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#Blackfish Official Film Site

#Blackfish Official Film Site | Rescue our Ocean's & it's species from Man's Pollution! | Scoop.it
A mesmerizing psychological thriller with a killer whale at its centre, Blackfish is the first film since Grizzly Man to show how nature can get revenge on man when pushed to its limits.
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Deal on huge #Antarctic #MarineReserves #blocked ! Unique #ecosystem needs protecting Now! Update below..

Deal on huge #Antarctic #MarineReserves #blocked ! Unique #ecosystem needs protecting Now! Update below.. | Rescue our Ocean's & it's species from Man's Pollution! | Scoop.it
Talks to decide on the establishment of huge marine reserves in Antarctica have failed to reach a consensus.
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18.7.13  ~  Russia and Ukraine have blocked a proposal for creating an expansive marine wildlife reserve in the Antarctic because they contest the authority of the organizing commission, news reports said Wednesday.

Read more: http://www.themoscowtimes.com/business/article/creation-of-antarctic-wildlife-reserve-blocked/483308.html#ixzz2ZQU1a18q ;
The Moscow Times 

 

17.7.13 ~ Kerry vows to fight on for Antarctic Marine Haven: http://au.news.yahoo.com/latest/a/-/article/18036863/kerry-vows-to-fight-on-for-antarctic-marine-haven/

 

There has been rapid growth in fishing for Antarctic krill driven by demand for Omega-3 oil supplements & WWF would know as they receive monies from this!

 

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xKFRsNRRSYM&feature=youtu.be

 

Russian delegation stalls...

 

 http://www.pewenvironment.org/news-room/press-releases/antarctic-marine-reserve-talks-fail-russian-delegation-stalls-progress-85899490765?utm_source=Twitter&utm_medium=Ocean&utm_campaign=sos

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#BlackFish reviewed - WeHo News ~ #Captivity , so wrong for #Sentients ~

#BlackFish reviewed - WeHo News ~ #Captivity , so wrong for #Sentients ~ | Rescue our Ocean's & it's species from Man's Pollution! | Scoop.it
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Black Fish reviewed
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Its topic far transcends that of niche documentary and brings us answers to a plethora of questions regarding wild creatures seemingly tamed by humankind, often for our own selfish emotional needs.
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The notorious case of Tilikum, who does indeed deserve the title killer whale, is tragic and should have been a major wake-up to the mammal exploitation industry, yet we learn that the brutality and subjugation of these grand orcas continues unabated. - See more at: http://wehonews.com/z/wehonews/archive/page.php?articleID=8073#sthash.721mDDZw.dpuf

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Sea turtle #conference addresses #GreatBarrierReef sickness spike #pesticides #cyclones #boatStrikes !

Sea turtle #conference addresses #GreatBarrierReef sickness spike #pesticides #cyclones #boatStrikes ! | Rescue our Ocean's & it's species from Man's Pollution! | Scoop.it
Rangers and scientists gather to explore ways of curbing threats that led to soaring number of strandings in recent years (Turtles not doing well on Great Barrier Reef. 1000s stranded each year.
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Pesticides, cyclones and boat strikes have been blamed as causes of a worrying spike in the number of sick and dying sea turtles on the Great Barrier Reef.

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Our Planet Is Exploding With Marine #DeadZones #NASA #Oxygen More below...

Our Planet Is Exploding With Marine #DeadZones #NASA #Oxygen More below... | Rescue our Ocean's & it's species from Man's Pollution! | Scoop.it
Red circles show the location and size of marine dead zones worldwide. Black dots indicated observed dead zones, but their size is not known.

Via CineversityTV
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26.6.13  ~  

 

More: http://www.businessinsider.com/map-of-worldwide-marine-dead-zones-2013-6

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CineversityTV's curator insight, June 30, 2013 9:54 AM

expect major problems before 2020.

 

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Stop marine #pollution to #protect #kelp #forests - Science Daily

Stop marine #pollution to #protect #kelp #forests - Science Daily | Rescue our Ocean's & it's species from Man's Pollution! | Scoop.it
Stop marine pollution to protect kelp forests
Science Daily (press release)
Stop Marine Pollution to Protect Kelp Forests.
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The researchers have found a combined effect on kelp forests from nutrient pollution and higher CO2, which could have a devastating impact on Australia's marine ecosystems.

