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How the #Panama #Canal was built ~ 500 #deaths for every mile!

How the #Panama #Canal was built ~ 500 #deaths for every mile! | Rescue our Ocean's & it's species from Man's Pollution! | Scoop.it
BBC News tells the story of the construction of one of the seven wonders of the modern world.
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The Unseen Threat to #Marine #Mammals That You Can Help Stop #GhostFishing

The Unseen Threat to #Marine #Mammals That You Can Help Stop #GhostFishing | Rescue our Ocean's & it's species from Man's Pollution! | Scoop.it
A global network of divers is campaigning against 'ghost fishing'—abandoned nets that trap and kill seals, dolphins, and other ocean life.
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Not many people know about ghost fishing. But Hamza and Ghost Fishing, a  Netherlands-based global network of volunteer divers, aim to change that.

Estimates of the number of marine critters killed by derelict fishing gear are hard to come by, though Hamza has seen firsthand the devastation during the diving missions she coordinates in Southern California.

“We have personally rescued sharks, crabs, and fish,” she said. “Unfortunately, marine mammals, by the time we get to them, they're already dead. They drown even though they can stay underwater for a very long time. The chances of finding a sea lion still alive are slim to none. So we have to cut out many carcasses.”

It becomes especially problematic for species that take years to reach sexual maturity. Killing just a couple of the animals—sharks, whales, sea turtles, and certain types of sea birds, among others—before they have reproduced can wipe out entire generations, according to Hamza.

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#Whalefish ~ #MarineConservation #MarineResearch

#Whalefish ~ #MarineConservation  #MarineResearch | Rescue our Ocean's & it's species from Man's Pollution! | Scoop.it
Whalefish is a non-profit International Organisation and network of marine scientists and professionals who contribute to marine conservation. (This is a fun site & organization & they published my (short) career profile!
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#Virgin Releases Its #Captivity Stakeholder Meeting Report #WDC

#Virgin Releases Its #Captivity Stakeholder Meeting Report #WDC | Rescue our Ocean's & it's species from Man's Pollution! | Scoop.it
Virgin Releases Its Captivity Stakeholder Meeting Report - WDC: http://t.co/NvZEUS46wE
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The vanishing #vaquita! #Emergency steps are needed! Sea of #Cortez #illegal fishery... Only 25 mature females remain!

The vanishing #vaquita! #Emergency steps are needed! Sea of #Cortez  #illegal fishery... Only 25 mature females remain! | Rescue our Ocean's & it's species from Man's Pollution! | Scoop.it
Time is rapidly running out and emergency steps are needed to save one of the smallest and most endangered dolphins.
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The vaquita is found in the northern end of the Gulf of California (Sea of Cortez), with a core area of approx. 2,235 km⊃2;. Living in shallow water along the shoreline, often in shallow lagoons, they share their habitat with local fishermen. The major threat to the vaquita is entanglement in fishing nets, specifically gillnets historically used to catch shrimp. 

Since their plight was recognised, the Mexican Government has been pursuing a conservation plan for the species and ploughing substantial funds into trying to ensure the recovery of this elusive little dolphin. They've protected their habitat, banned gill-nets and have been actively encouraging fishermen to change to a more selective fishing gear that does not threaten the vaquita. These measures however have only slowed the decline, not stopped it.

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#Endangered right #whales to be #tracked using autonomous gliders

#Endangered right #whales to be #tracked using autonomous gliders | Rescue our Ocean's & it's species from Man's Pollution! | Scoop.it
Sleek yellow gliders will soon cruise the waters off Nova Scotia in a high-tech bid to track down one of the world's most endangered marine mammals and possibly provide clues to an ecological mystery.
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#Scientists Caution Against #Exploitation Of #DeepOcean - Eurasia Review

Scientists Caution Against Exploitation Of Deep Ocean Eurasia Review “Our analysis is an effort to begin to summarize what the deep sea provides to humans because we take it for granted or simply do not know that the deep sea does anything to shape...
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Mining is a major threat to the deep sea, the researchers point out in their analysis. In particular, the quest for rare earth and metal resources, which began decades ago, has skyrocketed in recent years because of their increased use in electronics, and because of dwindling or limited distribution of supplies on land. Mining the deep ocean for manganese nodules, for example – which are rich in nickel – requires machines that may directly impact large swaths of the seafloor and send up a sediment plume that could potentially affect an even larger area, the scientists note.


These mining resources are not limited to muddy habitats, Thurber pointed out. Massive sulfides present at hydrothermal vents are another resource targeted by mining interests.

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Join Kip Evans & @debcastellana at #UCLA for an amazing #Shark Symposium hosted by Francesca von Habsburg! Monday, August 11th!

