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#Wildlife and #Habitat Conservation News: #NoisePollution Affects #CoralReef #Fish

#Wildlife and #Habitat Conservation News: #NoisePollution Affects #CoralReef #Fish | Rescue our Ocean's & it's species from Man's Pollution! | Scoop.it
Wildlife and Habitat Conservation News (Yahoo!: Noise Pollution Affects Coral Reef Fish: While fish don't have ears that we can see, they do have ear ...
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Sophie Holles, a PhD researcher at the University of Bristol and one of the study's authors, said: "Natural underwater sound is used by many animals to find suitable habitat, and traffic noise is one of the most widespread pollutants. If settlement is disrupted by boat traffic, the resilience of habitats like reefs could be affected."

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Winter, Allison. "Noise Pollution Affects Coral Reef Fish." Wildlife and Habitat Conservation News: Noise Pollution Affects Coral Reef Fish.


Environmental News Network, 23 June 2013. Web. 08 Apr. 2014.

When people think of pollution they normally don’t have noise pollution at the top of their head. Coral reefs have suffered from the pollution of trash and waste we put into the water. But Noise pollution is another way humans are harming the coral reef. The noise of the engine from boats, shipping vessels, and military sonar startle the fish. The coral fish can pick up on the sounds. These coral reef fish help to maintain a balance between the coral’s ecosystem and the other animals in the ocean. The sounds of the boats have even shown an impact of coral reef fish larva’s behavior. Studies from researchers at the universities of Bristol, Exeter and liege found that reef fish are more likely to swim away from recordings of reefs when boat noise is added. This is where it is important to have restricted marine habitats in order for the coral’s ecosystem to thrive.

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#Japan's #whaling is not science, expert witness tells World Court - Planet Ark

#Japan's #whaling is not science, expert witness tells World Court - Planet Ark | Rescue our Ocean's & it's species from Man's Pollution! | Scoop.it
The Japanese practice of catching and killing nearly 1,000 whales a year cannot be justified as science, an expert witness told the World Court on Thursday in a case Australia has brought against Japan.

Via Gaye Rosier
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So agree...."how can harpooning Whales with an explosive be Science" !!!

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#SeaShepherd's Paul Watson names new ship after slain Costa Rican #turtle #activist ~

#SeaShepherd's Paul Watson names new ship after slain Costa Rican #turtle #activist ~ | Rescue our Ocean's & it's species from Man's Pollution! | Scoop.it

The international conservation group Sea Shepherd in August will add a new vessel to their fleet and it will be named after Jairo Mora Sandoval, the 26-year-old Costa Rican environmentalist who was found dead on Moín Beach, on the northern Caribbean coast on May 31.


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#Expedition to Isolated Island Discovers Amazing #SeaLife

#Expedition to Isolated Island Discovers Amazing #SeaLife | Rescue our Ocean's & it's species from Man's Pollution! | Scoop.it

What lurks in the deep water off the most remote inhabited island in the world? This past month, a team of researchers trekked to Tristan da Cunha, an island in the middle of the South Atlantic Ocean, to find out.

Marine biologist Sue Scott — who, over the past decade, has made dozens of dives in the rough water surrounding the island and helped chronicle the unique life there — went along on the trip. She's based in northwestern Scotland but finds herself repeatedly drawn to the island — this was her eighth trip — and is one of the few experts on the sea life there. Until now, nobody had seen what lurks just beyond the range of scuba divers, at a depth of about 150 to 300 meters (492 to 984 feet) beneath the ocean's surface. [Photos: Sea Life Off World's Remotest Island]

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The researchers sailed to the island on British Antarctic Survey vessel the James Clark Ross; the expedition was funded, in part, by the Pew Charitable Trusts. Researchers sampled deep-sea life with a camera that took photos along the ocean bottom, and they used several trawls to scoop up deep-sea life.

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The 4 Most #Endangered #Seal Species ~ #Extinction Countdown!

The 4 Most #Endangered #Seal Species ~ #Extinction Countdown! | Rescue our Ocean's & it's species from Man's Pollution! | Scoop.it
I have a summer tradition. Every year, as close to the first day of summer as possible, I hop onto one of the many whale-watching tours ...

