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Sink or swim: the #fishOil guide ~ NOW Magazine #sharkLiverOil ! Use #Flaxseed others below

Sink or swim: the #fishOil guide ~ NOW Magazine #sharkLiverOil ! Use #Flaxseed others below | Rescue our Ocean's & it's species from Man's Pollution! | Scoop.it
NOW Magazine
Sink or swim: the fish oil guide
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Yes, krill is the crustacean sensation gripping the nation. This little pink shrimp-like thing is being touted as an amazing omega-rich replacement for fish oil.

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Don't deplete our Seas ~  substitute:  oils: http://www.drbriffa.com/2008/09/19/what-alternatives-to-fish-oil-are-there-for-those-who-dont-eat-fish/

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#Overfishing threatens sea #slugs: study - Ninemsn

#Overfishing threatens sea #slugs: study - Ninemsn | Rescue our Ocean's & it's species from Man's Pollution! | Scoop.it

           Many-petalled Nudibranch (Cyerce nigricans) on sea grass. Also known as Sea Slug.               

 

Overfishing threatens sea slugs: study
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6:20pm March 5, 2014. Slug-like sea cucumbers found on the Great Barrier Reef are under threat from overfishing, researchers say. Check for warnings near you.

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Due to its global position, Australia has a fantastically diverse nudibranch and sea slug fauna that ranges from the intertidal areas down to and beyond 300 metres.

 

Sea Cucumbers too popular in Asia 'they face eXtinction:  http://theconversation.com/sea-cucumbers-are-so-popular-in-asia-they-face-extinction-24011

 

Photos courtesy of Neville Coleman:  http://www.nevillecoleman.com.au/underwater-marine-life-journal/nature-in-focus/nudibranchs-sea-slugs-of-australia/

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#Tracking: Eye In the Sky ~ Texas Parks & #Wildlife (vid 8.36mins) #endangered Kemp's Ridley Sea #Turtle

Eye in the Sky Technology just keeps getting better, and as a result so does our knowledge of wildlife. With the use of satellite transmitters placed on wild...
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Technology just keeps getting better, and as a result so does our knowledge of wildlife. With the use of satellite transmitters placed on wildlife we are learning more and new things about the lives and habits of Texas' wildlife. See how biologists gather information about the lives of desert bighorn sheep as they move the through the mountains of west Texas and Mexico, and the endangered Kemp's Ridley Sea Turtle as they travel the Gulf of Mexico.

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Activist bid to overturn #shark kill laws based on legal technicality

Activist bid to overturn #shark kill laws based on legal technicality | Rescue our Ocean's & it's species from Man's Pollution! | Scoop.it
THE WA Government has tried to “carve out its own island of immunity” by exempting itself from its own laws, WA’s Supreme Court was told today.
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Shark cull in Western Australia may be halted after Sea Shepherd court ruling

Removal of baited hooks could be ordered, but state government resolves to keep ‘important public safety program’ in place  http://www.theguardian.com/environment/2014/mar/05/shark-cull-may-be-called-off-after-sea-shepherds-court-challenge-in-wa

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#MarineMining ~Underwater gold rush sparks fears of ocean ... #UK leading the way #Ecosystems #Environment !

#MarineMining ~Underwater gold rush sparks fears of ocean ... #UK leading the way #Ecosystems #Environment ! | Rescue our Ocean's & it's species from Man's Pollution! | Scoop.it
The prospectof a race to the bottom of the ocean – a 21st-century high seas version of the Klondike gold rush – has alarmed scientists. ... So that is our concern – disturbing the deep sea habitat.” ...
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Britain is leading the way in a project led by Lockheed Martin, but Russia, China, Japan, and South Korea all have projects in play. This year alone, companies from Brazil, Germany and the Cook Islands have obtained permits to explore tracts of up to 75,000 sq km on the ocean floor for copper, cobalt, nickel and manganese, and the rare earth metals that help power smartphones, tablets and other devices.

 

http://www.nature.com/news/uk-company-pursues-deep-sea-bonanza-1.12635

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10 Amazing Organizations Bravely Fighting for #Marine #Conservation

10 Amazing Organizations Bravely Fighting for #Marine #Conservation | Rescue our Ocean's & it's species from Man's Pollution! | Scoop.it
There are many organizations out there who are genuinely dedicated to preserving the health of our world’s oceans – and who somehow manage to do so without forcing certain marine animals to inhabit tiny concrete tanks and perform inane tricks.
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#Ocean bottomliner: Why Mike Bloomberg is #investing in fish ~ link to other probs.

