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#US Has “Largely Failed” to #Protect #MarineSpecies ~

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US Has “Largely Failed” to Protect Marine Species
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Yet just 94 of these have lived in the oceans and seas. The petition's list would thus nearly double the marine ... particularly in international waters.
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At this Bonaire reef, the olive-green coral is alive, but the mottled-gray coral is dead. Credit: Living Oceans Foundation/IPS

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#Missing Energy Found In Warming Deep #Oceans

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In the last half-century, as the Earth continued to warm, the oceans absorbed 90% of the heat.  That remaining 10% melted sea and land ice and warmed our land and atmosphere.  Just 10% did that.  You can now thank the oceans for saving us from...

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Man #Dies From #FleshEating #Bacteria After Seawater Gets Into Open Wound - CBS Houston

Man #Dies From #FleshEating #Bacteria After Seawater Gets Into Open Wound - CBS Houston | Rescue our Ocean's & it's species from Man's Pollution! | Scoop.it
A Louisiana man died after contracting flesh-eating bacteria while fishing in the Gulf of Mexico.

Via Kathy Dowsett
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 the bacteria known as Vibria vulnificus – which is found in warm seawater – killed the 83-year-old man after his open wound got infected when water splashed on him during a fishing trip.

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Shaharuddin Dutt Azman's curator insight, July 9, 2013 8:55 AM
Dirty Ocean from human activities cause this.
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Why the #aquariumTrade is the real #dolphinkiller behind 'The Cove' ~ Science Show -~ @ABC Radio

Why the #aquariumTrade is the real #dolphinkiller behind 'The Cove' ~ Science Show -~ @ABC Radio | Rescue our Ocean's & it's species from Man's Pollution! | Scoop.it
On Tuesday the International Court of Justice will hear arguments on 'scientific whaling' and the dispute between Australia and Japan. But what about that other killing scandal—the dolphin fishing in Taiji made notorious in the film The Cove?
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The method through which the dolphins are killed is the cheapest way—that's the only conclusion that we can draw.


Dolphins are large animals, it's quite hard to shoot them, and guns and bullets are expensive. The way they kill them is the most efficacious. This is a moneymaking operation—it's not traditional, it's not cultural, it's all about making money for a very small group of so-called fishermen in this town.


It's plainly enormously painful for the animal. Scientists from the University of Bristol in the UK and City University of New York have carried out quite an extensive study—their conclusions were that the method of killing was profoundly distressing, traumatic and painful, and it clearly is.

 

When the killing starts, you hear the screaming. You can't get within a couple of hundred metres but you hear the screaming. It's the most traumatic thing I've ever been a witness to or experienced.

 

The fishermen call them vermin. They run an argument that these are vermin of the sea that are eating fish stocks. There's no evidence of that, none whatsoever. In fact the evidence is to the contrary.

  


MY View::  Not only Fishermen speak these words...those that choose to dislike the Dolphins call them 'Vermin, as I heard it via my Own ears, a telephone conversation from the Japanese Embassy here in London....!!!  Perhaps she was told to say these words, we'll never know?

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This #fishfarm gives a portion of its product to predators ~ #holisticMethods #Naturalway

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Veta La Palma takes sustainable fish farming to a whole new level.

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#TunaCatch ~ #InfoGraph ~ illegal fishing!

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Tuna overfishing: http://t.co/d3eglQQaZY @SeaShepherd #defendconserveprotect http://t.co/RU0IeztoId
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Juvenile killer whale stalls orca pod near Fraser Island while looking for dead mother ~ more below...

Juvenile killer whale stalls orca pod near Fraser Island while looking for dead  mother ~ more below... | Rescue our Ocean's & it's species from Man's Pollution! | Scoop.it
A JUVENILE killer whale that appears to be searching for its dead mother may be holding back the pod from leaving shallow water in Hervey Bay.

Via Wildlife Defence
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8.6.13  ~  http://www.frasercoastchronicle.com.au/news/killer-whales-remain-near-little-woody-and-fraser-/1936166/

 

6.7.13 ~http://www.theaustralian.com.au/news/orca-expert-dr-ingrid-visser-says-the-killer-whales-stranded-near-fraser-island-could-return-to-the-area-for-decades/story-e6frg6n6-1226674982218

Orca expert Dr Ingrid Visser says the killer whales stranded near Fraser Island could return to the area for decades

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#Atmospheric #CO2 likely altering #oceanFoodchain, research says

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Climate change may be weeding out the bacteria that form the base of the ocean's food chain, selecting certain strains for survival, according to a new study.

Via Gaye Rosier
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Using the culture library, the team was able to show that some strains grow better at CO2 levels not seen since the start of the Industrial Revolution, while others will thrive in the future "greenhouse" Earth.

"It's not that climate change will wipe out all nitrogen fixers; we've shown that there's redundancy in nature's system. Rather, increasing atmospheric carbon dioxide changes specifically which nitrogen fixers are likely to thrive," Hutchins said. "And we're not entirely certain how that will change the ocean of tomorrow."



