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Not #Endangered: Feds #Decline To Protect U.S. West Coast Great White #Shark ~ fewer than 350 adults...

Not #Endangered: Feds #Decline To Protect U.S. West Coast Great White #Shark ~ fewer than 350 adults... | Now is the Time to Help our Oceans & it's Species ! | Scoop.it
The National Marine Fisheries Service (NMFS) today declined to protect great white sharks off the coast of California under the Endangered Species Act

Via Kathy Dowsett
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WASHINGTON, D.C. -- The National Marine Fisheries Service (NMFS) today declined to protect great white sharks off the coast of California under the Endangered Species Act.

 

Although peer-reviewed scientific population estimates at the two primary white shark aggregation sites indicate fewer than 350 adults and sub-adults, the agency denied protections to the sharks.

 

This decision follows a NMFS finding that this white shark population meets the criteria to qualify as a distinct population segment under the Act, which allows the species or subspecies to be considered for listing.Conservation groups are alarmed by the decision not to afford the sharks the protected status that they clearly deserve and need to survive.

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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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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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#Pollution Beat People to the #SouthPole ~ 660 tons of lead have reached #Antarctica in the last 130 years,Study notes.

#Pollution Beat People to the #SouthPole ~ 660 tons of lead have reached #Antarctica in the last 130 years,Study notes. | Now is the Time to Help our Oceans & it's Species ! | Scoop.it
Before people ever made it to the South Pole, a pollutant had beaten us there
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#WDC Report Captures the Attention of NZ Politicians ~ Paying a #Tax

#WDC Report Captures the Attention of NZ Politicians ~ Paying a #Tax | Now is the Time to Help our Oceans & it's Species ! | Scoop.it
A new WDC report finds that most New Zealanders want to protect their native endangered New Zealand (Hector's and Maui's) dolphin and many favour a dolphin tax and a large dolphin marine sanctuary.
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#US certifies Iceland for commercial whaling ~ #StopIcelandicWhaling !

US goverrnment certifies that Iceland’s Commercial Whaling Undermines International Wildlife Conservation Treaty.
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PETITION:  http://www.thepetitionsite.com/409/705/170/iceland-dont-kill-even-more-whales/

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Visiting #Iceland? Please do not eat the locals! #StopIcelandicWhaling ! #WDC

Where is all the whale meat going. Well it seems that up to 40% is being served to tourists. (ICELAND: Whales are NOT responsible for low fish stocks. Overfishing is!
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Events - Powell's #Books #BlueMind by: @wallacejnichols , @SeaShepherd 's #VeganCookbook

Events - Powell's #Books #BlueMind by: @wallacejnichols , @SeaShepherd 's #VeganCookbook | Now is the Time to Help our Oceans & it's Species ! | Scoop.it
Powell's Books is the largest independent used and new bookstore in the world. We carry an extensive collection of out of print rare, and technical titles as well as many other new and used books in every field.
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Dyer Island Conservation Trust ~ About Southern Right #Whales

Dyer Island Conservation Trust ~ About Southern Right #Whales | Now is the Time to Help our Oceans & it's Species ! | Scoop.it
Dyer Island Conservation Trust | About Southern Right Whales (RT @NatureInNumbers: 3 year birthing cycle of a southern right whale - #marine #conservation from @DyerICT http://t.co/oDN7C2FWyL
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Tell Congress: Don't Allow #Overfishing! ~ Pls sign 'As we're All in this together'!

Tell Congress: Don't Allow #Overfishing! ~ Pls sign 'As we're All in this together'! | Now is the Time to Help our Oceans & it's Species ! | Scoop.it
Tell Congress to make healthy oceans a top priority and stop overfishing. (17370 signatures on petition) (Tell Congress: Don't Allow Overfishing!
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Some #Coral Should Produce Shells In #AcidOcean #NewHope in #Pacific

Some #Coral Should Produce Shells In #AcidOcean #NewHope in #Pacific | Now is the Time to Help our Oceans & it's Species ! | Scoop.it
Of four common corals and algae tested, three still produced shells in conditions that mimic oceans if atmospheric CO 2 concentrations reached 1000 ppm. David Biello reports.
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Experiments undertaken in Hawaii, Moorea and Okinawa give new hope, at least in the Pacific.
 That doesn't mean ocean acidification won't be bad for corals and algae. But it does mean that across the Pacific some of these organisms can tough it out. Whether other organisms, including us humans, could thrive in a 1000 ppm CO2 world is another question.


