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When #Predators Vanish, So Does the #Ecosystem #SaltMarshes #NewEngland ~ #experiment finds...

When #Predators Vanish, So Does the #Ecosystem #SaltMarshes #NewEngland ~ #experiment finds... | Rescue our Ocean's & it's species from Man's Pollution! | Scoop.it
The salt marshes of New England are dying. An experiment finds that removing predators allows herbivores to denude their marsh habitat in a flash.
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Marine scientists create world’s first global #jellyfish #database

Marine scientists create world’s first global #jellyfish #database | Rescue our Ocean's & it's species from Man's Pollution! | Scoop.it
An international study has led to the creation of the world’s first global database of jellyfish records to map jellyfish populations in the oceans. The debate regarding future trends, and subsequent ecological, biogeochemical and societal impacts, of jellyfish and jellyfish blooms in a changing ocean is hampered by a lack of information about jellyfish biomass and distribution from which to compare. To address this knowledge gap, scientists used the Jellyfish Database Initiative, or JeDI, to map jellyfish biomass in the upper 200m of the world’s oceans and explore the underlying environmental causes driving the observed patterns of distribution.

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#CALLtoACTION: Encourage the National #Aquarium to Close #DolphinExhibit #Relocate to Sanctuary #SeaShepherd

#CALLtoACTION: Encourage the National #Aquarium to Close #DolphinExhibit #Relocate to Sanctuary #SeaShepherd | Rescue our Ocean's & it's species from Man's Pollution! | Scoop.it
The National Aquarium in Baltimore, MD has announced that they are exploring plans to close their dolphin exhibit (CALL TO ACTION: Encourage the National Aquarium to Close Dolphin Exhibit, Relocate Dolphins to Sanctuary
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#Iceland: Watchin' the #whales ~ blood, dirt & angels #SaveOurWhales

#Iceland: Watchin' the #whales ~ blood, dirt & angels #SaveOurWhales | Rescue our Ocean's & it's species from Man's Pollution! | Scoop.it
HUSAVIK, Iceland — Two Americans, two Germans and two Romanians went to sea on a chilly afternoon this week in search of whales, puffins and other marvels of nature in a bay along Iceland's northern coast.
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It also was sad to find out that Iceland, despite the substantial tourism revenue that comes from whale watching, has resumed commercial whaling despite international condemnation. In fact, the government has increased the limit on killing minke whales to 229 this year, a 6 percent increase over 2013.

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#Vibrant #Oceans - Bloomberg Philanthropies #ShrinkingSupply ~ Get involved

#Vibrant #Oceans - Bloomberg Philanthropies #ShrinkingSupply ~ Get involved | Rescue our Ocean's & it's species from Man's Pollution! | Scoop.it
The Bloomberg Philanthropies Vibrant Oceans Initiative supports a groundbreaking approach to reform both local and industrial fishing simultaneously.
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APPLYING A GROUNDBREAKING APPROACH TO RESTORE FISH POPULATIONS
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#Reducing #pollution in the southern #Mediterranean

#Reducing #pollution in the southern #Mediterranean | Rescue our Ocean's & it's species from Man's Pollution! | Scoop.it
Countries bordering the south and east of the Mediterranean need to continually improve many aspects of environmental management to reduce pollution in the sea, according to a new assessment.
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#Endangered ~ North Atlantic, the #RightWhales2Save ! 500 left! #NOAA

#Endangered ~ North Atlantic, the #RightWhales2Save ! 500 left! #NOAA | Rescue our Ocean's & it's species from Man's Pollution! | Scoop.it
VIDEO—N Atlantic Right Whales are 1 of the most endangered species on earth, < 500 left #ESDay http://t.co/tGdEyMLcLp http://t.co/YrENDkmDsS
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Big mammals v. big oil: New pipeline puts #HumpbackWhales at #risk - Al Jazeera America

Big mammals v. big oil: New pipeline puts #HumpbackWhales at #risk - Al Jazeera America | Rescue our Ocean's & it's species from Man's Pollution! | Scoop.it
Big mammals v. big oil: New pipeline puts humpback whales at risk Al Jazeera America In a deep fjord in British Columbia called the Douglas Channel, where the Kitimat River pours runs of Chinook salmon into the Pacific Ocean, fishermen see singing...
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Missing #Mozambique: The Final #Dive by Paul Rose ~

Missing #Mozambique: The Final #Dive by Paul Rose ~ | Rescue our Ocean's & it's species from Man's Pollution! | Scoop.it
The Pristine Seas team bids farewell to the beautiful undersea vistas of Mozambique.
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#Tropical #storms #shifting away from the #equator

#Tropical #storms #shifting away from the #equator | Rescue our Ocean's & it's species from Man's Pollution! | Scoop.it
Intense tropical cyclones are moving further away from the equator, an analysis of historical storm data reveals.

