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FIS - Worldnews - What is the effect of climate on #sardines?

FIS - Worldnews - What is the effect of climate on #sardines? | Rescue our Ocean's & it's species from Man's Pollution! | Scoop.it
@panchoveta: @Seafood_Choices: What's the impact of climate or overfishing on #sardines? http://t.co/0ATX0ASNwZ"
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In the early 1940s, California fishers hauled in a historic bounty of sardine at a time that set the backdrop for John Steinbeck's Cannery Row novel. But by the end of the decade the nets came up empty and the fishery collapsed. Where did they all go?

According to a new study led by scientists at Scripps Institution of Oceanography at UC San Diego, the forces behind the sardine mystery are a dynamic and interconnected moving target.

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Clubbed to death and sold for their meat: Shocking video shows truth behind #Shark industry 'Warning' Graphic!

Clubbed to death and sold for their meat: Shocking video shows truth behind #Shark industry  'Warning' Graphic! | Rescue our Ocean's & it's species from Man's Pollution! | Scoop.it
WARNING GRAPHIC CONTENT: Shocking video footage shows sharks being slaughtered by fishermen who reel them in and club them to death in Mexico and off the coast of the U.S.

Via Kathy Dowsett
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                                  So many die a brutal death !

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#Marine parks boost commercial #fishstocks

#Marine parks boost commercial #fishstocks | Rescue our Ocean's & it's species from Man's Pollution! | Scoop.it
ANOTHER international study has confirmed that marine parks boost commercial fishing stocks outside no-take zones guaranteeing ongoing viability rather than annihilation as commercial fishing as lobbyists claim.
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The study found that communities that act locally to limit fish catches reaped commercial benefits by ensuring ongoing stock.

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#Teen invents device to #clean giant #Ocean #garbage patches ***

#Teen invents device to #clean giant #Ocean #garbage patches *** | Rescue our Ocean's & it's species from Man's Pollution! | Scoop.it
At an age when most people are just thinking about what they want to do with their lives, one 19 year old is inventing a method of cleaning up the ocean's plastic garbage patches.
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28000 #Chinese #waterways #dry_up amid pollution tidal wave - RT

28000 #Chinese #waterways #dry_up amid pollution tidal wave - RT | Rescue our Ocean's & it's species from Man's Pollution! | Scoop.it
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28000 Chinese waterways dry up amid pollution tidal wave
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More than 28,000 waterways have vanished from China's maps, as a result of the nation's break neck economic development, a government report finds.
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Beyond The Polar Bear: #Wildlife Threatened By Climate Change [PHOTOS] ~ graphic

Beyond The Polar Bear: #Wildlife Threatened By Climate Change [PHOTOS] ~ graphic | Rescue our Ocean's & it's species from Man's Pollution! | Scoop.it
International Business Times Beyond The Polar Bear: Wildlife Threatened By Climate Change [PHOTOS] International Business Times Photo: Wikimedia Commons/US Fish and Wildlife Service Altered seasons mean altered migrations for the oriole and many...
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#UKGovernment 'acting too slowly' on #marineConservation ~ You'll lose More than money if don't Act now!

#UKGovernment 'acting too slowly' on #marineConservation ~ You'll lose More than money if don't Act now! | Rescue our Ocean's & it's species from Man's Pollution! | Scoop.it
Environmentalists have accused the Government of being too slow to protect the UK's marine wildlife and waterways.
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Fox Dismisses Harm Of #Styrofoam #Pollution - Media Matters for America (blog)

Fox Dismisses Harm Of #Styrofoam #Pollution - Media Matters for America (blog) | Rescue our Ocean's & it's species from Man's Pollution! | Scoop.it
Media Matters for America (blog) Fox Dismisses Harm Of Styrofoam Pollution Media Matters for America (blog) Man canoes through garbage in waterway in the Philippines / Source: JAY DIRECTO/AFP Fox Business host John Stossel is dismissing New York...
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Styrofoam can pollute our seafood supply. Stossel also ignored the risk of Styrofoam containers ending up in the ocean. Styrofoam is one of the primary components of the garbage strewn across the Pacific Ocean, and when fish consume Styrofoam and other plastics, it can contaminate thefood supply.

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#Wildlife group says #Chinese #finlessPorpoises are close to #extinction ~ UPDATE below...

#Wildlife group says #Chinese #finlessPorpoises are close to #extinction ~ UPDATE below... | Rescue our Ocean's & it's species from Man's Pollution! | Scoop.it
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Wildlife group says Chinese 'river pigs' are close to extinction
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China's wild finless porpoises are heading toward extinction, a conservation group said Thursday, with the dolphin-like animals now rarer than the giant panda.
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China’s wild finless porpoises are heading toward extinction, a conservation group said Thursday, with the dolphin-like animals now rarer than the giant panda.

With a stubby nose and grey body, the porpoises inhabit the Yangtze River and are famed for their cuteness in China, where they are known as “river pigs”.

But their numbers in the Yangtze, which is the country’s longest river, have more than halved in six years, according to an extensive survey.

