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In Honor of #WorldOceansDay Should BE everyday! Infographics that Explore the #DeepBlueSea

In Honor of #WorldOceansDay Should BE everyday!  Infographics that Explore the #DeepBlueSea | Rescue our Ocean's & it's species from Man's Pollution! | Scoop.it
“On World Oceans Day people around the planet celebrate and honor the body of water which links us all, for what it provides humans and what it represents.”

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Our ever Growing Progress has depleted Fish stocks, Chemically changed  the Oceans And we're Still doing it !!!

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Record-Breaking Mako #Shark Tips Off Conservation Debate ~ Graphic photo of one...So Wrong!

Record-Breaking Mako #Shark Tips Off Conservation Debate ~ Graphic photo of one...So Wrong! | Rescue our Ocean's & it's species from Man's Pollution! | Scoop.it
Anglers spark controversy after hauling in a 1,300-pound shortfin mako shark in California.

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On Monday, a group of anglers from Texas, Colorado, and California hooked a colossal fish off Southern California. After a long struggle, they reeled in a shortfin mako shark that they say tipped the scale at 1,323.5 pounds (600 kilograms).

The shark is 11 feet (3.3 meters) long and 8 feet (2.4 meters) in diameter, Kent Williams, a certified weight master at New Fishall Bait Company in Gardena, California, told the Los Angeles Times.


The massive mako was caught by a team of professional hunters and fishers who produce reality television for the Outdoor Channel. The three-day, deep-sea excursion was being filmed for the show Jim Shockey's The Professionals, a program that aims to document the lives of Outdoor Channel crew.

The anglers are storing their catch in a deep-freeze locker in Gardena, and they are applying for a world record from the International Game Fish Association. The certification process is expected to take around two months, because the fishing group needs time to analyze the specimen and tackle used and to interview eyewitnesses.

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Ocean Conservancy: Why The #Ocean Matters

Ocean Conservancy: Why The #Ocean Matters | Rescue our Ocean's & it's species from Man's Pollution! | Scoop.it

 

 

TIME TO REMEMBER THAT THE OCEAN PROVIDES THE AIR WE BREATHE, THE WATER WE DRINK, THE FOOD WE EAT AND MORE http://www.oceanconservancy.org/the-ocean-matters/

 

YOUR BRAIN ON OCEAN THERAPY - Wildhope eMagazine

http://www.bluetoad.com/publication/?i=160323&p=38

 

UNDERWATER ASTONISHMENTS...AND WHY WE MUST PRESERVE THEM http://blog.oceanconservancy.org/2013/06/05/underwater-astonishments-and-why-we-must-preserve-them/

 

 

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*** DEATH OF THE OCEANS? BBC DAVID ATTENBOROUGH  http://sco.lt/97GRDV

 

OVERFISHING DESTROYING FOOD SOURCE FOR OCEAN SPECIES = WRECKING THE OCEAN ECOSYSTEM  http://sco.lt/5T7ZGj

 

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*** FORAGE FISH KEY TO A HEALTHY FOOD WEB: GOING...GOING... http://sco.lt/5xliU5

 

 

OCEAN PLASTICS' IMPACT ON SEA LIFE, YOUR SEAFOOD AND WILD SEA TURTLES http://sco.lt/5LdeMb

 

100 MILLION SHARKS DIE EACH YEAR -- JUST FOR THEIR FINS http://sco.lt/5RKfQn

 

WE MAY BE THE LAST GENERATION TO CATCH FOOD FROM THE OCEANS  http://sco.lt/8uHn7Z

 

$400 BILLION OCEAN FISHING INDUSTRY: LARGE CORPORATE FISHING FLEETS EMPTYING OUR OCEANS http://sco.lt/7ABxHV

 

INTERACTIVE VIDEO:

**** DEEP SEA MINING RAISES SERIOUS ECOSYSTEMS CONCERNS  http://sco.lt/5zbwAr

 

SEALS REVEAL SECRETS OF POLAR OCEANS  http://sco.lt/8Xuadl

 


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SEA LION PUP HITCHES RIDE ON BOAT OFF NEWPORT BEACH, CALIFORNIA http://abclocal.go.com/kabc/story?section=news/bizarre&id=9124881

 

 

 


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Pacific Ocean rich in gold, rare earths. Damage to #environment #gemsB4Life !

Pacific Ocean rich in gold, rare earths. Damage to #environment #gemsB4Life ! | Rescue our Ocean's & it's species from Man's Pollution! | Scoop.it
Geologist says the deposits are better than on land.

