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A Side of #Bycatch with Your #Seafood ?

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A Side of Bycatch with Your Seafood Fishing has always been a way of life for many people living in communities along the south Atlantic coast and Gulf of Mexico.
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More #protection may be on way for #Sharks off #Marin's coast * #GtWhites

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Research and tourism in the Gulf of the Farallones National Marine Sanctuary off Marin's coast may be curtailed to better protect great white sharks.

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#MarineLife to Look Out for in #May

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Here's just some of the marine life to look out for in May (Do you love rockpooling?

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A Brief #History of #Exploding #Whales

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It happens! Pretty often, actually. And the results are ... really, really gross.  (A brief history of exploding whales. It happens more often than you'd think. http://t.co/NhrEj5yrPK Still gross.
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Blue whales are the largest animals ever to exist, EVER! Find out more about these amazing creatures

Blue whales are the largest animals ever to exist, EVER! Find out more about these amazing creatures | Rescue our Ocean's & it's species from Man's Pollution! | Scoop.it
Click here to read more... (Blue whales are the largest animals ever to exist, EVER. Find out more ---> http://t.co/eKkMuSVIcJ)
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Adolescent blue whales are equally impressive. Able to drink in excess of 100 gallons of milk a day, growing whales gain 200 lb every 24 hours on average. Even when they're born, a baby blue whale weighs almost as much as a fully grown hippo!

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#Greenpeace activists attempt to block #Gazprom oil tanker from docking at #Rotterdam

#Greenpeace activists attempt to block #Gazprom oil tanker from docking at #Rotterdam | Rescue our Ocean's & it's species from Man's Pollution! | Scoop.it
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Oulahsen, who was also present in Rotterdam Thursday, said on the Greenpeace website: "We see the North Pole melt before our own eyes.
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2.5.14 ~ Arctic Sunrise @gp_sunrise

Pete Willcox, captain of the @gp_warrior has just been released. He's catching up with fellow #Arctic30, Phil.

 

 

Oulahsen, who was also present in Rotterdam Thursday, said on the Greenpeace website: "We see the North Pole melt before our own eyes. Governments and oil companies like Gazprom and Shell ignore this warning and consider the melting ice as an opportunity to drill more oil. Instead of facing the consequences of climate change, the oil companies go for short-term profit."

 

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Note:  We have arrived to Rotterdam, we have been told captain Pete Willcox is under arrest and the rest of us are free #NoArcticOil

 

Here's what happened.

In the early hours of the morning as the Rainbow Warrior was waiting outside Rotterdam harbour, the vast Russian oil tanker Mikhail Ulyanov came powering out of the mist. The Warrior gave chase but the tanker was too fast - it looked like the Warrior would not be able to catch up.

As the tanker slowed down to turn, the more nimble Rainbow Warrior slipped in front and managed to put itself between the tanker and the dock.

Captain of the Warrior Pete Wilcox of the Arctic 30 stood his ground at the helm as the vast tanker towered over the Warrior. Dutch police stormed the Warrior, took control and arrested the crew.

Under the command of the Dutch police, the Rainbow Warrior was sailed away from the tanker. In the meantime, Greenpeace climbers on the side of the tanker continued to prevent it from unloading its dirty oil cargo.

Stand with millions around the world to say no to Arctic oil drilling >>http://bit.ly/R3eNtL

Update at 5:54pm: all activists have now been released from prison. One boat driver remains in custody until tomorrow as there was not enough time to process his case today.

 

Petition:  http://savethearctic.org/?source=fb&subsource=20140501stafb02&utm_source=gpeace&utm_medium=fb&utm_campaign=20140501stafb02

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#Overfishing, rampant demand driving fish prices, say #environmentalists Emptying #Malaysia’s SEAs!

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Overfishing, rampant demand driving fish prices, say environmentalists
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File photo shows fishing boats at Port Klang, March 3, 2014.
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#Marine Institute Affiliated Researchers Get #Support From #ICES #ScienceFund - Afloat

#Marine Institute Affiliated Researchers Get #Support From #ICES #ScienceFund - Afloat | Rescue our Ocean's & it's species from Man's Pollution! | Scoop.it
Marine Institute Affiliated Researchers Get Support From ICES Science Fund Afloat #MarineScience - Two marine scientists associated with the Marine Institute through research carried out under the Sea Change Strategy have gone on to win support for...
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Two marine scientists associated with the Marine Institute through research carried out under the Sea Change Strategy have gone on to win support for specific small projects through the newly established International Council of the Exploration of the Sea (ICES) Science Fund

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#Dead blue #whales washing ashore in W. #Newfoundland ~ Update below tx @BahaNick @mjattrill

#Dead blue #whales washing ashore in W. #Newfoundland ~ Update below tx @BahaNick @mjattrill | Rescue our Ocean's & it's species from Man's Pollution! | Scoop.it
Globalnews.ca Dead blue whales washing ashore in western Newfoundland Globalnews.ca The endangered North Atlantic blue whales, first spotted last month, were likely killed when ice floes off the southwest coast swiftly changed directions, trapping...

