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An #Interactive Web Aquarium: What #Overfishing Looks Like - KQED (blog)

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An Interactive Web Aquarium: What Overfishing Looks Like KQED (blog) Rampant overfishing in the world's oceans has led to a dramatic decline in big “predatory” fish populations — the one's we eat, like tuna and cod – while creating an overabundance...
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FLASHBACK ~ The Real Weapons of #MassDestruction: #Methane ~ more below...

FLASHBACK ~ The Real Weapons of #MassDestruction: #Methane  ~ more below... | Rescue our Ocean's & it's species from Man's Pollution! | Scoop.it
In an exclusive interview with The Independent, Igor Semiletov of the International Arctic Research Centre at the University of Alaska Fairbanks, who led the 8th joint US-Russia cruise of the East Siberian Arctic seas, said that he has never ....
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29.7.13  ~  Quake trigger undersea 'Methane'.. http://www.abc.net.au/science/articles/2013/07/29/3813218.htm

 

Methane has become a rising concern in the global warming equation because it is 25 times more effective than CO2 in trapping solar heat, although it is also shorter-lived.


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One of the largest landslides in Earth’s history occurred not on land, but underwater, off the coast of Norway during the Holocene epoch approximately 8,200 years ago.

 

This event, known as the Storegga (big edge) Submarine Landslide, caused massive amounts of sediments to slide approximately 800 kilometres down the continental slope.

 

This event triggered a massive tsunami, as high as 25 meters, that struck both Norway and Scotland. Afterwards, the seafloor was wiped clean of all life. Scientists suspect that the entire disaster happened in a very short time – a few weeks or perhaps a few days.

 

Perhaps two hours. At the time of the Storegga slide, the hydrate was being melted by global warming. An earthquake possibly triggered the slide. More recently, in 1998, Russian scientists discovered an unstable hydrate field near the site of the Storegga slide.

 

Scientists believe that a rapid decomposition of hydrates, related to temperature and pressure changes at the end of the last ice age, destabilized the sediments, causing the disaster.

 

Methane hydrates should be considered as nature’s cement foundations. A frozen hydrate that cements sediments together – vital if you wish to keep ecosystems and lands intact. When you remove the methane hydrate, the seafloor destabilizes.

 

 Marine geologist James Kennett of the University of California suggests that bursts of methane from seafloor hydrates were synchronous with, and largely responsible for, virtually all the warmings the planet has experienced over the last 800,000 years. Other scientists suggest that changes in ocean currents triggered such methane bursts by channeling warmer water over continental slopes, as at Storegga.

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Our treatment of #Orca underscores an extraordinary #disconnection from the #Sea

Our treatment of #Orca underscores an extraordinary #disconnection from the #Sea | Rescue our Ocean's & it's species from Man's Pollution! | Scoop.it
Summer holidays are here and millions of us are reacquainting ourselves with the sea’s charms. Mostly we are content to swim or paddle in it, forage in rock pools, or take boat trips.

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Summer holidays are here and millions of us are reacquainting ourselves with the sea’s charms. Mostly we are content to swim or paddle in it, forage in rock pools, or take boat trips. But sometimes our happy communion with the water and its denizens turns darkly sour.

 

Last week, up to 25 motorboats harassed a pod of bottlenose dolphins at Padstow in Cornwall, killing a rare dolphin calf in the process. That incident has been followed by another one in which a live, stranded porpoise was found by members of the public near a Butlins resort. Not only did they neglect to report it to the coastguard or any appropriate authority, but they moved it around and photographed it, without any attempt to return the creature to deeper water. It too died.

 

These shocking incidents from our heatwave summer exasperate campaigners, for whom protecting the sea has become a Sisyphean struggle. Conservation charities are pleading with Environment minister Richard Benyon to act on his promise to establish a network of Marine Conservation Zones around the UK. Despite experts’ recommendations for 127 such sites, only 31 have been selected by the Government, and even then, no timetable has been proposed.

 

Such vacillation only underlines our extraordinary disconnection from the sea and its animals – for all that we are an island nation. The sea covers a multitude of our sins, a victim of its ability to hide beneath what Herman Melville called “the ocean’s skin”. Astonishingly, until the 1980s, Britain was dumping nuclear waste off the Cornish coast. We discharge pesticides and fertilizers into the water from agricultural run-off; even the chemicals that coat our carpets and furniture find their way into the sea.


