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#Seals face #cull in bid to #save #Swedish #fishStocks ~ #WarAgainstNature

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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

The Power of #Poop: A #Whale Story ~ #Iron is the key to a healthy #Ecosystem #Environment | Rescue our Ocean's & it's species from Man's Pollution! | Scoop.it
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.

Via Elizabeth Sky-McIlvain
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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

Hot mantle drives elevation, #volcanism along mid-ocean ridges | Rescue our Ocean's & it's species from Man's Pollution! | Scoop.it
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Hot mantle drives elevation, volcanism along mid-ocean ridges
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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

New name, new game? - World Fishing ~ #Depleted | Rescue our Ocean's & it's species from Man's Pollution! | Scoop.it
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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Sea Shepherd's Captain Paul Watson saying: "I don't trust Japan's word."

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Sea Shepherd plans more whaling confrontations
The Age
Sea Shepherd plans more whaling confrontations (01:17).
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3.4.14  ~  

Japan confirms cancellation of whale hunt in response to court ruling:  http://www.theguardian.com/environment/2014/apr/03/japan-confirms-cancellation-annual-whale-hunt

 

 

via @SandyMcElhaney ~ thxu:::  1.4.14  ~  

For Sea Shepherd - A Vindication ~  http://www.huffingtonpost.co.uk/paul-watson/japanese-whaling-sea-shepherd_b_5069842.html?utm_hp_ref=tw

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#War #refugees #risingSeaLevels #Hunger #drought #poverty ... planet earth in ...

#War #refugees #risingSeaLevels #Hunger #drought #poverty ... planet earth in ... | Rescue our Ocean's & it's species from Man's Pollution! | Scoop.it
War, refugees, rising sea levels, hunger, drought, poverty ... planet earth in ...
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"The world has to give up fossil fuels as quickly as possible. Business as usual means a very grim future, especially if you live in a poor country!

 

IPCC Working Group  ~  

Climate Change 2014: Impacts, Adaptation, and Vulnerability:  http://ipcc-wg2.gov/AR5/report/
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"The more we understand,the easier it will be for us to live in harmony with #Sharks "

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Fear of sharks is worse than their bite - so why are we scared to get back in ...
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How Brian Skerry tells epic ocean stories, one #photo at a time ~ One of my fav's thxu Brian *

How Brian Skerry tells epic ocean stories, one #photo at a time ~ One of my fav's thxu Brian * | Rescue our Ocean's & it's species from Man's Pollution! | Scoop.it
Mother Nature Network How Brian Skerry tells epic ocean stories, one photo at a time Mother Nature Network The grace and delicate curiosity of whales that have never seen humans before, the overfishing of the sea's precious life, the demise of...
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#IPCC's global warning means it's time to get serious about #protecting our #Oceans ~ #GreenpeaceUK

#IPCC's global warning means it's time to get serious about #protecting our #Oceans ~ #GreenpeaceUK | Rescue our Ocean's & it's species from Man's Pollution! | Scoop.it
Vancouver Sun IPCC's global warning means it's time to get serious about protecting our oceans Greenpeace UK (blog) They compound issues like overfishing, habitat destruction and pollution, and they make the ocean less resilient to the effects of...
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In #Indonesia, Big Moves to #Protect #BigFish ~ WSJ

In #Indonesia, Big Moves to #Protect #BigFish ~ WSJ | Rescue our Ocean's & it's species from Man's Pollution! | Scoop.it
Conservationists and environmentally-minded dive resorts have long been leading initiatives to protect the giant winged fish in Indonesia.
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Mr. Brumby says he’s already seen the benefits from increased tourism related to manta protection. Papua Diving employs about 85 local Papuans, while Misool provides jobs for more than 115 community residents.

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

#ClimateImpacts in #Alaska ~ #Ecosystems #AlaskaNatives #Permafrost #Coasts #Ocean #Forests | Rescue our Ocean's & it's species from Man's Pollution! | Scoop.it
#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 !

