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#BlueWhales 'shot' in the name of science #samples - Marlborough Express

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Blue whales 'shot' in the name of science samples Marlborough Express Shooting at blue whales from a small boat to obtain tissue samples was one of the tasks for Nelson-based marine scientist Carlos Olavarria in a breakthrough research voyage to...
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"As sampler the work involved the collection of small pieces of skin for genetic analyses, using a dart propelled by a modified rifle, which floats in the surface of the water after hitting the whales and bouncing back."

 

The acoustic techniques enabled scientists to track the whales at long distances, sometimes hundreds of kilometres, reducing search time and producing much greater data than before.

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#Wildlife Center releases #seals in #Malibu - Malibu Times

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Wildlife Center releases seals in Malibu
Malibu Times
The California Wildlife Center released four northern elephant seal pups back into the wild at Paradise Cove in Malibu on Thursday, after about two months of rehabilitation.
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The California Wildlife Center released four northern elephant seal pups back into the wild at Paradise Cove in Malibu on Thursday, after about two months of rehabilitation.

 

The seals were some of the CWC’s first marine mammal rehabilitation patients, brought to the center after being stranded on Los Angeles and Orange County beaches in April and May.

 

This is the first year the CWC is doing marine mammal rehabilitation, according to a release. They previously rescued stranded marine mammals before transporting them to the Marine Mammal Care Center in San Pedro.

 

The seals were kept at a temporary shelter in Malibu Canyon, built in April to accommodate these seals as other nearby facilities faced overcrowding. By housing the seals, the CWC allowed other facilities to better accommodate stranded California sea lions, which have been reaching Southern California beaches in record numbers this year, according to the CWC.

"[The temporary shelter] has actually been really working out great for us," marine mammal stranding coordinator Jeff Hall toldThe Malibu Times this week. "We've been able to house them comfortably."

 

The CWC is now searching for a place in the Malibu area to construct a permanent rehabilitation center. 

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#NASA: New View of #Antarctic Melt has "Profound Implications". #MeltingOfIceShelves from #underneath!

#NASA: New View of #Antarctic Melt has "Profound Implications". #MeltingOfIceShelves from #underneath! | Rescue our Ocean's & it's species from Man's Pollution! | Scoop.it
New study from JPL has big implications for ice dynamics at the South Pole.  I interviewed study author Eric Rignot in December at the AGU conference in San Francisco, above.  You'll hear him discu...

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New study from JPL has big implications for ice dynamics at the South Pole.  I interviewed study author Eric Rignot in December at the AGU conference in San Francisco, above.  You’ll hear him discuss IMBIE, the Ice Mass Balance Inter-Comparison Exercise  an earlier, 2012 effort.

 

Scientists have studied the rates of basal melt, or the melting of the ice shelves from underneath, of individual ice shelves, the floating extensions of glaciers that empty into the sea. But this is the first comprehensive survey of all Antarctic ice shelves. The study found basal melt accounted for 55 percent of all Antarctic ice shelf mass loss from 2003 to 2008, an amount much higher than previously thought.

 

Antarctica holds about 60 percent of the planet’s fresh water locked into its massive ice sheet. Ice shelves buttress the glaciers behind them, modulating the speed at which these rivers of ice flow into the ocean. Determining how ice shelves melt will help scientists improve projections of how the Antarctic ice sheet will respond to a warming ocean and contribute to sea level rise. It also will improve global models of ocean circulation by providing a better estimate of the amount of fresh water ice shelf melting adds to Antarctic coastal waters.

 

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Curious about #Overfishing & Sustainable Seafood? » #infograph

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After today's G+ Hangout we wanted to provide you links and information to learn more about Overfishing, Seafood & Sustainability. As Charles Clover said, We are a century behind. Fish Online: The buyer's guide to ...

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#Fish on #Prozac: Anxious, Anti-Social and #Aggressive !!! #foodchain More below...

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When fish swim in waters tainted with antidepressant drugs, they become anxious, anti-social and sometimes even homicidal. New research has found that the pharmaceuticals, which are frequently showing up in U.S.

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14.6.13  ~  

Minnows who swam in the water had altered behaviour and reproductionYoung minnows also had 'architectural changes' in their brainsIn some cases, the male minnows killed the females



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#SeaShepherd Conservation Society :: Tell your Representative: OPPOSE DANGEROUS HOUSE #SEALION #KILLING BILL

#SeaShepherd Conservation Society :: Tell your Representative: OPPOSE DANGEROUS HOUSE #SEALION #KILLING BILL | Rescue our Ocean's & it's species from Man's Pollution! | Scoop.it
Sea Shepherd Conservation Society - Protecting oceans around the world (Only 2 hours before the Hearing starts http://t.co/uX6VhAOvvm Plz call your #Congressman now & tell him HR 1308 won't save...
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#Yangtze finless #porpoise population #nosedives to 1,000 - #Extinct by 2025?

