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Winged #Sea Slug ~ an 'Angel'

The winged sea slug (Gastropteron pacificum) propels itself through the water by gracefully flapping its "wings" (parapodial flaps). This animal is found on ...

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#SeaShepherd Investigation Results in Indictments for Serving #Whale Sushi in #California !

#SeaShepherd Investigation Results in Indictments for Serving #Whale Sushi in #California ! | Now is the Time to Help our Oceans & it's Species ! | Scoop.it
Sea Shepherd Conservation Society - Protecting oceans around the world (Sea Shepherd (@SeaShepherd)
Sea Shepherd Investigation Results in Indictments for Serving Whale Sushi in California http://t.co/F6vMEHNG)...
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STOP serving Whale meat AND mores the point STOP buying from the suppliers !!!

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Humans Have Already Set in Motion 69 Feet of #SeaLevel Rise

Humans Have Already Set in Motion 69 Feet of #SeaLevel Rise | Now is the Time to Help our Oceans & it's Species ! | Scoop.it
Glaciologist Jason Box describes a post-warming world that you won’t even be able to recognize.

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The present mass scale human burning of trees and vegetation for clearing land and building fires, plus our pumping of aerosols into the atmosphere from human pollution, weren't happening during the Eemian. These human activities are darkening Greenland's icy surface, and weakening its ability to bounce incoming sunlight back away from the planet. Instead, more light is absorbed, leading to more melting, in a classic feedback process that is hard to slow down.

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#Wildlife in a Warming World: Confronting the #Climate Crisis ... 'only a slice of ice left for some' :(

#Wildlife in a Warming World: Confronting the #Climate Crisis ... 'only a slice of ice left for some' :( | Now is the Time to Help our Oceans & it's Species ! | Scoop.it
The climate crisis is already changing the playing field for wildlife and urgent action is needed to preserve America's conservation legacy, according to a new report released yesterday by the National Wildlife Federation.
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#SeaShepherd Australia :: #Armed Japanese Ship Ignores Australian Order to Leave Australian Waters UPDATE below...

#SeaShepherd Australia :: #Armed Japanese Ship Ignores Australian Order to Leave Australian Waters UPDATE below... | Now is the Time to Help our Oceans & it's Species ! | Scoop.it
Sea Shepherd Conservation Society - Protecting oceans around the world (Armed Japanese Ship Ignores Australian Order to Leave Australian Waters http://t.co/gOQmy77u via @seashepherd)...
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4th Feb'13

Japanese whaling industry 'dead in the water', says animal welfare group: http://www.guardian.co.uk/world/2013/feb/04/japan-whaling-industry-dead-water

 

Whalers threaten contempt action against Sea Shepherd: http://www.theage.com.au/environment/whalers-threaten-contempt-action-against-sea-shepherd-20130204-2du8z.html

 

Whaling fleet gets Japanese taxpayer subsidy: http://www.abc.net.au/news/2013-02-04/whaling-fleet-gets-japanese-taxpayer-subsidy/4498528
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Futurity.org – #Reef was crawling with #Crabs when it died

Futurity.org – #Reef was crawling with #Crabs when it died | Now is the Time to Help our Oceans & it's Species ! | Scoop.it
Researchers have found an amazingly diverse record of 100-million-year-old crustaceans on a fossil reef in northern Spain.

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"Today’s decapods can adapt to a new environment without reefs, migrate elsewhere, or go extinct," says study author Adiël Klompmaker. "By documenting what happened in the past, we may provide clues as to what could happen to decapod crustaceans such as crabs, shrimp, and lobsters in today’s deteriorating reefs." (Credit: Stefan Alforn/Flickr)

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Report: Climate Change Has Already Brought Catastrophe to US #Wildlife

Report: Climate Change Has Already Brought Catastrophe to US #Wildlife | Now is the Time to Help our Oceans & it's Species ! | Scoop.it

Jan 30, 2013

Climate change has already pushed the nation's wildlife into crisis, according to a report released Wednesday from the National Wildlife Federation (NWF), and further catastrophe, including widespread extinction, can only be curbed with swift action to curb the carbon pollution that has the planet sweltering.

Entitled Wildlife in a Warming World: Confronting the Climate Crisis, the report looks at 8 regions across the U.S. where "the underlying climatic conditions to which species have been accustomed for thousands of years," the report explains, have been upturned by human-caused climate change.

“Some of America’s most iconic species—from moose to sandhill cranes to sea turtles – are seeing their homes transformed by rapid climate change,” stated Dr. Amanda Staudt, climate scientist at the National Wildlife Federation.