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#Iceland's Tourism Ministry speaks out for #whales & Stops #WhaleMeat link below

#Iceland's Tourism Ministry speaks out for #whales & Stops #WhaleMeat link below | Rescue our Ocean's & it's species from Man's Pollution! | Scoop.it

After the recent election there it would seem that the battle lines for Iceland's soul and future are being drawn.


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8.6.13 ~ 

Dutch Government Stops Icelandic Whale Meat :  http://www.newsoficeland.com/home/business-economics/private-sector/item/1646-dutch-government-stops-icelandic-whale-meat

 

Netherlands says No to whale meat trade through Europe** Dutch government responds to 1 million strong global call and commits to stop the transfer of whale meat in Rotterdam port **



According to Árni, whaling hurts the efforts of tourism companies in promoting whale watching.'

visir.is reports further 'Arni says that tourism organizations have repeatedly expressed concern because whaling is allowed: "We believe it to be an anachronism and it has hurt the progress that we have been gaining in promoting Whale watching" [translation]

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Pod of killer #whales spotted off coast of North #Wales #uk ~ Very exciting***

Pod of killer #whales spotted off coast of North #Wales #uk ~ Very exciting*** | Rescue our Ocean's & it's species from Man's Pollution! | Scoop.it

A pod of Killer whales have been spotted off the Llyn peninsula by sharp-eyed bird watchers.


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Julian Hughes a warden at Conwy RSPB, said: “It's all very exciting – it's very unusual to see these whales around our shores.”

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Stronger #SharkFinning Ban Clears Final Hurdle in #EU ~ eliminate that legal loophole!

Stronger #SharkFinning Ban Clears Final Hurdle in #EU ~ eliminate that legal loophole! | Rescue our Ocean's & it's species from Man's Pollution! | Scoop.it

Sharks, Information on Sharks, great white sharks, adopt a shark, types of sharks,shark finning

 BRUSSELS// The European Council of Ministers today took the final step toward strengthening the EU ban on shark finning (slicing off a shark’s fins and discarding the body at sea). The Council endorsed the best practice for finning ban enforcement (requiring sharks be landed with fins still attached) more than a year ago and has now signed off on the associated official regulatory text agreed through consultation with the European Commission and Parliament.  All along the way, the measure has faced formidable opposition from Spain and Portugal, Europe’s leaders in catch of oceanic sharks


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The Argument Against Oil #Drilling in #Arctic Seas

The Argument Against Oil #Drilling in #Arctic Seas | Rescue our Ocean's & it's species from Man's Pollution! | Scoop.it

The Natural Resources Defense Council has issued a statement concluding that recent events — most notably the grounding of a Shell Oil drilling rig in Alaska — show the oil industry is not ready to safely, cleanly drill offshore in the Arctic.


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In the event of a spill – which, given the oil industry’s 100-year track record, is practically certain – the Arctic’s extreme environment would render containment measures useless.

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5 #Disturbing Facts About #SeaWorld's Captive Breeding Program

5 #Disturbing Facts About #SeaWorld's Captive Breeding Program | Rescue our Ocean's & it's species from Man's Pollution! | Scoop.it
Most pro-captivity activists are in favor of SeaWorld's breeding program and are opposed to wild capture. But does anyone REALLY know what SeaWorld's captive breeding program involves? (Warning: gr...

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No #Dolphinariums in #Europe: June 28 Demo Gives Dolphins Hope for #Freedom *

No #Dolphinariums in #Europe: June 28 Demo Gives Dolphins Hope for #Freedom * | Rescue our Ocean's & it's species from Man's Pollution! | Scoop.it
By Kirsten Massebeau Demonstrators opposing dolphinariums and captive facilities in Europe are organized and ready to go! On June 28, 2013 they will gather in Brussels with a loud and clear message...

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The danger remains that if the number of dolphinaria in the EU remains the same or increases that attempts may be made by dolphinaria to import further wild-caught dolphins into the EU which contradicts EU law, too” (source)

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Kirsten Massebeau's curator insight, June 5, 2013 10:56 PM

June 28th is a big day for dolphins in European captive facilities! Let the voice of dolphin Freedom ring!

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#Photographer Gets Up Close With #Whales ~ WoW *

#Photographer Gets Up Close With #Whales ~ WoW * | Rescue our Ocean's & it's species from Man's Pollution! | Scoop.it
Bryant Austin has come up with a way to create incredible life-size photographs of whales. He spends hours floating motionless without breathing gear until the whales approach him.

