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#Defending the Gulf of #California's Coastline - Video Report

#Defending the Gulf of #California's Coastline - Video Report | Now is the Time to Help our Oceans & it's Species ! | Scoop.it

Earth Justice

Mexico's government is ignoring its own environmental laws
and authorizing massive development projectsnear fragile marine ecosystems.... http://earthjustice.org/features/ourwork/defending-the-gulf-of-california-s-coastline

 


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Enforcement of environmental laws is critical to preserving unique natural resources such as the Cabo Pulmo reef and accomplishing the twin goals of ocean conservation and sustainable development.


Responsible ecotourism provides a source of income for the local community.


Coral reefs and mangroves act as fish nurseries and their protection boosts fish populations in adjacent areas, improving the livelihoods of fishing communities throughout the region.

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#Overfishing & more: SEA THE TRUTH -- In 2048 The Oceans Will Be Empty! (16:9, full-length, HiQ) ~ Quit eating Fish or less pls. Graphic

http://www.SeaTheTruth.nl/en/ or http://www.GlobeTransformer.org (NOTE for the YouTube-Team: we have uploaded this movie with the permission of the Nicolaas ...
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              Coupled with Pollution is causing much concern !!!

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Wave of Victories:#SharkFin Trade Bans Reach East Coast

Wave of Victories:#SharkFin Trade Bans Reach East Coast | Now is the Time to Help our Oceans & it's Species ! | Scoop.it
OCEANA — (RT @EcoWatch: Wave of Victories: Shark Fin Trade Bans Reach East Coast http://t.co/0YARO851OA @EcoWatch @Oceana @OurOcean_media @Oceanwire @SeaShepherd)...
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New York state Assembly took a huge step forward for shark conservation worldwide by passing a bill to ban the sale, trade, distribution and possession of shark fins throughout the state. The bill has already been approved by the state Senate and now has 10 days to be signed into law by Gov. Andrew Cuomo.

 

Oceana, the largest international advocacy group working solely to protect the world’s oceans, commends New York policymakers for giving sharks a second chance after last year’s failure to pass similar legislation and applauds Sen. Mark Grisanti (R-Buffalo) and Rep. Alan Maisel (D-Brooklyn) for leading the charge to protect sharks in New York.

 

“The global exploitation of sharks for their fins is driving many species to the edge of extinction and could wreak havoc on our oceans,” said Beth Lowell, campaign director at Oceana. “As the largest market for shark fins on the East Coast, New York demonstrated its leadership in protecting our oceans by passing this bill.”

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#Wildlife deaths in Indian River Lagoon puzzle biologists - News 13 - Central Florida ~ #Dolphins !

#Wildlife deaths in Indian River Lagoon puzzle biologists - News 13 - Central Florida ~ #Dolphins ! | Now is the Time to Help our Oceans & it's Species ! | Scoop.it
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Wildlife deaths in Indian River Lagoon puzzle biologists - News 13
Central Florida News 13
The search for answers presses on about why high-profile wildlife are dying in the Indian River Lagoon.
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Munching on marine #plastic kills sperm #Whale !!! GRAPHIC

Munching on marine #plastic kills sperm #Whale !!!  GRAPHIC | Now is the Time to Help our Oceans & it's Species ! | Scoop.it
What do children's toys, balloons, mattresses and plastic bags have in common? They can, along with more non-biodegradable pollutants, be found in the belly of a sperm whale, the topic of a new study in the Marine Pollution Bulletin.
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Plastic Debris that Man has made, is so dam durable that we Need to be far more responsible. Avoid buying items, recycle, reuse & careful to where it's placed.

 

                           Our progress is Killing Wildlife !

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#SeaTurtleRestoration Project : 50 Ways to Help #SavetheOcean

#SeaTurtleRestoration Project : 50 Ways to Help #SavetheOcean | Now is the Time to Help our Oceans & it's Species ! | Scoop.it

The world's oceans face a mounting crisis of abuse and overuse--but you can help!  Just by taking small, common-sense steps that reduce your impact, you join a growing movement of ocean awareness that's good for the ocean....and good for you.


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#Explaining Pattern in which Humpback #Whales Drift in #Pacific

#Explaining Pattern in which Humpback #Whales Drift in #Pacific | Now is the Time to Help our Oceans & it's Species ! | Scoop.it

About 50 years ago, since the international community has banned commercial whaling, a gradual increase has been noticed in the population of North Pacific humpback whales. 


