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#Dolphins trap fish with nets made of mud « Why Evolution Is True ~ So Clever***

#Dolphins trap fish with nets made of mud « Why Evolution Is True ~ So Clever*** | Now is the Time to Help our Oceans & it's Species ! | Scoop.it
We all know that dolphins are smart, but here's a behavior they've come up with that is truly awesome. From BBC's “One Life,” watch what these clever mammals can do: ...

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#California Coastal Commission rejects #Navy explosives training plan ~ #SaveOurCetaceans *

#California Coastal Commission rejects #Navy explosives training plan ~ #SaveOurCetaceans  * | Now is the Time to Help our Oceans & it's Species ! | Scoop.it
The California Coastal Commission on Friday rejected a Navy explosives and sonar training program off the Southern California coast that critics said could harm endangered blue whales and other sea life.

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#Cod Moratorium: Newfoundland and Labrador Heritage

#Cod Moratorium: Newfoundland and Labrador Heritage | Now is the Time to Help our Oceans & it's Species ! | Scoop.it
Cod Moratorium--Society, Economy and Culture--Newfoundland and Labrador Heritage Web (History proves that even #fisheries identified as #sustainable...eventually collapse due to #overfishing: http://t.co/V50mbHKWlQ)...
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#SeaShepherd Australia :: Adverse Weather Ends #Whaling Season ~ phew !

#SeaShepherd Australia :: Adverse Weather Ends #Whaling Season  ~  phew ! | Now is the Time to Help our Oceans & it's Species ! | Scoop.it
Sea Shepherd Fleet Sets Sail for Homeport (RT @SaveMisty: "'Because of Sea Shepherd Australia and its brave crew, hundreds of whales will be swimming north alive instead...
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After being escorted out of the Southern Ocean Whale Sanctuary by Sea Shepherd Australia, the Japanese whaling fleet made an about-face and headed back south, not for practicality, but for a dismal attempt to show pride in their cruel and illegal slaughter of whales.  Severe storms have meant that killing whales has been an impossible task for the whale poachers.

 
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@ SWildlifepics: Sometimes I find some pretty amazing captures* #SeaTurtle

RT @SWildlifepics: Sometimes I find some pretty funny wildlife pics. A shocked sea turtle :) http://t.co/MBPPNGwjTs
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Could social enterprise hold the key to saving our #oceans?

Could social enterprise hold the key to saving our #oceans? | Now is the Time to Help our Oceans & it's Species ! | Scoop.it
Sarah Cragg and Martin Oldenhove look at the impact of over-fishing and how social enterprise can help. (RT @Seasaver: Could social enterprise hold the key to saving our oceans?
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To quote WH Auden, "Thousands have lived without love, not one without water". He was also exactly right. Btween 50% and 85% of the world's oxygen comes from the oceans, 50-80% of all life on Earth is found under the surface of the sea and over one billion people, often in the most deprived areas, depend on fish for their protein. Yet, very little is being done to protect and preserve the oceans. It is estimated that only 1% of the ocean are protected, compared with 12% of the land. However, some social entrepreneurs and intrapreneurs (those working within organisations) are looking at how they can use social innovations to fill this gap and solve some of the ocean's many problems.

 

One of the main problems that the ocean faces is overfishing, where areas are fished so extensively that the supply of adult fish or shellfish is exhausted. The leaves them unable to replenish their population, which upsets the ecological balance and depletes the food chain. It is estimated that 75% of EU stocks are overfished, compared with a 25% average worldwide. The damaged fish stocks mean that the fish caught are mostly smaller and less valuable. These are discarded because they are below the minimum size, have low commercial value or are the wrong species. In the EU, as many as two-thirds of the fish caught are discarded. The majority of these are assumed not to survive.

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Germany Drops Arrest Warrant for #SeaShepherd Founder ***

Germany Drops Arrest Warrant for #SeaShepherd Founder  *** | Now is the Time to Help our Oceans & it's Species ! | Scoop.it
%environment_news_service% (#Germany Drops Arrest Warrant for #SeaShepherd Founder http://t.co/hyq0gIJNHq #Whales #Dolphins #PaulWatson)
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Audublog ~ Your voice needed to protect #food for #Seabirds

Audublog ~ Your voice needed to protect #food for #Seabirds | Now is the Time to Help our Oceans & it's Species ! | Scoop.it
Your voice needed to protect food for seabirds. February 27th, 2013 · by aweinstein. The Pacific Fisheries Management Council, which sets catch levels on the west coast for important seabird prey items like anchovy and sardine, has released ...

