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#Exxon Pipeline #Breaks in #Arkansas ~ nothing like spreading it !!! Big probs! #environment

Video by Drew Barnes sent in to THV 11 http://bcove.me/p755rs74 84000 gallons of oil leaked nto the Central Arkansas town of Mayflower in Friday, spilling i...
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#Japanese 'tsunami fish' found alive in boat off US coast ~ Telegraph

#Japanese 'tsunami fish' found alive in boat off US coast ~ Telegraph | Rescue our Ocean's & it's species from Man's Pollution! | Scoop.it
A fish native to Japan has been discovered alive in a small boat carried across the Pacific to US shores by the 2011 tsumani.
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The striped beakfish, which is native to Asian waters, was found alive in a small boat thought to have drifted to the US west coast after theJapanese tsunami in March 2011.

 

The fish was found alive in a bait box on the boat by an official from the Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife while he was examining the marine organisms on the vessel.

 

It is thought that it survived by eating other organisms on the boat.

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Antihistamine Pollution Threatens #River Slime - LiveScience.com

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Antihistamine Pollution Threatens River Slime
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Pharmaceuticals that make their way into rivers are threatening the health of waterways.
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‘The Mortal #Sea’

‘The Mortal #Sea’ | Rescue our Ocean's & it's species from Man's Pollution! | Scoop.it
I listened to this on my walk to work this morning, and felt absolutely terrible by the end of it. The guest is W.
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Fish and other sea life accounts for somewhere around 15% of humanity’s protein intake, which doesn’t seem like a lot, but at the same time a massive amount of the fish caught annually are processed into feed for other livestock, so sea life’s total contribution to our food supply is almost certainly much greater than the direct protein contribution it accounts for. If we kill the oceans — if indeed they are truly mortal — then how much longer will we last without them?

 

MORE:: http://onpoint.wbur.org/2013/04/10/the-mortal-sea

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Fishers catch suspected #rare #Ray in Port River ~ @ABC News #MagpieFiddlers

Fishers catch suspected #rare #Ray in Port River ~ @ABC News  #MagpieFiddlers | Rescue our Ocean's & it's species from Man's Pollution! | Scoop.it
Port River fishers have caught what scientists believe is a rare and distinct species of marine creature. The magpie fiddler ray was first identified in 1954 and scientists at the South Australian Museum will now try to verify the discovery.

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Scientists hope a discovery by fishers in Adelaide's Port River can confirm the existence of a separate species of marine creature in South Australian waters.

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Donate - #DamGuardian - #SeaShepherd Conservation Society ~ only if you can, thxu

Donate - #DamGuardian - #SeaShepherd Conservation Society ~ only if you can, thxu | Rescue our Ocean's & it's species from Man's Pollution! | Scoop.it
RT @SeaShepherdJAX: Do you want to help the Sea Lions but can't make it to Oregon to stand on the front lines with the Dam Guardians?!... http://t.co/hjCXADPeMI
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#Underwater Observation ~ #Aquarius #SeaOrbiter ~ knowledge *

#Underwater Observation ~ #Aquarius #SeaOrbiter  ~  knowledge * | Rescue our Ocean's & it's species from Man's Pollution! | Scoop.it
Underwater Observation Huffington Post This information sometimes becomes the basis for studies and reports, for insight into natural systems, networks, and connections that in turn inform our understanding and exploitation of ocean resources --...
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Knowledge is based on information, based on data, collected in never-ending amounts by scientists, research vessels, satellites, and more and more frequently in and under the water devices, fixed and floating, that record and transmit "newbie-bytes" of observations to data banks everywhere. What do we do with it all?

 

This information sometimes becomes the basis for studies and reports, for insight into natural systems, networks, and connections that in turn inform our understanding and exploitation of ocean resources -- physical data for circulation studies, weather, and military mapping, geological data for oil and gas exploration, chemical data for understanding the origins of life, biological data for DNA analysis, cloning, genetic modification, and invention of new microbes and pharmaceuticals with serious implications for curing disease and the future of human health. Data collection is not for naught.

