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What are the DEEPEST known #echinoderms??

What are the DEEPEST known #echinoderms?? | Rescue our Ocean's & it's species from Man's Pollution! | Scoop.it
                     The depth of the ocean has been in the news a lot lately.

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Debunking #Captivity: 3 Reasons Not to Keep #Dolphins in a Tank - National Geographic

Debunking #Captivity: 3 Reasons Not to Keep #Dolphins in a Tank - National Geographic | Rescue our Ocean's & it's species from Man's Pollution! | Scoop.it
National Geographic Debunking Captivity: 3 Reasons Not to Keep Dolphins in a Tank National Geographic A second claim is that by keeping them in a tank we are saving them from pollution and overfishing, even extinction, and that captive breeding...
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Highly complex and intelligent species deserve their 'Freedom' not in a swimming pool !

 

Those that require nurturing , then 'yes' but adequate sized areas for them to recover*

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A Big Step Forward in the Global Fight Against #Illegal #Fishing ~ #WWF

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The United States government took a major step forward on Thursday in the global fight against illegal, unregulated, and unreported fishing.
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The United States government took a major step forward on Thursday in the global fight against illegal, unregulated, and unreported fishing.

The US signed an agreement to a set of minimum standards for what every port state must do to prevent illegally caught fish from being offloaded and reaching global markets.

The Port State Measures Agreement was brokered between 92 nations by the United Nations Food and Agriculture Organization and was opened for signature on Nov. 23, 2009. The United States is the 11th party to sign the agreement, along with the European Union, Chile, Indonesia, and Norway.

The agreement will take effect once 25 parties have signed on. Once enforced this agreement will help close ports to vessels suspected of illegal fishing and block illegally caught fish from entering the global marketplace.

 

9.4.14 ~ Europe needs maritime spatial planning to avoid over-exploitation of our seas   http://bulletin.sciencebusiness.net/news/76516/Europe-needs-maritime-spatial-planning-to-avoid-over-exploitation-of-our-seas

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2014 Has Been a Brutal Year So Far for Urban #Wildlife Rescuers #FrozeninIce !

2014 Has Been a Brutal Year So Far for Urban #Wildlife Rescuers #FrozeninIce ! | Rescue our Ocean's & it's species from Man's Pollution! | Scoop.it
The Atlantic Cities 2014 Has Been a Brutal Year So Far for Urban Wildlife Rescuers The Atlantic Cities It's finally spring here in North America, but across the continent urban wildlife rehabilitators—the people who rescue and nurse back to health...
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A merganser rescued after being frozen into the ice in Toronto. Despite emergency care, the bird died later that day. Photo via Nathalie Karvonen.
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Puget Sound #Jellyfish show up in areas of #poorWaterQuality ~

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Puget Sound Jellyfish show up in areas of poor water quality
The Oregonian
In some cases, overfishing has reduced forage fish, which leaves the food supply wide open for jellies.
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Questions remain about how humans might be encouraging jellyfish and whether short- and long-term climate variations may shift things in favor or against jellyfish versus forage fish.

 

"The important thing," said Rice, "is that people are trying to understand this stuff. It is exciting to compare notes and talk about how things are being pushed around at the bottom of the food chain. Our observations so far are consistent with going down the jelly road."

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Hundreds show support for @SeaShepherd - Echonetdaily ~ who #ProtectOurMarineLife #Biodiversity

Hundreds show support for @SeaShepherd - Echonetdaily ~ who #ProtectOurMarineLife  #Biodiversity | Rescue our Ocean's & it's species from Man's Pollution! | Scoop.it
Hundreds show support for Sea Shepherd Echonetdaily Several hundred people turned out on Saturday to support Sea Shepherd's anti-whaling campaign at a benefit at the Brunswick Heads Hotel, which also doubled up as a celebration for last week's...
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#Seals face #cull in bid to #save #Swedish #fishStocks ~ #WarAgainstNature

#Seals face #cull in bid to #save #Swedish #fishStocks ~ #WarAgainstNature | Rescue our Ocean's & it's species from Man's Pollution! | Scoop.it
The Swedish Environmental Protection Agency (Naturvårdsverket) has ruled that up to 400 seals can be culled along the country's coast in a bid to protect deple (#Seals face cull in bid to save #Sweden fish stocks http://t.co/Ao3wWAKrPf...
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Björn Bork • a day ago

Fact :
Dioxins found in many of Sweden's baltic caught fish pose such a health danger that the EU have specific bans in place regarding export through its member states.