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About 50 years ago, since the international community has banned commercial whaling, a gradual increase has been noticed in the population of North Pacific humpback whales. Considering this, a group of Hawaii fishermen is urging the federal government to take off these northern Pacific humpback whales from the rare species list.

 

In this regard, last month even a petition has been filed by the Hawaii Fishermen's Alliance for Conservation and Tradition Inc. to the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration. This group is a coalition of fishing clubs and groups across the islands.

 

In 1960s, when there were about 1,400 humpback whales in the North Pacific; today there exist approximately more than 21,000 whales.

During the winters when breeding and calving season is on its peak, more than half of these whales survive in warm waters of Hawaii.

 

Since, Humpback whales are known for acrobatic leaps and multifarious singing patterns, these serve as a true attraction for tourists here. As a result, these whales have supported a flourishing whale-watching industry in Hawaii too.

 

Few other humpback whales of North Pacific swim off to Central America, Mexico, Japan and the Philippines for feeding. During summers, these humpback whales generally drift the waters of Canada, Russia and Alaska to feed on krill and fish there.

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#Port of Long Beach Invests $100 M to #LowerShipPollution - NBC Southern California

#Port of Long Beach Invests $100 M to #LowerShipPollution - NBC Southern California | Now is the Time to Help our Oceans & it's Species ! | Scoop.it
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Port of Long Beach Invests $100 M to Lower Ship Pollution
NBC Southern California
home > news > local. Port of Long Beach Invests $100M to Lower Ship Pollution.
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Huge cargo ships often stay at a port for days, in many instances with their diesel engine running. Starting next year, a new requirement will take effect that mandates ships turn off their engines and plug into the power grid during at least half of their port visits.


Plugging a large ship into the grid is equivalent to taking 20,000 to 30,000 cars off the road. Hetty Chang reports from Long Beach for the NBC4 News at 5 p.m. on May 6, 2013.

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#Sevengill #Shark sightings website adds methodology page ~ #ScienceDiver Michael Bear...

#Sevengill #Shark sightings website adds methodology page ~ #ScienceDiver Michael Bear... | Now is the Time to Help our Oceans & it's Species ! | Scoop.it
The Sevengill Shark Sightings.org web site, run by San Diego AAUS [American Academy of Underwater Sciences] Science Diver Michael Bear recently added a 'Methodo
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Floating freezers full of #Tuna, but where did it come from? #Greenpeace

Floating freezers full of #Tuna, but where did it come from?  #Greenpeace | Now is the Time to Help our Oceans & it's Species ! | Scoop.it
On the shimmering blue high seas, there is a grey area.
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On the shimmering blue high seas, there is a grey area. Known as transshipping, this common practise of transferring fish catches from one vessel to another is also a loophole, as it can lead to fish from illegal sources getting into the chain of custody without detection. It also means that otherwise legally caught fish might not be adequately reported, leading to fishery management problems.

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#Oxford college under attack over plans to display #live #shark at ball

#Oxford college under attack over plans to display #live #shark at ball | Now is the Time to Help our Oceans & it's Species ! | Scoop.it

Via Kirsten Massebeau
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                                     This is So Wrong!

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Kirsten Massebeau's curator insight, April 23, 2013 8:27 PM

Another incident of human beings using, and harming other species for their own entertainment.

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Obviously they're not learning anything about the Ocean species! Shame on them All !
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Video: Charities & kids Campaign to #SaveSeabirds from #PIB dumping

Video: Charities & kids Campaign to #SaveSeabirds  from #PIB dumping | Now is the Time to Help our Oceans & it's Species ! | Scoop.it
After reports of thousands of birds being affected by a chemical that was dumped in the sea, charities and school kids begin a campaign to get the practice banned.
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#PIB chemical #pollution kills more #birds than MSC Napoli - BBC News !!!

#PIB chemical #pollution kills more #birds than MSC Napoli - BBC News !!! | Now is the Time to Help our Oceans & it's Species ! | Scoop.it
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PIB chemical pollution kills more birds than MSC Napoli
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Nearly 3,000 birds have been killed or injured by the chemical polyisobutene (PIB) off the south and south-west coast this year.
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#Endangered Species Act Listing May be #Lolita's First Step Towards #Freedom *

#Endangered Species Act Listing May be #Lolita's First Step Towards #Freedom  * | Now is the Time to Help our Oceans & it's Species ! | Scoop.it

By Kirsten Massebeau - A battle to return the imprisoned orca Lolita also known as Tokitae  to her family the L-Pod in the Puget Sound makes steps forward, and towards freedom. Lolita is on the verge...