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#Discoveries ~ What causes the #DeadZones ... #learningIntheClassroom #Oceans

#Discoveries ~ What causes the #DeadZones ... #learningIntheClassroom  #Oceans | Rescue our Ocean's & it's species from Man's Pollution! | Scoop.it
RT @SaveOceansNow: Welcome to the classroom. Discover Dead Zones http://t.co/PZeWv6eKk1 #Pollution #Overfishing
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52 #rescued sea #turtles return to ocean at Little Talbot Island

52 #rescued sea #turtles return to ocean at Little Talbot Island | Rescue our Ocean's & it's species from Man's Pollution! | Scoop.it
While rescue workers gave each other high-fives and curious beachgoers gathered to watch, the turtles pulled themselves toward the surf — not always in a straight line — and swam into the ocean waves.

Via Wildlife Defence
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The 52 sea turtles that flippered themselves into the surf Sunday at Little Talbot Island took an incredible journey from near death in New England to new beginnings in Northeast Florida.

 

After being rescued along the Massachusetts coast last November and December before they froze to death, the sea turtles were nursed back to health and then released from the beach of Little Talbot Island, the coastal state park in Jacksonville.

 

While rescue workers gave each other high-fives and curious beachgoers gathered to watch, the turtles pulled themselves toward the surf — not always in a straight line — and swam into the ocean waves.



Read more at Jacksonville.com: http://jacksonville.com/news/metro/2013-04-07/story/52-rescued-sea-turtles-return-ocean-little-talbot-island#ixzz2PyJXlRfJ

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#Australia blamed for helping #whale protest

#Australia blamed for helping #whale protest | Rescue our Ocean's & it's species from Man's Pollution! | Scoop.it
Japan has rounded on Australia and promised to step up a legal attack on hardline conservationists as it rallies behind its whalers.

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#Horrific and Bloody #DolphinMassacre in #Taiji ~ Patience & passion R sorely needed*

#Horrific and Bloody #DolphinMassacre in #Taiji  ~ Patience & passion R sorely needed* | Rescue our Ocean's & it's species from Man's Pollution! | Scoop.it
The reprehensible killing of dolphins in Japan continues to be widely exposed

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#Shark Spotters now available as Android app

#Shark Spotters now available as Android app | Rescue our Ocean's & it's species from Man's Pollution! | Scoop.it
Divers wanting to log encounters with any species of shark on their Android, including Sevengill sharks, can now download the app for free at: http://www.appsge
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Federal officials won’t rule out #Fukushima nuclear disaster for beached #Sealions in #California

Federal officials won’t rule out #Fukushima nuclear disaster for beached #Sealions in #California | Rescue our Ocean's & it's species from Man's Pollution! | Scoop.it
@SeaShepherd @Seasaver Fukushima meltdown responsible for sealion deaths??
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MPs criticise slow progress on UK #seas ~ many areas need protection Now! c.c @mcsuk

MPs criticise slow progress on UK #seas ~ many areas need protection Now! c.c @mcsuk | Rescue our Ocean's & it's species from Man's Pollution! | Scoop.it
MPs have criticised the government for dragging its feet over plans to create zones to protect wildlife in the seas.
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A coalition of conservationists, anglers, fishermen and leisure sailors proposed 127 Marine Conservation Zones.

 

The government has consulted on just 31 of these MCZs, and MPs on the Science and Technology Committee say sites are being degraded by the delay.

 

Ministers say the speed of marine protection is being slowed by complexity and cost.

 

It is more than three years since the principle of MCZs was enshrined in the Marine Act with cross-party support.

 

The MPs say controversy over the zones has increased over that period and the project is losing sight of its original vision.

 

MORE:: http://www.guardian.co.uk/environment/2013/apr/11/uk-sea-protection-plans-floundering

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#Overfishing takes place when #aquaticLife are caught faster than can reproduce!

#Overfishing takes place when #aquaticLife are caught faster than can reproduce! | Rescue our Ocean's & it's species from Man's Pollution! | Scoop.it
Overfishing takes place when aquatic species are caught faster than they can reproduce. The long-term effects have huge impacts on ocean communities. An important food source, fish are also part of the underwater food chain.
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Overfishing takes place when aquatic species are caught faster than they can reproduce.