 

WILDLIFE UNDER PRESSURE  IN A WARMING WORLD -  - National Wildlife Federation http://www.nwf.org/News-and-Magazines/Media-Center/Reports/Archive/2013/01-30-13-Wildlife-In-A-Warming-World.aspx


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Cheryl Bowden's curator insight, October 21, 2013 11:58 AM

As climates change, it impacts the biotic and abiotic landscape.

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#Overfishing Threatens a Critical Link in the #FoodChain

#Overfishing Threatens a Critical Link in the #FoodChain | Now is the Time to Help our Oceans & it's Species ! | Scoop.it
The fish near the bottom of the aquatic food chain—collectively known as forage fish—are often overlooked, but they are vital to healthy oceans and estuaries.
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We have depleted most species within our Seas/Oceans that were Once plentiful, are now exhausted., an ecosystem failed by the hand of humans*

 

We Still have Time to put this right if we ACT Now !  or my words above will ring truth***

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#Seal spotted in Thames off #Greenwich

#Seal spotted in Thames off #Greenwich | Now is the Time to Help our Oceans & it's Species ! | Scoop.it
A FAMILY walking along the Thames were astonished to spot a seal in the water this week. (Have you spotted any unusual wildlife recently? A seal was recently spotted in the Thames off Greenwich!
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wildlife experts claim an increase in the number and variety of fish to be found in London's waters is now making the appearance of seals, porpoises and dolphins more common.

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#NOAA, USGS: #ClimateChange impacts to U.S. #coasts threaten public health, safety and economy

#NOAA, USGS: #ClimateChange impacts to U.S. #coasts threaten public health, safety and economy | Now is the Time to Help our Oceans & it's Species ! | Scoop.it

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The Seas have no mercy and engulf as it goes*

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#Government Encouraging #Pollution By Allowing Industries Closer To #Rivers

#Government Encouraging #Pollution By Allowing Industries Closer To #Rivers | Now is the Time to Help our Oceans & it's Species ! | Scoop.it
The mandatory distance between rivers and industries to ensure conservation of rivers was reduced nine years after the policy was formulated in July 2005.
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#Officials could have averted Whale #Shark's death: Time was the essence but #greed took charge!

#Officials could have averted Whale #Shark's death:  Time was the essence but #greed took charge! | Now is the Time to Help our Oceans & it's Species ! | Scoop.it
Activists feel Fisheries officials could have averted the death of a whale shark off Tamil Nadu coast on Jan 28 by ensuring its timely release.
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Chennai, Jan 29: Activists feel the Fisheries Department was indirectly responsible for the death of a whale shark off the Injambakkam coast on Monday. Officials were informed soon after the 21-ft-long creature got caught in a fishing net on the evening of Jan 27 but they did not ensure its immediate release.

Though the department directed that the whale shark must be freed, the fishermen concerned hesitated to comply. The latter thought they could get a large sum of money by selling the teeth of the big fish that weighed over 1500 kgs.

Hence, the fishermen dragged the whale shark ashore. It sustained severe injuries in the process. By the time Fisheries officials came to the spot yesterday morning, it was barely alive. In fact, the carcass surfaced within hours of the whale shark being belatedly pushed back into the sea.

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#Overfishing can be a problem in #Nebraska's waters - Forget about filling your #freezer !

#Overfishing can be a problem in #Nebraska's waters - Forget about filling your #freezer ! | Now is the Time to Help our Oceans & it's Species ! | Scoop.it
Overfishing can be a problem in Nebraska's waters
Lincoln Journal Star
I love ice fishing, but there is one thing about it that makes me cringe. Why are so many ice anglers so harvest-oriented?
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Here is what I suggest: Harvest a few panfish, but forget about filling the freezer. Select some 8-inch bluegills, 10-inch crappies, and 9- to 10-inch perch — what you can eat in a meal. If you want there to continue to be some quality-sized panfish, catch some big bluegills, crappies and yellow perch, and then photograph and release them.

Try it. I dare you.

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#Life found deep below #Antarctic ice | Earth | Science News

#Life found deep below #Antarctic ice | Earth | Science News | Now is the Time to Help our Oceans & it's Species ! | Scoop.it

Cells containing DNA have emerged as the first evidence of life in a subglacial lake in West Antarctica. On January 28, a U.S. research team retrieved water from Lake Whillans, which sits 800 meters below the ice surface. The water hosted a surprising bounty of living cells.

The scientists collected three 10-liter water samples from the lake. Preliminary tests conducted in mobile labs show that the cells are actively using oxygen. It may take months for biologists to identify the microbes present.

The microbes have been sealed off below the ice for at least 100,000 years.


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Cells containing DNA have emerged as the first evidence of life in a subglacial lake in West Antarctica. On January 28, a U.S. research team retrieved water from Lake Whillans, which sits 800 meters below the ice surface. The water hosted a surprising bounty of living cells.