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Caution...Graphic! video 0.33s  http://www.iflscience.com/plants-and-animals/caution-dead-whale-contents-under-pressure&nbsp; <this is NOV' news!

 

 

Whats the Pressure inside:  http://www.wired.com/2014/05/exploding-whale-physics/

 

30.4.14 ~ The whale in Rocky Harbour is one of four that came in with the ice in the town’s harbour over the Easter weekend. It’s located on the south side of the town near the fish plant and, while the one in Trout River is inflated “like a balloon” with gases, Nicolle said the one in Rocky Harbour is deflated and starting to decompose.

Link:  http://www.thewesternstar.com/section/2014-04-30/article-3707583/Feds-to-help-museum-take-ownership-of-blue-whales%3A-Shea/1

 

 

So far update 29.4.14: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VdHpWc7fPUc

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#Summit Pledges to Save the #Oceans

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The summit on protecting the world’s oceans ended Friday, with a call to tackle the major threats of climate change, overfishing, habitat loss and pollution. The Global Oceans Action Summit fo...
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“This was the Global Oceans Action Summit. This was not an inter-government where we were negotiating text. This was an opportunity for the over 80 ministers, leaders from the private sector and civil society to sit down together and make commitments to real action in real time. This was an opportunity to take our hats off – to not speak simply from government positions – to move beyond our positions and start talking about real commitments in real time,” she said.
 
She said that agreement was reached on a three part approach to protecting the oceans. The first would set-up partnerships.
 
“We need to bring in the private sector. We need to increase our investments in small and medium size enterprises. Because at the end of the day it’s local communities – it’s family fishers – it’s small-scale fishers – who are going to drive broad-based blue growth in the ocean space. We also talked about governance. We talked about the fact that we need to accelerate action to make sure we can eliminate illegal, unregulated and unreported fishing,” said Hickey.

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Ross McCall backs campaign against #Sealcull #Scotland ~ More below...

Ross McCall backs campaign against #Sealcull #Scotland  ~ More below... | Rescue our Ocean's & it's species from Man's Pollution! | Scoop.it
Scottish actor Ross McCall has called for an end to the killing of seals in Scotland following a recent stand-off between campaigners and culling teams.
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CONSERVATIONISTS campaigning to prevent seals being shot by commercial salmon fishermen on the Banffshire Coast have challenged the Scottish Wild Salmon Company (SWSC) to attend a public meeting in Gardenstown.

SSUK activists have been stationed in the former fishing town Gardenstown, where Montrose-based SWSC, also known as Usan Fisheries, operates netting stations, since before Easter.

 

http://www.banffshire-journal.co.uk/News/Seal-shooting-activists-dig-in-for-the-long-haul-28042014.htm

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How bad is #marine #litter? Marine Science ~ Pls follow >>> @CefasGovUK

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Insight and updates on the latest research and developments in marine and freshwater science from across government (New blog: How bad is marine litter?

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Scientist drills into #ocean mystery ~ #NZealand #SeaLions ? in #decline !

Scientist drills into #ocean mystery ~ #NZealand #SeaLions ? in #decline ! | Rescue our Ocean's & it's species from Man's Pollution! | Scoop.it
A scientist is stepping back in time to solve the mystery behind a dramatic drop in the world's most threatened species of sea lion. - New Zealand Herald (What's driving decline of threatened #NewZealand sea lions?
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The New Zealand sea lion once numbered in the hundreds of thousands, and their habitat extended throughout New Zealand.

• However, in the 19th century, the species was decimated for its blubber and skins, and in 1997, it was declared a threatened species under the Marine Mammals Protection Act.

 

• The New Zealand sea lion breeds mainly on the Auckland Islands (70 per cent of the species) and Campbell Island (30 per cent), with small numbers found on Stewart Island.

 

• While the Campbell Island population is faring well, the Auckland Islands colony has been declining rapidly for a number of years, with several research programmes now under way to find out why.