       And the noisy Jetski's whizzing with no regard for any species !

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Sustainably exploiting the #sea's treasure trove - Phys ~ #microalgae work #holistic

Sustainably exploiting the #sea's treasure trove - Phys ~ #microalgae work #holistic | Rescue our Ocean's & it's species from Man's Pollution! | Scoop.it
Sustainably exploiting the sea's treasure trove. Researchers are looking at environmentally friendly ways of extracting valuable bioactive molecules from marine-based organisms. The barely explored marine environment has ...
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#Animal #cruelty? Disturbing video shows young #Dolphin struggle to get back in the water at #SeaWorld Orlando as trainers do nothing to help!!!

#Animal #cruelty? Disturbing video shows young #Dolphin struggle to get back in the water at #SeaWorld Orlando as trainers do nothing to help!!! | Rescue our Ocean's & it's species from Man's Pollution! | Scoop.it
Audience members at a recent aquatic show at SeaWorld in Orlando, Florida were left angered and upset after witnessing a young dolphin left to struggle for several minutes to try and get back in the water.

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#EU tackles #Iceland over #mackerel & #herring wars #Overfishing ~

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The European Union is about to launch its fiercest salvo yet in the so-called “mackerel wars”, finally opening sanctions proceedings against Iceland and the Faroe Islands over their rising catches of mackerel and herring, which have led to fears of...
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#NorthPole is now the #NorthPool ~ time lapse showing how the ice thaws over time

#NorthPole is now the #NorthPool ~ time lapse showing how the ice thaws over time | Rescue our Ocean's & it's species from Man's Pollution! | Scoop.it
There is currently a lake at the North Pole. It's a small lake, but it's still a lake. What does it all mean? Faster delivery is one thing. (The North Pole is now the North Pool.
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#Severe #Inbreeding In The Winter #Flounder Of Long Island's Bays As The Result Of #Overfishing, Research Finds #PlanetSave

#Severe #Inbreeding In The Winter #Flounder Of Long Island's Bays As The Result Of #Overfishing, Research Finds  #PlanetSave | Rescue our Ocean's & it's species from Man's Pollution! | Scoop.it
Severe Inbreeding In The Winter Flounder Of Long Island?s Bays As The Result Of Overfishing, Research Finds #green http://t.co/UXi76q8a2j
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“We are just beginning to realize that marine fish frequently exist as a series of smaller subpopulations as opposed to one large, well-mixed and widely distributed population,” stated Dr. Demian Chapman, leader of the research team, who is an assistant professor in the School of Marine and Atmospheric Science and assistant director for science at the Institute for Ocean Conservation Science at SBU.

“The evidence of inbreeding we have found supports this new paradigm. The number of effective breeders in each bay is also alarmingly low and argues for strong fisheries management and habitat restoration initiatives to rebuild winter flounder populations in Long Island bays.” The new research was just published online in the journal PLOS ONE.
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#Protecting the #manatee and other #wildlife ~ Tbo.com

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Brian Skerry Photo above ~ Protecting the manatee and other wildlife
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It's fortunate the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service put off possibly "upgrading" the West Indian Manatee from endangered to threatened.

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              Manatees are creatures sensitive to their environment.

 

It's fortunate the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service put off possibly "upgrading" the West Indian Manatee from endangered to threatened.

Budget cuts forced the delay, but as the Tribune's Keith Morelli reports, the review was scheduled just as there had been an alarming spike in manatee deaths.

Severe cold in 2010 is blamed for the deaths of 282 manatees, and a persistent Southwest Florida red tide over the last year has killed an estimated 272 manatees.

In addition, about 80 to 100 manatees are killed in collisions with boats each year.

About 600 manatees have died this year so far - about three a day - compared to 392 all of last year.

With the manatee death rate on the upswing, this is not time to reclassify the manatee.

But that doesn't mean it should not eventually be considered, or that reclassification should be always be viewed as a threat.

Some environmental groups instinctively oppose such an "upgrade," fearing it will result in weaker protections.

Their sentiment is understandable, given that development interests and others who oppose safeguards often push the status change.