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Stolen Seafood ~ The Impact of #Pirate #Fishing on Our Oceans

Stolen Seafood ~ The Impact of #Pirate #Fishing on Our Oceans | Now is the Time to Help our Oceans & it's Species ! | Scoop.it
Pirate fishing may be understood best by standing on the beach and gazing out to sea. Almost all crime at sea takes place beyond the horizon line, hidden from view.
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Pirate fishing may be understood best by standing on the beach and gazing out to sea. Almost all crime at sea takes place beyond the horizon line, hidden from view. This vast wilderness is exploited not only for fish, but as a hiding place for criminal activities.

Stolen fish are caught illegally, evading a wide range of safeguards to undercut the costs of doing business. Blatant violation of catch limits, gear restrictions and safety precautions are frequently carried out by a small fraction of fishermen, undermining the efforts of responsible fishing companies. The resulting damage to marine resources can lead to smaller catches, slowed recovery of depleted stocks or even collapse for the most vulnerable fisheries.

Pirate, or illegal, fishing is often lumped together with unregulated and unreported fishing under the abbreviation “IUU.” Unregulated fishing takes place in nations that lack the resources to establish fisheries laws or monitoring. Some unreported fishing stems from a lack of scientific data collection, while other unreported catches conceal illegal activity. These three dimensions of illegal fishing are a major threat to the oceans, consumers and seafood businesses around the world.

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United we sail – #MauritianFishermen, #Greenpeace protest against #overfishing

United we sail – #MauritianFishermen, #Greenpeace protest against #overfishing | Now is the Time to Help our Oceans & it's Species ! | Scoop.it
This week, politicians, scientists and fisheries managers from around the world are coming to Mauritius to attend the annual Indian Ocean Tuna Commission (IOTC) meeting.
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Study says fish management should note #Whale taste for herring from Irish waters

Study says fish management should note #Whale taste for herring from Irish waters | Now is the Time to Help our Oceans & it's Species ! | Scoop.it
Dietary study of fin and humpback whales published (RT @Seasaver: Fisheries managers take note - #whales also like fish http://t.co/U0HAKqKvEo #overfishing)...
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Studying the diet of such large whales proved challenging for the scientists, as the mammals cover vast distances and dive for up to 15 minutes at a time. Carcases which beach and perish tend to be of limited value to the researchers, as these mammals tend to be sick and have often stopped feeding beforehand.

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#SeaBird #Pollutant source identity 'closer' ~ #MCA getting closer to who?

#SeaBird #Pollutant source identity 'closer' ~ #MCA getting closer to who? | Now is the Time to Help our Oceans & it's Species ! | Scoop.it
The source of a pollutant which killed and injured thousands of sea birds is closer to being identified, say investigators. (RT @RSPBSouthWest: Search for seabird pollution source narrowed to just seven ships ...
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#ArcticOcean 'acidifying rapidly' !!!

#ArcticOcean 'acidifying rapidly' !!! | Now is the Time to Help our Oceans & it's Species ! | Scoop.it
Carbon dioxide is rapidly altering the chemistry of the Arctic, and the changes will last many thousands of years, a report says.

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#HongKong's #PinkDolphins at #risk - NEWS.com.au

#HongKong's #PinkDolphins at #risk - NEWS.com.au | Now is the Time to Help our Oceans & it's Species ! | Scoop.it
NEWS.com.au Hong Kong's pink dolphins at risk NEWS.com.au CONSERVATIONISTS warned Monday that Hong Kong may lose its rare Chinese white dolphins, also known as pink dolphins for their unique colour, unless it takes urgent action against pollution...
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Their numbers in Hong Kong waters have fallen from an estimated 158 in 2003 to just 78 in 2011, with a further decline expected when figures for 2012 are released next month, said the Hong Kong Dolphin Conservation Society.

"It is up to the government and every Hong Kong citizen to stand up for dolphins. We risk losing them unless we all take action," said society chairman Samuel Hung.