So who is really consuming so much of this potentially dangerous fish?

"The European Food Safety Authority says that, on average, Baltic herring and wild Baltic salmon are respectively 3.5 and five times more contaminated with dioxins than non-Baltic herring and farmed salmon."

"Domestic sales of the salmon in Sweden, Finland and Latvia were exempt from the EU ban, but even in those countries,sales must adhere to guidelines regarding safe limits of consumption.

Dioxins are generally 

released as industrial byproducts. They can cause cancer, developmental and reproductive problems, among other issues, according to the World Health Organization.

The Swedish National Food Agency recommends consumption of Baltic Sea salmon and herring no more than once a week. Children and babies are most vulnerable to dioxins, so for those under 18 and women of childbearing age, the limit is much lower, about two to three times a year."

  

The harbour seals can only be culled off the west coast.

The cull is permitted from land, ice and boats and will run from April 16th to December 31st. The only requirement for prospective hunters is that they have completed the required training.

 

                                               War against Nature!

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#AirplaneSearch Sheds Light On Massive #MarinePollution ~ links below... @SylviaEarle

#AirplaneSearch Sheds Light On Massive #MarinePollution ~ links below... @SylviaEarle | Rescue our Ocean's & it's species from Man's Pollution! | Scoop.it

arleAirplane Search Sheds Light On Massive Marine Pollution
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Airplane Search Sheds Light On Massive Marine Pollution. Captain Charles Moore retrieves plastic debris from the ocean in September 2007. (Algalita Marine Research Institute).

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Dr. Sylvia Earle :  On CNN, addressing the Malaysian airliner search and hoping to bring attention to the importance of deep ocean exploration!  BlueFin:  http://mediaoneservices.com/sylvia-earle-41614/

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The Power of #Poop: A #Whale Story ~ #Iron is the key to a healthy #Ecosystem #Environment

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Whales are famous for spouts and blowholes. Turns out there's another whale opening that's just as important, but I'm too polite to mention it.

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                                            SAVE   OUR   WHALES

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Elizabeth Sky-McIlvain's curator insight, April 5, 2014 8:58 AM

More of a report on science than a scientific report.  What attracted me was the use of simple, hand-drawn illustrations. A natural system is made quite clear by the use of straightforward language and simple, engaging images.  Students can do this!  

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Hot mantle drives elevation, #volcanism along mid-ocean ridges

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Hot mantle drives elevation, volcanism along mid-ocean ridges
Phys.Org
Scientists have found that temperature deep in Earth's mantle controls the expression of mid-ocean ridges, mountain ranges that line the ocean floor.

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Queens of the Stone Age visit Sea Shepherd - YouTube 0.55secs #SaveWhales

Queens of the Stone Age lead singer Josh Homme visted the Sea Shepherd ship, the Sam Simon in Melbourne while on tour. Josh spoke with crew and heard first h... (Queens of the Stone Age @qotsa visit Sea Shepherd!
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#GrindStop 2014 Update ~ @SeaShepherd Conservation Society ~ Join the campaign today!

#GrindStop 2014 Update ~ @SeaShepherd Conservation Society ~ Join the campaign today! | Rescue our Ocean's & it's species from Man's Pollution! | Scoop.it
The whales and dolphins need you. Join the campaign today. (This summer, #SeaShepherd returns to the #FaroeIslands to defend dolphins & whales.
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New name, new game? - World Fishing ~ #Depleted

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New name, new game?
World Fishing
And rightly so – 'overfishing' is a misnomer that has, for years, distracted American fisheries management from all natural and man-caused factors affecting populations of commercial fish other than fishing.
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Seems that the ‘tanker' has started turning. One of the amendments to the Magnuson Act proposed by the U.S. Congress' Natural Resources Committee Chairman, Doc Hastings, would replace the term ‘overfished’ wherever it appears throughout the Magnuson Act, with ‘depleted'. And rightly so – ‘overfishing’ is a misnomer that has, for years, distracted American fisheries management from all natural and man-caused factors affecting populations of commercial fish other than fishing. Thus, as long as it's only ‘overfishing’, it is only fishermen who are to blame and management by simply restricting fishing is the best way to rebuild stocks - See more at: http://www.worldfishing.net/news101/Comment/ben-yami/new-name,-new-game#sthash.WxGcojM0.dpuf

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#Wildlife still suffers four years after #BPoilspill - Phys.Org ~ Impacts are far from over!

