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This Isn't an Alien -- It's an Actual #Venomous #DeepSeaFish That's Rarely Seen !

This Isn't an Alien -- It's an Actual #Venomous #DeepSeaFish That's Rarely Seen ! | Now is the Time to Help our Oceans & it's Species ! | Scoop.it
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This Isn't an Alien -- It's an Actual Venomous Deep-Sea Fish That's Rarely Seen
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”Potentially, if we fish deeper, maybe between 1,000 and 2,000 metres, we could find that's there's actually quite a lot of them there.

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TEN #Alarming #Facts About #Overfishing ~ is almost on #empty !

TEN  #Alarming #Facts About #Overfishing ~ is almost on #empty ! | Now is the Time to Help our Oceans & it's Species ! | Scoop.it
Many people who decide to begin eating more responsibly, continue to eat fish or other sea animals. Unfortunately, fisheries and aquaculture are wreaking havoc on the oceans.
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#Madagascar: Nine #dead after #eating #sharkmeat ~ please see below...

#Madagascar: Nine #dead after #eating #sharkmeat ~ please see below... | Now is the Time to Help our Oceans & it's Species ! | Scoop.it
Poverty and elections drive many to take risks

Via Kathy Dowsett
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The death toll has reached nine after residents from the eastern Madagascar village of Mahasoa Ampasimbe Manatsatrana ate shark caught by traditional fishermen last week.

Another 110 remain admitted in hospital with medics reporting an acute lack of facilities, while doctors from the capital were dispatched to the area.

The sick complained of a numbing of nerves believed to be from the absorption of toxins contained in the shark flesh.

Many then became paralysed, losing complete control of their bodies, with delirium also reported.

Authorities are still waiting for results from a laboratory analysis ordered on the meat.

The government's Population and Public Health ministers on Thursday visited the affected community.

Authorities have also issued a notice banning the consumption of seafood--including shark and tuna--in reaction to the tragedy.

A list of marine fishes that should not be consumed during the hot season (October-April) has been published by the fishing ministry.

Poisoning from seafood is common on the island nation. Two years ago 20 people died and another 130 were admitted in south western Madagascar.

The source is thought to be the natural changes that happen to seaweed, which is food for the smaller fish species.

 

Toxins ~~ 

This results in the production of harmful toxins which are harmless to the fish, but extremely harmful for humans.

The smaller fish are then consumed by bigger ones and transmitted to humans.

Such scientific evidence has always been published in the country for decades, but the intense election campaigns over the last few months have made everyone less careful this year.

The economic downturn on the island is also blamed.

"Mahasoa’s residents rushed into the market to buy the caught 100-kilo shark sold at Ar2,000 ($0.9) a kilo," local journalist Kami Channe said.

Seafood and other meats are today a luxury for many Malagasy households.

Nearly 92 per cent of the population is poor, according to the World Bank.

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#Drowning Paradise Island #Kiribati ~ it won't be the last! #ClimateChange

#Drowning Paradise Island #Kiribati ~ it won't be the last!  #ClimateChange | Now is the Time to Help our Oceans & it's Species ! | Scoop.it
An entire country is about to be wiped out by climate change. It won't be the last

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 Kiribati is made up of 310 square miles of land and 1.3 million square miles of ocean.


It is the Saudi Arabia of fish, except its leaders have allowed its only lucrative natural resource to be exploited by outsiders, including and especially the factory fleets of Taiwan, South Korea, and Japan.

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#Oceans are #StoringHeat, but for how much longer? #IPCC ~ more below...

#Oceans are #StoringHeat, but for how much longer?  #IPCC ~ more below... | Now is the Time to Help our Oceans & it's Species ! | Scoop.it
A reconstruction of 10,000 years of Pacific Ocean temperatures shows its middle depths have warmed 15 times faster in the last 60 years.

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24.11.13 ~  http://www.truthdig.com/report/item/deep_oceans_may_be_storing_heat_20131124

 

  Far below the surface, the waters of south-east Asia are heating up. A region of the Pacific is now warming at least 15 times faster than at any time in the last 10,000 years. If this finding – so far limited to the depths where the Pacific and Indian Oceans wash into each other – is true for the blue planet as a whole, then the questions of climate change take on a new urgency.

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#PlasticPollution may be #transporting #ToxicChemicals into our #seafood

#PlasticPollution may be #transporting #ToxicChemicals into our #seafood | Now is the Time to Help our Oceans & it's Species ! | Scoop.it
New research shows how two environmental pollutants can combine to harm human health (Plastic pollution may be transporting toxic chemicals into our seafood http://t.co/SDMYKsoFuO)...
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#ProjectOcean ~ shocking facts about the effects of #overfishing on #Marine #Environments

http://www.earth-touch.com What can we do to stop the destruction of our oceans & all of the amazing animals that call them home? In this HD video (in associ... (RT @EarthTouch: It's #WorldFisheriesDay!
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What can we do to stop the destruction of our oceans & all of the amazing animals that call them home? In this HD video (in association with Selfridges, Greenpeace, ZSL, Marine Conservation Society, Pew Environment Group and ClientEarth), we bring you the shocking facts about the effects of overfishing on marine environments. We need to take action now to protect the diversity of our oceans and prevent them from turning into 'jellyfish soup'.