Read more at: http://phys.org/news/2013-07-atmospheric-co2-ocean-foodchain.html#jCp

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#Minamata Treaty – To tackle #Mercury #Pollution

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The Minamata treaty which will now be opened for signature and has seen four years of negotiation is a laudable effort. Named after the Japanese town after which the disease also gets its name, it ...
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Mercury is used widely in the following industries-

 

Clor-Alkali industryThermometer, sphygmomanometer,

 

BarometersElectrical switches, Lamps, CFL’s, Fluorescent

 

lamps Batteries Fungicides Paints Dentistry Coal Power Plants (Emissions

 

 

The Minamata treaty which will now be opened for signature and has seen four years of negotiation is a laudable effort.

 

Named after the Japanese town after which the disease also gets its name, it seeks to phase out emissions and use of mercury by 2020. India is a signatory to the treaty.

 

 

The disease was first discovered in Minamata city, Japan. It was caused by the release of methylmercury in the industrial wastewater which bioaccumulated in shellfish and fish in Minamata Bay and when eaten by the locals resulted in mercury poisoning.

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It's Everybody's #Ocean! ~ once pristine & now full of #debris, this is #global

A documentary on residents of one of the southernmost islands in Japan
battling with tons of marine debris coming to their beaches.
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#Atlantic #Puffins Falling #Victim to #Starvation ~ #warmingSeas play major role!

#Atlantic #Puffins Falling #Victim to #Starvation ~ #warmingSeas play major role! | Rescue our Ocean's & it's species from Man's Pollution! | Scoop.it
Scientists: Atlantic Puffins Falling Victim to Starvation
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Emaciated bodies of the birds washed ashore in Massachusetts, Scotland and Bermuda this winter, and scientists believe that warming ocean temperatures play a major role.

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#Sanctuary in North #Iceland Could End #Whaling

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There are reasons for anti-whaling supporters to stay optimistic about the prospect of abolishing the archaic industry of whaling in Iceland.


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#TunaCatching devices #kill silky #sharks - Conservation

#TunaCatching devices #kill silky #sharks - Conservation | Rescue our Ocean's & it's species from Man's Pollution! | Scoop.it
Devices used to catch tuna are killing hundreds of thousands of sharks per year in the Indian Ocean, researchers estimate (#Tuna-catching devices kill silky #sharks http://t.co/0Ir8AHfXEA @conservationmag...
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Alex Cornelissen is #fundraising on JustGiving for #SeaShepherd UK ~ a great cause,pls help if you can thxu

Alex Cornelissen is #fundraising on JustGiving for #SeaShepherd UK  ~ a great cause,pls help if you can thxu | Rescue our Ocean's & it's species from Man's Pollution! | Scoop.it
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alexhofford: #Juvenile zebra #sharks (?) for #sale at #Busan's #Fishmarket #S.Korea !

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RT @alexhofford: Juvenile zebra sharks (?) for sale at Busan's wholesale fish market, South Korea.
#overfishing http://t.co/rSOCBIbNvy
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#Philippine #wildlife #trafficker #kills animals before being caught by authorities ~ #endangered #Turtles +

#Philippine #wildlife #trafficker #kills animals before being caught by authorities ~  #endangered #Turtles + | Rescue our Ocean's & it's species from Man's Pollution! | Scoop.it
Examiner.com Philippine wildlife trafficker kills animals before being caught by authorities Examiner.com A suspected illegal wildlife trader in the Philippines killed five crocodiles, 14 critically endangered turtles and other rare species to...
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#Wildlife #tourism a $19 billion industry to Gulf of Mexico states - Mississippi Business Journal (blog)

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Wildlife tourism a $19 billion industry to Gulf of Mexico states Mississippi Business Journal (blog) Natchez Trace: Wildlife The wildlife tourism industry in the Gulf of Mexico states is a $19 billion industry and generates 2.6 million jobs,...
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Group seeks doubling of #marine species #protected by #EndangeredSpecies ~ Only 94 of the 1,475 U.S. species protected

Group seeks doubling of #marine species #protected by #EndangeredSpecies ~ Only 94 of the 1,475 U.S. species protected | Rescue our Ocean's & it's species from Man's Pollution! | Scoop.it
Group seeks doubling of marine species protected by Endangered Species Act Washington Post (blog) In addition, Pikitch said, while humans have been fishing for sturgeon since 3000 B.C., the heaviest exploitation of marine resources has come in the...
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Sally Sharrock/The Shark Trust - WildEarth Guardians cited the basking shark (above) , the blackchin guitarfish and tiny corals among the 75 populations and six subpopulations it says are most imperiled.


Only 94 of the 1,475 U.S. species protected by the Endangered Species Act live in the ocean.

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#TugboatCrew #rescue #trapped #humpback ~ #Heroes ***

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Two deckhands hung from the side of a tugboat to save a dying humpback whale they found trapped in fishing rope in Cockburn Sound yesterday.

Via Wildlife Defence
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When the crew found the 8m whale just before 2pm, it had rope wrapped tightly around its body and tail and was floating upside down and was unable to move.

 

The men were able to use a boat hook to pull the rope up and used a knife to cut the rope three times, freeing the whale and causing a fishing pot, which they believed was possibly an octopus pot that was attached to the rope, to fall away.

