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#Paying for #overfishing ~ monies should go into #Conservation

#Paying for #overfishing ~ monies should go into #Conservation | Now is the Time to Help our Oceans & it's Species ! | Scoop.it
Consistent overfishing in European waters has led to smaller catches, lower revenues and fewer jobs than if our fish stocks were properly managed.
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Four #NewSpecies of Deep-Sea #Anglerfish Found in #NewZealand Waters ~

Four #NewSpecies of Deep-Sea #Anglerfish Found in #NewZealand Waters ~ | Now is the Time to Help our Oceans & it's Species ! | Scoop.it
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Four New Species of Deep-Sea Anglerfish Found in New Zealand Waters
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Marine biologists from Taiwan and New Zealand have identified four new species of deep-sea fish in the anglerfish genus Chaunax.

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Do #Fish Feel Pain? The Debate Continues, read below...

Do #Fish Feel Pain? The Debate Continues, read below... | Now is the Time to Help our Oceans & it's Species ! | Scoop.it
Some experts say fish feel no real pain, but others rebuke those findings.

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In a 2003 study, fish were injected in the lips with bee venom or an acid solution.

 

The fish reacted immediately, rubbing their lips on the side or bottom of their tank, rocking from side to side and breathing at a rate comparable to that of a fish swimming at top speed,New Scientist reports.

 

 

And a 2009 study found that after experiencing a painful event, fish demonstrated defensive or avoidance behaviors, indicating the fish felt pain and remembered it.

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#Photographer enjoys #rare close #encounter with #narwhals ~ Pete Thomas Outdoors

#Photographer enjoys #rare close #encounter with #narwhals ~ Pete Thomas Outdoors | Now is the Time to Help our Oceans & it's Species ! | Scoop.it
Daniel Botelho recently embarked on a mission to locate and photograph the legendary "unicorn of the sea": the narwhal.

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I could not believe what I found inside a #lionfish ~ even signs of #liverDamage #overEating ~ more below...

I could not believe what I found inside a #lionfish ~ even signs of #liverDamage  #overEating ~ more below... | Now is the Time to Help our Oceans & it's Species ! | Scoop.it
"Yes, we’re going to have to learn to live with the lionfish. We’re going to have to accept their presence in the Atlantic, Caribbean, and Gulf of Mexico, but we can use science to arm us against this invasion. In the quiet lab in North Carolina, Morris isn’t just studying fish. He’s preparing us for battle. In this endless war with a formidable foe, knowledge truly is power. The power to predict. The power to pre-empt. The power to fight back and save the species we value most. The power to educate and rally reinforcements to drive back invaders. The more we know about the lionfish, the better our strategies will be to deal with them and future invaders and the better our chances of success. The lionfish caught us by surprise, but Morris isn’t going to let them stay one step ahead. Even if we can’t eradicate these gluttonous fish, we may be able to manage them and minimize the damage they do to our precious marine ecosystems.

Considering it’s our fault that lionfish are here in the first place, it’s really a war against ourselves: against our bad habits, against our casual disregard for the ecosystems that protect and sustain us, against the attitudes and mindsets that led to such a devastating invasion to begin with. It’s a war that, as a nation, as a species, we cannot afford to lose.


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12.7.13 ~ http://theweek.com/article/index/246833/the-colorful-lionfish-and-3-other-invasive-species-we-should-be-eating

 

11.7.13  ~ 

Lionfish Expedition: Down Deep Is Where the Big, Scary Ones Live

 

http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2013/07/130711172536.htm?utm_source=feedburner&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=Feed:+sciencedaily/earth_climate/oceanography+(ScienceDaily:+Earth+%26+Climate+News+--+Oceanography)  ~ via Sylvia Earle

 

Big fish in many species can reproduce much more efficiently than their younger, smaller counterparts, and lionfish are known to travel considerable distances and move to various depths. This raises significant new concerns in the effort to control this invasive species that is devastating native fish populations on the Atlantic Coast and in the Caribbean Sea.

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#Plastics #pollution: Biologist surveys ocean woes, students find a solution ~

#Plastics #pollution: Biologist surveys ocean woes, students find a solution ~ | Now is the Time to Help our Oceans & it's Species ! | Scoop.it
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Plastics pollution: Biologist surveys ocean woes, students find a solution
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Plastics pollution: Biologist surveys ocean woes, students find a solution. By Ron Meador | 09:37 am.
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Four days later, the mycelium has grown through the substrate into the shape of the mold, producing a material almost indistinguishable from styrofoam in form, function and cost. An application of heat kills the mycelium and stops the growth. When broken up and thrown into a compost pile, the packing material biodegrades in about a month.


