Rescue our Ocean's & it's species from Man's Pollution!
23.3K views | +2 today
Follow
Rescue our Ocean's & it's species from Man's Pollution!
Or it will be too late 'pass the point of NO return'
Your new post is loading...
Your new post is loading...
Scooped by Marian Locksley
Scoop.it!

#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
Marian Locksley's insight:

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. 

more...
No comment yet.
Rescooped by Marian Locksley from Sustain Our Earth
Scoop.it!

#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
Marian Locksley's insight:

"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.

 

more...
No comment yet.
Rescooped by Marian Locksley from Amocean OceanScoops
Scoop.it!

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
National Geographic
Big Things Come from Small Beginnings: The Mystery of the Sick Sea Lions
National Geographic
On a cold, foggy morning along the Malibu coast, a small brown lump emerges from the sea and waddles ashore.

Via Amocean
Marian Locksley's insight:

“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.

more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by Marian Locksley
Scoop.it!

#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.
more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by Marian Locksley
Scoop.it!

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...
more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by Marian Locksley
Scoop.it!

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…
more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by Marian Locksley
Scoop.it!

#EU to #subsidise #overfishing

#EU to #subsidise #overfishing | Rescue our Ocean's & it's species from Man's Pollution! | Scoop.it
EU to subsidise overfishing (RT @SussexWildlife: EU vote to subsidise overfishing http://t.co/qQI4fSYYgz #fishing #marine)
Marian Locksley's insight:

 


                     Make your opinion known by writing to your MEP


                                     below this link...thxu

more...
No comment yet.
Rescooped by Marian Locksley from Marine Litter
Scoop.it!

#Plastic ocean junk harbors pathogenic #bacteria #Plastisphere #PMD

#Plastic ocean junk harbors pathogenic #bacteria #Plastisphere #PMD | Rescue our Ocean's & it's species from Man's Pollution! | Scoop.it
Pathogenic bacteria are residing in the masses of plastic debris that float over large areas of the world's oceans. Scientists have named this ecological hazard the "Plastisphere."

Via AimForGood
Marian Locksley's insight:

As we 'now' know Plastic has a longer half-life than most natural floating marine substrates, and a hydrophobic surface that promotes microbial colonization and biofilm formation, differing from autochthonous substrates in the upper layers of the ocean.

more...
No comment yet.
Rescooped by Marian Locksley from Amocean OceanScoops
Scoop.it!

On the Trais: #Tidepooling - Juneau Empire

On the Trais: #Tidepooling - Juneau Empire | Rescue our Ocean's & it's species from Man's Pollution! | Scoop.it

On the Trais: Tidepooling
Juneau Empire (subscription)
There were at least five kinds of sea cucumbers, a big purple one, medium orange ones, small white ones, smaller translucent ones, and thousands of the very small black 'tar spot' cucumbers.


Via Amocean
Marian Locksley's insight:

I used my photo from 27th July'11...where our youngest Son had a surprise encounter...location was Wales uk Saundersfoot.

 

Always return your finds carefully from whence they came, or just view is better.

 

Re link;; When the tide goes out, it’s time for a natural history treasure hunt. This year, both May and June brought really low tides (more than minus-four feet) at more or less reasonable hours of the day. Of course, we had to go looking for weird and wonderful creatures that might be visible. We went to two likely spots, one in May and the other in June. At one of them, we were supervised closely by a pair of watchful black oystercatchers.

more...
No comment yet.
Rescooped by Marian Locksley from Fragments of Science
Scoop.it!

Mysterious #Manatee & #Dolphin #Deaths in #Florida Confound Scientists

Mysterious #Manatee & #Dolphin #Deaths in #Florida Confound Scientists | Rescue our Ocean's & it's species from Man's Pollution! | Scoop.it
Once a lush and healthy estuary, the Indian River Lagoon is now an enigmatic death trap. Running along 40 percent of Florida’s Atlantic coast, the lagoon’s brackish waters harbor a mysterious killer that has claimed the lives of hundreds of victims.

Via Mariaschnee
more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by Marian Locksley
Scoop.it!

