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WoW * Sea for yourself the beauty #underwater #BAJA

“Baja” project, finally completed after a year of hard work and dedication, it was made to show and share with you the amazing and beautiful creatures that inhabit…
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#Seafish bid to #overturn #ban #SuperTrawler ~ The Voice of Tasmania ~ #environmental damage!

#Seafish bid to #overturn #ban #SuperTrawler ~ The Voice of Tasmania ~ #environmental damage! | Now is the Time to Help our Oceans & it's Species ! | Scoop.it
Seafish bid to overturn ban LAWYERS fighting a super-trawler ban say fears about irreparable environmental damage are unfounded.
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#OceanDefender ~ #GreenPeace ~ Pls sign up ...

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Sign up now and show your love for the oceans (RT @akositomil: Protect our oceans from overfishing. Fight for a sustainable fishing culture.
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No #safety net ~ #DecompressionSickness ! worth that read pls...

No #safety net ~ #DecompressionSickness ! worth that read pls... | Now is the Time to Help our Oceans & it's Species ! | Scoop.it
A dive from a Philippine fishing boat offers alarming lessons in the dangers of overfishing and the risks run by the compression divers sent below to speed up the process, writes Alex Hofford. Pictures by Alex Hofford/Greenpeace.
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Below the surface, nets bulge with dead fish and by-catch; the sea clouds with oily blood and guts; predators such as marlin and sharks are never far away. What I hadn’t expected to witness 25 metres down, though, was a fellow human being.

I am astonished to see a foot pushing up against the black nylon mesh from the inside of a net. Like an underwater shepherd with prune-skinned toes, a pa-alingdiver is busy inside, scaring the fish towards the surface.

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#SeaShepherd :: The #Japanese Industrialization of #OceanDestruction #SharkCapsules !

#SeaShepherd :: The #Japanese Industrialization of #OceanDestruction  #SharkCapsules ! | Now is the Time to Help our Oceans & it's Species ! | Scoop.it
Established in 1977, Sea Shepherd Conservation Society (SSCS) is an international non-profit, marine wildlife conservation organization.
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Recently Japan announced that despite the decision to protect five shark species at the CITES CoP16 meeting held in Bangkok this past March, it is entering a “reservation” (i.e., it will be ignoring the ruling) as it does not recognize the United Nations CITES as a body that should be managing species from the sea.

Last time I checked, an endangered species is an endangered species, regardless of where it lives, but Japan and several other rogue nations such as Singapore, believe that CITES should ‘not get involved’ and the management of our fisheries should be left to RFMOs (Regional Fishery Management Organizations).

The argument from most NGOs and scientists is that if the RFMOs were doing such a good job at managing their fisheries, the species would never need to be proposed to CITES for protection status.

 

CHONDROITIN SULFATE

Chondroitin Sulfate comes from shark cartilage and is paired with Glucosamine in pharmaceuticals as a relief for joint pain. It is sold worldwide. I’m sure you’ve all seen the shark capsules in every pharmacy, next to your multi-vitamins!

 

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#Crew Impressions 2012 ~ #SeaShepherd

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Sea Shepherd Conservation Society - Protecting oceans around the world (RT @F1Photographer: Let's go see a dolphin show: http://t.co/4P0UHw99xA)
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#Sharks a target fisheries ~ eventually destroy #Fiji's marine #ecosystem

#Sharks a target fisheries ~ eventually destroy #Fiji's marine #ecosystem | Now is the Time to Help our Oceans & it's Species ! | Scoop.it
RT @Seasaver: "#Sharks are targeted, not accidental catches, as #tuna boat operators claim" http://t.co/zEm2z0Gyws #overfishing
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           TO say that sharks are only a bycatch is an understatement.

 

Sharks are the base fisheries for any tuna boat operator, according to former tuna fisherman Kaiafa Ledua, who spent six years on Chinese fishing boats around Fiji's archipelago.

 

They're targeted, not accidental catches as tuna boat operators claim and have successfully lobbied to continue catching despite serious concerns raised by conservationists who are warning the indiscriminate killing will eventually destroy Fiji's marine ecosystem.

 

Mr Ledua, who quit fishing and joined the Uto ni Yalo on its ocean voyages across the Pacific in 2010, said his days of relentless killing of sharks is a guilt he carries.