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#Dead #BlueWhale In #Newfoundland Might Not Explode #Skinbreaksdown ...

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The Atlantic Dead Blue Whale In Newfoundland Might Not Explode: Expert Huffington Post Canada The rotting carcasses of two dead blue whales continue to stink up Newfoundland's west coast, but an expert says residents of one town shouldn't worry too...
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 it's more likely that gases will escape the whale's body as its skin breaks down and deflate like a balloon, Jack Lawson, a researcher with the Department of Fisheries and Oceans (DFO) told The Canadian Press.

 

8.5.14 ~  Whale Carcass on the move::  http://toronto.ctvnews.ca/royal-ontario-museum-begins-arduous-task-of-recovering-blue-whale-carcasses-1.1812041

 

26.2.14 news... (modern Blue Whale)>>> 

The whale skeletons, all from the rorqual super-family that includes modern blue whales, were largely intact, with few signs of scavenging other than the marks of crab claws, Pyenson said. http://www.latimes.com/science/sciencenow/la-sci-sn-mass-whale-grave-yard-20140226-story.html

 

6.5.14 ~ http://www.nlnewsnow.com/News/Local/2014-05-06/article-3714272/The-Royal-Ontario-Museum-to-recover-rare-Northwest-Atlantic-blue-whales/1

 

5.5.14 ~ 

http://www.ctvnews.ca/canada/ebay-has-sunk-the-unusual-auction-of-a-beached-sperm-whale-carcass-1.1806638

 

 

2.5.14 ~ 

WHAT DO WE DO WITH THIS WHALE? http://www.newyorker.com/online/blogs/elements/2014/05/what-do-we-do-with-this-whale.html?utm_source=www&utm_medium=tw&utm_campaign=20140502

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#Alaska's #iceQuake record could #ShakeUp #climate #science ~ The Daily Climate

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The sensors tracking earthquakes in the most seismically active U.S. state are also recording glacier activity. Scientists are just beginning to grasp the potential for future climate research.


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Warnings for shipping

Molnia said a system for such tracking of glaciers could provide important warning for shipping in the region as calving, and the formation of icebergs, increases.

Calving – which can occur in lakes and rivers, as well as the sea – is a complex phenomenon, and alone it is not an indicator that a glacier is retreating. Some of Alaska's glaciers, in fact, have retreated so far from the sea that they no longer calve. And Molnia noted a few glaciers that are advancing have significant calving activity – most notably, Hubbard Glacier, with growth fueled by a massive mountain catchment area. 

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#Whales hear us more than we realize - Phys.Org

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Whales hear us more than we realize
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Killer whales and other marine mammals likely hear sonar signals more than we've known.
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"These sounds have the potential to affect animal behavior, even though the main frequency is above what they primarily hear.

 

It may be that environmental assessments should include the effects of these systems. This may not be a major issue, but it deserves further exploration," added Southall.

 

PROTECT Whales & Dolphins from 'Sound Bombs':  http://www.thepetitionsite.com/takeaction/237/078/136/

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#Whales win one: Will #Japan abide by ban? ~ @carlsafina < thxu*

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Previously posted on CNN.com. On March 31 the World Court in the Hague ruled that Japan's “scientific” whale-hunting was baloney. It ordered Japan to revoke its “scientific research” permits to all its ships, effectively tying ...
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Japan says it will abide. I wish it would take this opportunity to bow gracefully out of something so dishonest and unfit for modernity. But I expect a fragile truce, and only a partial one.

 

That’s because Japan has a history of creatively bending the rules beyond the breaking point of international intent. Authorities and whalers seem committed to killing whales first and finding a rationale second, and it would be no surprise if the program were tweaked in some meaningless way so they could excuse continued hunting. Or they might say the court’s ruling applies only in Antarctic waters and not the Pacific, where they also hunt. Or they might simply ignore the ban like their suppliers Norway and Iceland.

 

Come with me to three faraway places and you might see why I feel deeply and strongly about whales.

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#UNESCO to place #GreatBarrier in #highRisk list unless #Australia steps up #protection efforts?

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The UN body is especially worried about Australia's decision to allow dredging and dumping of 3 million tonnes of dredge spoil in reef waters, as part of a coal port expansion.