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Under the sea: #Seahorses & #MarineLife to be #Protected with #MCZ BUT fall short of other 100 ! @mcsuk

Under the sea: #Seahorses & #MarineLife to be #Protected with #MCZ BUT fall short of other 100 ! @mcsuk | Now is the Time to Help our Oceans & it's Species ! | Scoop.it

DOLPHINS, sharks and coral yesterday got special protection in a long-awaited landmark move by the Government.


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They stressed that scientists have recommended that  127 MCZ's be created.

27 Marine Conservation Zones around the English coast covering an area the size of Wiltshire.

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#Arctic #Ecosystems May Be Most at Risk from #MercuryPollution

#Arctic #Ecosystems May Be Most at Risk from #MercuryPollution | Now is the Time to Help our Oceans & it's Species ! | Scoop.it
Cold temperatures may increase biomagnification (RT @Seasaver: #Arctic ecosystems most at risk from mercury #pollution http://t.co/JFEIhAAY0x via @KingstonHerald)...
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New research from Queen’s University has shown that mercury biomagnification rates in aquatic ecosystems in the Arctic are higher than those in warmer climates.

 

Biomagnification is the process in all ecosystems which leads to increased concentration of substances like mercury in organisms at increasingly higher levels of the food chain (see chart below). However, this new study by researcher Raphael Lavoie demonstrates that colder temperatures increases the rate of biomagnification in Arctic food chains.

 

19.11.13 ~ Missing Sea ice data found:       http://eyeonthearctic.rcinet.ca/missing-sea-ice-data-found-in-crusty-canadian-algae/?lang=en

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2013 has become the #deadliest year ever for #Florida’s #endangered #Manatees

2013 has become the #deadliest year ever for #Florida’s #endangered #Manatees | Now is the Time to Help our Oceans & it's Species ! | Scoop.it
I’m sad to report that 2013 has become the deadliest year ever for Florida’s endangered manatees.
So far this year, 769 manatees have died (Jan. 1 through Oct.
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@SeaShepherd creates #digitalCampaign that #CapturesLife '#Protecting' the #Ocean ~ #MuMbrella

@SeaShepherd creates #digitalCampaign that #CapturesLife '#Protecting' the #Ocean ~ #MuMbrella | Now is the Time to Help our Oceans & it's Species ! | Scoop.it
Sea Shepherd creates digital campaign that captures life 'protecting' the ocean MuMbrella The campaign features an 'online experience' called 'Get Behind the Defenders' and puts users on the sea as part of the Sea Shepherd crew, allowing them to...
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#Norwegian #salmonfarm offers #bounty for #escapedfish = weakens #genepool

#Norwegian #salmonfarm offers #bounty for #escapedfish = weakens #genepool | Now is the Time to Help our Oceans & it's Species ! | Scoop.it
Escaped salmon can edge out their wild cousins and weaken the gene pool

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#Protecting a #billion baby sea #turtles in the wild from eXtinction ~ Dr. Wallace Nichols

#Protecting a #billion baby sea #turtles in the wild from eXtinction ~ Dr. Wallace Nichols | Now is the Time to Help our Oceans & it's Species ! | Scoop.it
Watching the graphic slaughter of a sea turtle in Mexico fuelled Wallace Nichols' desire to save the animals from extinction

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'Ghost Particles' In #Antarctica Offer Glimpse Of Deep Space #Searching4Knowledge

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Researchers hope the work could eventually yield a way to see the core of exploding stars.

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#Navy detains #Dutch #SuperTrawler off the #DonegalCoast for alleged #fishing #breaches

#Navy detains #Dutch #SuperTrawler off the #DonegalCoast for alleged #fishing #breaches | Now is the Time to Help our Oceans & it's Species ! | Scoop.it
RT @Seasaver: Irish navy detains Dutch #supertrawler for alleged fishing breaches (audio) http://t.co/WM1TkVLcBo via @highlandradio #overfi…
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#Breakthrough for #biofuel production from tiny marine #algae #Scripps-UC San Diego

#Breakthrough for #biofuel production from tiny marine #algae  #Scripps-UC San Diego | Now is the Time to Help our Oceans & it's Species ! | Scoop.it
Researchers have developed a method for greatly enhancing biofuel production in tiny marine algae.

Via Gaye Rosier
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In a significant leap forward that clears the lipid production hurdle, Trentacoste and her colleagues used a data set of genetic expression (called "transcriptomics" in laboratories) to target a specific enzyme inside a group of microscopic algae known as diatoms (Thalassiosira pseudonana). By metabolically engineering a "knock-down" of fat-reducing enzymes called lipases, the researchers were able to increase lipids without compromising growth. The genetically altered strains they developed, the researchers say, could be produced broadly in other species.


