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#StormwaterPA - Public Art takes on #Pollution ~ all ends up in the Ocean!

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RT @stormwaterpa: The Biggest Little City in the World has an AMAZING #publicart project now! More on our blog: http://t.co/e9GuDxN8FK
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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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#Bulgaria seizes two million #eels ~ #critically #endangered species!

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Customs officials in Bulgaria find two million critically endangered baby eels hidden in the luggage of two Chinese men.
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Why #Dolphin Killings at the #Cove Have Dropped to a Record Low,Long-lived, slow to #reproduce!

Why #Dolphin Killings at the #Cove Have Dropped to a Record Low,Long-lived, slow to #reproduce! | Rescue our Ocean's & it's species from Man's Pollution! | Scoop.it
The number of animals taken into captivity also has fallen, but two months remain in the killing season.
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Sept. 1 until the end of 2014, hunters released 85 dolphins back to sea. One explanation, according to Palmer’s blog: “Taiji is having trouble selling dolphin meat, due to Earth Island’s Save Japan Dolphins Campaign and other organizations that are educating Japanese consumers about the dangers of eating mercury-contaminated dolphin meat.”

 

Sources in Taiji have told Earth Island that the market for dolphin meat continues to decline. “So rather than fill up their freezer units with dolphin meat that cannot be sold,” Palmer wrote, “the dolphin hunters release the animals.”

 

Given the relatively low numbers and dipping demand for dolphin meat, are the drives perhaps reaching some kind of tipping point where they’re economically no longer practical?

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#Rat #eradication ship sets sail ~ #SeaBirds #eggs #chicks being eaten! #Conservation

#Rat #eradication ship sets sail ~ #SeaBirds #eggs #chicks being eaten! #Conservation | Rescue our Ocean's & it's species from Man's Pollution! | Scoop.it
A conservation team in the final phase of a mission to eradicate rats from South Georgia sets sail from the Falkland Islands.
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#Jellyfish (sea jellies) 'can #sense #OceanCurrents

#Jellyfish (sea jellies) 'can #sense #OceanCurrents | Rescue our Ocean's & it's species from Man's Pollution! | Scoop.it
A jellyfish tagging study reveals the creatures' ability to swim against the current when forming their submarine swarms, say researchers.
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What is not yet clear is how exactly the jellyfish work out which way to travel.

The scientists think the animals might sense the current across the surface of their bodies. They also speculate that the jellyfish might use the Earth's magnetic field to navigate - an ability seen in some other migrating marine species, including sea turtles.

The ultimate aim of studying and tracking swimming jellyfish is to improve the forecasting of jellyfish blooms, which have increased in frequency over the past decade, disrupting fisheries and stinging swimmers.

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The real value of #Arctic #resources - Thin Ice Blog ~ a unique #environment #wildlife

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#Dying Pacific #Ocean? ~ #Contaminated !

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Monday, January 19, 2015 Marine defaunation: Animal loss in the global ocean. Science 16 January 2015: Vol. 347 no. 6219 DOI: 10.1126/science.1255641 Review Douglas J. McCauley Malin L. Pinsky Step...
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#Beached #juvenile #Dolphin rescued! via Monica Toretto FB <thxu

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"I thought, 'Holy heck, we've got to get you back in the water'," says woman after she found juvenile dolphin.
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In search of #Myanmar's #rare #Dolphin ~ #ElectricShockFishing !!! Critically #endangered !

In search of #Myanmar's #rare #Dolphin ~ #ElectricShockFishing !!! Critically #endangered ! | Rescue our Ocean's & it's species from Man's Pollution! | Scoop.it
Dolphin numbers along Myanmar's Irrawaddy River have declined to such an extent that they are now listed as critically endangered, and those that remain are now wary of human contact.
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Two-faced fish clue that our #ancestors 'weren't #shark-like' via @Merblogogy <thxu

Two-faced fish clue that our #ancestors 'weren't #shark-like' via @Merblogogy  <thxu | Rescue our Ocean's & it's species from Man's Pollution! | Scoop.it
An investigation of a 415-million-year-old fish skull strongly suggests that the last common ancestor of all jawed vertebrates, including humans, was not very shark-like. It adds further weight to the growing idea that sharks are not 'primitive.'
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Rate of #SeaLevelRise 'steeper' ~ 25% higher than previous estimates!

Rate of #SeaLevelRise 'steeper' ~ 25% higher than previous estimates! | Rescue our Ocean's & it's species from Man's Pollution! | Scoop.it
The rate at which the global oceans have risen in the past two decades is more significant than previously recognised, say US-based scientists.
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It could mean some projections for future rises having to be revisited.

 

"Our estimates from 1993 to 2010 agree with [the prior] estimates from modern tide gauges and satellite altimetry, within the bounds of uncertainty. But that means that the acceleration into the last two decades is far worse than previously thought," said Dr Carling Hay from Harvard University in Cambridge, Massachusetts.

 

"This new acceleration is about 25% higher than previous estimates," she told BBC News.

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#Wildlife #crime prints 'breakthrough' !

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Scientists say they have made a forensic breakthrough in the fight against wildlife crime by recovering fingerprints from feathers.
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The researchers also recovered fingerprints from eggs using black magnetic powder, which could help police to track down and prosecute illegal collectors.