 

"When we manipulated CO2 and nutrient levels in an experimental marine ecosystem we found the effect of both of them together was greater than the sum of their individual impacts," says Dr Bayden Russell, of the University's Environment Institute and Senior Lecturer in the School of Earth and Environmental Sciences.

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#Toxins on Indian River Lagoon #seaweed might be killing #manatees, mystery remains?

A government research chemist has isolated what he calls "a suite of toxins" on seaweed eaten by the 112 manatees that have died in Florida's Indian River Lagoon.
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The manatees filled their bellies with the reddish seaweed called Gracilaria because their normal food, sea grass, had been wiped out by a series of huge algae blooms fueled by nutrient pollution in the lagoon.

 

Initially scientists thought fertilizer was the source of the pollution, but tests by Brian Lapointe from Harbor Branch Oceanographic Institute have found that the culprit is actually sewage.

 

The sewage could be coming from leaks in the estimated 300,000 septic tanks scattered around the lagoon on the state's Atlantic coast, he said, or it could be migrating into the lagoon from the deep-well injection of treated sewage into the aquifer.

 

 

11.7.13  ~  http://www.wired.com/wiredscience/2013/07/dolphins-and-manatees/

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#Diving into #Nutrients: How much is too much? ~ Science ~ causing #DeadZones !

#Diving into #Nutrients: How much is too much? ~ Science ~ causing #DeadZones ! | Rescue our Ocean's & it's species from Man's Pollution! | Scoop.it
Find out the role our scientific divers play in helping to study nutrient pollution http://t.co/LmJda4OalD #greenwater
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Join us for a Twitter Chat to Learn More!
Got questions? Want to learn more? Join us for a Twitter chat this Thursday (July 18, 2013) at 2 pm ET on nutrient pollution and harmful algal blooms.


Use #waterchat to ask a question or participate. Not on Twitter but have a question? Please add it to the comments section below. 

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#Investigating #Fish #Contamination Leads to #Questions About #Genetics

#Investigating #Fish #Contamination Leads to #Questions About #Genetics | Rescue our Ocean's & it's species from Man's Pollution! | Scoop.it
The benefits of seafood are well known. Omega 3s from fish are good for metabolism, while fish oil is thought to help with inflammation in the body. But

Via SustainOurEarth
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"The laws governing the labeling of seafood in the marketplace are unfortunately not strong enough," she said. "And there have been many investigations when people have gone to the supermarket, done genetic testing, and found that it wasn't the species they wanted."

 

But shouldn't a fish filled with contamination get sick or die? Shouldn't it be sore-covered and tumor-ridden, obviously inedible? Sometimes they are. But sometimes, as in the case of a species of killifish found in New Bedford harbor, fish just shrug off the contaminants.

 

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Big Things Come from Small Beginnings: The Mystery of the #Sick #SeaLions ~ #Starving our #Oceans

Big Things Come from Small Beginnings: The Mystery of the #Sick #SeaLions ~ #Starving our #Oceans | Rescue our Ocean's & it's species from Man's Pollution! | Scoop.it
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Big Things Come from Small Beginnings: The Mystery of the Sick Sea Lions
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On a cold, foggy morning along the Malibu coast, a small brown lump emerges from the sea and waddles ashore.

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“These sea lions might be our sentinel that tells us something else is going on that’s going to be affecting other fish, that’s going to be affecting sharks, that could have much broader concerns throughout the ocean.”–Sarah Wilkins of National Marine Fisheries Service, in an interview with NPR


If we can understand the factors that have created this immediate issue, we may be able to better manage ocean resources in the future. However, this crisis begs the bigger philosophical question of whether or not a wild ecosystem is something that can be, or should be, “managed” by humans.

 

Do we really need to be fishing out hundreds of thousands of metric tons of wild menhaden from the Chesapeake Bay, krill from the Antarctic, and sardines and squid from the California Pacific just to get Omega 3’s or feed pigs? As a lynchpin for the whole ecosystem, these fish have much more value left alive in the ocean than they do dead as fertilizer on a corn crop.