                                             Bright ideas *

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More Than 10,000 #Dead #Fish From Cattle Plant #Contamination

More Than 10,000 #Dead #Fish From Cattle Plant #Contamination | Now is the Time to Help our Oceans & it's Species ! | Scoop.it
After tens of thousands of dead fish appeared in a reservoir in Mexico, a local mayor is pointing fingers at a cattle food plant.

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The fish were reportedly asphyxiated after a cattle food plant poured hundreds of liters of molasses into the canal that feeds the Hurtado reservoir, Emeterio Corona, the mayor of the nearby town Acatlan de Juarez, told Agence France-Presse (AFP).

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RT @mcsuk ~ help end the blind spend: #subsidies fueling #overfishing !

RT @mcsuk ~ help end the blind spend:  #subsidies fueling #overfishing ! | Now is the Time to Help our Oceans & it's Species ! | Scoop.it
UK charity dedicated to the protection of the marine environment and its wildlife. Includes information about marine resources and current threats. (Subsidies are fuelling #overfishing in European seas.
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As this video illustrates, subsidies are fuelling overfishing in European seas.

 

This has to stop!

 

You can help by letting your MEP know that you want your money to protect the future of our fisheries, not to pay for overfishing.

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#Gulls May Be Killing Dozens Of Baby #Whales Off The Coast Of #Argentina

#Gulls May Be Killing Dozens Of Baby #Whales Off The Coast Of #Argentina | Now is the Time to Help our Oceans & it's Species ! | Scoop.it

Last year, researchers found 116 dead right whales in the waters off of Argentina — all but three of them calves, or immature whales.


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The gulls attack during the whales’ calving season, when mother whales arrive in the waters off Argentina’s coast with youngsters in tow. Lacking the lung capacity that allows adults to stay submerged for long periods of time, calves are forced to come to the surface for air more often, making them prime targets for patient kelp gulls, who take a few pecks from the hide of emerging whales every time they come to the surface. Those pecks add up to painful wounds, but the physical damage may be the least of the whales’ issues. The main problem, according to some researchers, is that these attacks disrupt the calves’ feeding routines, making it harder to get a full meal of whale milk from their mothers. According to researcher Mariano Sironi:

“The lack of nursing causes serious nutrition problems for the calves. Post-mortem studies have shown evidence of malnutrition, and this is a working hypothesis that needs to be confirmed with several studies.”

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#Shocking moment a killer #whale leapt from the sea to kill an exhausted #dolphin :(

#Shocking moment a killer #whale leapt from the sea to kill an exhausted #dolphin :( | Now is the Time to Help our Oceans & it's Species ! | Scoop.it
This is the shocking moment a killer whale leapt from the sea to kill an exhausted dolphin.

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Losing Nemo - the official site @theblackfishorg ~ #Overfishing to a #StarvingOcean

Losing Nemo - the official site @theblackfishorg ~ #Overfishing to a #StarvingOcean | Now is the Time to Help our Oceans & it's Species ! | Scoop.it
Far away from our daily lives, a disaster is unfolding in silence.. Just released: the new animation film Losing Nemo, by The Black Fish. Watch, share and get involved! (The Black Fish releases new animation on overfishing.
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#Seaweed #biofuels: a green alternative that might just save the planet

#Seaweed #biofuels: a green alternative that might just save the planet | Now is the Time to Help our Oceans & it's Species ! | Scoop.it
Producing biofuels in the sea removes at a stroke many of the serious problems with conventional biofuels (Seaweed biofuels: a green alternative that might just save the planet #nature #wildlife http://t.co/5PN1jKc4nx)...
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Male #Dolphins form #lifelong alliances for #mating purposes

Male #Dolphins form #lifelong alliances for #mating purposes | Now is the Time to Help our Oceans & it's Species ! | Scoop.it
In new research by Dr. Quincy Gibson, assistant professor of Coastal Behavioral Biology from the University of North Florida, dolphins work together to have ac

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They're #Disappearing Faster Than Any Other #Shark Species

They're #Disappearing Faster Than Any Other #Shark Species | Now is the Time to Help our Oceans & it's Species ! | Scoop.it
A proposal to protect the great hammerhead shark has sparked a debate over whether federal protection is necessary to conserve a majestic ocean predator or whether this would just impose an unnecessary burden on the fishing industry.The great...

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The Historical #Collapse of Southern #California #Fisheries and the Rocky Future of #Seafood

The Historical #Collapse of Southern #California #Fisheries and the Rocky Future of #Seafood | Now is the Time to Help our Oceans & it's Species ! | Scoop.it
By Katie Lee Recently, the New York Times Green Blog described how two major Southern California fisheries (kelp and barred sand bass) had collapsed “right under the noses of management...

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Outdated systems of management are actually the main cause of the collapse in many cases!

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Last Chance for #Sawfish? #Extinction Countdown!