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Cumulative Effects, Synergistic Stressors, and the Decline of Coral Reefs: http://www.petersalebooks.com/?p=1588
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#New to #Nature No 128: Aetobatus narutobiei ~ A #Ray once considered a pest on shores of #Japan ! #TwoSpecies

#New to #Nature No 128: Aetobatus narutobiei ~ A #Ray once considered a pest on shores of #Japan ! #TwoSpecies | Now is the Time to Help our Oceans & it's Species ! | Scoop.it
A ray once considered a pest on the shores of Japan turns out to be two species – with serious implications for future conservation, writes Quentin Wheeler (Ray once considered a pest in #Japan turns out to be two species
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#Mediterranean #fish seen in #NorthSea off the #EssexCoast !

#Mediterranean #fish seen in #NorthSea off the #EssexCoast ! | Now is the Time to Help our Oceans & it's Species ! | Scoop.it
Shoals of anchovies that normally inhabit warm Mediterranean waters are seen swimming in the North Sea off the Essex coast.
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#SeaShepherd Australia :: #SharkCull Documentary screening #NoSharkCull !

#SeaShepherd Australia :: #SharkCull Documentary screening #NoSharkCull ! | Now is the Time to Help our Oceans & it's Species ! | Scoop.it
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#Endangered #Seaturtles get a break from #DriftGillnets for next 5 weeks!

#Endangered #Seaturtles get a break from #DriftGillnets for next 5 weeks! | Now is the Time to Help our Oceans & it's Species ! | Scoop.it
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#SeaShepherd - #SharkContainer webfilm - YouTube 1.24mins #Shocking !

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MPs bicker over #climate report #IPCC ~ Humans are the dominant Cause of #GlobalWarming !

MPs bicker over #climate report #IPCC ~ Humans are the dominant Cause of #GlobalWarming ! | Now is the Time to Help our Oceans & it's Species ! | Scoop.it
Despite dissent, MPs have endorsed the findings of a UN climate panel that says humans are the dominant cause of global warming.
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Help stop Iceland whaling ~ #StopIcelandicWhaling 'Don't use #Oil4Ship or #fed2Pets !

Help stop Iceland whaling ~ #StopIcelandicWhaling 'Don't use #Oil4Ship or #fed2Pets ! | Now is the Time to Help our Oceans & it's Species ! | Scoop.it
Watch the video and sign the petition. Stop endangered fin whales being killed to make fuel and dog snacks. (Sign/Share! Whales should not be boiled up for boat fuel or fed to dogs!!
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#Icelandic #brewery uses #dead #whales in its #beer ! #StopIcelandicWhaling !

WDC concerned by Icelandic brewery claims that new beer contains whale meal. (RT @B_BrigadeSteph: Icelandic brewery puts whale in their beer! Don't support this monstrosity!
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#MissionBlue Film ~ on #Netflix August 15! ~ Now is the Time,if We don't Change,We don't Survive! @SylviaEarle thxu x

#MissionBlue Film ~ on #Netflix August 15! ~ Now is the Time,if We don't Change,We don't Survive! @SylviaEarle thxu x | Now is the Time to Help our Oceans & it's Species ! | Scoop.it
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                                 The Ocean is her passion

 

                                   Saving it is her Mission !

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#Oceans May Be Critical For Life To Arise In Habitable Zones!

#Oceans May Be Critical For Life To Arise In Habitable Zones! | Now is the Time to Help our Oceans & it's Species ! | Scoop.it
It's generally agreed that liquid water and a stable atmosphere are the minimal requirements for life. But new research shows that oceans play a vital role in stabilizing and moderating climates on Earth-like planets.
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Why Are #Whales Not Recovering? (Op-Ed)

Why Are #Whales Not Recovering? (Op-Ed) | Now is the Time to Help our Oceans & it's Species ! | Scoop.it
When commercial whaling was banned in 1986 it put an end to a harvest that threatened the existence of some of the most majestic animals on Earth. (Why Are Whales Not Recovering?
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Paige Nelson - Timeline Photos ~ Facebook #TweetStorm against #IcelandicWhaling TODAY !