 

 

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Early warning signs of population collapse ~ Machines Like Us ~ #bottleneck effect!

Early warning signs of population collapse ~  Machines Like Us ~ #bottleneck effect! | Rescue our Ocean's & it's species from Man's Pollution! | Scoop.it
Many factors — including climate change, overfishing or loss of food supply — can push a wild animal population to the brink of collapse.
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MORE:: http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2013/04/130410201905.htm#.UWZtbFR4AW4.twitter

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Is #GeneticallyEngineered #Salmon Safe & Ethical? Corporations Creating Life? ~ always 1...

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January 22, 2013 Global Possibilities

There are massively disturbing ethical, environmental, and health concerns that make the introduction of Frankenfish highly controversial...

Frankenfish could be on your dinner plate by the end of the year.

On December 21, at the very end of the last business day before Christmas week, the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) quietly released its environmental assessment that found “no significant impact” from the controversial AquaBounty AquaAdvantage transgenic salmon.,,

What is the rationale behind genetically engineered salmon? Why have scientists spliced genes from an eel-like creature called the ocean pout into the genome of the Atlantic salmon? These genes crank out growth hormone year-round, resulting in a fish that grows faster, cutting the time to reach market weight almost in half. This could mean cost savings for fish farmers, leading to higher profits for the salmon farming industry and (they promise) lower prices for consumers.

But there are massively disturbing ethical, environmental, and health concerns that make the introduction of Frankenfish highly controversial... http://www.globalpossibilities.org/is-genetically-engineered-salmon-safe/

 

28 March, 2013 - Nation of Change
BIO-DEMOCRACY OR CORPORATOCRACY: THE FOOD FIGHT OF OUR LIVES http://www.nationofchange.org/biodemocracy-or-corporatocracy-food-fight-our-lives-1364483920

 

UNLEASHING GENETICALLY SALMON ONTO YOUR DINNER PLATE = NO REGULATIONS, NO OVERSIGHT  - "FATALLY FLAWED" FDA ASSESSMENT http://sco.lt/8ZDraz

 

March 28, 2013 VIDEO REPORT RT News
' FRANKENFISH' HEADING TO YOUR DINNER PLATE AS OBAMA SIGNS 'MONSANTO PROTECTION ACT' https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ao7ECASd5pc

 

20 March, 2013 - The Guardian Environment

MAJOR US SUPERMARKETS TO BOYCOTT GM SALMON  - FIRST OF 30 OTHER GENETICALLY ALTERED SPECIES UNDER DEVELOPMENT

The GM salmon is the first in some 30 other species of genetically engineered fish under development, including tilapia. Researchers are also working to bring GM cows, chickens and pigs to market.... http://www.guardian.co.uk/environment/2013/mar/20/major-us-supermarkets-boycott-gm-salmon

 

OUR 21st CENTURY FACTORY OF LIFE - RE-ENGINEERING, PROGRAMMING AND PATENTING LIFE ITSELF  -- IS BIOTECH OUT OF CONTROL http://sco.lt/4thM6j

 

DO WE NEED A GENETIC BILL OF RIGHTS? http://sco.lt/6jmb1l

 

DID YOU KNOW? GENE ALTERED FOODS NOW LARGE PART OF AMERICAN DIET http://sco.lt/7oVxQH

 

BIOTECH AGRICHEMICAL INDUSTRY GETS IMMUNITY FROM US CONGRESS, OBAMA - RISES ABOVE COURTS http://sco.lt/8edR3Z

 

 

 

 

 

 


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Impact on Oceans and Wild Salmon !

 

AquaBounty, the company behind the first Frankenfish, insists that their creation poses no threat to wild salmon populations. But research published in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences found that a release of just sixty GE salmon into a wild population of 60,000 would lead to the extinction of the wild population in less than 40 fish generations.