But such reclassifications demonstrate the effectiveness of wildlife protections.

Indeed, critics often claim the Endangered Species Act does little good, but it has helped save hundreds of creatures that were on the brink of extinction, including the whopping crane, peregrine falcon and grizzly bear.

Insisting that an animal remain listed as endangered despite improved numbers is deceptive and undermines the law's intent to protect animals that truly are in jeopardy.

Reclassification does not weaken protections - it acknowledges they are working.

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A #Turtle's Dream of Tomorrow by Elisabeth Lauwerys ~ #Aqualise

I've created the movie 'A Turtle's Dream of Tomorrow' in collaboration with Aqualise. They provided the song "Sadness" which inspired me to create a movie wi... (Sea Turtles are threatened to loss of habitat, overfishing and pollution.
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                           Beautiful footage and well done *

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#Globalwarming is not dead - it is merely resting ~ #Ocean is a huge #heatsink !

#Globalwarming is not dead - it is merely resting ~ #Ocean is a huge #heatsink ! | Rescue our Ocean's & it's species from Man's Pollution! | Scoop.it
The rather inconvenient truth that global temperatures have not risen substantively since 1998 (or perhaps 2004 - the data are not entirely clear) is being heralded by sceptics as the 'end of climate change'.

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#SeaShepherd guest #speaker at #Warrnambool event ~ to encourage #tourism instead of #whaling

Sea Shepherd guest speaker at Warrnambool event
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Sea Shepherd guest speaker at Warrnambool event. By PETER COLLINS. July 27, 2013, 4 a.m..
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Federal wildlife officials investigate mysterious #DolphinDeaths - WPBF West Palm Beach ~ thin & #malnourished #pollution ?

Federal wildlife officials investigate mysterious #DolphinDeaths - WPBF West Palm Beach ~ thin & #malnourished #pollution ? | Rescue our Ocean's & it's species from Man's Pollution! | Scoop.it
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Federal wildlife officials investigate mysterious dolphin deaths
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That's nearly three times above average, according to wildlife officials with the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration.
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Officials told WPBF 25 News the dolphins were very thin and malnourished, but they still need to analyze necropsy reports and water samples before coming to any conclusion.

 

NOAA has now launched an investigation to figure out why the dolphins are dying at such a fast rate.

Read more: http://www.wpbf.com/news/south-florida/treasure-coast/federal-wildlife-officials-investigate-mysterious-dolphin-deaths/-/8882916/21163144/-/103wxfn/-/index.html#ixzz2a8CpcYjA

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Growing Sea Vegetables: #Harvesting #seafood in ways that restore, not deplete, the ocean. #AnotherFoodSource *

Growing Sea Vegetables:  #Harvesting #seafood in ways that restore, not deplete, the ocean. #AnotherFoodSource * | Rescue our Ocean's & it's species from Man's Pollution! | Scoop.it

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A Farm That Extends Deep Into The Sea Is Trying to Create Ocean Vetarianism. .

At the moment, commercial fishing picks off top predators such as tuna, while ravaging the rest by towing miles of drift nets or dragging metal chains on the seabed. This age of hunting and gathering is now coming to an end whether we like it or not. The ocean’s bounty has proved not only finite: it simply no longer exists. Decades of research about the world’s fisheries show most populations have been fished to their limit, or are in collapse. Global marine catches, which peaked in the mid-1990s, are now in a slow decline, states the FAO’s 2012 review (PDF).... http://www.fastcoexist.com/1682596/a-farm-that-extends-deep-into-the-sea-is-trying-to-create-ocean-vegetarianism

 

 

FAO's 2012 REVIEW http://www.fao.org/docrep/016/i2727e/i2727e.pdf

 


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Just because there are no more fish doesn’t mean the ocean is done as a food source. Because a small amount of ocean surface means a lot of space below, seaweed farms could be the food source of the future.