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“It took Photographer four months to raise sufficient funding to build a computer powerful enough to complete this image—measuring ten by thirty-six feet—of Scar. The working file is roughly 60 gigabytes in size and required more than 240 gigabytes of memory in Photoshop.

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#California #ShippingLanes Moved in Attempt to Avoid Killing #Whales

#California #ShippingLanes Moved in Attempt to Avoid Killing #Whales | Rescue our Ocean's & it's species from Man's Pollution! | Scoop.it
Whales near California’s largest ports are about to gain a bit more protection from the cargo ships with which they share their marine homes.

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#Seals reveal secrets of polar #oceans

#Seals reveal secrets of polar #oceans | Rescue our Ocean's & it's species from Man's Pollution! | Scoop.it

June 3, 2013 Planet Earth Online

Seals wearing special tags are playing a vital role in collecting temperature and salinity profiles from the polar oceans, delivering insights for weather forecasters, climate scientists and biologists, according to a new review... http://planetearth.nerc.ac.uk/news/story.aspx?id=1477&cookieConsent=A

 


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Seals wearing special tags are playing a vital role in collecting temperature and salinity profiles from the polar oceans, delivering insights for weather forecasters, climate scientists and biologists, according to a new review.

Polar seas play a critical role in climate and weather systems, but they are poorly understood. Data collection is difficult and expensive, especially during the long, harsh winter, and sea ice prevents access by ships or floating buoys.

This is where seals can help – they are ideal for collecting data close to shore and in pack ice. Elephant seals, for example, spend 90 per cent of their lives at sea, travelling up to 4000km on months-long feeding trips. They dive about 60 times a day, reaching depths of up to 2000 metres – deeper than a military submarine.

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#Pufferfish ~ that only the risky will eat ! totally insane

#Pufferfish ~ that only the risky will eat ! totally insane | Rescue our Ocean's & it's species from Man's Pollution! | Scoop.it

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Kathy Dowsett's curator insight, June 8, 2013 5:57 AM

Fugu (pufferfish)
You may have heard that eating fugu (or pufferfish) is dangerous. But did you know how dangerous?
Let’s put it like this. The poison found in many of the internal organs of the fish - tetrodotoxin - is 1,200 times more poisonous than cyanide. A lethal dose is smaller than the head of a pin. Each fish could kill 30 people. Fugu chefs have to go through two or three years of specialised training before they can serve a delicacy that, incredibly, the Japanese can’t get enough of.

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#Endangered #CoralReefs #Die as #Ocean Temperatures Rise and Water Turns Acidic ~ #chemicallyChallenged !!!

#Endangered #CoralReefs #Die as #Ocean Temperatures Rise and Water Turns Acidic ~ #chemicallyChallenged !!! | Rescue our Ocean's & it's species from Man's Pollution! | Scoop.it
In addition to negative consequences caused by overfishing and pollution, coral reefs face another major existential threat: increased acidity from warming oceans.

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HARI SREENIVASAN: His memory is backed up by the facts. According to data from more than 100 monitoring stations in the Florida Keys, there has been a 44 percent decline in coral reefs over the past 20 years. On many Caribbean reefs, it's even worse. The decline is up to 80 percent over the past three decades.

KEN NEDIMYER: So, there is a lot of things working against coral reefs right now.

HARI SREENIVASAN: The 358 miles of reef along the Florida coast have been struggling to adapt to a wide range of problems, including overfishing and pollution stemming largely from increased human activity.

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#LightPollution Deters #Nesting Sea #Turtles - LiveScience.com

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Light Pollution Deters Nesting Sea Turtles
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Light pollution along the Mediterranean is changing the nesting habits of sea turtles in Israel, according to new research.
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"The two species of sea turtle in our study are nocturnal nesters. It is thought that thelight pollution along the coast at night could disrupt visual cues. Visual cues are important for sea turtles for other functions, such as finding the sea after nesting or hatching," lead researcher Tessa Mazor, a Ph.D. candidate at the University of Queensland, told LiveScience.

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Our clearest view yet of #Antarctica stripped of all its ice

Our clearest view yet of #Antarctica stripped of all its ice | Rescue our Ocean's & it's species from Man's Pollution! | Scoop.it
The British Antarctic Survey has produced the sharpest image yet of Antarctica’s rugged topography. And as you can clearly see, without its mile-thick layer of ice, the polar continent would be an incredibly mountainous terrain, indeed.