#Wildlife still suffers four years after #BPoilspill - Phys.Org ~ Impacts are far from over! | Rescue our Ocean's & it's species from Man's Pollution! | Scoop.it
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Wildlife still suffers four years after BP oil spill
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"The science is telling us that the impacts of this are far from over," said Doug Inkley, senior scientist at the National Wildlife Federation.
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Sea Shepherd Founder > @CaptPaulWatson to Bill Maher: Covering the ills against our #Oceans ~ true 'heroes' with dignity*

Sea Shepherd Founder > @CaptPaulWatson  to Bill Maher: Covering the ills against our #Oceans ~ true 'heroes' with dignity* | Rescue our Ocean's & it's species from Man's Pollution! | Scoop.it
Captain Paul Watson talked about Japanese whalers and who the real "eco-terrorists" are (.@SeaShepherd Founder to @BillMaher: ‘If #Oceans Die, We Die’ http://t.co/FzMDLm2Pl7 @Beee_Baker...
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When you talk too much for Twitter ~ @OmarSeaShepherd

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TwitLonger is the easy way to post more than 140 characters to Twitter (@seashepherd @CaptPaulWatson thank you for this.
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#Greenpeace Our #Oceans are in #crisis ~ #ecosystems #depleted !

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Greenpeace: Our oceans are in crisis News24 In Senegal specifically, Greenpeace is campaigning for an end to overfishing in the West African waters and encouraging sustainable policies that will help expand a fishing industry that respects and...
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#Fish affected by a legacy of #pollution - Kitsap Sun

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Fish affected by a legacy of pollution Kitsap Sun In the sixth in a series of stories on indicators of a healthy Puget Sound, reporter Christopher Dunagan looks at the state of marine water quality and what effects sediment pollution is having on...
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Andrea Carey dribbles herring eggs onto a piece of plastic mesh held by Jim West to launch an experiment in Port Gamble Bay. The two biologists placed the fertilized eggs into the bay, where growth abnormalities could signal the presence of toxic chemicals. (MEEGAN M. REID / KITSAP SUN)

 

Herring populations in the bay have declined dramatically!

Read more: http://www.kitsapsun.com/news/2014/apr/05/puget-sound-fish-affected-by-a-legacy-of/#ixzz2yBiJ6FaK 
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T&T a major player in #sharkfin trade ~ #SharksWorthMoreAliveThanDead ! #Biodiversity #Ecosystems

T&T a major player in #sharkfin trade ~ #SharksWorthMoreAliveThanDead ! #Biodiversity #Ecosystems | Rescue our Ocean's & it's species from Man's Pollution! | Scoop.it
T&T can be the tipping point to deliver a crippling blow to the global shark fin industry. This view was expressed by marine ecologist Rick MacPherson during an interview at the Sunday Guardi (Trinidad & Tobago a major player in shark-fin...
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De Verteuil: Shark sanctuary campaign continues in schools
PBC director Marc de Verteuil said the next phase of the shark sanctuary campaign was the educational outreach to schools where children will be taught about shark conservation.

 

They also intend to conduct a citizens science survey which will help the Fisheries Division in establishing a baseline for sharks. On March 21 MacPherson and De Verteuil met with Environment Minister Ganga Singh, who said he was sympathetic and supportive of the cause.