 

Most of these wild-caught forage fish, ironically, end up feeding farmed fish–and starving their wild counterparts! (It takes 7 pounds of sardines to grow one pound of pen-raised tuna.) Climate change has made it even more difficult to predict when and where these fish will be. Without that consistency, it’s virtually impossible to “manage” an ever-changing ocean ecosystem.

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#Eelpocalypse: Tens of thousands of dead eels wash up on Guangdong beaches, nobody knows why...

#Eelpocalypse: Tens of thousands of dead eels wash up on Guangdong beaches, nobody knows why... | Rescue our Ocean's & it's species from Man's Pollution! | Scoop.it
The situation is still mysterious, and we might never find out what really happened, but it's still another wake up call for China.
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Yellow #Tang

Yellow Tangs in Hawaii need immediate protection from the saltwater aquarium hobby and trade that captures and sells them for aquariums. Learn more about Sea...
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N.East Marine #Wildlife #Festival 2013 - Great North Museum: Hancock #Events...

N.East Marine #Wildlife #Festival 2013 - Great North Museum: Hancock #Events... | Rescue our Ocean's & it's species from Man's Pollution! | Scoop.it
RT @sara_marine: North East Marine Wildlife Festival 2013 20th - 26th July at the Great North Museum: Hancock http://t.co/TI5RcR8ZQm @newca…
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#Japan contests international court of justice’s right to rule on #whaling dispute - video

At the last day of oral hearings about legality of Japanese whaling in the Antarctic at the ICJ in The Hague, Japan's lawyers told judges that they had no jurisdiction to rule on a whaling dispute with Australia.
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fish stocks 'heading for recovery' - BBC News ~ But one researcher said that any talk of a recovery would be "premature"

fish stocks 'heading for recovery' - BBC News ~ But one researcher said that any talk of a recovery would be "premature" | Rescue our Ocean's & it's species from Man's Pollution! | Scoop.it
BBC News fish stocks 'heading for recovery' BBC News They used data collected largely by government research institutes, including large programs at hundreds of fish markets and at sea on hundreds of fishing and research vessels operating every day...
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#Shark #Haven Could Save Species from Overfishing - Earthweek - A Diary of the Planet

#Shark #Haven Could Save Species from Overfishing - Earthweek - A Diary of the Planet | Rescue our Ocean's & it's species from Man's Pollution! | Scoop.it
Shark Haven Could Save Species from Overfishing
Earthweek - A Diary of the Planet
Marine scientists say the booming shark population inside Fiji's fishing reserve proves conservation efforts can help save the predatory fish from extinction.
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Advanced #Nutrient #Monitoring #WaterResearch #ResearchPriorities ~ US EPA & more below... #OceanicZone

Advanced #Nutrient #Monitoring  #WaterResearch  #ResearchPriorities  ~ US EPA & more below... #OceanicZone | Rescue our Ocean's & it's species from Man's Pollution! | Scoop.it
.@nitrogencycle New techs change the way we monitor nutrient pollution incl satellites & remote sensors http://t.co/KuZb2bG3K2 #WaterChat
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oceanic zone begins in the area off shore where the water measures 200 meters (656 feet) deep or deeper: http://uk.ask.com/wiki/Oceanic_zone < well worth a read.... on the right column >

 

Please go to related picture links...far right thxu & ignore the OOPs, scroll down also to right...

 

What are the three temperature zones in the ocean?


A: The first layer is the surface zone.


The second is thermocline


and third is deep zone. 

 

 


Source: wiki.answers.com

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Can We Stop Killing Our #Oceans Now, Please? courtesy of @SylviaEarle an #OceanPioneer ~ More below...

Can We Stop Killing Our #Oceans Now, Please?  courtesy of @SylviaEarle an #OceanPioneer ~ More below... | Rescue our Ocean's & it's species from Man's Pollution! | Scoop.it
We need to respect the oceans and take care of them as if our lives depended on it. Because they do.