 

                    Today, he is a strong advocate of shark protection.

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#Dutch want their #mussels free from #microPlastic litter, call on #EU2Act !

#Dutch want their #mussels free from #microPlastic litter, call on #EU2Act ! | Now is the Time to Help our Oceans & it's Species ! | Scoop.it

June 18, 2013 EurActive

Toxic substances contained in micro-plastic waste can enter the food chain through ingestion by marine fauna like sea cucumbers, plankton and mussels, claim the Dutch, who will call on EU environment ministers to address the issue at a...

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Some cosmetic manufacturers like Beiersdorf, Unilever, Colgate-Palmolive and L'Oréal have already pledged to stop using micro-plastic scrub beads in their products, which would further justify an EU-wide ban.

“Since the cosmetics industry is already starting to take its share of responsibility, we would suggest considering a European ban on micro-plastics in cosmetics as a possible measure,” the Dutch said.... http://www.euractiv.com/science-policymaking/dutch-want-mussels-free-micro-pl-news-528673

 

MERMAID TEARS: ARE MICROBEADS AND MICROPLASTICS IN BEAUTY PRODUCT A THREAT TO THE OCEANS? http://sco.lt/7KFJp3

 

 


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The micro-plastics come into contact with toxic chemicals within the Oceans & absorb them...so when it's consumed affects the food-chain !

 

PCB's DDT's  <<< toxic chemicals

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#Atlantic longline bluefin #tuna fishing #halted for the rest of the year (Video) - Examiner.com

#Atlantic longline bluefin #tuna fishing #halted for the rest of the year (Video) - Examiner.com | Now is the Time to Help our Oceans & it's Species ! | Scoop.it

The National Marine Fisheries Service (NMFS) announced new Atlantic Bluefin Tuna (BFT) Quota Specifications for the rest of the year. On Wednesday, June 19, NMFS said it is closing “ the incidental longline category northern and southern area fisheries for large medium and giant BFT for the remainder of 2013.”


Via Wildlife Defence
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NMFS is doing so to comply with International Commission for the Conservation of Atlantic Tunas and the Magnuson-Stevens Fishery Conservation and Management Act .

 

The move is needed to prevent overharvest. The ban takes effect June 25 and runs through New Year's Eve.

 

The ban applies in the northern and southern area fisheries for large, medium and giant BFT. It does not apply in the Northeast District gear restricted area.

 

NMFS changed the rule from the one it proposed based on new information, including the dead discard estimate for 2012, which wasn't available earlier, so the agency proposed the quota based on 2011 info.

NMFS deducted half of the estimate from the baseline longline quota category.

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#Overfishing and Our Finite #Seas depleted #StarvingOceans !!!

#Overfishing and Our Finite #Seas depleted #StarvingOceans !!! | Now is the Time to Help our Oceans & it's Species ! | Scoop.it
Overfishing and poor fisheries management using trawlers, drift nets and other techniques has left our fishing stocks dangerous depleted. Discover how sustainable fisheries can reverse this trend.
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Melting ice brings #Norway and #Asia closer together - Telegraph #Meltdown

Melting ice brings #Norway and #Asia closer together - Telegraph #Meltdown | Now is the Time to Help our Oceans & it's Species ! | Scoop.it
The town of Kirkenes in northernmost Norway used to be further away from Asia than virtually any other European port, but it suddenly seems a lot closer. The reason: Global warming.

Via Maria Nunzia @Varvera
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With its deep, ice-free harbour, Kirkenes in Norway is on the cusp of becoming a boom town .......but Traditional goods traffic, however, is not realistic in these latitudes, according to Tschudi Shipping.


In a 'fragile ecosystem' that is the source of immense worry among environmentalists, Russia plays a central role in assisting navigation with icebreakers.

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#Arctic #Meltdown #RisingSeas #environments alter #wildlife #adapt #moveOn or die !

According to the world's scientists, sea level rise is 'arguably one of the world's most important potential impacts of global climate change'. This document...
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                          A CHEMICALLY  CHALLENGED  world !!!

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#Saving China's threatened #finless #porpoise

#Saving China's threatened #finless #porpoise | Now is the Time to Help our Oceans & it's Species ! | Scoop.it
Professor Kou Zhangbing conducts a health check. He tenderly calls the patient over with a tap of his hand, checks tongue and teeth for injuries, eyes for mood, and skin for scratches. As a treat, he hands out a salted fish.

