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#WildAid cut Save Our #Seahorses, The Seahorse Trust

English version of the Save our Seahorses, The Seahorse Trust, WildAid cut from the China in-flight viewing (RT @28parrot: WildAid cut Save Our Seahorses, The Seahorse Trust: http://t.co/raUGyYwGgS...
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Shameful how we let these majestic species slip into decline :(

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#SeaShepherd International :: One Sea Lion #Dead, Others in Serious Distress Following #Branding by ODFW

#SeaShepherd International :: One Sea Lion #Dead, Others in Serious Distress Following #Branding by ODFW | Rescue our Ocean's & it's species from Man's Pollution! | Scoop.it
Sea Shepherd Conservation Society - Protecting oceans around the world (RT @MysticWolfie: One Sea Lion Dead, Others in Serious Distress Following Branding by ODFW http://t.co/BOX62t728H via @seashepherd)...
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Missing heat found in oceans, #globalWarming has accelerated in past 15 years

Missing heat found in oceans, #globalWarming has accelerated in past 15 years | Rescue our Ocean's & it's species from Man's Pollution! | Scoop.it
Some people would like you to believe that global warming has been slowing down in the past 15 years, but it has actually accelerated.

Via Alan Yoshioka
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As suspected, much of the 'missing heat' Kevin Trenberth previously talked about has been found in the deep oceans.  Consistent with the results of Nuccitelli et al. (2012), this study finds that 30% of the ocean warming over the past decade has occurred in the deeper oceans below 700 meters, which they note is unprecedented over at least the past half century.

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can you see this adding to extremes in weather ... a warmer ocean mass is bad news  ....  can you spell FOOD SECURITY ....

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#Water Walkers aim to raise #pollution awareness - Quad City Times

#Water Walkers aim to raise #pollution awareness - Quad City Times | Rescue our Ocean's & it's species from Man's Pollution! | Scoop.it
Water Walkers aim to raise pollution awareness
Quad City Times
For five walkers making the 1,200-mile trek from the headwaters of the Mississippi River to its mouth in New Orleans, the issue never has been clearer or more pressing.
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Does selling off our #resources make us an energy superpower ... #DavidSuzuki

Does selling off our #resources make us an energy superpower ...  #DavidSuzuki | Rescue our Ocean's & it's species from Man's Pollution! | Scoop.it
Former Ontario Premier Dalton McGuinty's progressive Green Energy Act is under serious attack, and Prime Minister Harper eagerly embraces exploration for oil as Arctic sea ice and tundra melt from the warming climate.
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Why the #Ocean? ~ solutions start with us...

Why the #Ocean?  ~ solutions start with us... | Rescue our Ocean's & it's species from Man's Pollution! | Scoop.it
RT @SaveOceansNow: Ocean is Earth’s life support. More oxygen comes from oceans than all the world’s rain-forests combined http://t.co/igva02TkNA #Overfishing
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#Monitoring Water Pollution With #RoboticFish ~ will test the water for #oxygen levels, detect #oil slicks + other contaminants..

#Monitoring Water Pollution With #RoboticFish ~ will test the water for #oxygen levels, detect #oil slicks + other contaminants.. | Rescue our Ocean's & it's species from Man's Pollution! | Scoop.it
Soon, the water in Gijon, a harbor in Northern Spain will be monitored by robotic, battery-powered fish.
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#Dolphins Threatened By #Human #Waste And #Pollution - #PlanetSave.com

#Dolphins Threatened By #Human #Waste And #Pollution - #PlanetSave.com | Rescue our Ocean's & it's species from Man's Pollution! | Scoop.it
Dolphins Threatened By Human Waste And Pollution
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River dolphins in the Ganges River are facing extinction due to human fecal matter, pollution and loss of habitat.
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#SeaShepherd International :: More Than 30 #SeaLions Captured & #Branded at Port Of Astoria By Oregon Dept of Fish & #Wildlife !!!

#SeaShepherd International :: More Than 30 #SeaLions Captured & #Branded at Port Of Astoria By Oregon Dept of Fish & #Wildlife  !!! | Rescue our Ocean's & it's species from Man's Pollution! | Scoop.it
Sea Shepherd Conservation Society - Protecting oceans around the world (DAM GUARDIANS: 30+ Sea Lions Captured, Branded, Nearly Drown and Catch Fire at Port Of Astoria By Oregon Dept of F&W.
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#Tibet #glaciers melting due to pollution from South Asia: China ... #Carbon ~ Affect people downstream !

#Tibet #glaciers melting due to pollution from South Asia: China ... #Carbon ~ Affect people downstream ! | Rescue our Ocean's & it's species from Man's Pollution! | Scoop.it
About 90 percent of glaciers in Tibet called the Third Pole region, are shrinking because of black carbon pollution transferred from South Asia to the Tibetan Plateau, a Chinese scientist has warned.
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“Systematic differences in glacier status are apparent from region to region, with the most pronounced shrinkage in the Himalayas, the south eastern part of the region. Some of the glaciers there are very likely to disappear by 2030,” Yao said.