 

Sharks, Whales, Ivory...    http://www.theepochtimes.com/n3/blog/sharks-whales-ivory-and-drugs/

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#ClimateImpacts in #Alaska ~ #Ecosystems #AlaskaNatives #Permafrost #Coasts #Ocean #Forests

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#ClimateFact: Ponds are shrinking in Alaska's Yukon Flats National Wildlife Refuge http://t.co/rVq3B3uRa8 @EPA http://t.co/okxgyDhWVv
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Nearly half of all #fish eaten in the #EU originates from #externalWaters ~ #depletedOceans !

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EU demand for fish exceeds sustainable supply
Deutsche Welle
"Indeed, much of European fish stock is in a bad state due to decades of overfishing, and it can't ensure optimal productivity," said Wolff.
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A New Chapter in #Whale Conservation? - Sea Shepherd Conservation Society < thxu*x

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Established in 1977, Sea Shepherd Conservation Society (SSCS) is an international non-profit, marine wildlife conservation organization. (A New Chapter in Whale Conservation?
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"When Captain Paul Watson went down to the Southern Ocean on the Farley Mowat more than 10 years ago, no one in the world cared about the illegal whaling operations of the Japanese Whaling Fleet. It must be remembered that in those 10 years, had it not been for the interventions of Sea Shepherd Conservation Society, more than 10,000 whales would have been killed. Instead, thanks to the direct action taken by Sea Shepherd, the whalers have taken a fraction of that number — about 3,500. However, this is not the end. This is the start of a new era in marine conservation where the imagination of one man and one organization can inspire the highest court in the land to stand up and deliver a judgment that will have far reaching implications for the poaching fleets across the world." - Captain Siddharth Chakravarty.

“When Sea Shepherd began our Antarctic campaigns ten years ago, it was to stand between the whales and the harpoons of what we knew to be Japan’s commercial whaling fleet. Sea Shepherd Australia took up the fight for the last two years, never failing to keep the promise to the whales made by Captain Watson a decade ago. Now, the International Court of Justice has lifted the veil of 'research' and ordered Japan to end its illegal whaling operation in Antarctica. We hope that Japan will abide by the ruling and leave the whales to migrate through their icy sanctuary in peace. While this is a victory for the whales, Sea Shepherd’s global movement has many clients and we know our work is not done. We will continue to stand between the animals of the ocean and extinction." – Sea Shepherd USA Administrative Director, Susan Hartland.

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Dr Reese Halter reporting: #Whale of a Win for Sea Shepherd ~ #WarAgainstNature !

Dr Reese Halter reporting: #Whale of a Win for Sea Shepherd ~ #WarAgainstNature ! | Rescue our Ocean's & it's species from Man's Pollution! | Scoop.it
The Guardian Whale of a Win for Sea Shepherd Huffington Post For 10 consecutive years, Sea Shepherd has mounted direct-action campaigns to protect the remaining threatened and endangered great whales within an Antarctica's International Whale...
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DELINQUENTS OF MARE - YouTube 9.18mins ~ Pls watch full vid. #SaveSharks #SaveBiodiversity & #Life

Filmed by: Madison Stewart, Ernst Stewart, charlie jo films Edited by: Madison Stewart HELP FUND CURRENT SHARK FILMING EFFORTS IN WESTERN AUSTRALIA http://ww... (And one more time with feeling. Madison.
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                                               SAVE a Future !

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#Fisherman must pay £50,000 after being caught fishing #illegally off #Wales #Habitats #Environment

#Fisherman must pay £50,000 after being caught fishing #illegally off #Wales #Habitats #Environment | Rescue our Ocean's & it's species from Man's Pollution! | Scoop.it
Mark Powell was spotted by Royal Navy patrol dredging for scallops in a special area of conservation in Cardigan Bay (Fisherman must pay £50,000 after being caught fishing illegally off #Wales http://t.co/iTB87trsB7...
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Mark Powell, the skipper of The Golden Fleece II, was spotted by a Royal Navy patrol dredging for scallops in a special area of conservation off the coast of Wales.

The value of the illegal catch was put at more than £400,000 making the prosecution one of the largest illegal fishing cases in terms of value in the UK. As silent part-owners of the scallop dredger, Powell's father, Clinton, his mother, Andrea, and wife Lisa, were fined £1,000 each.

 

Dredging for scallops is banned because of the destruction it can cause to the habitats of dolphins, grey seals and lampreys. 

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