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Thxu> Trey Pitsenberger ~ What's solid, waxy, flammable, turned into #perfume & made… #Ambergris

Thxu> Trey Pitsenberger ~ What's solid, waxy, flammable, turned into #perfume & made… #Ambergris | Rescue our Ocean's & it's species from Man's Pollution! | Scoop.it
What's solid, waxy, flammable, turned into perfume and made in the digestive system of sperm whales?
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Musing on #maritime #Malta ~ times of #SpringHunt is #bad4migratingBirds

Musing on #maritime #Malta ~ times of #SpringHunt is #bad4migratingBirds | Rescue our Ocean's & it's species from Man's Pollution! | Scoop.it
Musing on maritime Malta
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Since Joe Borg's term as EU Commissioner for Maritime Affairs and Fisheries, the European Commission has sought a more comprehensive and sustainable exploitation of European seas, and with sound reason too.
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Could this be the most #exciting new role in #conservation? #Go4it go on... @theblackfishorg

Could this be the most #exciting new role in #conservation? #Go4it go on... @theblackfishorg | Rescue our Ocean's & it's species from Man's Pollution! | Scoop.it
The Black Fish is set to embark on an amazing new international conservation programme this summer. And they are looking for an extraordinary Project Coordinator.
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Deadline: The application deadline is 23 May 2014. Successful applicants are asked to be available for online interviews in week 22 and 23 (26 May - 6 June). Applicants may be required to join The Black Fish during some of its port investigations in the Mediterranean during June or July, as part of the selection process.

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In pictures: Time to Stop Eating #Tuna ~ #GreenpeaceUK ~ #MakeAdifference & change pls!

In pictures: Time to Stop Eating #Tuna ~ #GreenpeaceUK ~ #MakeAdifference & change pls! | Rescue our Ocean's & it's species from Man's Pollution! | Scoop.it
When I look at our collection of images, it becomes obvious that it's not only the tuna that are in trouble. Over-exploitation by large ships - some taking as much tuna in two days as whole countries can take in year - hurts other marine species too.
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Young #Seals, sea lions #starving in record numbers!!!

Young #Seals, sea lions #starving in record numbers!!! | Rescue our Ocean's & it's species from Man's Pollution! | Scoop.it
Rescuers are scrambling to save a record number of young sea lions and seals along California's northern and central coast while scientists work to understand why the animals are beaching themselves - and in one case swimming and waddling all the...
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A Side of #Bycatch with Your #Seafood ?

A Side of #Bycatch with Your #Seafood ? | Rescue our Ocean's & it's species from Man's Pollution! | Scoop.it
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

More #protection may be on way for #Sharks off #Marin's coast * #GtWhites | Rescue our Ocean's & it's species from Man's Pollution! | Scoop.it
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

#MarineLife to Look Out for in #May | Rescue our Ocean's & it's species from Man's Pollution! | Scoop.it
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

A Brief #History of #Exploding #Whales | Rescue our Ocean's & it's species from Man's Pollution! | Scoop.it
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
Greenpeace activists attempt to block Gazprom oil tanker from docking at ...
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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!

#Overfishing, rampant demand driving fish prices, say #environmentalists  Emptying #Malaysia’s SEAs! | Rescue our Ocean's & it's species from Man's Pollution! | Scoop.it
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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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#Narwhal has the strangest #tooth in the #sea ~ Science News explains...

#Narwhal has the strangest #tooth in the #sea ~ Science News explains... | Rescue our Ocean's & it's species from Man's Pollution! | Scoop.it
Sometimes called the unicorn of the sea, the male narwhal’s tusk is actually a tooth. Narwhals detect changes in water salinity using only these tusks, a new study finds.

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The deep, beautiful, tragic shared #history of #Whales & #humans #Risso’s ...

The deep, beautiful, tragic shared #history of #Whales & #humans #Risso’s ... | Rescue our Ocean's & it's species from Man's Pollution! | Scoop.it
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The deep, beautiful, tragic shared history of whales and humans
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I watch as the whale slips into the distance and, with a final flourish of its flukes, dives. Such a sight is rare in these waters nowadays.
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#Vancouver refuses non-binding referendum on #Whales in #captivity which is never #naturally big enough!

#Vancouver refuses non-binding referendum on #Whales in #captivity which is never #naturally big enough! | Rescue our Ocean's & it's species from Man's Pollution! | Scoop.it
Vancouver city council has refused to hold a non-binding referendum on banning whales and dolphins in captivity at Vancouver Aquarium.
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City councillors also severely castigated Green party Coun. Adriane Carr for trying to get the plebiscite motion on to the Nov. 15 civic election ballot, saying she was effectively usurping the authority of her elected park board colleagues.

 

The decision came at the end of a long meeting Wednesday in which a handful of activists opposed to the aquarium’s captive cetacean program told city councillors that residents deserve the right to vote.

 

It follows the recent call from two park board commissioners, Sarah Blyth and Constance Barnes, for the aquarium to phase out its beluga whale program and to stop captive breeding. Mayor Gregor Robertson also stated publicly that he believes whales and dolphins shouldn’t be kept captive.


But in this case, city council was strongly reluctant to tread into the park board’s jurisdiction, especially after the board on Monday instructed its staff to prepare a report by July on the aquarium’s operations and how other aquariums operate their captive cetacean programs.

Robertson was not in council for the debate.

 

 


Keeping beluga whales in captivity at the aquarium serves a higher purpose, especially with the rapidly-changing climactic conditions in the Arctic, he said. The aquarium is in the middle of a $100-million upgrade that has already been approved by council.


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This Drone Video Of #Whales Swimming Is Mesmerizing *

This Drone Video Of #Whales Swimming Is Mesmerizing * | Rescue our Ocean's & it's species from Man's Pollution! | Scoop.it
The whales do whaley things, like jump out of the water. (This drone video of whales swimming is mesmerizing http://t.co/86jkPhFak6)
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What a Sight! #Close #Encounters with #GrayWhales - NBCNews.com Vid.1.57m

What a Sight! #Close #Encounters with #GrayWhales - NBCNews.com Vid.1.57m | Rescue our Ocean's & it's species from Man's Pollution! | Scoop.it
What a Sight! Close Encounters with Gray Whales
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Close Encounters with Gray Whales. During the annual migration from Mexico to Alaska, our cameras got a close-up view of thousands of gray whales and their calves on their long journey.
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More:  http://www.ocregister.com/articles/whales-612461-whale-blue.html

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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

#Alaska's #iceQuake record could #ShakeUp #climate #science ~ The Daily Climate | Rescue our Ocean's & it's species from Man's Pollution! | Scoop.it

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

#SeaShepherdUK – Scottish #SealDefence Campaign | Rescue our Ocean's & it's species from Man's Pollution! | Scoop.it
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

4 More #SeaShepherd #Wildlife-Sniffing #CanineOfficers Set To #Retire #Looking4Homes | Rescue our Ocean's & it's species from Man's Pollution! | Scoop.it
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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