Via Wildlife Defence
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Wuhan, China (CNN) -- Professor Kou Zhangbing conducts a health check. He tenderly calls the patient over with a tap of his hand, checks tongue and teeth for injuries, eyes for mood, and skin for scratches. As a treat, he hands out a salted fish.

 

"The most important thing we can do is to keep them healthy," he says.

Kou is one of a handful of Chinese scientists trying to save the finless porpoise, a freshwater species found in the Yangtze River. Rarer than China's giant panda, this famed species now teeters on the brink of extinction.

 

Recent surveys suggest that there are a mere thousand animals left, down dramatically from similar surveys conducted just six years ago.

 

"If proper measures aren't taken they will be extinct in 10 years, but to be honest, we only have five years to take action," said Zhang Xinqiao of the World Wildlife Fund.

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#Beluga Whale ~ American #Cetacean Society.Medium-sized toothed #Whale

#Beluga Whale ~ American #Cetacean Society.Medium-sized toothed #Whale | Now is the Time to Help our Oceans & it's Species ! | Scoop.it

The beluga, a medium-size toothed whale, is white, a color adaptation to its environment - it lives primarily in the Arctic.


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It's #Australia v #Japan over #Whaling in the #Antarctic

It's #Australia v #Japan over #Whaling in the #Antarctic | Now is the Time to Help our Oceans & it's Species ! | Scoop.it
A landmark legal challenge begins this week in The Hague to end Japan's whale hunt (Go #SeaShepherd It's Australia v Japan over whaling in the Antarctic http://t.co/Nk2k0a6gdg via @guardian)...
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Australia, a vocal opponent of Japan's annual "scientific" hunts in the Antarctic, says it is confident that the international court of justice (ICJ) in The Hague will outlaw the hunts at the end of a highly anticipated case that is due to start on Wednesday.

The whaling fleet attempts to kill 935 minke whales and 50 fin whales every year in the Southern Ocean – which Australia declared a whale sanctuary in 1999 – amid protests from conservation groups and countries in the region.

Australia's attorney general, Mark Dreyfus, said he was confident that the ICJ would ban the hunts before the next expedition begins at the end of this year.

"We want commercial whaling to stop and that includes the so-called scientific whaling program that Japan has been carrying on for many years," Dreyfus, who will make Australia's case at The Hague, told reporters.

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#Miami 'As We Know It Today' Is Doomed. It’s Not A Question Of If? It’s A Question Of When’ #AmericanAtlantis

#Miami  'As We Know It Today'  Is Doomed. It’s Not A Question Of If? It’s A Question Of When’ #AmericanAtlantis | Now is the Time to Help our Oceans & it's Species ! | Scoop.it
Jeff Goodell has a must-read piece in Rolling Stone, “Goodbye, Miami: By century’s end, rising sea levels will turn the nation’s urban fantasyland into an American Atlantis.

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#SeaShepherd #Australia :: Sea Shepherd backs world court action to protect #Whales

#SeaShepherd #Australia :: Sea Shepherd backs world court action to protect #Whales | Now is the Time to Help our Oceans & it's Species ! | Scoop.it
Sea Shepherd Conservation Society - Protecting oceans around the world (@SeaShepherd Backs World Court Action to Protect Whales http://t.co/Z4O0zF3TV8 Pls Follow @MYSteveIrwin @SeaShepherdBob &...
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Wild Scotland ~ #Scotland’s #Wildlife Download #Tourism

Wild Scotland ~ #Scotland’s #Wildlife Download #Tourism | Now is the Time to Help our Oceans & it's Species ! | Scoop.it
Scotland's Wildlife and Nature Tourism Operators Association - wildlife holidays and activities in Scotland (New Scottish wildlife factsheet available in 9 languages, great resource for visitors!
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#NASA Says Marine #Phytoplankton Most Important Plant In the World #Oxygen

#NASA Says Marine #Phytoplankton Most Important Plant In the World #Oxygen | Now is the Time to Help our Oceans & it's Species ! | Scoop.it
Do you know what marine phytoplankton is? According to NASA and other scientists, marine phytoplankton could be the most important plant in the world as it provides the earth with over 90% of it's ...
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NASA and others say marine phytoplankton is the most important plant in the world due to the oxygen it provides us as well as the amazing nutritional benefits.