“The shrinkage generally decreases from the Himalayas to the continental interior and is smallest in the western part. Some glaciers there are even growing,” he said.

He said changes in the glaciers will be accelerated if the planet continues to warm.

Potential consequences would be unsustainable water supplies from major rivers and geo-hazards, such as glacier lake expansion and flooding, which could threaten the well-being of people downstream.

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#Ocean #acidification caused by climate change threatening to kill off vital ... - #CNN #Co2

#Ocean #acidification caused by climate change threatening to kill off vital ... - #CNN  #Co2 | Rescue our Ocean's & it's species from Man's Pollution! | Scoop.it
Ocean acidification caused by climate change threatening to kill off vital ...
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In some cases, the collapse has spread to entire fisheries. The remaining fishing trawlers in the Irish Sea, for example, bring back nothing more than prawns and scallops, says marine biologist Callum Roberts, from the UK's York University.

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Protect Dolphins from #Nitrogen #Pollution in #Florida ! Pls sign & pass on...

Protect Dolphins from #Nitrogen #Pollution in #Florida !  Pls sign & pass on... | Rescue our Ocean's & it's species from Man's Pollution! | Scoop.it
Dolphins are dying at alarmingly high rates in Florida's Indian River Lagoon, a shallow estuary closed off from the Atlantic Ocean by barrier beaches.
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Dolphin with skin-eating fungal infection in Indian River Lagoon !!!
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Unique #Whale Skeleton, #Overfishing and the #MarianaTrench ~ #Antarctica #Genetic changes...

Unique #Whale Skeleton, #Overfishing and the #MarianaTrench ~ #Antarctica #Genetic changes... | Rescue our Ocean's & it's species from Man's Pollution! | Scoop.it
Check out today's highlights including a whale skeleton found in Antarctica, microbes in the Mariana Trench and more problems associated with overfishing.
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Research published today from Bangor University states that over-harvesting of large fish leads to a population of smaller, less fertile fish in only a few generations.


The researchers are urging other scientists, policy makers and managers to rethink current fishing policies.


But, even if we changed the way we fish now, it would take at least five to 10 times longer than anticipated for fish to recover from these genetic changes and return to larger sizes–if it happens at all.


You can read more here: Urgent action required to stop irreversible genetic changes to fish stocks.

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LOOK: Shocking Graphic Shows Just How Many #Sharks Are Killed EVERY HOUR !!!

LOOK: Shocking Graphic Shows Just How Many #Sharks Are Killed EVERY HOUR !!! | Rescue our Ocean's & it's species from Man's Pollution! | Scoop.it
Inspired by recent data on shark deaths, two data visualization heavyweights have created a stunning infographic to put the numbers in perspective. (RT @Seasaver: How Many #Sharks Are Killed Per Hour?
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Feds study impact triathlon will have on #wildlife at Merritt Island refuge - #Florida Today

Feds study impact triathlon will have on #wildlife at Merritt Island refuge - #Florida Today | Rescue our Ocean's & it's species from Man's Pollution! | Scoop.it
Feds study impact triathlon will have on wildlife at Merritt Island refuge
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A threatened gopher tortoise crosses a road near a shuttle launch pad.
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A bicycle race planned to roll through the refuge surrounding Kennedy Space Center and loop around the space shuttle launch pads hinges on whether the feds think birds, snakes and other frequent refuge visitors can bear so many bikes.

 

An estimated 1,500 people from 14 countries would participate in the bicycling portion of the 2013 Rocketman Florida Triathlon, planned to pedal through the Merritt Island National Wildlife Refuge May 5.

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The Common #Fisheries Policy: fuelling chronic #overfishing in West Africa to feed #Europe !

The Common #Fisheries Policy: fuelling chronic #overfishing in West Africa to feed #Europe ! | Rescue our Ocean's & it's species from Man's Pollution! | Scoop.it
According to the EU, the operation of European vessels in African waters via Fisheries Partnership Agreements (FPAs) is of minimal impact, representing less than 20% of total fishing pressure in th...
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Hope for #Galapagos #Wildlife Threatened by #MarineInvaders - Science Daily

Hope for #Galapagos #Wildlife Threatened by #MarineInvaders - Science Daily | Rescue our Ocean's & it's species from Man's Pollution! | Scoop.it
Hope for Galapagos Wildlife Threatened by Marine Invaders Science Daily (press release) The Galapagos islands are particularly vulnerable due to the fact that much of the indigenous wildlife have evolved over millions of years in the absence of...
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UK scientists from the Universities of Southampton and Dundee are currently investigating the extent of the problem following a grant from the UK Government's Darwin Initiative, which aims to protect biodiversity and promote sustainability around the world.