Landmark medical study offers first statistical link between #pollution &... #Exposed2Pollution

Landmark medical study offers first statistical link between #pollution &... #Exposed2Pollution | Rescue our Ocean's & it's species from Man's Pollution! | Scoop.it
Landmark medical study offers first statistical link between pollution and ...
more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by Marian Locksley
Scoop.it!

In #Caribbean, push to create #No_Take_reserves :: WRAL.com

In #Caribbean, push to create #No_Take_reserves :: WRAL.com | Rescue our Ocean's & it's species from Man's Pollution! | Scoop.it
Young fish leap in the wake of a warden's patrol boat as it motors through waters off Jamaica's southwest coast that are a brilliant palette of blues.
Marian Locksley's insight:

After rampant destruction of local fish habitats over decades, marine life is gradually rebounding in Bluefields Bay now that every minnow and mullet, each sea urchin and snapper is protected from spear guns and nets.

 

This 6½-mile (10-kilometer) long stretch of water, patrolled daily by a small team of wardens and marine police, is one of a growing number of no-fishing zones in the Caribbean, where most coastal reefs have been severely damaged by overfishing, pollution, and more recently global warming.

 

 

"If we want to protect our future, setting up more places like this is a no-brainer. If we keep destroying areas with thousands of baby and juvenile fish, where will the big fish come from tomorrow?" said Wolde Kristos, chairman of the Bluefields Bay Fishermen's Friendly Society that lobbied Jamaica's government to create the reserve, the biggest and most robustly enforced of the island's 14 fish sanctuaries.

 

Across the Caribbean, governments and fishing communities are beginning to use such "no-take" zones to help rebuild severely depleted fish stocks and make coastal ecosystems more resilient to a warming planet and acidifying oceans.

more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by Marian Locksley
Scoop.it!

#MantaRays in Trouble From #Overfishing ~ #Bycatch

#MantaRays in Trouble From #Overfishing ~ #Bycatch | Rescue our Ocean's & it's species from Man's Pollution! | Scoop.it
Manta Rays, surely one of the oceans most impressive and majestic creatures, are in trouble from overfishing. Both of the Manta Rays (the larger Manta birostris, and the smaller Manta alfredi) are ...
more...
No comment yet.
Rescooped by Marian Locksley from Climate Chaos News
Scoop.it!

#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
Marian Locksley's insight:

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.

more...
No comment yet.
Rescooped by Marian Locksley from Seahorse Project
Scoop.it!

#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...

Via Gaye Rosier
Marian Locksley's insight:

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.’

more...
No comment yet.
Rescooped by Marian Locksley from Amocean OceanScoops
Scoop.it!

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.

Via Amocean
more...
No comment yet.
Rescooped by Marian Locksley from Amocean OceanScoops
Scoop.it!

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...

Via Amocean
more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by Marian Locksley
Scoop.it!

#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!
more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by Marian Locksley
Scoop.it!

#Wastewater Laced with #Toxic Chemicals from #Oil & #GasDrillingRigs for #Consumption by #Wildlife & #Livestock ~ insane!

#Wastewater Laced with #Toxic Chemicals from #Oil & #GasDrillingRigs for #Consumption by #Wildlife & #Livestock ~ insane! | Rescue our Ocean's & it's species from Man's Pollution! | Scoop.it
Millions of gallons of water laced with toxic chemicals from oil and gas drilling rigs are pumped for consumption by wildlife and livestock with the formal approval from the U.S. Environmental Prot...
more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by Marian Locksley
Scoop.it!

#Puffins Flock Home to #MaineIslands

#Puffins Flock Home to #MaineIslands | Rescue our Ocean's & it's species from Man's Pollution! | Scoop.it
The cute and comical seabirds called puffins have returned to several Maine islands and are finding plenty of food for their young chicks unlike last summer when many starved.
Marian Locksley's insight:

                        But researchers remain concerned.

 

Occupancy of puffin burrows on Matinicus Rock and at Seal Island, the two largest U.S. puffin colonies, are down by at least a third this season, Kress said. That likely means many birds died over the winter and others were too weak to produce offspring this season, he said.

more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by Marian Locksley
Scoop.it!

