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Callum Roberts: Stop our #uk #Seabeds becoming #Wasteland ~

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Callum Roberts: It may be the end of fish discards, but now we need more marine conservation zones to stop our seabeds becoming a wasteland (RT @Seasaver: Callum Roberts on why we must all fight for fish http://t.co/rgFbREHj...

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Can The Orca/Marine #MammalRights Community Take Action?

Can The Orca/Marine #MammalRights Community Take Action? | Rescue our Ocean's & it's species from Man's Pollution! | Scoop.it
Sometimes people ask me why efforts to change or end the use of marine mammals in entertainment shows hasn't gained more traction. I don't really know how to answer, but I do know from other work t...
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 latest plea for help in the legal battle he and other whistleblowers are fighting against Marineland. Marineland has been suing former employees left and right, in an effort to drain their bank accounts and force them to retract their devastating allegations regarding the way Marineland treats its marine mammals.

Demers and his fellow whistleblowers desperately need help paying their legal bills, and if they can continue to mount a legal defense pressure will grow on Marineland because the cases will get to a discovery phase, which could force Marineland to cough up documents and information about its operations. And, as it happens, there is easy money out there, courtesy of the BiLLe Celeb Challenge–if the community of people who care about marine mammals in captivity can mobilize and take action.

Here’s Demers’ plea:

Urgent call to action re: Marineland.

Dearest Petitioners,

Marineland’s whistleblowers urgently need your help.

Les Stroud of the famed television show “Survivorman”, in conjunction with Orca Conservancy has generously sponsored us in the BiLLe Celeb Challenge.

We are currently in 2nd place with only a week to go and URGENTLY need your daily vote to ensure us the victory award of 25 000$ towards our legal defense.

Voting is easy and FREE!

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Fight to #save the #seahorses of #StudlandBay: Wealthy yachties wipe out #Britain's largest colony by dropping anchor on their #habitat !!! ~

Fight to #save the #seahorses of #StudlandBay: Wealthy yachties wipe out #Britain's largest colony by dropping anchor on their #habitat !!! ~ | Rescue our Ocean's & it's species from Man's Pollution! | Scoop.it
Studland Bay in Dorset had been the only place in the country where two species of native seahorses lived, but the delicate environment has been destroyed. (The seahorses from Saturdays Wild show, will soon be gone...

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 More: 16.7.13 :: http://www.telegraph.co.uk/earth/environment/10182712/Rare-seahorse-habitat-wiped-out-by-boat-anchors.html

 

Video:: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nP6V7XjN2cE

 

More: http://yorkshiretimes.co.uk/article/Marine-Conservation-Zones-Rejected-By-Government

 

             A unique ecosystem and destroyed in seconds!

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#Microscopic #marineCreatures may #loseteeth as ocean #acidification kicks in

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Top marine scientists from around the globe meet in St Andrews, Scotland, to share their knowledge on the threat posed by increasing amounts of carbon dioxide entering the sea.

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#MarineConservationZones: Controversial plans for North #Wales are scrapped. #FishAway then!

#MarineConservationZones: Controversial plans for North #Wales are scrapped. #FishAway then! | Rescue our Ocean's & it's species from Man's Pollution! | Scoop.it
The 10 zones are all ditched by the Welsh Government after huge levels of protest (Marine Conservation Zones: Controversial plans for North Wales are scrapped http://t.co/mYuKI46n4L via @dailypostwales)...

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CONTROVERSIAL plans for 10 marine conservation zones have been scrapped after a huge protest.

 

The Welsh Government proposed the zones last year, with the backing of the Countryside Council of Wales and the Marine Conservation Society.

 They would have included an area at the north-eastern end of the Menai Strait, an area around Bardsey Island as far as Llanbedrog, and the mouth of the Dwyfor near Porthmadog.

 

 The plans sparked outrage among fishermen who claimed creating the zones would mean a ban on fishing and anchoring in some areas. The Welsh Fishermen's Association insisted existing conservation networks for Welsh waters are adequate.

 

 Natural Resources Minister Alun Davies yesterday told AMs Welsh Government officials had received 7,000 responses to a consultation containing “strongly held” views.

 Mr Davies said to “avoid any continuing uncertainty over the options presented in the 2012 consultation, I am also withdrawing all the proposed sites”.

 Now, he will concentrate on the existing 125 Marine Protected Areas (MPAs) that cover 36% of Welsh seas to see if any changes can be made rather than creating additional zones.

 

 He said: “We are now in a stronger position to assess our current contribution to the network's ecological coherence. I have, therefore, commissioned an assessment of our current MPAs to identify if there are any gaps and what the options might be to fill those gaps.

 

 “If any measures are required, I believe they should be simple, proportionate and fit for purpose.”

 

 Campaigners who fought the proposals said their protest had been “vindicated

 

Fisherman Owen Williams, 53, who launches his lobster boat from Trefor, near Caernarfon, said: “The ministers in Cardiff were told in no uncertain terms what we thought of the plans. Thankfully they have listened to what we had to say and we have been vindicated in what we said.”