 

Mr Duckett said they thought the whale was dead, but it soon spouted water out of its blowhole and kicked, so they decided to help.

He said he and Mr Nielsen, of Subiaco and Scarborough, worked together to cut the rope off the animal as they hung up to a metre from the side of the tugboat.

 

The boat's skipper, Frank Forrest, steadied the boat as the pair tried to free the whale.

 

"When we went up to it, it looked really tired and as though it was about to die . . . it was definitely really tangled up," Mr Duckett said.

 

"But when the rope fell off, it swam away and it looked like it was going to be all right. It was really satisfying to get such a good result."

 

Fremantle Ports harbourmaster Allan Gray said the initial report received by the port told them the whale was floating belly up and possibly dead.

 

"The crew of the Sacramento was in the area and went to investigate, finding the distressed creature drowning within its rope entanglement," Capt. Gray said.

 

"The rescue was skilful and just in time to save the whale's life."

  
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Lake #Vostok mysteries: Biologists find over 3,500 #lifeforms in isolated #Antarctic...More below..

Lake #Vostok mysteries: Biologists find over 3,500 #lifeforms in isolated #Antarctic...More below.. | Rescue our Ocean's & it's species from Man's Pollution! | Scoop.it
Scientists have discovered more than 3,500 unique gene sequences in Lake Vostok – the underground Antarctic water reservoir isolated from the outside world for 15 million years – revealing a complex ecosystem far beyond anything they could have...

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"The bounds on what is habitable and what is not are changing," said Scott Rogers, Bowling Green State University professor of biological sciences, who led a genetic study of the contents of half a liter of water brought back from the lake after it was drilled by Russian scientists last year. 

"We found much more complexity than anyone thought," Rogers said. "It really shows the tenacity of life, and how organisms can survive in places where a couple dozen years ago we thought nothing could survive." 

 

There are few places on Earth more hostile to life forms than Lake Vostok, the largest subglacial lake in the Antarctic, and initially Rogers believed that the water from it may have been completely sterile. 

 

Water is located 4,000 meters below the ice, which completely blocks sunlight, and creates huge pressure on the liquid. It is also literally located in the coldest place on Earth: the world’s lowest temperature of -89.2C was recorded at Vostok Station above the reservoir.

 

8.7.13 ~  

Antarctic Lake Vostok 'might have fish':  http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/science-environment-23230864

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Prominent #scientists sign declaration that #Animals have #consciousAwareness, just like us

Prominent #scientists sign declaration that #Animals have #consciousAwareness, just like us | Rescue our Ocean's & it's species from Man's Pollution! | Scoop.it
An international group of prominent scientists has signed The Cambridge Declaration on Consciousness in which they are proclaiming their support for the idea that animals are conscious and aware to the degree that humans are — a list of animals...

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Turn the tide on #seas under threat ~ Prof Callum Roberts describes as “dogged persistence”

Turn the tide on #seas under threat ~ Prof Callum Roberts describes as “dogged persistence” | Rescue our Ocean's & it's species from Man's Pollution! | Scoop.it
Turn the tide on seas under threat Irish Times Here, continued exploitation of Europe's second-largest sea area, which is off this coastline, has inspired a new campaign known as Fishing for Justice, led by a retired west Cork skipper, Donal...
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#Bacteria Thrive On #Ocean #PlasticDebris + #DDT's & #PCB's

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Plastic pollution in the ocean is harboring colonies of bacteria that could be harmful, not only to marine animals, but also to humans.

Thoughtless habits and practices -- a bottle dropped here, ...

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Be More AWARE of what your EATING these days and ABOVE all make sure your Plastic is disposed of correctly.

 

For those who still feel the need to eat fish & meat: http://watoxics.org/healthy-living/healthy-homes-gardens-1/factsheets/fastfacts/persistent-toxic-chemicals/fastfacts-ptc-ddt-pcbs

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Ever wondered what's REALLY in your #scampi? You'll wish you hadn't asked...

Ever wondered what's REALLY in your #scampi? You'll wish you hadn't asked... | Rescue our Ocean's & it's species from Man's Pollution! | Scoop.it
The Mail can reveal that DNA tests carried out earlier this year on a number of scampi products found that more than one in five contained flesh from the cheap, imported 'pangasius catfish'.
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More than 1 in 5 scampi products were found to contain pangasius catfishThe metre-long beasts are bred in sprawling aquatic farms in Vietnam 
They are largely devoid of taste but are used to bulk out the langoustine tailsMore expensive ‘wholetail scampi’ products are often bulked out with water



Read more: http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2357200/Ever-wondered-whats-REALLY-scampi-Youll-wish-hadnt-asked-.html#ixzz2YFxUG3RT ;
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#bycatch #infographic ~ A global problem!

#bycatch   #infographic  ~ A global problem! | Rescue our Ocean's & it's species from Man's Pollution! | Scoop.it
RT @SaveOceansNow: Infographic: BYCATCH... A Global Problem. http://t.co/Ly3uayjUZd If you eat fish you destroy our oceans, STOP EATING FI…
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