 

UK Environment Minister Richard Benyon said: "The UK has played a major role in supporting the establishment of the Galapagos Marine Reserve and our Darwin Initiative has funded a range of important projects protecting and enhancing both marine and terrestrial wildlife.

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Emergencies Ministry warns of looming #Arctic #meltdown !

Despite the abnormally cold spell that been gripping most of Russia since the middle of March, the Emergencies Ministry has come out with a frightening report, which says that temperatures in the Arctic may rise by 7 degrees ...
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The rise by 7 degrees Celsius towards the end of this century means that the Arctic ice will start to melt, pushing sea levels up. Consequently, some of the Arctic islands as well as the coastal areas of quite a number of states risk being flooded. But the deluge is not the only threat looming over humanity.

 

Global climate change will mean more man-caused and natural disasters.

 It’s by no means the first such warning. Similar scenarios have been mulled for years. Unfortunately, part of those forecasts are actually coming true, as more and more abnormal weather patterns are being registered.

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#Fisheries Agency’s new rule aims to help #Shark research ~ thxu*

#Fisheries Agency’s new rule aims to help #Shark research  ~  thxu* | Rescue our Ocean's & it's species from Man's Pollution! | Scoop.it
A new regulation requiring fishing management departments and research laboratories to report the capture of great white sharks, basking sharks or megamouth sharks within 24 hours after returning to land after will take effect on Monday next week,...
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A sudden rise in reports of catches of three shark species has prompted the agency to devise regulations aiming to aid scientific research
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10 most spectacular #wildlife #migrations *

10 most spectacular #wildlife #migrations * | Rescue our Ocean's & it's species from Man's Pollution! | Scoop.it
Kenya's wildebeest make the list, but you haven't traveled till you've seen the bald eagles of Canada or red crabs of Christmas Island (RT @NWF: Amazing!
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Squid War: #Argentina & #Falklands Unable to Tackle #Overfishing in #DisputedWaters !

Squid War: #Argentina & #Falklands Unable to Tackle #Overfishing in #DisputedWaters ! | Rescue our Ocean's & it's species from Man's Pollution! | Scoop.it
Hundreds of unlicensed, unregulated fishing vessels exploit the South Atlantic, pulling out an estimated 300,000 tons of ilex squid a year.
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Hundreds of unlicensed, unregulated fishing vessels exploit the South Atlantic, pulling out an estimated 300,000 tons of ilex squid a year.

The species, which roams across the maritime boundary between Argentina and the Falkland Islands, is key to a food chain that sustains penguins, seals, birds and whales. Managed well, it could sustain a vigorous fishing industry and steady revenues for both governments.



Read more: http://latino.foxnews.com/latino/news/2013/03/25/squid-war-argentina-and-falklands-unable-to-tackle-overfishing-in-disputed/#ixzz2OaMCH9dg

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#Ocean_plankton sponge up nearly twice the #carbon currently assumed

#Ocean_plankton sponge up nearly twice the #carbon currently assumed | Rescue our Ocean's & it's species from Man's Pollution! | Scoop.it
Models of carbon dioxide in the world's oceans need to be revised. Trillions of plankton near the surface of warm waters are far more carbon-rich than has long been thought, says study.

Via Gaye Rosier
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#Pollution worsens at National Wildlife Refuge in #Virginia Beach #Runoffs ?

#Pollution worsens at National Wildlife Refuge in #Virginia Beach #Runoffs ? | Rescue our Ocean's & it's species from Man's Pollution! | Scoop.it
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Pollution worsens at National Wildlife Refuge in Virginia Beach
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VIRGINIA BEACH, Va. (WTRV) — A National Wildlife Refuge in Virginia Beach is becoming more and more polluted.
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The state also wants to create a plan to help clean up the waterway, so it is healthier for animals and people.

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#Habitat destruction ~ #SaveOurSeas Foundation

#Habitat destruction ~ #SaveOurSeas Foundation | Rescue our Ocean's & it's species from Man's Pollution! | Scoop.it
Coastal development, trawling, and aquaculture all destroy important marine habitats vital for supporting ocean health. Learn more about habitat destruction. (RT @SaveOceansNow: IPCC 2007 report.
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Broadly, protecting and restoring our planet’s marine habitats requires the following:

Removing subsidies on fertilizer use, which would limit their use and reduce the problem of marine dead zones.Rapid legislative protection of vital ecosystems, like coral reefs and mangrove forests, in the form of Marine Protected Areas (MPAs), biosphere reserves, and marine parks.Reducing the conversion of important and valuable coastal ecosystems to aquaculture facilities and real estate.
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