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Static Times >>>   http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/science-environment-27406358

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#EU proposes complete #ban on #DriftNet #fishing #Sharks #Dolphins

#EU proposes complete #ban on #DriftNet #fishing #Sharks #Dolphins | Rescue our Ocean's & it's species from Man's Pollution! | Scoop.it
The European Union said Wednesday it wants a complete ban by 2015 on drift-net fishing, dubbed by environmentalists as 'walls of death' for killing other marine animals, especially dolphins.

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Universitat de Barcelona - #Plastic #pollution: another threat for #seabirds

Universitat de Barcelona - #Plastic #pollution: another threat for #seabirds | Rescue our Ocean's & it's species from Man's Pollution! | Scoop.it

 

Plastic pollution is known to be a threat for marine ecosystems around the world, but it has not been much studied yet. Jacob González Solís explains that “this is the first assessment of plastic ingestion in Mediterranean seabirds. The Mediterranean Sea has been recognized as a singularly sensitive ecosystem because its coast is very industrialized, shipping activity is intense and it contains high density floating plastic areas”.

 


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Gordon McGlone's curator insight, May 15, 2014 3:09 AM

The environmental costs of 'throwing away rubbish' are becoming clearer; island 'paradises' are polluted in a graphic and conscience pricking way.  The seas and oceans are a record of wasteful ways.

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Profile: The Black Fish ~ @theblackfishorg

Profile: The Black Fish ~ @theblackfishorg | Rescue our Ocean's & it's species from Man's Pollution! | Scoop.it
We have between 30 and 45 years before all large fish in our oceans disappear Wietse van der Werf founder of The Black Fish ("Overfishing is the most heavily financed environmental destruction on earth" @theblackfishorg in @LushLtd magazine:
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#Microplastics #polluting #WorldBeaches, #killing #wildlife - kgw.com

#Microplastics #polluting #WorldBeaches, #killing #wildlife - kgw.com | Rescue our Ocean's & it's species from Man's Pollution! | Scoop.it
Microplastics polluting Oregon beaches, killing wildlife
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They [can also] get ingested by wildlife.” The plastics don't biodegrade. The smallest shards, known as microplastics, can mesh unseen into beach sand and stay unnoticed for years.
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#Reindeer #herders take on #Russian #oilGiant as #TribalRights in #Siberia weakened ~ #Survival International

#Reindeer #herders take on #Russian #oilGiant as #TribalRights in #Siberia weakened ~ #Survival International | Rescue our Ocean's & it's species from Man's Pollution! | Scoop.it
Survival International Reindeer herders take on Russian oil-giant as tribal rights in Siberia weakened Survival International The reindeer-herding Komi-Izhemtsi people in western Siberia have rejected the takeover of their land for oil exploration...

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Meanwhile, south-east of Komi, in the Khanty-Mansiisk region of Siberia, home to theKhanty and Mansi tribes, the regional parliament is seeking to weaken the legislation that protects the tribes’ land rights. The lands of many Khanty and Mansi communities had previously been protected, making it harder for oil and gas companies to enter the land without the permission of the tribes and without fulfilling a number of environmental obligations.

However, under the new system, the conservation requirement will be removed, opening the tribes’ lands up to greater exploitation and leaving them even more vulnerable to manipulation and pressure by the companies.

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#SeaShepherd #Responds in Wake of #Vicious #Attack by #WildlifeTrafficker Upon One of its #Divers

#SeaShepherd #Responds in Wake of #Vicious #Attack by #WildlifeTrafficker Upon One of its #Divers | Rescue our Ocean's & it's species from Man's Pollution! | Scoop.it
Sea Shepherd is in Hawaii to Support the Big Island Community’s Initiative To Protect Its Coral Reefs For Future Generations (Sea Shepherd Responds in Wake of Vicious Attack by Wildlife Trafficker Upon One of its Divers
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#Oregon Officials #Execute Fifteen #SeaLions at the #BonnevilleDam ~ #SeaShepherd

#Oregon Officials #Execute Fifteen #SeaLions at the #BonnevilleDam ~ #SeaShepherd | Rescue our Ocean's & it's species from Man's Pollution! | Scoop.it
Established in 1977, Sea Shepherd Conservation Society (SSCS) is an international non-profit, marine wildlife conservation organization.
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                        This is a River problem not the wildlife!