Via Kathy Dowsett
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OCEAN LIFE: A LEARNING SERIES WITH "HER DEEPNESS", DR. SYLVIA EARLE (PREVIEW)

 

::: http://www.essinova.com/video/show/450-Ocean-Life-A-Learning-Series-with-Her-Deepness-Dr-Sylvia-Earle-preview

 

 

 

A conversation with Dr Sylvia Earle and Dr Heather Koldewey: http://www.synchronicityearth.org/blog/2013/07/a-conservation-with-dr-sylvia-earle-and-dr-heather-koldewey

 

 

 

 

Coral Reefs: http://ecowatch.com/2013/coral-reefs-face-point-of-no-return/

 

 

Climate Change and the Nature of Science: The Carbon “Tipping Point” is Coming: http://www.skepticalscience.com/Climate-Change-Nature-Science-Carbon-Tipping-Point-Coming.html

 

 

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#SharkFin #Poaching #Decreasing #Shark #Population in #CostaRica !!!

#SharkFin #Poaching #Decreasing #Shark #Population in #CostaRica !!! | Rescue our Ocean's & it's species from Man's Pollution! | Scoop.it
The shark population is decreasing at an alarming rate due to shark finning, which is illegal in Costa Rica, but widely practiced.
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 An ancient practice that 'Needs' to Stop when our Oceans are in trouble!

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Fishing threat to #Cayman's #Sharks :: cayCompass.com

Fishing threat to #Cayman's #Sharks :: cayCompass.com | Rescue our Ocean's & it's species from Man's Pollution! | Scoop.it
Shark populations in Cayman Islands’ waters could be at risk from overfishing, including shark-finning, researchers have warned.
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#Antarctic ice loss alters ocean #ecology

#Antarctic ice loss alters ocean #ecology | Rescue our Ocean's & it's species from Man's Pollution! | Scoop.it
Creatures which lived for centuries or longer undisturbed in the waters around Antarctica are having to cope with entirely new conditions as the ice retreats.

Via Maria Nunzia @Varvera
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The retreat of the polar ice is having profound effects on some of the creatures which live on the ocean floor, German scientists have found.

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#Krill in the #Antarctic Ocean under #threat from ocean #acidification & OverExploiting #WWF !

#Krill in the #Antarctic Ocean under #threat from ocean #acidification & OverExploiting #WWF ! | Rescue our Ocean's & it's species from Man's Pollution! | Scoop.it
The Guardian reports 10th July 2013:”Krill is the backbone of the food webThe totality of interacting food chains in an ecological community in the Antarctic and is the key food for penguins, seals, fish and whales… [and] between a third and a...

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The Guardian reports 10th July 2013:”Krill is the backbone of the food web in the Antarctic and is the key food for penguins, seals, fish and whales… [and] between a third and a quarter of carbon dioxide that comes from burning fossil fuels is absorbed by the oceans.

 

“A new study, carried out by scientists at the Australian Government’s Australian Antarctic Division (AAD), has found that once levels of dissolved carbon dioxide in the ocean reach about 1250 microatmopsheres, the numbers of krill eggs successfully hatching starts to decline dramatically. Some of the areas for krill already reach 550 microatmospheres.

 

“AAD marine biologist Rob King, one of the co-authors of the study said: ‘If you want to minimise the chances of major ecosystem disruption then this study shows that emissions would need to be moderated from the current trajectory. Antarctica is an unusual ecosystem because this species – the krill – is responsible for passing on so much primary production to higher predators, including fish, whales, seals and penguins.’

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How one community brought these cute #penguins back from #extinction #Australia

How one community brought these cute #penguins back from #extinction #Australia | Rescue our Ocean's & it's species from Man's Pollution! | Scoop.it
On Australia's Phillip Island, these Little Penguins have an adorable habit. Hundreds emerge from the ocean at sunset, shaking off water and waddling home to their burrows.

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Scientists study: Largest #krill #dieOff on record !

Scientists study: Largest #krill #dieOff on record ! | Rescue our Ocean's & it's species from Man's Pollution! | Scoop.it
KVAL Scientists study massive krill die-off on coast KVAL Millions of krill, a tiny shrimp-like animal that is a cornerstone of the ocean food web, have been washing up on beaches in Southern Oregon and Northern California the past few weeks and...

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#TakeActionPls: #FisheriesProtections at Risk ~ The Herring Alliance #Conserve & #manage

Don't let years of work, thousands of public comments, and widespread support from fishermen and fishery managers go to waste. Take action now!
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