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Turbulent waters ahead for #Vancouver’s #captive #Whales

Turbulent waters ahead for #Vancouver’s #captive #Whales | Rescue our Ocean's & it's species from Man's Pollution! | Scoop.it
When Paul Spong first met Skana, a 1,300-kilogram, 4½-metre-long killer whale, he viewed her as he would any other test animal.
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He came to the conclusion he was dealing with the type of animal that simply cannot live an acceptable life outside of its natural environment


Spong is among a rising tide of animal experts and ethicists who argue keeping cetaceans in captivity is akin to torturing them.

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Illegal fishing: 21st-century pirates plunder treasures of Costa Rica's seas

Illegal fishing: 21st-century pirates plunder treasures of Costa Rica's seas | Rescue our Ocean's & it's species from Man's Pollution! | Scoop.it
Damian Carrington joins a patrol boat on a hunt for pirate vessels looting the Cocos Island's rich and protected marine ecosystem (Illegal fishing: pirates plunder treasures of #CostaRica's seas http://t.co/qviXJrq4K1...
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Oceanographer Jacques Cousteau called Cocos Island the 'most beautiful in the world'. Photograph: Under Sea Hunter/AFP/Getty Images

 

8.5.14 ~  BBC news:  Radars of the lost Shark>>  http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-latin-america-27312702

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#Entangled #humpbackWhales in danger on Central Coast ~

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Entangled humpback whales in danger on Central Coast
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The Whale Entanglement Team sets off for the Channel Islands Thursday morning to rescue one of three entangled humpback whales on the Central Coast.
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Incredible Encounter: Massive #MantaRay Saved By #Divers

A stunning video shot in the Philippines shows a massive manta ray swimming among a group of divers, seeming to seek assistance with a barnacle-encrusted fishing line tangled on her wing. The divers managed to cut her free, and she reportedly swam below the group even after they’d returned up to the...

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Right #Whale Agreement Announced Today - Natural Resources Defense Council (blog)

Right #Whale Agreement Announced Today - Natural Resources Defense Council (blog) | Rescue our Ocean's & it's species from Man's Pollution! | Scoop.it
Recharge Right Whale Agreement Announced Today Natural Resources Defense Council (blog) This morning, together with our colleagues at National Wildlife Federation and Conservation Law Foundation, we announced an agreement with Deepwater Wind, a...
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Better surveillance to spot right whales, to reduce risk of injury and disruption of foraging from noise exposure.  These monitoring measures include requirements for expert ship-based observers; restrictions on operations at night and in low-visibility conditions; and use of aerial surveillance and/or passive listening devices to detect whales during the yellow period.  The government requires operators to temporarily halt operations when whales are discovered within a small safety radius; our agreement enlarges the size of this safety margin for some activities.  
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7 Reasons You And Everyone You Know Should #Boycott #SeaWorld <They stole baby #Penguins in #Antarctica

7 Reasons You And Everyone You Know Should #Boycott #SeaWorld <They stole baby #Penguins in #Antarctica | Rescue our Ocean's & it's species from Man's Pollution! | Scoop.it
1) SeaWorld has violated the Animal Welfare Act multiple times.[rebelmouse-image 186753 expand=1](Credit: Wikimedia Commons)In January, the USDA found SeaWorld Orlando in violation of the Animal Welfare Act after a routine inspection uncovered expired veterinary materials in the park’s surgical suit...

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              PLEASE  sign the Petition to stop the cruelty.....thxu

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Please sign the petition and share to end this cruelty.

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#Photos from PROJECT #MANTA-The manta rays... of E.Australia FB, #Shocking !

#Photos from PROJECT #MANTA-The manta rays... of E.Australia FB, #Shocking ! | Rescue our Ocean's & it's species from Man's Pollution! | Scoop.it
PROJECT MANTA-The manta rays of eastern Australia posted this photo on 2014-05-06. 0 likes. 2 comments. 0 shares.
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'It is 400000 ruphia ($40) for 1 manta, 10000000 rp for the whole boat load (with 4 juvenile tiger sharks, 2 hammerhead sharks and many more shark species)'. This was yesterday, at one of the biggest fish market in Indonesia in east Lombok, and it wasn't a lucky catch. They caught 2 reef manta rays (Manta alfredi) that day, but had 11 'mantas' (probably include mobulas) the day before, including 4 big 'mantas'.

Manta rays are meant to be protected in Indonesia since January this year but without enforcement and providing alternative income for the local community, there isn't much hope for this fishery to slow down.

We have a lot of work in front of us but with all the brains at work around the world at the moment, we can make a difference...