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Promoting figures that are so clearly wrong is a way to lose credibility, says @tomjwebb on #MarineConservationZones ~

Promoting figures that are so clearly wrong is a way to lose credibility, says @tomjwebb on #MarineConservationZones ~ | Rescue our Ocean's & it's species from Man's Pollution! | Scoop.it
Cash from conservation zones doesn't add up
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He wants us to account for the “ecosystem services” that nature freely provides in order to make our lives possible. The marine environment offers the vital services that include the ...
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Geography in the News: #WorldFisheries

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By Neal Lineback and Mandy Lineback Gritzner, Geography in the NewsTM DECLINE IN OCEAN FISHERIES The world may be running out of places to catch wild fish.
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                         Give a man a fish, he eats for a day,

                     Teach a man to fish, he eats for a lifetime,

 

                               OverFish and NO one eats !!!

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#Immortal #jellyfish swarming across the world ~

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An 'immortal' jellyfish is swarming through the world's oceans, according to scientists.
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Revert back to a juvenile form once it mates after becoming sexually mature.

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#HumpbackWhale #calf #dies after washing up at Yanchep ~ @ABC News ~ Newborn #Male

#HumpbackWhale #calf #dies after washing up at Yanchep ~ @ABC News ~ Newborn #Male | Rescue our Ocean's & it's species from Man's Pollution! | Scoop.it
Wildlife officers say a humpback whale calf, which washed up on a beach north of Perth, has died.

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Wildlife officers say a humpback whale calf, which washed up on a beach north of Perth, has died.

The 4.2 metre mammal was discovered on the beach near Yanchep earlier today.

The Department of Parks and Wildlife says the whale was a newborn male, which was probably only calved last night, before it was abandoned by its mother.

It is not yet clear how the department will remove the animal's carcass.

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#Studying How #Plastic Pollution Enters Ocean #Food Supply ~ well worth a watch

From http://voaspecialenglish.com | http://facebook.com/voalearningenglish Marcus Eriksen is not really fishing. He is catching plastic in the Atlantic Ocean...
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Environmental #Toxins Enter the Brain Tissue of #PolarBears #PFASs

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PerFluoroAlkyl Substances (PFASs) and precursor compounds have been used in a wide variety of commercial and industrial products over the past six decades. Applications include water and oil repellent coatings, e.g.
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He's right that the long view is the one to take. Climate hawks would similarly balk if someone looked at the cool temperatures we have in New York today and argue that means global warming isn't a problem. But even taking the long view, the trends are towards less and less ice at the poles.

So what does this mean?

Unfortunately, less ice means more melting. As the sun hits the darker sea water and meltwater, less light is reflected away from Earth and is instead absorbed, heating those waters, which in turn melts more ice. It is a dangerous feedback loop.

Because of sea ice melt, business is capitalizing on the new Arctic shipping routes.

 

 

One planetary crisis is another man's opportunity. People need their stuff, ya know, and all it took was humanity breaking the arctic to get it to you just a little bit faster !

 

23.7.13  ~  http://www.scienceworldreport.com/articles/8331/20130723/environmental-toxins-discovered-polar-bear-brains-chemical-danger-wildlife.htm

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6 #Dolphins Found #Dead Along #JerseyShore in Week

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Officials are trying to determine if the deaths of six dolphins along the New Jersey shore in one week are linked to commercial fishing.

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#Fish fry freed to #rehabilitate #BohaiSea ~ China.org.cn ~ Way to go...

#Fish fry freed to #rehabilitate #BohaiSea ~ China.org.cn ~ Way to go... | Rescue our Ocean's & it's species from Man's Pollution! | Scoop.it
$24.4m to restock Bohai Sea with marine life http://t.co/07wLQwwBHh #China #overfishing
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In addition to fish, the freed species also include prawns, jellyfish and clams.

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#Whale freed from #sharknet

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A humpback whale trapped in a shark net overnight has been rescued after being spotted by a boat.
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Find out about the effects of #GlobalWarming on our #Oceans #video

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Posted by On the Leesh Productions at 7:51 AM. Labels: climate change, global warming, marine life, marine mammals, Monterey Bay Aquarium, ocean health, Oceans, Parker Manatee Aquarium ...

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Cuomo signs law to #ban #sharkfin #sales in effort to prevent #overfishing of big #predator ~

Cuomo signs law to #ban #sharkfin #sales in effort to prevent #overfishing of big #predator ~ | Rescue our Ocean's & it's species from Man's Pollution! | Scoop.it
ALBANY, New York - New York is banning trade in shark fins starting next summer in an effort to protect the marine predators.
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           Must keep a natural balance of the oceanic ecosystem.

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