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#Benyon hits out at Hugh Fearnley-Whittingstall in defence of #sea conservation plans

#Benyon hits out at Hugh Fearnley-Whittingstall in defence of #sea conservation plans | Now is the Time to Help our Oceans & it's Species ! | Scoop.it
UK environment minister says campaigners do not understand the costs involved in creating 'properly' protected conservation zones (#eco #Wildlife #Marinelife #Fishing #Oceans Benyon hits out at Hugh Fearnley-Whittingstall in defence of sea...
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Costs you say Richard Benyon....Conservation is necessary! Save Our Seas

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Lon Hope's curator insight, March 12, 2013 1:45 AM

Costs!? I wonder just how much this (frugal) lmao mininster makes?

Mascha Blome's curator insight, March 12, 2013 5:59 AM

it is time to make money available to protect the only planet we have...

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"We know more about the moon's behind than the ocean's bottom!" #GiantSquid scientist http://ow.ly/h4Rtz Thx@healthebay
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Ants vs Crab ~ #Nature is fascinating *

Ants vs Crab ~ #Nature is fascinating * | Now is the Time to Help our Oceans & it's Species ! | Scoop.it
Imagine taking on a creature many hundred times your size, with near impenetrable armour. These ants have set their targets on a giant fortress of a prey item.
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Celebrating Women in #Marine_Science *

Celebrating Women in #Marine_Science * | Now is the Time to Help our Oceans & it's Species ! | Scoop.it
I hope for your help to explore and protect the wild ocean in ways that will restore the health and, in so doing, secure hope for humankind. Health to the ocean means health for us. - Sylvia Earle ...

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Amocean's curator insight, March 7, 2013 11:08 PM

Today is World Women's Day - a day to celebrate women marine scientists even more than usual!

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#Support for #People and #Wildlife Merge in #Ecuador's Yasuní National Park - National Geographic

#Support for #People and #Wildlife Merge in #Ecuador's Yasuní National Park - National Geographic | Now is the Time to Help our Oceans & it's Species ! | Scoop.it
National Geographic Support for People and Wildlife Merge in Ecuador's Yasuní National Park National Geographic Because these new influences have transformed the goal of hunting from subsistence to trade (with significant impacts on local...
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WCS also seeks to ensure that local people have a central role in the management and larger governance of the YNP, providing assistance with community mapping and management planning, territorial demarcation, and strategies to mitigate conflict between different indigenous groups. We have also worked to build the technical, financial, and administrative capacities of indigenous organizations.

 

All of these efforts help local communities to function autonomously while managing resources sustainably, and improving their quality of life. As economic development encroaches on previously undisturbed wild places across the globe today, conservation groups must increasingly assist impacted communities organizationally while engaging local people as stewards of biodiversity. Our work in Yasuni shows that these collaborations are essential and achievable.

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US Ruling on #Endangered #Species Soon - Indian Country Today Media

US Ruling on #Endangered #Species Soon - Indian Country Today Media | Now is the Time to Help our Oceans & it's Species ! | Scoop.it
US Ruling on Endangered Species Soon Indian Country Today Media Network.com Fish & Wildlife has until 2018 to rule on the more than 800 species that have been in limbo as the Pacific walrus has, The New York Times reported on March 6, under the...
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Special Report: #Unsustainable #Manta ray fishing continues in #Mozambique !

Special Report: #Unsustainable #Manta ray fishing continues in #Mozambique  ! | Now is the Time to Help our Oceans & it's Species ! | Scoop.it

Despite declining population numbers in the south of the country, manta rays are still being landed in southern Mozambique amidst growing concern for their conservation status globally.


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West #Africa Aims to Stop Illegal #Fishing

West #Africa Aims to Stop Illegal #Fishing | Now is the Time to Help our Oceans & it's Species ! | Scoop.it
US, European navies teaming with eight West African countries to conduct training operations to combating illegal fishing off West African coast (RT @Seasaver: West #Africa Aims to Stop Illegal Fishing http://t.co/wOfF8WH9f4...
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He says the marine life and his livelihood are being destroyed by the "big boats."  ~ EveryOne after so few fish, that none are left for locals!