Lydie

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Valentina J 's curator insight, May 7, 2014 9:22 AM

Shocking.sad and heartbreaking 

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LOOKsee: Rare #MinkeWhale mother spotted with #newborn near San Juan Island ~ @Q13FOX

LOOKsee: Rare #MinkeWhale mother spotted with #newborn near San Juan Island ~ @Q13FOX | Rescue our Ocean's & it's species from Man's Pollution! | Scoop.it
LOOK: Rare minke whale mother spotted with newborn near San Juan Island
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FRIDAY HARBOR, Wash – Whale watchers near San Juan Island recently spotted something many have never seen in their lifetime, a mother minke whale and her newborn calf.
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#Swimming with #captive #Dolphins is #dangerous ~ mundoazul

#Swimming with #captive #Dolphins is #dangerous ~ mundoazul | Rescue our Ocean's & it's species from Man's Pollution! | Scoop.it
Stay in touch with Mundo Azul! Follow us on Twitter Follow us on our Facebook page Mundo Azul International Mundo Azul - Calle Francisco del (Are you aware @dublinsq102 that swimming with dolphins is dangerous?
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Fact Sheet: Swimming with dolphins: ; via @1_alleycat thxu:  http://www.thetravelfoundation.org.uk/images/media/swimming_with_dolphins_01.pdf

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Uncorking East #Antarctica yields unstoppable sea-level rise ~ e! Science News

Uncorking East #Antarctica yields unstoppable sea-level rise ~ e! Science News | Rescue our Ocean's & it's species from Man's Pollution! | Scoop.it
The melting of a rather small ice volume on East Antarctica's shore could trigger a persistent ice discharge into the ocean, resulting in unstoppable sea-level rise for thousands of years to come. This is shown in a study now published in Nature Climate Change by scientists from the Potsdam Institute for Climate Impact Research (PIK). The findings are based on computer simulations of the Antarctic ice flow using improved data of the ground profile underneath the ice sheet.

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Gruesome ‘Spining’ #Loophole Aids #Criminal #SharkFinning in #CostaRica !

Gruesome ‘Spining’ #Loophole Aids #Criminal #SharkFinning in #CostaRica ! | Rescue our Ocean's & it's species from Man's Pollution! | Scoop.it
Designed to free up room in a ship’s hull, shark finning involves slicing off a shark’s cartilaginous fins and throwing its body overboard.
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#GoblinShark Is Horrifying, But What About #Bycatch?

#GoblinShark Is Horrifying, But What About #Bycatch? | Rescue our Ocean's & it's species from Man's Pollution! | Scoop.it
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Goblin Shark Is Horrifying, But What About Bycatch? Conservationists Warn ...
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Shortly after capture, the shark was released


 But this nasty looking thing is not endangered and is listed in the category "least concern" by the World Conservation Union. You can find them in basically any ocean in the world if you look far enough off the coast and deep enough.


Overfishing is causing concern!

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Why #Norway Needs to Let #Whaling Die

Why #Norway Needs to Let #Whaling Die | Rescue our Ocean's & it's species from Man's Pollution! | Scoop.it
Despite best industry efforts, the whaling industry in Norway is failing. The tides are changing and Norway needs to let the industry die once and for all. (RT @OneGreenPlanet: Time for #Norway to Let Go of Past Traditions!
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               Find the sugar coated 'Soul' for our Whales please!

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20-Mile Long #Iceberg Drift Into the Southern Ocean ~ What's At Stake? below...

20-Mile Long #Iceberg Drift Into the Southern Ocean ~ What's At Stake? below... | Rescue our Ocean's & it's species from Man's Pollution! | Scoop.it
NASA spotted a massive iceberg drifting toward the Southern Ocean from Antarctica, where land-based ice is melting more rapidly.

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http://antarcticocean.org/whats-at-stake/

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#Greens senator warns 'season of #slaughter' for #Antarctic #Whales via #Japan !