#Yangtze finless #porpoise population #nosedives to 1,000 - #Extinct by 2025? | Rescue our Ocean's & it's species from Man's Pollution! | Scoop.it

April 6, 2013 - Focusing On Wildlife

The Yangtze finless porpoise population has declined to a mere 1,000 individuals, making the endangered species even more rare than the wild giant panda, the 2012 Yangtze Freshwater Dolphin Survey Report reveals. The population in the mainstream of the Yangtze River was less than half of what a similar survey found six years ago, with food shortages and human disturbance such as increased shipping traffic major threats to their survival....

The study also found that the rare species annual rate of decline now stands at 13.7 percent, which means that the Yangtze finless porpoise could be extinct as early as the year 2025. http://focusingonwildlife.com/news/yangtze-finless-porpoise-population-nosedives-to-1000/

 


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Interview with Richard Wylie, #MarineBiologist ~ #leafies

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Contributing writer Mike Bear interviewed marine biologist Richard Wylie. Find out how this scientist turned into an award-winning underwater photographer!
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#Trapped #shark #saved as two men tried to hack off her #fin to make #SOUP ~ #uk

#Trapped #shark #saved as two men tried to hack off her #fin to make #SOUP ~ #uk | Rescue our Ocean's & it's species from Man's Pollution! | Scoop.it
They were attempting to “fin” the trapped 4ft smooth-hound shark and leave it to die – which is banned in the EU

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A pregnant shark was saved from a storm drain as two men tried to hack off her fin to make soup. Coastguard Rob Sansom spotted two Chinese men attempting to “fin” the trapped 4ft smooth-hound shark and leave it to die – which is banned in the EU. Rob said: “The men explained that all they wanted was the fin and I said I wouldn’t allow them to chop it off.” He alerted colleagues at Portland Harbour, Dorset, and brought in experts Jean-Denis Hibitt and Anna Russell from SeaLife Park in Weymouth. Realising the shark was heavily pregnant, Jean-Denis and Anna clambered 10ft down into the culvert, placed the shark on to a special stretcher and carefully lifted her out of the enclosed area. After carrying her across a road, they waded into the harbour shallows and released her.

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#SeaChangers #uk

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Promotional video for the UK marine conservation charity Sea-Changers. (RT @AWEdesigner: Promotional video for the UK marine conservation charity Sea-Changers.

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#Maldives forms #environment police as civil society criticises lack of enforcement, legislation...

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The Maldives Police Service (MPS) and the Ministry of Environment and Energy have announced the formation of a new unit that will assign 22 trained officers to deal with ecological violations across the country.


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In the case of national parks and biospheres, Rilwan alleged that a lack of enforcement was a particular problem for any conservation attempts.

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#Pod of 40 #dolphins Surf 8ft waves Near Port St Johns ~ #oceanlife ***

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These dolphins prove you don't need to watch them perform at dolphinariums just to see their acrobatic skills

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#Increasing numbers of #humpbacks getting #tangledup ~ #ABCNews

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This season, humpback whales are facing more obstacles as they migrate along the coast of Western Australia.
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In the jaws of #eXtinction ~ Great white #Shark !!! !!! !!!

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Latest news from South Africa, World, Politics, Entertainment and Lifestyle. The home of The Times and Sunday Times newspaper.

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Scientists have taken over 20000 pictures of the dorsal fins of great white sharks at Gansbaai but have identified only 532 individual sharks over a five-year period 
Image by: SHARKWATCHSA

 

The study by marine biologists from the Dyer Island Conservation Trust at Gansbaai in the southern Capefound that the total number of great white sharks might be as much as 50% lower than the previously estimated 3000-5000.

By taking more than 20000 photographs of sharks' dorsal fins over five years in Gansbaai - where the world's densest population of the species is located - scientists were able to identify only 532 sharks in the area.

 

"Marine biologists used open population statistics to extrapolate their findings [and estimated] the number of great white sharks in this densely populated area is most likely less than 1000," said the trust.

Marine biologist Michelle Wcisel, who works for the trust, said it was possible that the great white could be one of the most endangered species in the world.

 

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#Overfishing #Sharks and Joe Perry ~ Live sharks = healthy #ecosystem

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Two members of Aerosmith recently got together with Sea Shepherd Australia, while on their "Global Warming" tour. It's absolutely fantastic that high profile celebrities like Steven Tyler and Joe P...
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So, bottom line, should we be bashing Joe Perry and Mark the Shark, or should we instead be having a closer look at how our own eating habits affect the oceans? Well, sport fishing for sharks isn’t helping sharks, that’s for sure, but before we criticise too harshly, we should probably make sure that we are not inadvertently adding to the problem ourselves. Let’s try cutting out fish, or at the very least cutting down, and finding out more about the fish we buy. And maybe after we’ve done that we can have a pop at the “tough guys” with their dead shark trophies.

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How to Use the #ZoomEffect #Underwater #PhotographyGuide

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How to Use the Zoom-Effect Underwater, which adds some speed and action to your images for creative underwater photography techniques

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#SeaShepherd Conservation Society :: Renowned Hard Rock Drummer Matt Sorum Expresses Alarm Over #Namibia’s Annual Cape Fur #SealCull Set to Begin Next Month!!!