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Time running out for lonely #orca #Lolita at #Miami #Seaquarium

Time running out for lonely #orca #Lolita at #Miami #Seaquarium | Rescue our Ocean's & it's species from Man's Pollution! | Scoop.it
Time is running out for a solitary orca held at Miami Seaquarium. Lolita, also called Tokitae, was one of the first whales in a brutal roundup that captured orcas for display in marine parks between 1965 and 1973.

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Kirsten Massebeau's curator insight, June 28, 2013 12:54 AM

Time is running out for Lolita, Tokitae. Please ask that she be listed as endangered. This is her one chance for freedom!

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#SeaShepherd to support #Australia in ICJ #case against Japan's #whaling - The Japan Daily Press

#SeaShepherd to support #Australia in ICJ #case against Japan's #whaling - The Japan Daily Press | Rescue our Ocean's & it's species from Man's Pollution! | Scoop.it
Beach Carolina Magazine Sea Shepherd to support Australia in ICJ case against Japan's whaling The Japan Daily Press In a not so surprising move, activist group Sea Shepherd Conservation Sanctuary will be backing up the Australian government in the...
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28.6.13 ~ 'Science' of Japanese whaling attacked in court case

Read more: http://www.theage.com.au/opinion/political-news/science-of-japanese-whaling-attacked-in-court-case-20130628-2p0me.html#ixzz2XVcGBPeH

 

Sea Shepherd will be present during the legal proceedingswhich started yesterday and are expected to run until July 16. They have been at the forefront in fighting against whaling in the Southern Ocean, and during the 2012-2013 whale hunt season, reduced Japan’s catch to 103 minke whales, their lowest in history. They are hoping that this case will put an end to what they deem illegal whale hunts, and allow the Southern Ocean Whale Sanctuary to function as a haven and not as a killing ground.

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Headed for your fish and chips: #DogfishRsHARKs2 !

Headed for your fish and chips: #DogfishRsHARKs2 ! | Rescue our Ocean's & it's species from Man's Pollution! | Scoop.it
Cod fishermen off Massachusetts catch few cod these days. Their allowed limits have been slashed because cod are fished out. What does take their hooks is dogfish -- lots of dogfish.
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Mysterious #Underwater Circles Found near #Japan ~ sand #sculptures by swimming tirelessly

Mysterious #Underwater Circles Found near #Japan ~ sand #sculptures by swimming tirelessly | Rescue our Ocean's & it's species from Man's Pollution! | Scoop.it
Very cool, short article. http://t.co/5wgw0ub1Kr
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#US #Beaches Continue to Suffer From #Pollution ~ #TestingTheWaters

Report: US Beaches Continue to Suffer From Pollution
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The report, Testing the Waters: A Guide to Water Quality at Vacation Beaches, looks at 2011 data collected from test results taken at more than 3,000 beaches nationwide.
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My tiny braves continue to save our #SeaTurtles @SeaShepherd @FCousteau @CRWSvanessa #SAVEMOIN #jairomora

My tiny braves continue to save our #SeaTurtles @SeaShepherd @FCousteau @CRWSvanessa #SAVEMOIN #jairomora | Rescue our Ocean's & it's species from Man's Pollution! | Scoop.it
My tiny braves continue to save our #seaturtles @SeaShepherd @FCousteau @CRWSvanessa #SAVEMOIN #jairomora http://t.co/06zWmtZzYQ
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Researchers study 18,000 hours of deep sea footage, find ocean #seafloor is covered in #trash !

Researchers study 18,000 hours of deep sea footage, find ocean #seafloor is covered in #trash ! | Rescue our Ocean's & it's species from Man's Pollution! | Scoop.it
We've all seen images of trash on beaches, or floating on the surface of the ocean. But a surprising amount ends up on the deep seafloor, at depths so great that it's been very hard for us to really know what the situation is.

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About 1/3 of the trash were made of plastic, more than half of those being plastic bags, which are notoriously dangerous for marine life. Next were metal objects, at about 1/5 of the total. Other common debris included rope, fishing equipment, glass bottles, paper, and cloth items.

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Gaye Rosier's curator insight, June 26, 2013 7:26 AM

So sad to see. We Eco Divers did another clean up for Project AWARE yesterday, mostly fishing line and weights. Come and join us!