 

The scientists collected three 10-liter water samples from the lake. Preliminary tests conducted in mobile labs show that the cells are actively using oxygen. It may take months for biologists to identify the microbes present.

 

The microbes have been sealed off below the ice for at least 100,000 years.

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#Seabird '#pollution' incident probed ~ Voices speak up, below... #Wildlife in trouble! Update below...

#Seabird '#pollution' incident probed ~ Voices speak up, below... #Wildlife in trouble! Update below... | Now is the Time to Help our Oceans & it's Species ! | Scoop.it
Belfast Telegraph
Seabird 'pollution' incident probed
Belfast Telegraph
An investigation is continuing into how 100 birds were washed up covered in a mysterious sticky substance on a 200-mile stretch of coastline.
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3rd Feb'13

 

Scientists from the Environment Agency identified the mystery substance as a refined mineral oil, but not from an animal or vegetable-based oil and ruled out palm oil. One expert said the oil could have been discharged into the sea accidentally or deliberately from a ship.



http://news.uk.msn.com/uk/wind-change-fears-for-more-birds

 

 

 

Mystery substance could kill 'many more' Birds

 

Update: 2nd Feb'13

 

http://web.orange.co.uk/article/news/seabird_pollution_substance_may_be_palm_oil

 

"Just picking up the birds from the sea is dangerous, then when you add the weather conditions and waves it becomes very dangerous."

 

Dr Simon Boxall, of the National Oceanography Centre at the University of Southampton, thinks the substance may have been dumped into the English Channel by a ship.

 

 

@ChrisGPackham :  BBC wildlife presenter Chris Packham said: "What's particularly frightening is that if you're picking up a hundred on the beach, there could be very many more which have died and been lost at sea. So this could be a tip of an iceberg as it stands at the moment.

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Inkfish: How to Cross the Deep Sea: Stepping Stones of #Mollusk Poop

Inkfish: How to Cross the Deep Sea: Stepping Stones of #Mollusk Poop | Now is the Time to Help our Oceans & it's Species ! | Scoop.it
The seafloor has no shortage of spiky wildlife or hairy mysteries. One such mystery is logistical: where do the animals that live around deep-sea vents and cold seeps come from? On the black and generally barren bottom of ...

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The shipworms seemed to have attracted other animals interested in feeding on the mollusks themselves or on the waste piles they left everywhere. As these creatures ate and respired, they used up oxygen in the water and allowed oxygen-hating bacteria to move in. These bacteria created pockets of sulfides—food for the kinds of animals that live at cold seeps or hydrothermal vents. (Normally, they would find this food coming straight out of the ground.)


Interesting article....worth a read.

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#Wildlife Activists Demand IOC Reject #Japan's Bid To Host #Olympics Over Annual ... - The Inquisitr

#Wildlife Activists Demand IOC Reject #Japan's Bid To Host #Olympics Over Annual ... - The Inquisitr | Now is the Time to Help our Oceans & it's Species ! | Scoop.it
The Inquisitr
Wildlife Activists Demand IOC Reject Japan's Bid To Host Olympics Over Annual ...
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Japan is one of the leading killers of whales and dolphins on the planet. Numerous nations and wildlife organizations have spent years pleading with the Japanese government to permanently ban whaling and outlaw the Taiji dolphin slaughter, but Japan remains unwilling to comply. Almost 2000 wild dolphins are legally slaughtered in an annual orgy of violence that literally turns Taiji Bay red with blood and protesters are convinced losing an opportunity to host the Summer Olympics may finally force the Japanese government to end the dolphin hunt.
Read more at http://www.inquisitr.com/503744/wildlife-activists-demand-ioc-reject-japans-bid-to-host-olympics-over-annual-dolphin-slaughter/#H8830BHAxAsyT33f.99


Please Stop this cruel Act on Sentient species !!!

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#Scientists track #Ocean #microbe populations in their #natural habitat to ...

#Scientists track #Ocean #microbe populations in their #natural habitat to ... | Now is the Time to Help our Oceans & it's Species ! | Scoop.it
Microbiologists who study wild marine microbes, as opposed to the lab-grown variety, face enormous challenges in getting a clear picture of the daily activities of their subjects. But a team of scientists from MIT and the ...

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But the underwater scenes also showed something scientists had never seen before: Nonphotosynthetic, carbon-eating microbes of very different species displayed synchronized, rapidly varying metabolic gene expression. Some of the genes simultaneously expressed by different species shared the same function—for instance, genes associated with growth or respiration. Others encoded very different functions, mirroring the varied metabolic capabilities of the disparate species. The simultaneous expression of these genes indicates that the microbes were responding to similar environmental changes, probably in the nature or quantity of organic matter available in the immediate vicinity. 

