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#Premature #sealpup found #stranded on the beach at #SandwichBay

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This tiny premature seal pup - separated from its mother - has been rescued off the Kent coast.

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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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#Seals #rescued at #nuclear power plant, why 'no' tests to see if any #radiation affects! ??

#Seals #rescued at #nuclear power plant, why 'no' tests to see if any #radiation affects! ?? | Now is the Time to Help our Oceans & it's Species ! | Scoop.it
A grey seal and her pup are returned to the sea unharmed after ending up inside Anglesey's power station.
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http://eandt.theiet.org/news/2012/aug/wylfa-nuclear.cfm

 

 

And...  http://www.anglesey-today.com/wylfa-news.html

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#GravityMap #traces #Ocean #circulation

#GravityMap #traces #Ocean #circulation | Now is the Time to Help our Oceans & it's Species ! | Scoop.it
Scientists use gravity data to produce what they say is the most accurate space view yet of global ocean currents and the speed at which they move.
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@SeaShepherd Spearheads #CleaningUp the Oceans ~ The Race to #SaveOurOceans!

@SeaShepherd Spearheads #CleaningUp the Oceans ~ The Race to #SaveOurOceans! | Now is the Time to Help our Oceans & it's Species ! | Scoop.it
For every problem there are at least three solutions. Let me tell you of one very exciting solution that's turning ocean plastic into fashion and making a difference....
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#Poll: Should U.S. Government #Kill Thousands of #Birds to Save Salmon?

#Poll: Should U.S. Government #Kill Thousands of #Birds to Save Salmon? | Now is the Time to Help our Oceans & it's Species ! | Scoop.it
EAST SAND ISLAND, Oregon—Alexa Piggott is crawling through a dark, dusty, narrow tunnel on this 62-acre island at the mouth of the Columbia River. On the g
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#BaskingShark #tag found in #Wales

#BaskingShark #tag found in #Wales | Now is the Time to Help our Oceans & it's Species ! | Scoop.it
A satellite tag used by Manx scientists to track the behaviour of a basking shark is found by a man collecting driftwood in south Wales.
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Polar sub gauges #seaice #thickness

Polar sub gauges #seaice #thickness | Now is the Time to Help our Oceans & it's Species ! | Scoop.it
A novel autonomous sub acquires the first detailed, high-resolution 3D maps of Antarctic sea ice.
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#Oceans Need #Saving Before #Science is nailed!!! Dr. @SylviaEarle says: 'We simply can't wait any longer'!

#Oceans Need #Saving Before #Science is nailed!!!  Dr. @SylviaEarle says: 'We simply can't wait any longer'! | Now is the Time to Help our Oceans & it's Species ! | Scoop.it
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World Parks Congress: call to #extend no-take share of #marine protected areas

World Parks Congress: call to #extend no-take share of #marine protected areas | Now is the Time to Help our Oceans & it's Species ! | Scoop.it
The world’s oceans need expanded regions where fishing is barred to help preserve fragile ecosystems and protect them from “a silent storm” driven by climate change.
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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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Grey seals identified as killers behind mystery harbour #porpoise #deaths via @sharontrys < tx

Grey seals identified as killers behind mystery harbour #porpoise #deaths via @sharontrys < tx | Now is the Time to Help our Oceans & it's Species ! | Scoop.it
Study reveals seals along the coast of the Netherlands are switching from eating fish to eating mammal
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"The porpoises are targeted by the seals for their blubber, with healthy and fat juvenile the favoured prey. The scientists speculate as to whether porpoises will adapt to the threat of being eaten by seals by becoming leaner and faster swimmers, though this would put them at risk of dying from emaciation, another major cause of their death."

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#Climate fixes 'could #harm billions' ~ Using aerosols to #block #SolarRadiation is terrifying compared to doing #nothing!

#Climate fixes 'could #harm billions' ~ Using aerosols to #block #SolarRadiation is terrifying compared to doing #nothing! | Now is the Time to Help our Oceans & it's Species ! | Scoop.it
Schemes to tackle climate change could prove disastrous for billions of people, but might be required for the good of the planet, scientists say.
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Terrifying but we have to compare it to doing nothing, to business-as-usual leading us to a world with a 4C rise."

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Blue living: 4 small steps to save our #seas - Aquila Style

Blue living: 4 small steps to save our #seas - Aquila Style | Now is the Time to Help our Oceans & it's Species ! | Scoop.it
For the sake of the environment and future generations we need to reverse the decline of our Earth’s oceans.
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We are emptying the seas of fish far faster than the fish can reproduce. Some fishing methods are also more harmful to the ocean’s ecosystem than others because they capture young fish, dolphins and seals, or destroy coral reefs. While the destruction to coral reefs may seem like a mild offence at first glance, it is hardly the case in reality. Because coral reefs are homes to fish and many other sea creatures big and small, destroying them to catch a few fish is like burning down a forest for a few deer

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Passion and Patience in the Town Without Pity - @SeaShepherd #Tweet4Taiji & Thxu @CoveGuardians xX

Passion and Patience in the Town Without Pity - @SeaShepherd #Tweet4Taiji & Thxu @CoveGuardians xX | 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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#Smart #Seals Are Using Our Technology to Find Fish

#Smart #Seals Are Using Our Technology to Find Fish | Now is the Time to Help our Oceans & it's Species ! | Scoop.it
The marine mammals have learned that sound-emitting sensors used to study ocean species mean dinner's ready, and that's creating a headache for scientists.
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#Peru probes 500 #sealion #Deaths! #Dolphins also!!!