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Blackfish: watch a clip from a new documentary about killer whales in captivity - video ~ #Orcas in #Captivity !

Blackfish: watch a clip from a new documentary about killer whales in captivity - video ~ #Orcas in #Captivity ! | Rescue our Ocean's & it's species from Man's Pollution! | Scoop.it
Watch a clip from Blackfish, a documentary about a performing killer whale who caused the death of several people

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Gaye Rosier's curator insight, June 25, 2013 3:48 PM

Why the poor whale snapped.

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#FADs: Time to #Slow the Trend - The #Pew CharitableTrusts ~ #driftingDebris & more...

#FADs: Time to #Slow the Trend - The #Pew CharitableTrusts ~ #driftingDebris  & more... | Rescue our Ocean's & it's species from Man's Pollution! | Scoop.it
Do you know what a fish aggregating device, or FAD, is? While over half of the world’s canned tuna is caught using FADs, many people are unfamiliar with them, including some fisheries experts and conservationists.
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What's the problem with FADs?

The management of FADs is largely unregulated, and bycatch of vulnerable species is on the rise through their use. Thousands of these devices are abandoned at sea, contributing to marine debris, which become unmarked hazards to navigation and wash up on coastlines around the world. In addition to these problems, scientists don’t understand the overall impact that the widespread use of these devices is having on the marine ecosystem:

 

Bycatch—Skipjack tuna aren’t the only animals that are attracted to fish aggregating devices. High numbers of vulnerable marine species are caught when purse seine vessels set their nets around FADs, including severely depleted shark species, endangered sea turtles, and juvenile bigeye tuna, which are already overfished in the Pacific Ocean. The use of FADs has been steadily increasing for almost 30 years, and so have catches of these nontarget species, many of which are discarded dead.  

 

Marine Debris—Since there are no regulations on how many FADs can be put in the water or on the collection of these devices, many of them are abandoned at sea. Drifting FADs are made of synthetic materials, contributing to growing oceanic garbage patches, and unmarked, anchored FADs pose a serious threat to navigation, especially for smaller vessels.

- See more at: http://www.pewenvironment.org/news-room/other-resources/when-a-fad-should-not-become-a-trend-85899486248#sthash.V0dsKrUP.dpuf

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#Scientists discover thriving colonies of #microbes in #ocean '#plastisphere'

#Scientists discover thriving colonies of #microbes in #ocean '#plastisphere' | Rescue our Ocean's & it's species from Man's Pollution! | Scoop.it
(Phys.org) —Scientists have discovered a diverse multitude of microbes colonizing and thriving on flecks of plastic that have polluted the oceans—a vast new human-made flotilla of microbial communities that they have dubbed the 'plastisphere.' (RT...
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In a study recently published online in Environmental Science & Technology, the scientists say the plastisphere represents a novel ecological habitat in the ocean


and raises a host of questions: How will it change environmental conditions for marine microbes, favoring some that compete with others?


How will it change the overall ocean ecosystem and affect larger organisms?


How will it change where microbes, including pathogens, will be transported in the ocean?

Read more at: http://phys.org/news/2013-06-scientists-colonies-microbes-ocean-plastisphere.html#jCp

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#Algae Shows Promise as #Pollution-Fighter, #FuelMaker ~

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Algae Shows Promise as Pollution-Fighter, Fuel-Maker
Science Daily (press release)
Algae Shows Promise as Pollution-Fighter, Fuel-Maker.
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10 Sea Creatures With Amazing #Disguises

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When it comes to surviving the ocean, the best defense might just be the best disguise—here are 10 sea creatures who have some amazing tricks up their fins.

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#MassProtest, Not A Speech, Is Needed To Address Climate Change ~ #RenewableEnergy #Progress4HealthierLife

#MassProtest, Not A Speech, Is Needed To Address Climate Change ~ #RenewableEnergy #Progress4HealthierLife | Rescue our Ocean's & it's species from Man's Pollution! | Scoop.it
New York Times Mass Protest, Not A Speech, Is Needed To Address Climate Change CounterCurrents.org This needs to be acknowledged, even as we welcome the fact that—after a five–year hiatus, including a re–election campaign where he never even...
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What President Obama’s Climate Plan Means for the Ocean

 

http://www.americanprogress.org/issues/green/news/2013/06/26/68136/what-president-obamas-climate-plan-means-for-the-ocean/

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#Migaloo the white #Whale spotted with friend off NSW coast

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Once thought to be the only white humpback, Migaloo has been spotted off the NSW coast accompanied by another white whale Migaloo, the famous white humpback whale, has been spotted off the NSW coast in a mass annual migration that reportedly...