"These results demonstrate that targeted metabolic manipulations can be used to increase accumulation of fuel-relevant molecules.… with no negative effects on growth," said Trentacoste. "We have shown that engineering this pathway is a unique and practical approach for increasing lipid yields."

 

"Scientifically this is a huge achievement," said Mark Hildebrand, a marine biology professor at Scripps and a coauthor of the study. "Five years ago people said you would never be able to get more lipids without affecting growth negatively. This paper shows that there isn't an intrinsic barrier and gives us hope of more new things that we can try -- it opens the door to a lot more work to be done."

 

In addition to lowering the cost of biofuel production by increasing lipid content, the new method has led to advances in the speed of algal biofuel crop production due to the efficient screening process used in the new study.

 

"Maintaining high growth rates and high biomass accumulation is imperative for algal biofuel production on large economic scales," the authors note in the paper.


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Nearly Half a Million #Seabirds #Die in #Gillnets Every Year, But #SolutionsExist! - One Green Planet

Nearly Half a Million Seabirds Die in Gillnets Every Year, But Solutions Exist!

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Simone Reyes Reports From #Taiji: @SeaShepherd #CoveGuardianDiary Entry 3 #tweet4taiji

Simone Reyes Reports From #Taiji: @SeaShepherd #CoveGuardianDiary Entry 3 #tweet4taiji | Now is the Time to Help our Oceans & it's Species ! | Scoop.it
My morning alarm goes off at exactly 4:15am every morning here in Taiji since The Cove Guardians hit the streets before dawn (with our police shadows always in tow). This morning we watched the ban...
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#Pollution flows #freely in #Indonesia's #Rivers ~ Lax #environmental regulations...

#Pollution flows #freely in #Indonesia's #Rivers ~ Lax #environmental regulations... | Now is the Time to Help our Oceans & it's Species ! | Scoop.it
Lax environmental regulations have allowed textile factories to dump toxic chemicals in the Citarum River.
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#Pollution problem likely to worsen ~ Lakes & rivers around #Wellington #RunOffs

#Pollution problem likely to worsen ~ Lakes & rivers around #Wellington #RunOffs | Now is the Time to Help our Oceans & it's Species ! | Scoop.it
Pollution problem likely to worsen
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Lakes and rivers around Wellington are some of the most polluted, and the dairy boom will only make the problem worse, a new report says.
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Dr Wright said studies showed more nutrients ran off land after it was converted to dairying than when used as pasture for sheep or beef cattle.

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Five tips for #wildlife viewing in Southwest #Florida ~ #Wildlife laws involves #Dolphins & #Manatees #MagnifyYourEyes

Five tips for #wildlife viewing in Southwest #Florida ~ #Wildlife laws involves #Dolphins  & #Manatees  #MagnifyYourEyes | Now is the Time to Help our Oceans & it's Species ! | Scoop.it
Five tips for wildlife viewing in Southwest Florida
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Birding expert and FGCU professor Jerry Jackson says some of the best wildlife viewing is at places such as Corkscrew Swamp Sanctuary and Six Mile Cypress Slough Preserve.
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Magnify your eyes

The most simple way to bring images of wildlife closer to you is to use binoculars. Scientists and nature experts use them, and you should too if your goal is to see the fine plumage of a nesting yellow-crowned night heron.

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#Melbourne ~ @SeaShepherd protecting #Oceans around the world. #EventDates

#Melbourne ~ @SeaShepherd protecting #Oceans around the world. #EventDates | Now is the Time to Help our Oceans & it's Species ! | Scoop.it
Sea Shepherd Conservation Society - Protecting oceans around the world (I have seen what @SeaShepherd_Aus does to protect whales. I recommend their last open family day to everyone.
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#Florida #wildlife officials seek to avoid #flooding #Everglades animals

#Florida #wildlife officials seek to avoid #flooding #Everglades animals | Now is the Time to Help our Oceans & it's Species ! | Scoop.it
The News Herald Florida wildlife officials seek to avoid flooding Everglades animals Sun-Sentinel Concerns about drowning Florida panthers, deer and other vulnerable Everglades animals prompted state wildlife officials Wednesday to call for new...
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#China's #Illegal #Fishing Expeditions Threaten World Waters ~ aims to increase its #DWF #eXploiting !!!

#China's #Illegal #Fishing Expeditions Threaten World Waters ~ aims to increase its #DWF #eXploiting !!! | Now is the Time to Help our Oceans & it's Species ! | Scoop.it
China's distant-water fishing fleet annually scoops up an estimated 3.1 million tons of fish off African coasts—80 percent of it unreported (#China's illegal fishing expeditions threaten world waters http://t.co/R6yZB4ZS7G...
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                 Don't they realise the Seas are almost empty!

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Killer Whales #Orcas - Nature Documentary HD Part-3 - Shark Attacks 2013 Video 8.30mins

Killer Whales (Orcas) - Nature Documentary HD - Shark Attacks 2013 Video Part-3 New Research and Stunning Photography Reveals the World of the Orca in KILLER...

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