Join Kip Evans & @debcastellana  at #UCLA for an amazing #Shark Symposium hosted by Francesca von Habsburg! Monday, August 11th! | Rescue our Ocean's & it's species from Man's Pollution! | Scoop.it
FRANCESCA VON HABSBURG and members of the TBA21–ACADEMY & CARLOS URIBE, FAICO (La Fundación Amigos de la Isla del Coco)
Have the pleasure of inviting you to the following SYMPOSIUM

PROGRAM
9:00 Registration open
9:30–11:00
UNDERWATER FILMING STUDY GROUPS Kip Evans (National Geographic) Ocean Ramsey, Juan Oliphant (YouTube) Nico Ghersinich (BBC, Discovery)
11:00–14:00
HOPE SPOTS IN THE PACIFIC Kip Evans, Mission Blue, USA
MIGRATORY TRENDS OF SHARKS TAGGED IN THE EASTERN PACIFIC Dr Maurizio Hoyos, Pelagios-Kakunjá A.C.
RECOVERY OF THE WHITE SHARK POPULATION IN US WATERS Dr Chris Lowe, California State University
THE SOCIAL BEHAVIOR OF SHARKS AND SHARK-HUMAN INTERACTIONS Ocean Ramsey, Water Inspired / International Shark Project, Hawaii
DATA COLLECTING OF THE APEX PREDATORS AT COCOS Randall Arauz, PRETOMA LUNCH BREAK
15:00–18:30
COCOS ISLAND IS THE REAL TREASURE Carlos Uribe, FAICO
PROTECTION OF NURSERY GROUNDS FOR SHARKS IN COSTA RICA & PELAGIC PROJECT FOR COCOS ISLAND Mission Tiburon, Costa Rica
THE TREASURE OF LIMA – EXHIBITION PROJECT Dr Nadim Samman, TBA21–Academy
MOVING PLATFORMS FOR CONTEMPORARY ART Doug Aitken, Artist
WHY ART MATTERS AND HOW IT CAN MAKE A DIFFERENCE. Francesca von Habsburg, Chairwoman & Founder of TBA21–Academy Markus Reymann, TBA21–Academy
QUESTIONS & ANSWERS
Moderated by: Dr Dayne Buddo University of the West Indies (Jamaica)
Admission Free
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Department of #Wildlife Resources #restocking #endangered June #sucker - Daily Herald

Department of #Wildlife Resources #restocking #endangered June #sucker - Daily Herald | Rescue our Ocean's & it's species from Man's Pollution! | Scoop.it
Department of Wildlife Resources restocking endangered June sucker Daily Herald That study that Wellenthin helped complete, and several more since then, created the groundwork for the DNR's Division of Wildlife Resources to implement a plan to...
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#MediaProductionsCoordinator - #Job in #Melbourne - #SeaShepherdAustralia ! Appli.close 18.8.14!

#MediaProductionsCoordinator - #Job in #Melbourne - #SeaShepherdAustralia ! Appli.close 18.8.14! | Rescue our Ocean's & it's species from Man's Pollution! | Scoop.it
Seeking an experienced Media Production Coordinator to generate media content for campaigns showcasing to the general public what Sea Shepherd is trying to achieve for oceans worldwide. (Help @seashepherd stop whaling!
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#SeaShepherdUK confronts #SealKillers on the North Coast of #Scotland

#SeaShepherdUK confronts #SealKillers on the North Coast of #Scotland | Rescue our Ocean's & it's species from Man's Pollution! | Scoop.it
Sea Shepherd Conservation Society - Protecting oceans around the world
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Giant #penguins roamed #Antarctic 40 million years ago - Telegraph

Giant #penguins roamed #Antarctic 40 million years ago  - Telegraph | Rescue our Ocean's & it's species from Man's Pollution! | Scoop.it
Huge penguins, which would have stood taller than the average man, lived in Antarctica 40 million years ago (RT @Telegraph: Giant penguins that stood taller than the average man roamed the Earth 40 million years ago
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#DEEPSEA CHALLENGE! Jim Cameron's #screening today for his #Newfilm on deep #exploration - out August 8th! via Dr. @SylviaEarle ~ #4Knowledge !

#DEEPSEA CHALLENGE! Jim Cameron's #screening today for his #Newfilm on deep #exploration - out August 8th! via Dr. @SylviaEarle ~ #4Knowledge ! | Rescue our Ocean's & it's species from Man's Pollution! | Scoop.it
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WE WON! #Greenpeace’s Supreme Court win made #NewZealand’s democracy a little stronger ~ #Charity

WE WON! #Greenpeace’s Supreme Court win made #NewZealand’s democracy a little stronger ~ #Charity | Rescue our Ocean's & it's species from Man's Pollution! | Scoop.it
Sometimes you just have to take a stand. Greenpeace’s win yesterday in the Supreme Court in a precedent setting case about an arcane charity law was one of those times. The story goes back years, when Greenpeace first started applying for charitable status. The Charities Commission (as it then was) said that although the b
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Why Are #Antarctic Fur #Seals #Shrinking? lack of #food #Krill !