Paige Nelson - Timeline Photos ~ Facebook #TweetStorm against #IcelandicWhaling TODAY ! | Now is the Time to Help our Oceans & it's Species ! | Scoop.it
Don't Forget! Tomorrow, Monday, July 28th 4PM EDT~ TWEET STORM FOR ICELANDIC WHALES! #StopIcelandicWhaling! (Don't Forget! Tomorrow, Monday, July 28th 4PM EDT~ TWEET STORM FOR ICELANDIC WHALES! #StopIcelandicWhaling!
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#UnitedKingdom are speaking about #decline in the #Seas !

#UnitedKingdom are speaking about #decline in the #Seas ! | Now is the Time to Help our Oceans & it's Species ! | Scoop.it

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“Governance is woefully inadequate, and on the high seas, anarchy rules the waves.

 

“We believe that ocean degradation can be reversed and the current cycle of decline can be transformed into a cycle of recovery.”

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Welcome to #PacificIslands Forum ~ The theme will be #TheOcean : #Life & the #Future via Dr. Sylvia Earle ~ thxu

Welcome to #PacificIslands Forum ~ The theme will be #TheOcean : #Life & the #Future via Dr. Sylvia Earle ~ thxu | Now is the Time to Help our Oceans & it's Species ! | Scoop.it

The Pacific Islands Forum Secretariat is based in Suva, Fiji. The Secretariat’s mandate is delivered through the annual Leaders’ Communiqués and high level ministerial meeting decisions." 

 

PHOTO by: Stephen Alvarez

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#Note to All the Pro-Whale Murdering #SeaShepherd Haters in the #Faroe Islands

#Note to All the Pro-Whale Murdering #SeaShepherd Haters in the #Faroe Islands | 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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#SACE ~ Southern Alliance for #CleanEnergy ~ Only until July 31st,Pls Sign! #KeepitBlue pls share...

#SACE ~ Southern Alliance for #CleanEnergy ~ Only until July 31st,Pls Sign! #KeepitBlue pls share... | Now is the Time to Help our Oceans & it's Species ! | Scoop.it
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Joining with the folks from the Atlantic Coast to say 'NO' to offshore drilling. Your signature counts, no matter where you live. The ocean belongs to all of us. Let's keep it BLUE! Please share! via @debcastellana  ~ thxu! x

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Where are the #Whales? - News@Northeastern ~ #monitoringAbundance ...

Where are the #Whales? - News@Northeastern ~ #monitoringAbundance ... | Now is the Time to Help our Oceans & it's Species ! | Scoop.it
News@Northeastern
Where are the whales?
News@Northeastern
When it comes to monitoring the abundance and behaviors of whales, most research and conservation efforts rely on visual observations.
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Pre­vious acoustic work used a handful of omni­di­rec­tional hydrophones to home in on a whale’s exact loca­tion. But in that case, the method could only localize whale sounds in the vicinity of the hydrophones. Ratilal’s method allows her to probe fur­ther out into the sea and also to localize deep diving whales not vis­ible on the surface.

 

The team also used the method to find a larger group of whales swim­ming on the deeper con­ti­nental slope south of Cape Cod. In that case, they were able to use their data to sep­a­rate the indi­vidual sounds of about six or seven dif­ferent whales. Ratilal said. “We’re char­ac­ter­izing and dis­tin­guishing the dif­ferent whales’ clicks,” she explained.

 

The towed arrays aren’t strangers to the ocean. Both the Navy and the oil industry use towed arrays for their var­ious geo­phys­ical sur­veys, which Ratilal believes could be used to simul­ta­ne­ously pro­tect whales from large marine ves­sels as well as pro­vide useful mon­i­toring data using her approach. “If they’re already out there with their arrays, they could be get­ting seismic prospecting data and at the same time they could sense the whales in the vicinity and make sure they’re at a safe dis­tance,” she said.

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