Ian Thomas from RSPB Scotland said: "While government laboratory testing has made it relatively straightforward to identify the cause of death of the victims in many cases, identifying the perpetrator of offences that often take place in some of the remotest areas of our countryside continues to be very difficult."

He said the study was a "step forward" in the development of forensic techniques".

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#Rare #Thresher #Shark #birth captured on camera!

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Divers capture what they believe to be the first photograph ever taken of the live birth of an oceanic shark.
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#Divers caught in #SpermWhale's giant underwater #poo cloud, waved to disperse

#Divers caught in #SpermWhale's giant underwater #poo cloud, waved to disperse | Rescue our Ocean's & it's species from Man's Pollution! | Scoop.it
Photographer Keri Wilk was in the water when a whale released an unusually large bowel movement.
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Too Close for comfort !

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Wu Xiubo #MantaRay PSA - YouTube 0.30s ~ Slow to reproduce now at the brink #eXtinction!

Chinese film star and WildAid Ambassador Wu Xiubo stars in this PSA to raise awareness for the conservation of Manta Rays.
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#ToxicAlgae-hit loch set for swimming area ~ #StrathclydeLoch

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An open water swimming area is to be created in Strathclyde Loch, after local officials announced measures to tackle toxic algae.
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The #killer #algae making #HongKong’s #water glow! #Pollution

The #killer #algae making #HongKong’s #water glow! #Pollution | Rescue our Ocean's & it's species from Man's Pollution! | Scoop.it
The beauty of Noctiluca scintillans is lethal.
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Thxu @ImperiledOceans   for this important link!

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Act Now! #MissionBlue ~ Pls call #UnitedNations to create regulations #2ProtectTheBlueOcean

Act Now!  #MissionBlue  ~ Pls call #UnitedNations to create regulations #2ProtectTheBlueOcean | Rescue our Ocean's & it's species from Man's Pollution! | Scoop.it
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18.05 minute video with Dr. Sylvia Earle ...Well worth a listen...thxu!

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#Gasleak in #NorthSea being probed ~ highlighting the dangers posed daily by oil/gas operations ! #Environment

#Gasleak in #NorthSea being probed ~ highlighting the dangers posed daily by oil/gas operations ! #Environment | Rescue our Ocean's & it's species from Man's Pollution! | Scoop.it
A gas leak in the North Sea, about 130 miles off Aberdeen, is being investigated, Shell says.
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Una fuga de gas en el Mar del Norte, Cerca de 130 Millas de Aberdeen, investigado Siendo ESTA, dados Shell.

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#Wildlife #England's largest colony ~ #Seals caught 'sneaking' into harem #WinterWatch

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The "secret" nocturnal sex life of England's largest seal colony is filmed for the first time by BBC Winterwatch cameras.
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More from #WinterWatch  http://www.bbc.com/earth/story/20150121-night-time-knot-spectacle-filmed

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#Ocean Life Faces #Mass #Extinction, Broad Study Says! #Hope if we #Act Now!

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Scientists find what they say are clear signs that humans are beginning to damage oceans on an unprecedented scale.
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Highest bird migration tracked ~ Flight of the #BarHeadedGeese

Highest bird migration tracked ~ Flight of the #BarHeadedGeese | Rescue our Ocean's & it's species from Man's Pollution! | Scoop.it
The mystery of the highest bird migration - the flight of bar-headed geese over the Himalayas - has finally been solved by scientists.
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#NUCLEAR #RETREAT - #Japan to #permanently #close five more of its remaining 48 “operable” nukes

#NUCLEAR #RETREAT - #Japan to #permanently #close five more of its remaining 48 “operable” nukes | Rescue our Ocean's & it's species from Man's Pollution! | Scoop.it
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#Bowhead #Whales heard singing 12 #unique #new #songs !!! during #migration

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Twelve new songs are being sung by bowhead whales undertaking their annual spring migration
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Biggest fish in the ocean receives international #protection :: #NOAA ~ What about the #Tuna ? see below

Biggest fish in the ocean receives international #protection :: #NOAA ~ What about the #Tuna ? see below | Rescue our Ocean's & it's species from Man's Pollution! | Scoop.it
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This is reminiscent of labels on cans of tuna celebrating that they are "dolphin safe." What about the tuna? When can the ocean be safe for them, too, from large scale killing by humans, at least? The problem is not setting nets around whale sharks to catch tuna. The problem is treating tuna -- wild animals -- as commodities. Save the tuna! Save the ocean! Save ourselves! Photo: Dave Witting, NOAA Fisheries < courtesy by Dr. Sylvia Earle ~ thxu lovely lady!

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#NewSpecies of #Marine reptile found ~ identified from #fossils found on #IsleOfSkye

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A new species of marine reptile that lived about 170 million years ago is identified from fossils found on the Isle of Skye.
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'Uniquely Scottish'

Dr Steve Brusatte, of the University of Edinburgh's School of GeoSciences, who led the study, said: "During the time of dinosaurs, the waters of Scotland were prowled by big reptiles the size of motor boats.

"Their fossils are very rare, and only now, for the first time we've found a new species that was uniquely Scottish."

He added: "Without the generosity of the collector who donated the bones to a museum instead of keeping them or selling them, we would have never known that this amazing animal existed."

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