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Record #death of #whales and #calves in #Patagonia; scientists investigating !!! update below

Record #death of #whales and #calves in #Patagonia; scientists investigating !!! update below | Rescue our Ocean's & it's species from Man's Pollution! | Scoop.it
Record death of whales and calves in Patagonia; scientists investigating
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Record death of whales and calves in Patagonia; scientists investigating.

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the NGO believes they include climate change leading to less krill, and gulls eating chunks of skin off living whales, which can cause infections.
 

Update::: http://latino.foxnews.com/latino/lifestyle/2013/06/06/whales-dying-at-record-pace-off-argentina-coast/

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6 Ways You Can Help Save #Captive Killer #Whales Right Now

6 Ways You Can Help Save #Captive Killer #Whales Right Now | Rescue our Ocean's & it's species from Man's Pollution! | Scoop.it
If you’ve ever wondered what one person can do for caged orcas, this is for you.

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#Japanese company #stops selling #dogfood made from #endangered #Whales ***

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Michinoku Farm, the Japanese company that sold dog treats made from endangered North Atlantic fin whales caught by Icelandic whalers has decided to stop selling that product because of pressure from environmental ...

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Daily News from #Iceland ~ Over 1million people signed #antiWhalingPetition

Daily News from #Iceland ~ Over 1million people signed #antiWhalingPetition | Rescue our Ocean's & it's species from Man's Pollution! | Scoop.it

Over one million people have signed the anti-whaling petition organized by the international movement Avaaz to try to ban the transfer of Icelandic fin whale meat through Dutch ports.

http://www.avaaz.org/en/days_to_stop_the_whale_slaughter_global/


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What It's Like To Get #BlastBombed #Underwater Devastation under the water!!!

What It's Like To Get #BlastBombed #Underwater Devastation under the water!!! | Rescue our Ocean's & it's species from Man's Pollution! | Scoop.it
We were at 15 feet when the blast went off; for a moment I thought my heart was going to stop.

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Wildlife workers to #poison entire #stream to kill 'Vampire Fish' ~ #Lamprey

Wildlife workers to #poison entire #stream to kill 'Vampire Fish' ~ #Lamprey | Rescue our Ocean's & it's species from Man's Pollution! | Scoop.it
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Wildlife workers to poison entire stream to kill 'Vampire Fish'
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Wildlife workers near Lake Michigan are at war — and plan to poison an entire stream to defeat their enemy.
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#BelugaWhales deaths at #Marineland ~ Charlotte suffered from #Rare metabolic disorder. Update below

#BelugaWhales deaths at #Marineland ~ Charlotte suffered from #Rare  metabolic disorder. Update below | Rescue our Ocean's & it's species from Man's Pollution! | Scoop.it

Animal rights activists cried foul after Marineland confirmed the death of two of its young beluga whales in recent months.


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Update: 6.6.13 ~ http://www.thestar.com/news/canada/2013/06/05/marineland_two_beluga_whales_die.html

 

Beluga whales, ranging from 13 to 20 feet, generally live 50 to 60 years in the wild, according to the Whale and Dolphin Conservation website. In captivity, they rarely last more than 25 years, according to the website.

But Beattie sad two-thirds of baby beluga whales born in the wild do not survive, while the survival rate at Marineland "vastly surpasses the success rate of wild births."

He added Charlotte suffered from a rare metabolic disorder, while Luna died six months after birth. Both were born to first-time moms.

Charlotte, in particular, lived longer than most expected.
"Our veterinarians amazed marine-mammal experts all over the world by working tirelessly to ensure that our Charlotte made it to 3 1/2 years of age."

Ceta-Base.com lists 39 belugas currently alive at Marineland.

"From seeing the facility first-hand this year, I have to wonder if Marineland just has too many belugas in one space," said activist Alex Louise Dorer of the group Occupy Marineland.

Ens said she hopes to see the day animal deaths in captivity affect the public more.

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#Japan rejects international #shark trade regulation - Times LIVE #CITES

#Japan rejects international #shark trade regulation - Times LIVE   #CITES | Rescue our Ocean's & it's species from Man's Pollution! | Scoop.it

Japan is filing a “reservation” about the regulation under the 178-member Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species (CITES), to restrict cross-border trade in the oceanic whitetip, the porbeagle and three types of hammerhead shark.


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The Japanese government has decided to reject landmark rules on the trade in sharks, an official said Friday, opting for status quo despite a global push to protect the predators.
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