Read more at: http://phys.org/news/2013-01-scientists-track-ocean-microbe-populations.html#jCp

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#US #Navy in deep water after ship hits World Heritage #reef in #Philippines

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The online wildlife magazine for those who like wildlife, wildlife news and watching wildlife, plus a guide to UK nature reserves.
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 The Philippines authorities will fine the US Navy heavily after a minesweeper, USS Guardian, ran aground on a reef in a World Heritage site, Tubbatha Reef, which is rated in the top 10 dive sites in the world.

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Clock is ticking: #Canada must show #Arctic leadership - for it's own people & #Environment

Clock is ticking: #Canada must show #Arctic leadership - for it's own people & #Environment | Now is the Time to Help our Oceans & it's Species ! | Scoop.it
Clock is ticking: Canada must show Arctic leadership Globe and Mail One initiative Canada could push is the creation of an international Arctic fisheries agreement, which would protect the fragile polar ecosystem from unregulated commercial fishing...
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The council also needs to tackle the deeper question of whether it wishes to expand the number of permanent members. This move could have positive financial benefits, as with membership comes financial contribution. However, indigenous peoples are (naturally) concerned about opening the tent too wide, particularly to entities like the European Union, which protest seal hunting and the like. There is also suspicion about the motives of some would-be members, particularly when it comes to resource extraction. Indigenous peoples therefore insist that any new observers solemnly declare respect for two core principles of the Arctic Council: sovereignty of the Arctic, and the rights of Arctic indigenous peoples.

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New lab could unlock vast potential of #seabed #methane ice - Ars Technica

New lab could unlock vast potential of #seabed #methane ice - Ars Technica | Now is the Time to Help our Oceans & it's Species ! | Scoop.it
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New lab could unlock vast potential of seabed methane ice
Ars Technica
However, as our understanding of methane hydrate formation has grown, our best guess as to the extent of the reserves has become smaller.
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New #Permit Would Allow #Navy to Harm Millions of #Marine Animals - eNews Park Forest

New #Permit Would Allow #Navy to Harm Millions of #Marine Animals - eNews Park Forest | Now is the Time to Help our Oceans & it's Species ! | Scoop.it
More than 31 million instances of harm are anticipated

Via Kirsten Massebeau
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We’re talking about a staggering and unprecedented amount of harm to more than 40 species of marine mammals that should give any federal agency involved, be it the Navy or the National Marine Fisheries Service, pause,” said Zak Smith, attorney with NRDC’s marine mammal project. “NMFS has been charged by Congress to protect these mammals, not sanction their deaths.  Giving the Navy the green light to harm marine mammals 31 million times is completely counter to NMFS mission and common sense.”

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Kirsten Massebeau's curator insight, January 29, 2013 3:55 PM

This is unacceptable! How many must die before the Navy admits the harm they are doing!

Marian Locksley's comment, January 30, 2013 12:13 AM
A deaf Whale is a Dead Whale !
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What are long term threats of #plastic in our #seas?

What are long term threats of #plastic in our #seas? | Now is the Time to Help our Oceans & it's Species ! | Scoop.it
Newsnight's Susan Watts reports on concerns about the effects on humans and wildlife of waste plastic, both visible and microscopic, in our seas, as research shows it is entering the food chain.
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Last summer, when filming for a series to be broadcast next year, a team from the BBC's Natural History Unit saw first-hand how discarded plastic can end up thousands of miles away from where people live when they visited French Frigate Shoals, an island north west of Hawaii.

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#Dolphins display their dazzling surfing skills as they catch a wave in front of amazed beachgoers. July'12 news #Free as they should be*

#Dolphins display their dazzling surfing skills as they catch a wave in front of amazed beachgoers. July'12 news #Free as they should be* | Now is the Time to Help our Oceans & it's Species ! | Scoop.it
The amazing performance was captured by former freelance photographer Cliff Russell while he was watching his 14-year-old son, Nat, bodyboard off Byron Beach in New South Wales.

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Ruthless War Against Dolphins Rages On

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Ruthless War Against Dolphins Rages On - The Huffington Post (Ruthless War Against #Dolphins Rages On> Excellent Piece: END #Dolphin & #Whale Slaughter @SeaShepherd

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Twenty years ago in Australia I helped free a bottlenose dolphin from a driftnet. In 2004 a small pod of bottlenose dolphins protected four swimmers from great white sharks for 40 minutes until the sharks lost interest and left. Last week, I was very touched that a dolphin altered a diver who helped remove a hook from its left pectoral fin.

 

Like millions of moviegoers around the globe I was enraged by the Academy award-winning documentary 'The Cove.' 

 

The oceans belong to 'the commons.' They are our grandchildren's legacy. No country is entitled, irrespective of ancient cultural practices or not, to slaughter 20,000 dolphins or capture and live trade dolphins or other small whales with impunity.  courtesy of Dr Reese Halter

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