 

 The withdrawal of marine zone plans were also welcomed by opposition parties. Plaid Cymru Shadow Environment Minister Llyr Gruffydd AM said: “We have been calling on the Minister to scrap these flawed proposals since last year and we therefore welcome today’s announcement.

 

 “The Labour Government’s botched job at developing their original proposals was a classic example of how not to engage with affected communities and businesses on such an important issue.

 

 “The current state of many of Wales’ Marine Protected Areas isn’t up to scratch and the first priority must be to get existing sites managed properly before designating new conservation areas.

 

 “The Minister has, at long last, realised this. The original proposals incited strong feelings across a large number of coastal communities, and there were many concerns about their potential economic and social impacts.”

 

 Conservative Shadow Minister Russell George added: “Given the botched handling of the initial consultation, the Minister’s decision to re-evaluate must be welcomed.

 

Fresh scrutiny of zone location and the current network of protected areas must now take place swiftly.

 

Our seas contribute £2.5bn to the economy and any potential impact must be very carefully balanced with environmental protection.”

 

19.7.13  ~  

Marine conservation could be worth ‘billions’ to UK economy: http://blueandgreentomorrow.com/2013/07/19/marine-conservation-could-be-worth-billions-to-uk-economy/

 

18.7.13  ~  http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-wales-politics-23360964

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#Habitat loss and proof that #culling does not work » The #Seals of #Nam Graphic Vid below..

#Habitat loss and proof that #culling does not work » The #Seals of #Nam Graphic Vid below.. | Rescue our Ocean's & it's species from Man's Pollution! | Scoop.it
RT @TheSealsOfNam: Habitat loss and proof that culling does not work http://t.co/uaDE9YQRBk #Namibia #sealhunt #sealcull #saveourseals #con…

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Video: http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=INBcukfT2rY&nbsp;  <<< Graphic !

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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
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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 &lt; 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.

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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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#SeaShepherd Conservation Society :: Where do the Captured Taiji #Dolphins Go? ~ #tweet4taiji

#SeaShepherd Conservation Society :: Where do the Captured Taiji #Dolphins Go? ~ #tweet4taiji | Rescue our Ocean's & it's species from Man's Pollution! | Scoop.it
RT @Foxewise: #truth There is no good reason genocide Dolphins #closetaiji No excuses❤���������� http://t.co/sbpL6eLsxd … @SeaShepherd http://t…
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                    The dolphins of Taiji are just dying to amuse us!

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#Disasters are symptoms of #fossilFuel addiction ~ We need to look at the big picture,by David Suzuki

#Disasters are symptoms of #fossilFuel addiction ~ We need to look at the big picture,by David Suzuki | Rescue our Ocean's & it's species from Man's Pollution! | Scoop.it
Disasters are symptoms of fossil fuel addiction
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'How #Nigeria's poorly delineated #maritimeBoundaries fuel oil bunkering ... ~ #piracy #kidnapping ~

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#SeaShepherd #UK offers £2,000 reward for capture of #dolphin #killer ~ Any info.Contact below.. more info...

#SeaShepherd #UK offers £2,000 reward for capture of #dolphin #killer ~ Any info.Contact below.. more info... | Rescue our Ocean's & it's species from Man's Pollution! | Scoop.it
A £2, 000 reward is being offered to trace the persons responsible for the death of a bottlenose dolphin that was mowed down in the Camel Estuary yesterday afternoon.

It is believed a young...
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24.7.13  ~  http://www.thisiscornwall.co.uk/Police-appeal-evidence-dolphin-death-inquiry/story-19561872-detail/story.html#axzz2a92fKilW

 

22.7.13  ~  http://www.guardian.co.uk/environment/2013/jul/22/rare-dolphine-killed-boat-hit-run

 

22.7.13  ~  http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-cornwall-23394809

 

A representative from Devon and Cornwall Police added: "It is believed several boats were in the area at the time and one of the dolphins was hit by a boat and killed.

 

"Anyone with information is asked to contact the police on 101 quoting log reference 399 210713.

 

"Alternatively they can phone crime stoppers on 0800 555 111."



Read more: http://www.cornishguardian.co.uk/2-000-reward-dolphin-killer/story-19548804-detail/story.html#ixzz2ZgqVze2s&nbsp;
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The #sea is #invisible to us – so it's become our #trashheap !

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Philip Hoare: A new exhibition should remind British island dwellers of the mysteries the sea still holds, as well as the pollution and plastic bottles

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The sea defines and delineates us, sustains and supports us.


It provides 50% of the air we breathe, and carries 95% of our global trade by volume. Yet most of us only interact with it for these few weeks, when it becomes our resort and playground; a place of careless abandon, left littered and abused once we're done with its aestival charms. (Jet skis, for instance, pump out almost as much fuel into the sea as they burn up in their petrolhead frolics).


Defied by its greater vastness, we chose to ignore the ocean and fly over its expanses, as though it were a veil drawn over our sins. Of which there are many.

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#Blackfish Official Film Site

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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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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
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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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