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#Scientists focusing on the #wrong #Sharks in the wrong places! 1/4 of all Sharks/Rays now #threatened w/eXtinction!

#Scientists focusing on the #wrong #Sharks in the wrong places! 1/4 of all Sharks/Rays now #threatened w/eXtinction! | Rescue our Ocean's & it's species from Man's Pollution! | Scoop.it
Sharks are in danger in most parts of the world, with a quarter of all sharks and rays now threatened with extinction.
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#Scientists test hearing in #BristolBay #BelugaWhale population ~ #IndustrialSpace

#Scientists test hearing in #BristolBay #BelugaWhale population ~ #IndustrialSpace | Rescue our Ocean's & it's species from Man's Pollution! | Scoop.it
To conduct their hearing tests, the team temporarily captured individual animals as part of physical health exams. They used suction cups to attach a small speaker to its jaw -- which in whales and dolphins conducts sound to ...
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Join our #wildlife and #nature #travel chat on Twitter at #LPChat ... @lonelyplanet

Join our #wildlife and #nature #travel chat on Twitter at #LPChat ... @lonelyplanet | Rescue our Ocean's & it's species from Man's Pollution! | Scoop.it
Zoologist Cristina and her husband Hal have been traveling the world in search of wildlife for the past five years. Together they founded Travel For Wildlife, where they blog about their wildlife adventures and promote ...
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#SeaShepherd #Global Operation #Siracusa via @SeaShepherdIta #Plastic #Illegal fishing!

#SeaShepherd #Global Operation #Siracusa via @SeaShepherdIta #Plastic #Illegal fishing! | Rescue our Ocean's & it's species from Man's Pollution! | Scoop.it
*NEWS!* Italian campaign "Operation Siracusa” announced! Pls RT! http://t.co/shVH6XhALM via @SeaShepherdIta
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#ARKive blog Guest Blog: #Protecting our #Oceans for the #Future ~

#ARKive blog Guest Blog: #Protecting our #Oceans for the #Future ~ | Rescue our Ocean's & it's species from Man's Pollution! | Scoop.it
ARKive - The ultimate multimedia guide to the world's endangered species - www.arkive.org (Protecting our oceans for the future http://t.co/LkXt0PxdRO via @ARKive @WildImagery #overfishing #pollution...
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#Acid #rain still #affects #Water quality ~

#Acid #rain still #affects #Water quality ~ | Rescue our Ocean's & it's species from Man's Pollution! | Scoop.it
In recent years, acid deposition has received little attention. Nevertheless, it continues to affect surface waters and aquatic organisms throughout large areas of Europe and North America.

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#SeaShepherd #Diver #Attacked While Documenting Aquarium Trade #Wildlife #Trafficking ! insane!

#SeaShepherd #Diver #Attacked While Documenting Aquarium Trade #Wildlife #Trafficking ! insane! | Rescue our Ocean's & it's species from Man's Pollution! | Scoop.it
Operation Reef Defense diver attacked 50 feet underwater off the coast of Kona, Hawaii (.@SeaShepherd diver attacked while documenting aquarium trade wildlife trafficking http://t.co/os8oK7LSna
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MORE on this:  http://mauinow.com/2014/05/13/video-diver-attacked-while-filming-reef-fish-collector/

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World’s #Oldest #Orca (She’s 103!) Spotted Along #Canadian Coast

World’s #Oldest #Orca (She’s 103!) Spotted Along #Canadian Coast | Rescue our Ocean's & it's species from Man's Pollution! | Scoop.it
Despite being a 103-year-old great-grandma, the orca named J2 -- or, more affectionately, Granny -- is in great shape. In little over a week, Granny and her pod have traveled 800 miles.This weekend, Granny was spied swimming off the coast of Canada, after a trek up from northern California. The cent...

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Gaye Rosier's curator insight, May 13, 2014 4:44 PM

More evidence against the claims of Sea World.