 

Some health practitioners believe that if everyone started taking just one teaspoon of marine phytoplankton per day we would start seeing the elimination of degenerative diseases, healing of cancer and the nourishment of the planet. Now I think that’s a research study worth conducting!

 

(This information is not intended to diagnosis, treat or cure any ailment or dis-ease.  Before ingesting this or any natural health product, check with your intuition and your health care provider to find the plan that’s right for you.)

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#Atlantic #Whales ~ #WhaleReports ~ Whale Report 5

#Atlantic #Whales ~ #WhaleReports ~ Whale Report 5 | Now is the Time to Help our Oceans & it's Species ! | Scoop.it

Via Kathy Dowsett
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Sometimes the first humpbacks from the south first arrive at St. Vincent's in June. They patrol the beach lunge-feeding. Sometimes this feeding activity sees the whale lunge onto the steep beach edge as it pursues caplin.

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#Michigan #beachgoers lost 755 days to #pollution in 2012

#Michigan #beachgoers lost 755 days to #pollution in 2012 | Now is the Time to Help our Oceans & it's Species ! | Scoop.it
The Republic
Michigan beachgoers lost 755 days to pollution in 2012
The Ann Arbor News - MLive.com
ADVANCE FOR RELEASE AT 12:01 A.M. EDT. MONDAY, JUNE 24, 2013- THIS STORY MAY NOT BE PUBLISHED, BROADCAST OR POSTED ONLINE BEFORE 12:01 A.M.
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Common sources for human waste in beach water are overflows from combined sanitary-storm water sewers, overflows from sanitary sewers because of the penetration of storm water, and failing septic systems, the report said.

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#Artificial #Reefs and Artificial Wrecks in British Columbia

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Artificial reefs and wrecks for diving in British Columbia, why are they considered the best in the world?

Via Kathy Dowsett
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Artificial reefs can be considered as any kind of man-made structures that are sunk underwater and are designed and built to minimize wave/wake action (such as a breakwater), block boat traffic, create waves for surfing, or to provide a ready-made reef for the attraction and growth of marine life where there is typically none or very little.

The creation of artificial reefs is not new - in fact the practice of creating these man-made structures has been in use for hundreds or even thousands of years.

Whether it was to block access and prevent attack by invaders, to trap invaders once they were close, or as an early form of aquaculture, they were developed long before the modern-day scuba divers discovered the amazing eco-system that they create.

Over the years, these man-made reefs have been created using all sorts of natural and synthetic objects, from rocks, mud and logs in the early days, to rubber tires, cement slabs and blocks, and de-commissioned warships in modern times.

Of course, the early reefs were used to create barriers trapping animals or humans on the inside or the outside.

But more typically, modern-day reefs are used to create brand new ecosystems and develop marine life in areas currently void of life, be it for either natural or man made reasons.

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#SeaShepherd Conservation Society ~ #Reefdefence #Taiji & more... pls sign petition below...+

#SeaShepherd Conservation Society ~ #Reefdefence #Taiji & more... pls sign petition below...+ | Now is the Time to Help our Oceans & it's Species ! | Scoop.it
Established in 1977, Sea Shepherd Conservation Society (SSCS) is an international non-profit, marine wildlife conservation organization.
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Horrors from the Cove >> http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WubpE7lmASw#t=20

 

 

STOP the Marine Dolphin Park  Taiji ~  petition::: http://www.thepetitionsite.com/418/811/027/stop-marine-dolphin-park-in-taija-japan/?taf_id=9389665&cid=fb_na

 

GET UPDATES FROM MELISSA SEHGAL >>> Taiji Claims They Can Have Their Dolphins and Eat Them Too:  http://www.huffingtonpost.co.uk/melissa-sehgal/dolphin-slaughter-taiji-japan_b_4088178.html

 

 

Swim with Dolphins, Then Eat Them? If Taiji's Horrifying Marine Park Happens, Tourists Could Do Both: http://www.takepart.com/article/2013/10/09/dolphin-marine-park-taiji-japan-eat-dolphins

 

LET Your Voices be HEARD: http://callofthecove.wordpress.com/embassies/

 

 

 

PLEASE  sign here:::  http://www.thepetitionsite.com/2/end-dolphin-slaughter-in-japan/  to help stop this cruelty....thxu

 

What Happens To Dolphins In Taiji?  Honoring The Victims of Slaughter and Captivity [GRAPHIC] :::   http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nNsdZ6CgWzE&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;    < 15.30mins vid.

