed #beached #Whale via @sharontrys  :( | Now is the Time to Help our Oceans & it's Species ! | Scoop.it
More than 50 people battled to exhaustion trying to save a massive whale beached in Nicaragua Friday morning, though their efforts were sadly in vain.
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@SeaShepherd #NewZealand is growing! look see...

RT @seashepherd: Sea Shepherd New Zealand is also growing! Yes, this IS real. Check out @SeaShepherdNZ & http://t.co/YxuBdPVrex RT! http:/…
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#SavetheRightWhale - Pls sign The Petition to keep the magic in the Sea!

#SavetheRightWhale - Pls sign The Petition to keep the magic in the Sea! | Now is the Time to Help our Oceans & it's Species ! | Scoop.it
The North Atlantic right whale is one of the most endangered whales on the planet. (4305 signatures on petition)
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Close call as lively #Whales surround boat - 9news.com.au

Close call as lively #Whales surround boat - 9news.com.au | Now is the Time to Help our Oceans & it's Species ! | Scoop.it
Two friends boating through a fjord in Norway have captured the moment six humpback whales suddenly emerged around them, narrowly avoiding their vessel.
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Nov. 15, seasonal #Manatee protection zones go into effect around the state ! #Florida

Nov. 15, seasonal #Manatee protection zones go into effect around the state ! #Florida | Now is the Time to Help our Oceans & it's Species ! | Scoop.it
Florida Fish And Wildlife Conservation Commission officials are encouraging people to be especially mindful of manatees this month.
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#Skomer guillemot #research can go on, a 40 yr study! Success of #PublicAppeal

#Skomer guillemot #research can go on, a 40 yr study! Success of #PublicAppeal | Now is the Time to Help our Oceans & it's Species ! | Scoop.it
Professor can continue his 40-year study of sea birds on island off Pembrokeshire coast for another year thanks to success of public appeal for £12,000.
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Thousands call for #NewZealand to #SaveMauisDolphins !!!

Thousands call for #NewZealand to #SaveMauisDolphins !!! | Now is the Time to Help our Oceans & it's Species ! | Scoop.it
The online wildlife magazine for those who like wildlife, wildlife news and watching wildlife, plus a guide to UK nature reserves.
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