#SeaShepherd Conservation Society :: Renowned Hard Rock Drummer Matt Sorum Expresses Alarm Over #Namibia’s Annual Cape Fur #SealCull Set to Begin Next Month!!! | Rescue our Ocean's & it's species from Man's Pollution! | Scoop.it
Sea Shepherd Conservation Society - Protecting oceans around the world (Renowned Hard Rock Drummer Matt Sorum Expresses Alarm Over Namibia’s Annual Cape Fur Seal Cull Set to Begin Next...
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#FinWhale snared by #CrabTrap in Gulf of St. Lawrence ~

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A group of conservationists, lead by Parks Canada, is trying to help remove a crab trap that has ensnared a fin whale in the Gulf of St. Lawrence.

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#Dolphin found #stranded in #MerrittIsland #wildlife refuge - WFTV Orlando

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Dolphin found stranded in Merritt Island wildlife refuge
WFTV Orlando
An adult male bottlenose dolphin was found stranded in shallow water in the Merritt Island National Wildlife Refuge, said SeaWorld spokesman Nick Gollattscheck Thursday night.
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An adult male bottlenose dolphin was found stranded in shallow water in the Merritt Island National Wildlife Refuge, said SeaWorld spokesman Nick Gollattscheck Thursday night.

SeaWorld Orlando's animal rescue team is returning to the park now with the dolphin, which rescuers said is in critical condition and appeared thin at about 8 feet long and 350 pounds. 

Gollattscheck said rescuers don't know how the dolphin became stranded in theBrevard County refuge.

 

The dolphin will be watched around-the-clock by animal experts and vets at SeaWorld's marine mammal medical facility, and another update will be issued Friday morning, Gollattscheck said.

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#Tiny Grazers Play #KeyRole in Marine #Ecosystem Health - The #Symbiosis of Nature

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April 5, 2013 Water World

Washington DC (SPX) Apr 05, 2013 -

Tiny sea creatures no bigger than a thumbtack are being credited for playing a key role in helping provide healthy habitats for many kinds of seafood, according to a new study by the Virginia Institute of Marine Science and U.S. Geological Survey.

The little crustacean "grazers," some resembling tiny shrimp, are critical in protecting seagrasses from overgrowth by algae, helping keep these aquatic havens healthy for native and economically important species. http://www.terradaily.com/reports/Tiny_Grazers_Play_Key_Role_in_Marine_Ecosystem_Health_999.html

 

CLOWNFISH HELPS ITS ANEMONE HOST TO BREATHE  http://news.mongabay.com/2013/0424-oneill-clownfish-anemone.html

 

MOTION IN THE OCEAN - THE PULSE OF THE OCEAN  http://sco.lt/8oi22z

 

 

 

 


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Bryde's #Whale are capable of extending and dislocating their lower jaw while feeding, in a manner similar to...

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Eduardo Acevedo Fernandez was not swallowed by the gigantic sea creature he encountered recently near the Canary Islands. But the short period he spent only [...]

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Bryde’s whales are capable of extending and dislocating their lower jaw while feeding, in a manner similar to that of snakes, to encompass more foot. Their throat pleats, visible in the photos, span more than half of their bodies. This helps explain the balloon effect captured by Acevedo.

 

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#Chinese Beach Turns Green—This Time It's Not Pollution #Seaweed ~ Update below...

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Chinese Beach Turns Green—This Time It's Not Pollution [PHOTOS]
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The green bays are welcomed news compared to other news in China, where water sources in other areas have turned similarly bizarre colors due to pollution.
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Update: China’s Massive Algae Bloom Could Leave the Ocean’s Water Lifeless

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Similar tidal currents are expected in Qingdao, another famous beach city in the coastal province of Shandong, and they will likely bring more waves of seaweed ashore

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#Explore 7 Principles of #OceanScience On This #iPad App ~ #education

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"Ocean Science is a free iPad app that at least six people have recommended to me over the last few weeks. The app is essentially a seven chapter, multimedia ebook about the basics of ocean science. Each chapter includes animations, pictures, video, and text."


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" Tribes, nonprofit acquire land for fish, #wildlife #conservation" ~ improving #fishruns *

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" Tribes, nonprofit acquire land for fish, wildlife conservation" Bend Bulletin As members of the Western River Conservancy and Confederated Tribes of the Grand Ronde bushwhacked through a former farmstead along the North Santiam River, they used...
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Fabien Cousteau Takes Grandfather's Legacy to New Depths With Mission 31 ~ #OceanKnowledge #Aquarius #Skype below...

Fabien Cousteau Takes Grandfather's Legacy to New Depths With Mission 31 ~ #OceanKnowledge #Aquarius #Skype below... | Rescue our Ocean's & it's species from Man's Pollution! | Scoop.it
NEW YORK, NY--(Marketwired - Jun 11, 2013) - No exploration team has ever spent 31 full days submerged underwater in the name of science and discovery, but a new ocean exploration endeavor named Mission 31 led by noted filmmaker and oceanographic...

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 About Aquarius::: http://aquarius.fiu.edu/about-aquarius/

 

&  Skype goes under water with Fabien Cousteau

 

 http://3blmedia.com/News/CSR/Skype-Goes-Under-Water

 

                       Scientists working 'like never before' !

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