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Protéger la Grande Barrière de corail

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partagé dans la Revue de blogs : Corail et code A113 = http://oxymoron-fractal.blogspot.fr/2014/05/corail-et-code-a113.html
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#SeaShepherdUK – Scottish #SealDefence Campaign

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Sea Shepherd UK introduces ‘SPITFIRE’ - Our new weapon in the fight to defend Scotland’s iconic seals (RT @SeaShepherdJAX: SSCS new "weapon".
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4 More #SeaShepherd #Wildlife-Sniffing #CanineOfficers Set To #Retire #Looking4Homes

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These four canine officers will soon retire from service and arrive in Seattle for placement in foster and permanent homes.
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Sea Shepherd sees the Galapagos Islands as our line in the sand. If we are unable to protect this diverse ecosystem and UNESCO World Heritage Site, what will be able to protect? As part of our wide-ranging work to defend the Galapagos, Sea Shepherd has worked with canine officers who have been able to sniff out wildlife being illegally trafficked, as well as smuggled shark fins and sea cucumbers. These four canine officers will soon retire from service and arrive in Seattle for placement in foster and permanent homes.

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#Drumline removal should mark ‘permanent end’ to #Sharkcull Could return in Nov!

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MARINE groups monitoring the removal of WA’s shark drum lines say the controversial policy should never be used again. (VOTE NOW - DO YOU SUPPORT DRUM LINES THAT KILL SHARKS?
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Sixty six sharks — mostly tiger sharks — were caught on the baited drum lines and killed in the first three weeks of operation!

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How to conquer a fear of the ocean? #Dive in the most beautiful place you can find, #MantaRays #PygmySeahorses

How to conquer a fear of the ocean?  #Dive in the most beautiful place you can find, #MantaRays #PygmySeahorses | Rescue our Ocean's & it's species from Man's Pollution! | Scoop.it
The Indonesian archipelago is home to supersized manta rays and pygmy sea horses, and is considered one of the best scuba spots on Earth.

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#NewEvidence That Urban #WaterPollution Is #Harming #Birds #Cardiff Uni. #WalesUK

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The Atlantic Cities New Evidence That Urban Water Pollution Is Harming Birds The Atlantic Cities In fact, cities might be having the opposite effect on one critter – the European dipper, a bird that's struggling with development problems linked to...
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That's the theory of scientists at Cardiff University and elsewhere who've been poking around in the rivers of South Wales, which bear a rich history of industrial pollution. Compared to dippers that hail from rural environments, they say, the birds living downstream from cities are not doing so well. Specifically, they're having hormone issues: They hatch underweight and then grow up with chemical imbalances that cause them to produce fewer female chicks, a fact that casts a pall over the population's long-term survival.

The researchers believe the abnormalities stem from the fish and insects the dippers are eating. These waterborne creatures can act like sponges for polychlorinated biphenyls (PCBs) and flame-retardant chemicals (PBDEs) and, when consumed, pass the contaminants up the food chain. The Cardiff-led team has discovered what it deems a "strong correlation" between these chemicals and depressed thyroid levels in young dippers. As evidence, they note that one specific thyroid hormone was 43 percent lower in urban-river chicks compared to rural ones.

 

7.5.14 ~ 

Call to use raptors to monitor European pollution5 hours ago by Alex Peel http://phys.org/news/2014-05-raptors-european-pollution.html

 

More:  http://phys.org/news/2014-04-polluted-rivers-threat-city-wildlife.html

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Proposed #FishFarm Part 2 ~ impact on #Reef Video 6.32mins

For millennia, we have harvested copious fish catches from our seas but due to overfishing and exploitation, our natural fish stocks are rapidly disappearing. With an ever growing population...
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Part 1 :  http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_O3SBjbfuyw

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If the #damage being done to #DeepSeas happened on #land, there would be uproar! #Scotlands #endangered gulper #shark

If the #damage being done to #DeepSeas happened on #land, there would be uproar! #Scotlands #endangered  gulper #shark | Rescue our Ocean's & it's species from Man's Pollution! | Scoop.it
Some years ago New Yorker magazine printed a cartoon showing a group of high society ladies enjoying an afternoon cup of tea.
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An eclectic group of scientists, fishing representatives and government policy makers is meeting today in Edinburgh to discuss the future of Scotland’s deep seas. Here in the UK the vast majority of deep-sea territory is to the west of Scotland beneath the Atlantic waters that stretch out to Rockall.

 

The deep seas west of Scotland have been fished for more than 30 years. Populations of deep-water fish have declined. Some deep-sea sharks are now on the International Union for Conservation of Nature’s Red List as “endangered” (Portuguese dogfish and leafscale gulper shark) and “critically endangered” (gulper shark).

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