Nearly half of all #fish eaten in the #EU originates from #externalWaters ~ #depletedOceans ! | Rescue our Ocean's & it's species from Man's Pollution! | Scoop.it
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

A New Chapter in #Whale Conservation? - Sea Shepherd Conservation Society < thxu*x | 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. (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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#Activists #revive #hooked #Shark off #Perth, US ‘shark whisperer’ #OceanRamsey slams #WA’s kill policy!

#Activists #revive #hooked #Shark off #Perth, US ‘shark whisperer’ #OceanRamsey slams #WA’s kill policy! | Rescue our Ocean's & it's species from Man's Pollution! | Scoop.it
AMAZING pictures and video have been captured by conservationists who swam with an 2.4m tiger shark off Perth to bring it back from near death.
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The shark advocate, who spoke at an Alternatives to Shark Culling Forum in Perth on Sunday, said far more Australians died each year from drownings than shark attacks.

“To come here and see in our current day and age, with the scientific knowledge we have, a first-world country killing something so vitally important to our ecosystem is shocking and disturbing on so many levels. It’s very hard to stomach,” she said.

 

Video from Omar Todd Sea Shepherd Global:  http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4TdYH0mUeCc&feature=youtu.be

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Brian Rudman: #Whales may be safe but let's not forget all the #fish ~ New Zealand Herald

Brian Rudman: #Whales may be safe but let's not forget all the #fish ~ New Zealand Herald | Rescue our Ocean's & it's species from Man's Pollution! | Scoop.it
Brian Rudman: Whales may be safe but let's not forget all the fish New Zealand Herald And I, for one, delighted in the piratical tactics of Pete Bethune and Paul Watson, the Sea Shepherd protesters who put their lives on the line in the freezing...
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And I, for one, delighted in the piratical tactics of Pete Bethune and Paul Watson, the Sea Shepherd protesters who put their lives on the line in the freezing waters of the Antarctic to obstruct the "scientific" slaughterers.


The Japanese are apparently very big on "saving face". But with warehouses full of unsold whale meat unable to be disposed of, you'd like to think this judgment is just the excuse needed, face or no face, for them to call an end to this long farce, and leave the whales in peace.

 

But at the rate we humans are "harvesting" other fish species, the whale population, as it slowly rebuilds its numbers, could find the seas an increasingly lonely place.

 

               SAVE   THE   SHRIMP

      

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US star fights against WA's #sharkcull ~ Shannen Doherty thxu

US star fights against WA's #sharkcull ~ Shannen Doherty thxu | Rescue our Ocean's & it's species from Man's Pollution! | Scoop.it
ACTRESS Shannen Doherty has thrown her support behind Sea Shepherd Australia and its fight against Western Australia's controversial shark cull policy.
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#Peru's #fishmeal sector at risk of strong #El_Nino effect in 2014 ~ more below...

#Peru's #fishmeal sector at risk of strong #El_Nino effect in 2014 ~  more below... | Rescue our Ocean's & it's species from Man's Pollution! | Scoop.it
Peru's fishmeal sector at risk of strong El Nino effect in 2014 Undercurrent News “Oceanic and equatorial waters would concentrate anchovy juveniles near the coast so it can be caught easily in high volumes, which can lead to overfishing,” Icochea...
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El Nino >>>   http://meteora.ucsd.edu/~pierce/elnino/whatis.html

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#Japan considers smaller #Whale catch after international court ruling ~ shakes my head!

#Japan considers smaller #Whale catch after international court ruling ~ shakes my head! | Rescue our Ocean's & it's species from Man's Pollution! | Scoop.it
The Guardian
Japan considers smaller whale catch after international court ruling
The Guardian
The research whaling is needed to assess whether whale stocks are recovering from overfishing, Japan has said.
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The judgment by the International Court of Justice (ICJ) was a blow to Japan's decades-old "scientific whaling" programme, although Tokyo, which said it would abide by the ruling, might be able to resume Antarctic whaling if it devises a new, more persuasive programme that requires killing whales. <<< lets hope NOT ! Risking Biodiversity within our Oceans!

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#Ikarama #OilPollution: Community's Habitat #RavagedBySpills !

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