Visitors to the #Mediterranean warned of an increase in #jellyfish ~ More below...

Visitors to the #Mediterranean warned of an increase in #jellyfish ~ More below... | Rescue our Ocean's & it's species from Man's Pollution! | Scoop.it
Overfishing has reduced competition for food, allowing jellyfish whose stings can cause pain and nausea, to thrive (OK you practice #Mediterranean #overfishing @SeaShepherd you get a lot of #jellyfish #climatechange simple fact
Marian Locksley's insight:

The problem is further compounded by jellyfish feeding on the larvae of fish species. Scientists believe that human interventions that change the shape of the coastline and affect currents could also provide ideal breeding zones that encourage blooms.

 

@Lynnibinny ~ ~~ ><)))o> ~   Fragile Life...:: http://binnie-fragilelife.blogspot.co.uk/2013/04/learn-from-those-that-adapt.html

 

 

more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by Marian Locksley
Scoop.it!

#China's Wolong Nature Reserve has Giant Pandas, but India's Chambal #Wildlife... S.Asian #dolphin

#China's Wolong Nature Reserve has Giant Pandas, but India's Chambal #Wildlife...  S.Asian #dolphin | Rescue our Ocean's & it's species from Man's Pollution! | Scoop.it
National Geographic
China's Wolong Nature Reserve has Giant Pandas, but India's Chambal Wildlife ...
more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by Marian Locksley
Scoop.it!

The Philippines: Navy #Divers Participate in #Underwater Clean Up ...

The Philippines: Navy #Divers Participate in #Underwater Clean Up ... | Rescue our Ocean's & it's species from Man's Pollution! | Scoop.it
Likewise, the NAVFORSOL will henceforth take this kind of activity as priority projects together with maritime security and law enforcement to continuously guard our seas and environment from exploitation”.
more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by Marian Locksley
Scoop.it!

The Sea of My Childhood and Its #Uncertain Future, #Conservation International Blog #BalticSeas Decades of #toxic runoff...

The Sea of My Childhood  and Its #Uncertain Future, #Conservation International Blog  #BalticSeas Decades of #toxic runoff... | Rescue our Ocean's & it's species from Man's Pollution! | Scoop.it
CI's Sebastian Troëng on challenges and opportunities in the Baltic. (In Baltic Seas, long-term overfishing + decades of toxic runoff = sick, oxygen-depleted waters.
more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by Marian Locksley
Scoop.it!

#Pollution concerns abound in #frac_sand waste streams ~ #Toxic runoffs #WaterTable

#Pollution concerns abound in #frac_sand waste streams ~ #Toxic runoffs #WaterTable | Rescue our Ocean's & it's species from Man's Pollution! | Scoop.it
Minneapolis Star Tribune Pollution concerns abound in frac sand waste streams Minneapolis Star Tribune Rich Budinger, president of the Wisconsin Industrial Sand Association, an industry trade group, said sediment pollution is indeed a threat to...
Marian Locksley's insight:

with runoff and waste piles, state officials and some frac-sand companies are wary about the widespread use of a chemical called polyacrylamide to clarify sand-processing water. Polyacrylamide contains residual amounts of acrylamide, a neurotoxin linked to cancer and infertility.

 

So far, no one has detected acrylamide in aquifers or soil around industrial sand mining sites, and in Wisconsin’s Chippewa County, a rare acrylamide monitoring program in an area with lots of frac-sand activity has not sounded any warnings.

 

But small amounts of acrylamide have been shown to accumulate in mining waste water, and the chemical is widely considered to be present in stockpiles of discarded fines.

 

Mining reclamation plans call for those heaps to be buried back in the ground in unprecedented volumes — some of it at mines where digging goes well below the water table.

 

Tiller operates a frac-sand mine near Grantsburg, Wis., and still is resolving a spill of dirty water that reached the St. Croix River last year. The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers treated it as a violation of the federal Clean Water Act and the Wisconsin Department of Justice is considering possible sanctions.

more...
No comment yet.