 

Food shortage and human disturbance such as increased shipping traffic are the major threats!

 

UPDATE:: http://focusingonwildlife.com/news/yangtze-finless-porpoise-population-nosedives-to-1000/

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#RedTide Coming to New England

#RedTide Coming to New England | Rescue our Ocean's & it's species from Man's Pollution! | Scoop.it
A moderately intense red tide may contaminate the shellfish of New England this spring and summer. ->

Via Amocean
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A moderately intense red tide may contaminate the shellfish of New England this spring and summer. No need to cancel the clam bake though, a warning system will shut down the harvest if red tide concentrations reach dangerous levels.

 

Already affecting the Florida Manatees !

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#Taiwan, #Germany to explore #gasHydrates deposits - Risky ! #seabed #environment

#Taiwan, #Germany to explore #gasHydrates deposits -  Risky !  #seabed #environment | Rescue our Ocean's & it's species from Man's Pollution! | Scoop.it
Taiwan Today Taiwan, Germany to explore gas hydrates deposits Taiwan Today Taiwan and Germany will cooperate on a gas hydrates research project studying the seabed off Taiwan's southeastern coast for possible exploitation of the ice-like mineral as...
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#SeaShepherd International :: The Truth Behind All the Smoke and Mirrors

#SeaShepherd International :: The Truth Behind All the Smoke and Mirrors | Rescue our Ocean's & it's species from Man's Pollution! | Scoop.it
RT @SeaShepherd: @TheRealAHall reflects upon his times at the Dam and Astoria in this latest commetnary http://t.co/OgPBxEhCrs
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This may sound like a scene from a Hollywood horror film, but in fact this is what the sea lions along the Columbia River near the Bonneville Dam and Port of Astoria are facing at this very moment !

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#Underwater #Volcanoes take you to another level of #diversity *

You no longer have to imagine what amazing landscapes like the Grand Canyon or Yosemite National Park would look like under water. National Geographic Explor...

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“Zombie” #Worms Mate Inside #Whale Bones

“Zombie” #Worms Mate Inside #Whale Bones | Rescue our Ocean's & it's species from Man's Pollution! | Scoop.it
Worms that eat dead whales at the bottom of the ocean also mate inside the bones, a new study shows for the first time.

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Breeding habits of #HorseshoeCrabs - Insect Worlds - Episode 3 Preview - BBC Four

http://www.youtube.com/AllNewsPlace All News Place يرجى الاشتراك للحصول على آخر المستجدات مكان الأخبار جميع More about this programme: http://www.bbc.co.uk/p... (Breeding habits of Horseshoe Crabs - Insect Worlds - Episode 3 Preview - BBC Four:...
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#Pollution of the #GangaRiver : Death Threat to a Life-Line

#Pollution of the #GangaRiver : Death Threat to a Life-Line | Rescue our Ocean's & it's species from Man's Pollution! | Scoop.it
Religious offerings, funeral pyres along its banks, half decayed bodies dumped into its waters, and devotees bringing the ashes of their kin to the river’s holy waters in hope of nirvana to the deceased soul (RT @The__Chauvinist: Pollution of the ...
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The further deterioration of the condition of the Ganga and the failure of its pollution mitigation efforts can have cascading effects on the India and its growth story.


Read more at: http://www.hindujagruti.org/news/15936_pollution-of-ganga-river.html#.UVfc6P4WB0Y.twitter
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Seasaver: .@SaveCuttlefish Thank you ...More info. below... #Cuttlefish

Seasaver: .@SaveCuttlefish Thank you ...More info. below...  #Cuttlefish | Rescue our Ocean's & it's species from Man's Pollution! | Scoop.it
RT @Seasaver: .@SaveCuttlefish Thank you for highlighting the plight of the Australian giant cuttlefish. #overfishing #Auspol http://t.co/N5JhzrM0CR
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More info: http://www.pbs.org/wgbh/nova/nature/spineless-smarts.html

 

& National Geographic:: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=E-zodF-XrSE

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The 2013 #Torture & #Slaughter of #SeaLions Commences in the Pacific Northwest !!!

The 2013 #Torture & #Slaughter of #SeaLions Commences in the Pacific Northwest !!! | Rescue our Ocean's & it's species from Man's Pollution! | Scoop.it
By Kirsten Massebeau No marine mammal is safe when it comes to protecting the rights of commercial fisherman and anglers. Oregon and Washington are not about to give up even 1% of the salmon they h...
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  With tears streaming down our face, we refused not to look away. We documented this horror for over six hours.

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These beautiful portraits of #Whales will make you weep at the wonder of the universe (no, really) *** incredible *

These beautiful portraits of #Whales will make you weep at the wonder of the universe (no, really) ***  incredible * | Rescue our Ocean's & it's species from Man's Pollution! | Scoop.it
Bryant Austin is a portrait photographer. But instead of capturing people with his camera, he dives underwater to create these incredible portraits of whales.
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Whale #shark '#enclosure' plans in #Kenya 'flawed and misguided' - Telegraph

Whale #shark '#enclosure' plans in #Kenya 'flawed and misguided'  - Telegraph | Rescue our Ocean's & it's species from Man's Pollution! | Scoop.it
A German underwater cameraman's plans to capture whale sharks so tourists can dive with them in Kenya has infuriated conservationists, who said claims the scheme would protect the creatures "do not add up".
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                                         This is all Wrong !!!