Last Chance for #Sawfish?  #Extinction Countdown! | Now is the Time to Help our Oceans & it's Species ! | Scoop.it
All species of sawfish around the world could soon gain full protection under the U.S. Endangered Species Act, a move that comes just in time for ...

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Tiny but #deadly: Spike in blue-ringed #octopus sightings sparks fear of ...

Tiny but #deadly: Spike in blue-ringed #octopus sightings sparks fear of ... | Now is the Time to Help our Oceans & it's Species ! | Scoop.it
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Tiny but deadly: Spike in blue-ringed octopus sightings sparks fear of ...
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A curious fisherman scooped up one of the tiny creatures in May and brought it here, to the Enoshima Aquarium, Japan's oldest collection of marine life.

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A single milligram of blue-ringed octopus venom, which attacks the nervous system, can cause respiratory failure within minutes. There are many reports of blue octopus bites in Australia, some of them fatal.

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The #Sand #Thieves Eroding World's #Beaches For Castles Of Cash - Worldcrunch

The #Sand #Thieves Eroding World's #Beaches For Castles Of Cash - Worldcrunch | Now is the Time to Help our Oceans & it's Species ! | Scoop.it
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The Sand Thieves Eroding World's Beaches For Castles Of Cash
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However, it has particularly brutal repercussions, not only for the deep-sea ecosystem and fishing, but also for the coast where the erosion has been accelerating.
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Nations to Designate #Antarctic Marine Protected Areas? - National Geographic

Nations to Designate #Antarctic Marine Protected Areas? - National Geographic | Now is the Time to Help our Oceans & it's Species ! | Scoop.it
National Geographic
Nations to Designate Antarctic Marine Protected Areas?
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                  Theres No Other place like it...unique Wildlife

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Moray Firth #dolphin #jetski #harassment claim probed ~ they should be banned!

Moray Firth #dolphin #jetski #harassment claim probed ~ they should be banned! | Now is the Time to Help our Oceans & it's Species ! | Scoop.it
POLICE are investigating reports of a jetski allegedly disturbing a dolphin and her calf in the Moray Firth – home to the world’s most northerly population of rare bottlenose dolphins.

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When’s the Best Time to #Whale Watch in Washington?

When’s the Best Time to #Whale Watch in Washington? | Now is the Time to Help our Oceans & it's Species ! | Scoop.it
When’s the Best Time to Whale Watch in Washington? If you have plans to go whale watching in Seattle – specifically near the San Juan Islands – then the best time to schedule a trip is between May ...

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Fabien Cousteau recalls the influence of his grandfather Jacques Cousteau - Telegraph

Fabien Cousteau recalls the influence of his grandfather Jacques Cousteau - Telegraph | Now is the Time to Help our Oceans & it's Species ! | Scoop.it
He was four when he started scuba diving and seven when he went on his first expedition. Here Fabien Cousteau remembers time spent with his grandfather Jacques Cousteau.

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                         Such an inspiration to us All

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Has Fish Had Its Chips? ~ Pls Sign petition to make sure your #Tax goes towards #Conservation & NOT #OverFishing

http://avaaz.org/EUfish PLEASE SIGN THE PETITION!!!!! JOIN US in the campaign to reform European fisheries subsidies. CONTACT MARINET: Stephen Eades stephen.... (Want to still enjoy fish and chips in 30 years?
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#Unprecedented #hole is growing in #Arctic #seaice - Fairfax Climate Watch

#Unprecedented #hole is growing in #Arctic #seaice - Fairfax Climate Watch | Now is the Time to Help our Oceans & it's Species ! | Scoop.it
The alarming loss of sea ice which has grown worse each summer over the past several decades, has taken a sharp turn for the worse: this year the loss is right in the middle, the most resilient part of the ice cover.

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Expansion planned for #China’s top fishing regions - SeafoodSource.com

Expansion planned for #China’s top fishing regions - SeafoodSource.com | Now is the Time to Help our Oceans & it's Species ! | Scoop.it
Bullish expansion in China’s third-largest seafood producing region means more overseas fishing and an expansion of local brands for the domestic market.
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27 June, 2013 - Bullish expansion in China’s third-largest seafood producing region means more overseas fishing and an expansion of local brands for the domestic market. That’s the vision of the government in Fujian province, which recently brought together the region’s universities, maritime authorities and seafood industry representatives in a bid to establish “10 seafood superbrands from Fujian.”

 

Pledging grants and the support of the local (largely state-controlled) media, the Communist Party officials encouraged companies to cooperate in creating brands that can compete in a growing domestic market.

 

China has put much emphasis in recent years on increasing trade with Africa and Latin America, largely by government-to-government agreements and with the help of preferential loans to developing countries in return for access to local markets. Likewise fisheries here have turned to overseas waters for fish to feed growing domestic demand. Fujian has 24 companies operating 277 vessels on the high seas and has 209 vessels currently  under construction.

                                             Exploitation !!!

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