#Peru probes 500 #sealion #Deaths! #Dolphins also!!! | Now is the Time to Help our Oceans & it's Species ! | Scoop.it
Peru's environmental police launch an investigation into the deaths of some 500 sea lions found on a northern beach.
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The local governor has accused fishermen of poisoning the mammals, which usually come close to the shore looking for food.

But Peruvian environmental police are looking into other possible causes for the deaths, including disease and the accidental ingestion of plastic.

The rotting corpses were found on Anconcillo beach in the Ancash region.

Agents said the bodies were of young as well as old animals, the official Andina news agency reported.

They were considered a health hazard and quickly removed from the beach, which lies some 400km (250 miles) north of the capital, Lima.

Earlier this month, a similar incident happened further north, in the Piura region, where the bodies of nearly 200 sea lions, dolphins, turtles and pelicans washed ashore.

Officials are still investigating the causes of those deaths.

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#Deadline looms for £1bn #tidalLagoon #SwanseaBay ~ disturbed #Environment4Wildlife ! Sarah Kessell...

#Deadline looms for £1bn #tidalLagoon #SwanseaBay ~ disturbed #Environment4Wildlife ! Sarah Kessell... | Now is the Time to Help our Oceans & it's Species ! | Scoop.it
The deadline is looming for a consultation on plans for the world's first tidal lagoon to generate electricity in Swansea Bay.
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Sarah Kessell is worried about the direct and indirect impact of the lagoon!

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#Stranded long-finned pilot whale on Essex river starved, says expert. More #tests ...

#Stranded long-finned pilot whale on Essex river starved, says expert. More #tests ... | Now is the Time to Help our Oceans & it's Species ! | Scoop.it
Female calf found on beach near Goldhanger died in very poor nutritional condition, according to Zoological Society specialist
Marian Locksley's insight:

Follow up tests are pending, including several to determine whether the animal had an underlying infection- these should be finalised within 1-2 weeks. Pending further tests, the most likely cause of stranding and death at this stage is starvation.

  The CSIP have been collecting data on cetacean strandings in the UK since 1990, and now hold information on over 12000 individual strandings. In that time, only one long-finned pilot whale has been recorded stranded on the UK coast in the southern North Sea (a single individual in Norfolk in 1992), indicating how unusual this event is.

  Many thanks to Emma Webb at BDMLR and to the staff of Goldhanger sailing club for all their much appreciated help in the retrieval of the body.

 Cetacean Strandings Investigation Programme- UK strandings added 2 new photos.

A CSIP team from ZSL carried out a necropsy today on the long-finned pilot whale (national reference SW2014/428) found stranded at Goldhanger yesterday. The wha...le was found in partial rigor mortis yesterday afternoon (20th November), which had disappeared by the time the whale was retrieved by the CSIP this morning. This indicates that the whale is likely to have died on the morning of 20th November, possibly around the time that the pod of whales was observed up the Blackwater River near Osea Island.

The necropsy showed that it was a 218cm female juvenile/calf in very poor nutritional condition and had probably stranded alive prior to death. No significant evidence of recent feeding was found, with remnants of several small crustaceans and several squid beaks in one of the stomach chambers. A light burden of nematode parasites and several fragments of litter/plastic were also present within one of the stomach chambers. These were too small to be considered a causal factor in the stranding.  Various skin lesions were observed - some are possibly viral in origin, others may be symptomatic of its general debilitation and/or the period of time spent in brackish water in the estuary. Follow up tests are pending, including several to determine whether the animal had an underlying infection- these should be finalised within 1-2 weeks. Pending further tests, the most likely cause of stranding and death at this stage is starvation.

The CSIP have been collecting data on cetacean strandings in the UK since 1990, and now hold information on over 12000 individual strandings. In that time, only one long-finned pilot whale has been recorded stranded on the UK coast in the southern North Sea (a single individual in Norfolk in 1992), indicating how unusual this event is.

Many thanks to Emma Webb at BDMLR and to the staff of Goldhanger sailing club for all their much appreciated help in the retrieval of the body.

Images credit CSIP-ZSL

 

 

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#Missing #sharkTag #reward offered ~ may have washed-up on South coast of #Wales

#Missing #sharkTag #reward offered ~ may have washed-up on South coast of #Wales | Now is the Time to Help our Oceans & it's Species ! | Scoop.it
A reward is offered for a basking shark tag thought to have been washed up on the south coast of Wales.
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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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