Why Are #Antarctic Fur #Seals #Shrinking?  lack of #food #Krill ! | Rescue our Ocean's & it's species from Man's Pollution! | Scoop.it
As climate change wipes out their food supply, females are eating less, breeding later in life, and having smaller pups.
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The dwindling krill population affects several Antarctic creatures, making it a bellwether species for climate change. Emperor and other types of penguins feed on the crustaceans, as do birds—including the endangered albatross—that live in the Southern Ocean. A study published in PLOS ONE last year suggests that global warming could reduce krill habitat by 20 percent.

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#Hookpod - Saving the #Albatross from #Extinction

#Hookpod - Saving the #Albatross from #Extinction | Rescue our Ocean's & it's species from Man's Pollution! | Scoop.it
Hookpods catch fish, not birds. There's no ocean waste and fishermen save money.
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AN ENCOUNTER WITH #POACHERS IN THE #BAHAMAS & how they stripped the #Sea of it's #Fish !

AN ENCOUNTER WITH #POACHERS IN THE #BAHAMAS & how they stripped the #Sea of it's #Fish ! | Rescue our Ocean's & it's species from Man's Pollution! | Scoop.it
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Joseph Ierna Jr. is the executive director of theOcean CREST Alliance. To learn more about hope spots, read the Mission Blue blog. The upcoming documentary film Mission Blue premieres August 15 on Netflix.

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Brilliant In #pictures: #Cetaceans ~ @SeaWatchersUK #Scotland

Brilliant In #pictures: #Cetaceans ~ @SeaWatchersUK  #Scotland | Rescue our Ocean's & it's species from Man's Pollution! | Scoop.it
The Sea Watch Foundation's National Whale and Dolphin Watch records hundreds of marine mammals off Scotland's coast.
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#Fishfarm plans branded 'absolutely barmy!' #ClimateChange #pollution #sealice infestation!

#Fishfarm plans branded 'absolutely barmy!' #ClimateChange #pollution #sealice infestation! | Rescue our Ocean's & it's species from Man's Pollution! | Scoop.it
Fish farm plans branded 'absolutely barmy' Western Morning News “Marine and freshwater fish populations already face a host of other threats from pollution, abstraction, commercial exploitation and barriers to migration, about which CEFAS is well...
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Invite your friends to join the fight - #Fight4theReef !

Invite your friends to join the fight - #Fight4theReef ! | Rescue our Ocean's & it's species from Man's Pollution! | Scoop.it
One of the greatest natural wonders of the world could be lost … Read More »
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                                                   Don't let it go!

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#Whale #sanctuaries open today! But what of the #MauisDolphins ? v @sharontrys <thxu x

#Whale #sanctuaries open today! But what of the #MauisDolphins ? v @sharontrys <thxu x | Rescue our Ocean's & it's species from Man's Pollution! | Scoop.it
Conservation Minister Nick Smith officially opened New Zealand's first whale and seal sanctuaries today.
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#Palawan is a haven for #wildlife ~ currently two proposed sites for the #coalplant ~ heavily impacting #Marine & #freshwater #ecosystems!

#Palawan is a haven for #wildlife ~ currently two proposed sites for the #coalplant ~ heavily impacting #Marine & #freshwater #ecosystems! | Rescue our Ocean's & it's species from Man's Pollution! | Scoop.it
Palawan (#Palawan is a haven for wildlife but proposals for a #coal-fired power plant threaten it: http://t.co/xy0D95Ik3Z #seizeyourpower #renewables)...
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Recently, the proposal received the approval from the village council, but is yet to be cleared by the municipality and province. If approved, the project will irreparably damage this pristine ecosystem, affecting all iconic and endangered species of the region as well as its terrestrial and marine ecosystems.

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Feds Urged to Suspend Grand Canyon #Uranium #Mine to #ProtectWater #Wildlife and#People

RT @CenterForBioDiv: Feds Urged to Suspend Grand Canyon Uranium Mine to Protect Water, Wildlife and People http://t.co/Xokg4ou32N
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#Iceland Defends Hunting Endangered #Whales, Forgets About The Whole #Endangered Part ~ #ecosystem

#Iceland Defends Hunting Endangered #Whales, Forgets About The Whole #Endangered Part ~ #ecosystem | Rescue our Ocean's & it's species from Man's Pollution! | Scoop.it
For the love of animals. Pass it on.
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The Icelandic government, which still conducts a yearly whaling hunt, publicly defended its catch limits as “sustainable” despite serious protests against whaling conducted this year. This claim of “sustainability” seems fishy when according to Iceland’s own data, over half of the whales it expects to harvest are endangered.   

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#Toxic #Algal Bloom Threatens Wildlife and Shuts Down #DrinkingWater to #Toledo !

#Toxic #Algal Bloom Threatens Wildlife and Shuts Down #DrinkingWater to #Toledo ! | Rescue our Ocean's & it's species from Man's Pollution! | Scoop.it
Early Saturday morning I was abruptly woken up by a neighbor knocking on the door. He actually then opened a window, saying "Don't drink the water! Don't let the kids drink the water!
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