 

Not a Good mix and no matter how tightly confined pens are, there's always 'one'

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Arun Shrivastava's curator insight, April 15, 2013 4:39 AM

Some years ago I saw a YouTube discussion on Genetically Engineered salmon where a private firm was advocating genetic engineering of the fish and its advantages. Actually they were interested in profits, nothing else. 

 

The fish grows to three times in weight as compared to the natural salmon in half the time. Salmon's breeding grounds are rivers and salmon eats anything that moves. Did this private company ever conducted a single biosafety test to ensure their engineered salmon's impact on Natural environment and aquatic life? I don't think so. 

 

The posting has many useful links; please explore that.

Arun Shrivastava's comment, April 15, 2013 2:01 PM
Thanks Marian. That bit I did not know that just 60 could wipe out 60,000. I must read this report because we don't know if someone in South Asia is using that technology. Will you kindly send me the URL? Thanks again.
pdjmoo's curator insight, January 10, 2015 5:18 AM

▶ CORPORATE SOCIAL RESPONSIBILITY http://www.scoop.it/t/environmental-and-human-health


▶  CLIMATE CHANGE WILL IMPACT US ALL http://www.scoop.it/t/changingplanet


▶  BIODIVERSITY IS LIFE http://www.scoop.it/t/biodiversity-is-life


▶  OUR OCEANS NEED US http://www.scoop.it/t/our-oceans-need-us


▶   OUR FOOD, OUR HEALTH http://www.scoop.it/t/agriculture-gmos-pesticides

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#Norway #exports #Whale products to #Japan, defies international trade ban !

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The Animal Welfare Institute (AWI), a U.S.-based lobby group that looks towards humane treatment of animals, is crying foul over an unexpected export of whale products originating from Norway to Ja...

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The Animal Welfare Institute (AWI), a U.S.-based lobby group that looks towards humane treatment of animals, is crying foul over an unexpected export of whale products originating from Norway to Japan. In the bill of lading obtained by AWI, the shipment weighs over four metric tons and is scheduled to arrive in Tokyo on April 12, forcing the animal rights group to call on the government of the United States for action against the Scandinavian country.

 

The AWI is citing the commercial trade ban of whale products under the Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species of Wild Fauna and Flora. Until recently, Norway has not been exporting whale meat commercially – the last export on record was in the 1980s. Recently, attempts have been made to revive Norway’s whale trading industry, the most recent one in 2008 where a five-ton shipment of minke whale meat from Myklebust Trading was rejected by the Japanese authorities because of contamination issues.

 

It is the same company’s name on the current bill of lading in AWI’s hands, where the 4,250kg shipment of frozen whale products left Norway in mid-February, 2013. The document also identifies the recipient of the shipment as a Japanese company called Toshi International. Because of this, AWI Executive Director Susan Millward has called on the Obama administration and other governments to put pressure and “convince Japan to reject Norway’s recent shipment of whale products.”

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The finale of '#Bali's Biggest Catch' and '#Philippine Croc' on 'Born to be Wild' ~ #fishermen crossing boarder,empty handed after days at high seas...

The finale of '#Bali's Biggest Catch' and '#Philippine Croc' on 'Born to be Wild' ~ #fishermen crossing boarder,empty handed after days at high seas... | Rescue our Ocean's & it's species from Man's Pollution! | Scoop.it
The vets help shed light on the balance between human safety and wildlife preservation. (RT @BorntobeWildGMA: What can the PHL learn from Indonesia about taking care of marine wildlife?
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In Bali, Indonesia, Doc Nielsen Donato comes face to face with not one, but several ocean giants—the manta rays. In Indonesia, manta rays thrive and are even caught on a daily basis just off coastal waters. It is said that some decades ago, the Philippines’ fish catch was as large as Indonesia’s is today. But over the years, increasing pressure on Philippine seas caused fish catch to go down in key areas.

Doc Nielsen Donato recalls living onboard a sea vessel for a week last year; he witnessed tuna fishermen from General Santos City coming home empty-handed after days in high seas. Some of the fishermen admitted to crossing the Indonesian border in order to catch big fish. This week, Doc Nielsen’s investigation finally concludes as he discovers the similarities—and the differences—between two giant fishing industries in Southeast Asia.