Read more: http://www.news.com.au/travel/world/hong-kongs-pink-dolphins-at-risk-due-to-pollution-overfishing/story-e6frfqai-1226636378545#ixzz2SaWCvkiL

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#Guadeloupe and #Martinique threatened as #pesticide contaminates #foodchain

#Guadeloupe and #Martinique threatened as #pesticide contaminates #foodchain | Now is the Time to Help our Oceans & it's Species ! | Scoop.it
Chemical once used on banana crops threatening livelihoods and public health by polluting soil and sea (Guadeloupe and Martinique threatened as pesticide contaminates food chain http://t.co/sczWajSBkJ...
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Chlordecone (aka Kepone) is known to be an endocrine disruptor and was listed as carcinogenic in 1979. The coastline was the last part of the island to be contaminated, as the chemical was gradually washed down by the rivers. Pollution centres on the Basse-Terre area, which specialised in growing bananas for export.


As the contamination spread, fishing had to be stopped and freshwater prawn farms closed.


The same soon applied to the crabs caught in the mangrove swamps.


It remains to be seen which deepwater species will be allowed to be caught in the future.

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#Navy #sonar 'did cause mass #Dolphin #deaths' say scientists who blame war games exercise off #Cornishcoast for #strandings

#Navy #sonar 'did cause mass #Dolphin #deaths' say scientists who blame war games exercise off #Cornishcoast for #strandings | Now is the Time to Help our Oceans & it's Species ! | Scoop.it
The Royal Navy has been blamed for driving dozens of dolphins to an agonising death during anti-submarine war games near Falmouth Bay, Cornwall.

Via SustainOurEarth
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The Royal Navy has been blamed for driving dozens of dolphins to  an agonising death during anti-submarine war games.

A four-year investigation by scientists has ruled out every other cause for the UK’s largest stranding of common dolphins in shallows off the coast of Cornwall in 2008.

At the time, the area was hosting a week of ‘live fire’ war games involving 20 Royal Navy ships, helicopters and submarines – including the nuclear-powered sub HMS Torbay – as well as 11 foreign vessels.

And scientists now believe trials of anti-submarine warfare techniques, using a range of mid-frequency sonar devices in the water to detect hidden vessels, were the most likely cause of the dolphins’ deaths.



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#Antarctica Feature: Part 1 - What #Wildlife Will I See? - We Said Go Travel

#Antarctica Feature: Part 1 - What #Wildlife Will I See? - We Said Go Travel | Now is the Time to Help our Oceans & it's Species ! | Scoop.it
Wildlife spotting in Antarctica is a lottery.  There are no game park enclosures or zoos.  There are no park rangers waiting for a “release the whale for tourists” call.  There are no guarantees. And that’s what makes it so special.
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Boom In #Jellyfish Linked To #Overfishing

Boom In #Jellyfish Linked To #Overfishing | Now is the Time to Help our Oceans & it's Species ! | Scoop.it
Boom In Jellyfish Linked To Overfishing http://t.co/gwmYWHWunz
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Jellyfish have free rein

 

Jellyfish predators, such as tuna and sea turtles, are disappearing due to overfishing. However, jellyfish are primarily taking advantage of the overfishing of small pelagic fish. Just like these cnidarians, sardines, herring, anchovies and more feed off zooplankton. Thus, they represent their main competition for food. In areas where too many of these fish are caught, they free up an ecological niche.

 

Jellyfish now have free rein and can thrive. Furthermore, small fish eat the eggs and larvae of jellyfish. Therefore, under normal conditions, they regulate the population. In their absence, there is nothing to stop the proliferation of these gelatinous creatures.

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#Wildlife official: More dead #Pelicans wash up on local #beaches ~ mostly at Surf City & Topsail Beach!

#Wildlife official: More dead #Pelicans wash up on local #beaches ~ mostly at Surf City & Topsail Beach! | Now is the Time to Help our Oceans & it's Species ! | Scoop.it
WCTI12.com Wildlife official: More dead pelicans wash up on local beaches WCTI12.com According to Toni O'Neil, director of the Possumwood Acres Wildlife Sanctuary in Hubert, rescuers are finding several dead pelicans per day, mostly at Surf City...
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Since 2010, hundreds of the federally-protected birds have washed up dead or injured on Eastern Carolina shores. Wildlife investigators said they don't know what's causing the pelicans' deaths, but evidence suggests their killings are intentional.

The North Carolina Wildlife Federation is offering a reward of almost $10,000 for information. They can be reached at  919-833-1923.

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