#Greens senator warns 'season of #slaughter' for #Antarctic #Whales via #Japan ! | Rescue our Ocean's & it's species from Man's Pollution! | Scoop.it
Greens senator warns 'season of slaughter' for Antarctic whales ABC Local After redesigning its whaling program Japan has submitted a proposal for a cetacean sighting survey in the Antarctic which has been lodged to the International Whaling...
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Farley Mowat – The Most Significantly Awesome Man I Have Ever Known ~ by: CaptPaulWatson

Farley Mowat – The Most Significantly Awesome Man I Have Ever Known ~ by: CaptPaulWatson | 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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#Hebridean expedition to study #endangered killer #whales - BBC News

#Hebridean expedition to study #endangered killer #whales - BBC News | Rescue our Ocean's & it's species from Man's Pollution! | Scoop.it
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Hebridean expedition to study endangered killer whales
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An expedition aims to find out crucial information on Scotland's only population of killer whales.
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Over 50 dead #seals #sealions #whales #walrus recently #stranded in #Alaska Dozens of seals suffering from baldness, skin sores Experts: #MarineTransported #Fukushima #radionuclides

50+ Dead #Alaska Seals/SeaLions/#Whales/Walrus—Dozens of seals w/ sores+balding—Expert: #Fukushima harming ecosystem? http://t.co/dHTxxYvHuM
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5 Reasons Why We Absolutely Need To #Save #Florida's #Manatees

5 Reasons Why We Absolutely Need To #Save #Florida's #Manatees | Rescue our Ocean's & it's species from Man's Pollution! | Scoop.it
A libertarian organization in Florida is suing the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service to have manatees’ status on the endangered species list downgraded to “threatened,” arguing that manatee populations are doing fine in Florida. Manatee numbers have been up in recent years, but conservationists warn th...

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“V” - Sea Shepherd Conservation Society ~ #DeadZones + caused via #GlobalWarming 1.27m vid...

“V” - Sea Shepherd Conservation Society  ~  #DeadZones + caused via #GlobalWarming 1.27m vid... | 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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#ClimateChange News: Global temperatures now available on #GoogleEarth ~ What future are we facing...below

#ClimateChange News: Global temperatures now available on #GoogleEarth ~ What future are we facing...below | Rescue our Ocean's & it's species from Man's Pollution! | Scoop.it
Climate Change News
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http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0Sfee1MVCTw#t=23&nbsp; 25.32 mins

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Hold that #cod – the North Sea fish controversy isn’t over yet...

Hold that #cod – the North Sea fish controversy isn’t over yet... | Rescue our Ocean's & it's species from Man's Pollution! | Scoop.it

A fully grown 10-year-old cod - but how many reach this age? Maurice McDonald/PA

 

Pity the poor consumer who wants to make informed decisions about eating cod.

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The North East Arctic cod stock is currently booming and provides much of the cod consumed in the UK, while the North-west Atlantic cod fishery which collapsed 20 years ago has not yet recovered, and several other cod stocks remain at historically low levels. Fisheries management is complex, and reporting filled with errors and omissions only adds to consumers' confusion.

Television programme Masterchef stirred up a fuss this week after its website pointed viewers to the Marine Conservation Society’s guidelines for sustainably harvested fish. Scottish trawlermen were reported to be angered by the MCS’s classification of cod from the Irish and North Seas and from the west of Scotland as a “fish to avoid”.

While the MCS does place cod from these waters into its highest danger category, the Scottish Fishermen’s Federation chief executive, Bertie Armstrong, said:

Scottish fishing has tried extremely hard to be sustainable. Our beef about the Marine Conservation Society traffic light list of guidance is that it is superficial and illogical. If anybody buys fish in the United Kingdom then it has been fished within a quota and is entirely sustainable. That’s the measure of it.

 

In fact the SFF comments referred only to North Sea cod, and not to the Irish or west of Scotland stocks as implied in the Guardian’s reporting. So, cod or no cod? No wonder the fish-eating public is confused.

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Rescuers: Don't blame Monterey Bay #crabbers for #entangled #Whales

Rescuers: Don't blame Monterey Bay #crabbers for #entangled #Whales | Rescue our Ocean's & it's species from Man's Pollution! | Scoop.it
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Rescuers: Don't blame Monterey Bay crabbers for entangled whales
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"There's so many humpback whales, there's so many traps, do the numbers," he said.
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Part of the problem is that the commercial crabbing season is overlapping with the humpback whale migration in the bay. That means there's more food for the whales and more opportunity for crabbers, too.

 

"Guys are making money and so they're leaving their gear out," said Mills.




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#Ocean health Is #human #health ~ largest area on earth is in #trouble!

#Ocean health Is #human #health ~ largest area on earth is in #trouble! | Rescue our Ocean's & it's species from Man's Pollution! | Scoop.it
The largest place on the planet is in trouble.
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'Wall of Death' Decimates #Britain's #Sharks !!!

'Wall of Death' Decimates #Britain's #Sharks !!! | Rescue our Ocean's & it's species from Man's Pollution! | Scoop.it
Expanding far-eastern demand for shark fin soup believed to be behind recent surge in numbers killed.

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