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Diminishing #ray of hope ~ this is so sad :( #ArchaicMedicines with zero proof ! Slow #life cycle!

Diminishing #ray of hope  ~  this is so sad :(   #ArchaicMedicines with zero proof ! Slow #life cycle! | Rescue our Ocean's & it's species from Man's Pollution! | Scoop.it
We explore how the demand for manta gill plates is threatening the existence of one of the most graceful marine species.
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Marine biologist Daniel Fernando has been surveying Sri Lanka’s fishing industry for over two years. Today, he is in the western coastal town of Negombo, at one of the country’s busiest fish markets. He is passionate about saving manta and mobula rays from extinction. Fernando carefully examines a pile of rays on the pier, collecting DNA samples for population studies.

Researchers estimate that fisheries the world over net more than 100,000 such rays a year, mostly in Sri Lanka, Indonesia and India. Many catches remain undocumented. Until recent years, most fishermen avoided them. Their meat is cheap and they damage fishing nets when entangled.

 

But that has changed. The burgeoning demand for their gill plates in Chinese medicine – said to cleanse human blood of toxins – has increased fishing pressure worldwide, turning subsistence fishery into a commercial export industry.

Also a member of conservation group Manta Trust, Daniel fears the combination of slow maturation, long gestation and infrequent pregnancies means manta and mobula populations cannot sustain the slaughter. With a wingspan of up to seven metres, manta rays are believed to be at least 15 to 20 years old by the time they are ready to breed. A mature female usually produces one pup every two to five years, with each pregnancy lasting a year. Scientists estimate they live more than 50 years. 

Less is known about their mobula cousins except they have a similar, slow reproductive cycle. So an entire school could be wiped out on a single fishing trip and never replaced.

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Never Mind the Whales. Save the #Sharks! ~ #Cites #Shiffman

Never Mind the Whales. Save the #Sharks!  ~  #Cites   #Shiffman | Rescue our Ocean's & it's species from Man's Pollution! | Scoop.it
Seven years ago, I jumped into shark-infested waters. Three dozen black-tipped reef sharks swarmed around me while two 12-foot tiger sharks circled the perimeter.
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 People across the world are learning why sharks, like whales, are essential to marine ecosystems and why we should be concerned as their populations plummet. Sharks, many of which are listed as "vulnerable" by the International Union for Conservation of Nature, are finally being seen that way. The rise of shark tourism has helped: The Bahamas, for instance, which has outlawed all shark fishing, has pulled in$800 million in shark-related tourism over the past 20 years. “Most people find sharks fascinating,” says Elizabeth Wilson, the manager of the Global Shark Conservation Campaign at the Pew Charitable Trusts. “When they learn how at-risk they are, most want to do something to change the situation.”

 

But not everyone is onboard with saving the sharks. For all their historical animosity, Japan and China are united in their opposition to restrictions on whaling and shark hunting. Japan has argued for years, first with whales and now with sharks, that CITES has no business regulating trade on marine species, claiming that’s the job of regional fisheries management organizations. China repeated the argument; it has a financial stake as the world’s largest importer of shark fins, used in shark fin soup. But CITES regulates trade. RFMOs regulate fishing and cannot easily enforce regulations on the open seas. (Fragmentary regulation is one of the reasons that one-third of open-ocean sharks are threatened with extinction.) CITES and RFMOs complement, rather than conflict with, one another. “A CITES listing can help provide additional data to help RFMOs make more logical regulations and quotas,” says Shiffman.

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The ocean in a high #carbonDioxide world

The ocean in a high #carbonDioxide world | Rescue our Ocean's & it's species from Man's Pollution! | Scoop.it
It’s easy to take for granted the many ways that the ocean keeps us alive; it sustains much of the air we breathe, the food we eat, the water we drink and the climate that surrounds us.

Via Amocean
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It is, simply put, the largest chemistry experiment ever attempted. It is happening now, and it has real impacts on people and local economies today. Shell-building animals like oysters and sea snails are having trouble building their shells in overly acidic waters, and this has a ripple effect up the food weband across livelihoods.


These impacts are likely small compared to what could come if carbon dioxide concentrations keep increasing under the current “business as usual” scenario. At a certain point, shell-building animals will not be able to produce calcium carbonate, with immeasurable effect on the entire food chain.

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#Surfers Witness Dramatic Increase in #MarinePollution ~ The Inertia

#Surfers Witness Dramatic Increase in #MarinePollution ~ The Inertia | Rescue our Ocean's & it's species from Man's Pollution! | Scoop.it
95% of surfers say they would actively choose businesses that are working to protect the marine environment.
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                 A business to clear-up these areas would be fantastic *

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