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#SeaSlugs and tuna spines make their way onto #restaurant menus as chefs swap expensive fish for cheap 'trash from the sea'

#SeaSlugs and tuna spines make their way onto #restaurant menus as chefs swap expensive fish for cheap 'trash from the sea' | Rescue our Ocean's & it's species from Man's Pollution! | Scoop.it
It's called trash fish dining, and it's catching on with chefs around the country searching for fresh ways to fill their menus with sustainable - and delicious - seafood.
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       Are some of us really listening to the plight of Starving Oceans?

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52 Hertz: The Loneliest #Whale in the World ~

52 Hertz: The Loneliest #Whale in the World ~ | Rescue our Ocean's & it's species from Man's Pollution! | Scoop.it
For decades now, scientists at the NOAA have been tracking a mysterious whale song that sounds like the ghostly howls of a drowned tuba player.
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Profits for #fishermen rise as #overfishing falls

Profits for #fishermen rise as #overfishing falls | Rescue our Ocean's & it's species from Man's Pollution! | Scoop.it
Profits for fishermen rise as overfishing falls (Overfishing in the EU has dropped to 40% while profits for remaining fishing companies has increased 40% http://t.co/oGY4XL9Wl4)...
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Incredible #Photos Of #Antarctica Straight From A Biologist's Field Notebook, Max Seigal

Incredible #Photos Of #Antarctica Straight From A Biologist's Field Notebook,  Max Seigal | Rescue our Ocean's & it's species from Man's Pollution! | Scoop.it
Biologist Max Seigal visited Antarctica and brought back pictures of seals, penguins and other wildlife.

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Renee Baribeau's curator insight, June 27, 2013 10:30 AM

Pictures of Wildlife from Antartica..Brings a smile to my face.

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#Whaling #case kicks off in The #Hague #WatchLive below ...Update...

#Whaling #case kicks off in The #Hague #WatchLive below ...Update... | Rescue our Ocean's & it's species from Man's Pollution! | Scoop.it
IT'S been a long time coming but finally Australian lawyers will stand before the 16 judges of the International Court of Justice and ask them to ban Japan from harpooning whales in the Southern Ocean.
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2.7.13 ~ http://news.yahoo.com/japan-opens-world-court-defense-whaling-151924702.html

 

Under a 1946 treaty regulating whaling, nations can grant permits to kill whales for scientific research.

 

Lawyers for Australia argue that Japan's scientific whaling program was set up simply to sidestep a 1986 moratorium on commercial whaling. Meat from the whales ends up on plates in homes and restaurants across Japan, where the flesh is considered a delicacy.

 

Japan launched an impassioned defense Tuesday of its harpooning of whales in the icy seas around Antarctica, insisting the hunt is legal because it gathers valuable scientific data that could pave the way to a resumption of sustainable whaling in the future.

 

 

:: http://www.digitaljournal.com/article/353098  >> below

 

        http://webtv.un.org/meetings-events/

 

And :: http://www.guardian.co.uk/commentisfree/2013/jun/26/whaling-australia-japan

 

 

IT'S been a long time coming but finally Australian lawyers will stand before the 16 judges of the International Court of Justice and ask them to ban Japan from harpooning whales in the Southern Ocean.

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#Activists to #Orca #Enslavers: ~ #Captivity is Wrong please TakePart ...

#Activists to #Orca #Enslavers: ~ #Captivity is Wrong please TakePart ... | Rescue our Ocean's & it's species from Man's Pollution! | Scoop.it
TakePart Activists to Orca Enslavers: Thanks, but No Tanks TakePart The abuse and exploitation of these sentient beings has no place in the 21st century.” Recently, I caught up with Empty the Tanks organizer Rachel Greenhalgh from her home near...
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             As if captivity isn't Bad enough, they are forced inbreeding!

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