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#Overfishing endangers #manta and #mobulaRays - FIS #CITES

#Overfishing endangers #manta and #mobulaRays - FIS  #CITES | Rescue our Ocean's & it's species from Man's Pollution! | Scoop.it
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Overfishing endangers manta and mobula rays
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Overfishing endangers manta and mobula rays. Click on the flag for more information about Sri Lanka SRI LANKA Wednesday, April 10, 2013, 01:30 (GMT + 9).
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In an attempt to protect manta and mobula rays from extinction, a marine biologist working for Sri Lanka Manta (manta Trust) Project has been studying Sri Lanka’s fishing industry -- one of the world’s main fishers of rays -- for more than two years.

Chinese medicine’s use of gills as human blood detoxifiers has turned a subsistence fishery into a commercial export industry.

This, in combination with the species’ slow maturation, long gestation and infrequent pregnancies means the manta and mobula populations are not robust enough to survive this trend, the biologist Daniel Fernando fears. He gathers data on the landing of this fish to be surveyed.

In March 2013, the Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species(CITES) listed them for protection, which restricts the export of all manta parts, although domestic trade remains allowed and the law will only go into force in 18 months.

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Innovative Solution of #BlueCarbon Helps #Ocean Wildlife - NatGeo ~ #seagrasses #tidalmarshes #mangroves

Innovative Solution of #BlueCarbon Helps #Ocean Wildlife - NatGeo ~ #seagrasses #tidalmarshes #mangroves | Rescue our Ocean's & it's species from Man's Pollution! | Scoop.it
National Geographic Innovative Solution of Blue Carbon Helps Ocean Wildlife National Geographic Last week, Enric Sala of the National Geographic Society spoke about the Society's Pristine Seas program, which has visited an array of countries to...
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New York Times: The inhumanity toward #Dolphins goes further than a spike ~ by: @mobrock

New York Times: The inhumanity toward #Dolphins goes further than a spike ~ by: @mobrock | Rescue our Ocean's & it's species from Man's Pollution! | Scoop.it
Very glad to see a report from the New York Times on this atrocious hunt, which is inhumane in every aspect.  The tactic of using fear and panic to drive these dolphins for miles and miles, all the...

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9 Most Spectacular #Wildlife #Migrations

9 Most Spectacular #Wildlife #Migrations | Rescue our Ocean's & it's species from Man's Pollution! | Scoop.it
If you think you're the only who can travel then better think again for these animals travel too. Due to the changes of season lot of animals migrate to feed as well as reproduce, Featured on CNN T...
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#Rapid climate #change and the role of the #SouthernOcean

#Rapid climate #change and the role of the #SouthernOcean | Rescue our Ocean's & it's species from Man's Pollution! | Scoop.it
Scientists from Cardiff University and the University of Barcelona have discovered new clues about past rapid climate change.

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The research, published this month in the journal Nature Geoscience, concludes that oceanographic reorganisations and biological processes are linked to the supply of airborne dust in the Southern Ocean and this connection played a key role in past rapid fluctuations of atmospheric carbon dioxide levels, an important component in the climate system.


The scientists studied a marine sediment core from the Southern Ocean and reconstructed chemical signatures at different water depths using stable isotope ratios in the shells of foraminifera, single–celled marine organisms.


They found that the chemical difference between intermediate level and deep waters over the last 300,000 years closely resembled the changes in atmospheric carbon dioxide levels and the input of windblown dust.

Read more at: http://phys.org/news/2013-04-rapid-climate-role-southern-ocean.html#jCp

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#Fishery resources in #Yangtze River #exhausted- China.org.cn

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RT @biofreshproject: Fishery resources in Yangtze River in China exhausted http://t.co/PBHZDvQ5P1 #overfishing
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According to experts, this will lead to the end of rare fish species in the river because Xiaonanhai is their last natural habitat after the construction of the Gezhou Dam, Three-Gorges Dam and Xiluodu Dam over the past two decades.

In the eyes of Zhao Yimin, the worst is yet to come. “Severe problems will occur in five to eight years,” he warned.

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