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#Seal Hunt Facts - #SeaShepherd

#Seal Hunt Facts - #SeaShepherd | Now is the Time to Help our Oceans & it's Species ! | Scoop.it
Sea Shepherd Conservation Society - Protecting oceans around the world (RT @sivham2: The Canadian commercial seal "hunt" is t largest mass slaughter of marine mammals in the world http://t.co/0XhiDY4bsM...
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#Educating for #Action to Reduce #Marine Debris and Plastic #Pollution

#Educating for #Action to Reduce #Marine Debris and Plastic #Pollution | Now is the Time to Help our Oceans & it's Species ! | Scoop.it
Tonight I am the moderator at the second annual PLASTICS 360: Impact & Possibilities Movie Night which shows several high-impact movie shorts connected by engaging discussions with experts after each film.
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#Book review: Between the #Tides - Independent Online

#Book review: Between the #Tides - Independent Online | Now is the Time to Help our Oceans & it's Species ! | Scoop.it
Independent Online Book review: Between the Tides Independent Online After millions of years of the turtle's survival, humans, the apex predators, have successfully wiped out complete colonies of these animals and their nesting sites all over the...
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Demand Protection for False Killer #Whales ~ #ForceChange !!!

Demand Protection for False Killer #Whales  ~  #ForceChange !!! | Now is the Time to Help our Oceans & it's Species ! | Scoop.it
Every year, many false killer whales are caught in long-lines off the coast of Hawaii, and the National Marine Fisheries Service has been slow to address this issue. If they don't act soon, the already dwindling population may be eliminated for good.
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#Turtle 'victory' at wildlife meeting ~ #CITES

#Turtle 'victory' at wildlife meeting ~ #CITES | Now is the Time to Help our Oceans & it's Species ! | Scoop.it
Some of the world’s most endangered turtles have been given additional protection at the Cites conservation meeting in Bangkok.
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A pod of five sperm #Whales sighted inshore off North West #Scotland

A pod of five sperm #Whales sighted inshore off North West #Scotland | Now is the Time to Help our Oceans & it's Species ! | Scoop.it
An extraordinary winter sighting of five Sperm whales off the coast of North West Scotland this week could be a reflection of climate change and warming sea temperatures, says a leading marine scientist.

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The best places to see #marine_wildlife in #Africa — Real Africa's ...

The best places to see #marine_wildlife in #Africa — Real Africa's ... | Now is the Time to Help our Oceans & it's Species ! | Scoop.it
Places to go in Africa to see whales, dolphins, sharks and reef fish. Including South Africa and Mozambique.
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PHOTOS: Rare Kissing #Octopus Unveiled For The First Time

PHOTOS: Rare Kissing #Octopus Unveiled For The First Time | Now is the Time to Help our Oceans & it's Species ! | Scoop.it
From Tia Ghose, LiveScience Writer: Scientists are unveiling a rare octopus that has never been on public display before.
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#Reef relief: 60000 #CrownOfThorns #starfish culled -

#Reef relief: 60000 #CrownOfThorns #starfish culled - | Now is the Time to Help our Oceans & it's Species ! | Scoop.it
Reef relief: 60000 crown-of-thorns starfish culled
The Sunshine Coast Daily
MORE than 60,000 crown-of-thorns starfish, one of the biggest threats to the Great Barrier Reef, have been culled since August last year.

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MORE than 60,000 crown-of-thorns starfish, one of the biggest threats to the Great Barrier Reef, have been culled since August last year.

Divers have culled the coral-eating starfish between Lizard Island and Cairns as well as pockets in the Whitsunday, Environment Minister Tony Burke revealed on Thursday.

 

The divers, from the Association of Marine Park Tourism Operators, inject the starfish with sodium bisulphate, a biodegradable chemical considered harmless to other plants and animals on the reef.

 

Scientists do not have estimates on how many crown-of-thorns starfish are affecting the reef, but research shows it is "one of the main culprits behind a serious decline in coral cover".

 

Long-term data published last year by the Australian Institute of Marine Science showed coral cover on the reef had declined by more than 50% over the past 27 years, with crown-of-thorns starfish outbreaks the major contributor behind cyclones.

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#Clean #MarinaPollution Prevention #Workshop | PA Sea Grant

#Clean #MarinaPollution Prevention #Workshop | PA Sea Grant | Now is the Time to Help our Oceans & it's Species ! | Scoop.it
Clean Marina Pollution Prevention Workshop. March 25, 2013, 8:30 am to 12:00 pm at the Tom Ridge Environmental Center The program is free however, advanced registration is required. In a recent Pennsylvania Sea Grant survey yacht ...
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