 

 Why don't Dolphins fight back: http://www.theecologist.org/blogs_and_comments/commentators/other_comments/2049801/why_dont_dolphins_fight_back_when_their_survival_is_threatened.html

 

 12.9.13 ~ 

PILOT WHALE POD COULDN’T EVADE RELENTLESS DOLPHIN HUNTERS (VIDEO ADDED): 

http://dolphinproject.org/blog/post/pilot-whale-pod-couldnt-evade-relentless-dolphin-hunters

 

 

6.9.13  ~  The Japanese government recently called demonstrators in Tokyo 'environmental terrorists' for drawing attention to the beginning of yet another dolphin slaughter season. Shame on them for their incorrigible misuse of the word 'terrorism.' : http://www.malibutimes.com/blogs/article_59467fbc-165b-11e3-b00c-0019bb2963f4.html

 

 

4.9.13  ~  Person throws kitten out of car window at dolphin event SPECIAL

Read more: http://www.digitaljournal.com/article/357626#ixzz2eEiLeo1v

 

 

 3.9.13 ~ Powerful Japanese activist response to dolphin drive in Taiji :: http://www.digitaljournal.com/article/357517

 

 

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Read more: http://www.digitaljournal.com/article/357517#ixzz2drRjwHgW

 >>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>> As you know, the Global Olympic Dolphins Campaign is calling upon the International Olympic Committee (IOC) to follow the rules of their own Environmental Mandate and address Japan’s cetacean hunts.

 

The Japanese government, by permitting the hunts and captures, is ignoring international outrage over these slaughters. We are asking the IOC to disqualify Tokyo, Japan’s Host City Candidacy for the 2020 Olympics, unless the slaughters stop! Japan’s actions are a violation of the spirit of the Olympics, the Olympic Charter, as well as their own National Olympic Committee’s Environmental Policy, as touted on their website.

 

Link>> http://olympicdolphins.com/528/

 

Whale hunters will need 'licence to kill' from 2015 >> http://www.fishupdate.com/news/fullstory.php/aid/19936  The first grind of the year has taken place in the Faroe Islands but according to Earthrace Conservation, there is hope that the end of the notorious whale hunts may be on the way.

 

 

 

 30.7.13  ~   http://oceanshepherd.blogspot.ie/2013/07/japan-bucks-trend-captive-dolphin-biz.html?spref=fb&nbsp; < < <

JAPAN BUCKS TREND: CAPTIVE DOLPHIN BIZ BIG

 

15.7.13 ~ Scottish mom takes Japanese whaling to the Olympic Committee SPECIAL

Read more: http://www.digitaljournal.com/article/354416#ixzz2Z9ADy2Tu&nbsp; < By Elizabeth Batt

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#Australia #Expects #JapaneseWhaling #Ban This Year !

#Australia #Expects #JapaneseWhaling #Ban This Year ! | Now is the Time to Help our Oceans & it's Species ! | Scoop.it
Australia expects the International Court of Justice will outlaw Japanese whaling in the Antarctic before the next whale hunting season begins in January.
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Commercial whaling has been banned around the world since 1986 under an International Whaling Commission moratorium. But various exceptions are allowed, including whaling for scientific research which Japan says is the motivation for its annual hunt.

 

Whales slaughtered for research can legally be sold as food, which Japan does.

 

Dreyfus said Japan had killed more than 10,000 whales since the moratorium was declared.

 

Australia initiated proceedings against Japan in The Hague court in 2010 alleging the "large-scale" whaling program breached Japan's international obligations, including for the preservation of marine mammals and the marine environment.

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#Orca #bloodlines show rampant #inbreeding in #captive orcas !!!

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After Loro Parque in Spain, announced the death of a 10-month old SeaWorld-owned orca named Vicky, questions were raised over SeaWorld's breeding program.

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