#Ocean bottomliner: Why Mike Bloomberg is #investing in fish ~ link to other probs. | Rescue our Ocean's & it's species from Man's Pollution! | Scoop.it
Former New York City Mayor Mike Bloomberg dropped $53 million in the bucket toward solving our ever-increasing ocean woes.
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Sea Shepherd Australia :: #Australian #NewZealand Governments Abandon #WhaleSanctuary to #Japan

Sea Shepherd Australia :: #Australian #NewZealand Governments Abandon #WhaleSanctuary to #Japan | Rescue our Ocean's & it's species from Man's Pollution! | Scoop.it
Sea Shepherd Conservation Society - Protecting oceans around the world (News: Days after Captain Hammarstedt appeals to AUS govt, Bob Barker sustains 3rd attack http://t.co/RSBibzYrCc #OperationRelentless)...
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4.3.14 ~ 

Captain Hammarstedt Responds to Greg Hunt

While Sea Shepherd continues to defend threatened and endangered whales in Antarctic waters, the nations that voted to establish the Southern Ocean Whale Sanctuary remain notably absent, unwilling to enforce the international law that protects it.>  http://www.seashepherd.org.au/commentary-and-editorials/2014/03/04/captain-hammarstedt-responds-to-greg-hunt-649

 

 

 

3.3.14 ~ Anti-whaling group slams Australian environment minister Greg Hunt for ‘broken promises to monitor whaling’  http://www.theguardian.com/environment/2014/mar/03/sea-shepherd-claims-attack-by-japanese-whalers

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Sea Shepherd Australia :: More Whales Slaughtered in Whale Sanctuary ~ as of Today! 2.3.14

Sea Shepherd Australia :: More Whales Slaughtered in Whale Sanctuary ~ as of Today! 2.3.14 | Rescue our Ocean's & it's species from Man's Pollution! | Scoop.it
Sea Shepherd Conservation Society - Protecting oceans around the world (VIDEO: Japanese whalers caught with dead whale, severed head of another; Bob Barker under attack http://t.co/gGuMPCe76K #OperationRelentless)...
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Today, Sunday March 2, at approximately 10:05 AEDT, Sea Shepherd located the factory vessel of the Japanese whaling fleet, the Nisshin Maru, at 74°23’ S, 178°55’ W inside the Ross Sea Dependency, with a dead, protected Minke Whale onboard, and blood running from the side of the ship. Slabs of whale meat were also photographed on the deck, along with the severed head of a recently butchered whale.

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Meet the Island Country That Turned Itself into a Giant #MarineSanctuary *

Meet the Island Country That Turned Itself into a Giant #MarineSanctuary * | Rescue our Ocean's & it's species from Man's Pollution! | Scoop.it
Meet the Island Country That Turned Itself into a Giant Marine Sanctuary Care2.com The meeting of the Commission for the Conservation of Antarctic Marine Living Resources in Australia had sought to protect the Ross Sea and an area off East...
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Tweet from @Jeff_Hansen ~ #OZ culling next generation of #Sharks ! #NoSharkCull

Tweet from @Jeff_Hansen ~ #OZ culling next generation of #Sharks ! #NoSharkCull | Rescue our Ocean's & it's species from Man's Pollution! | Scoop.it
BEAUTIFUL FEMALE PREGNANT TIGER SHARK WITH PUPS INSIDE KILLED TODAY BY WA SHARK CULL #nosharkcull @SeaShepherd http://t.co/gITpjjPKqE
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#MarineMining: Underwater gold rush sparks fears of #Ocean catastrophe!

#MarineMining: Underwater gold rush sparks fears of #Ocean catastrophe! | Rescue our Ocean's & it's species from Man's Pollution! | Scoop.it
Mining metal and minerals in 'ecosystems we hardly understand' poses grave threat to marine life, warn environmentalists. Suzanne Goldenberg reports

Via Maria Nunzia @Varvera
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"It's like a land grab," said Sylvia Earle, an oceanographer and explorer-in-residence for National Geographic. "It's a handful of individuals who are giving away or letting disproportionate special interests have access to large parts of the planet that just happen to be under water."

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                        With United Kingdom leading the way !!!

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#JPI Oceans - Where we're heading ~ sharing the #knowledge

The Joint Programming Initiative Healthy and Productive Seas and Oceans (JPI Oceans) is a high-level strategic process to provide a long-term integrated appr...
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Your chance to stand-up for our Children's future ~ limit #CarbonPollution

Your chance to stand-up for our Children's future ~ limit #CarbonPollution | Rescue our Ocean's & it's species from Man's Pollution! | Scoop.it
Join me in standing up for our children's future and support the EPA's groundbreaking rule to limit carbon pollution from new power plants today.
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More:  http://climaterealityproject.org/leadership-corps/

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#Overfishing #illegalDumping: "Nobody's responsibility at the moment"

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Over-fishing and illegal dumping: "Nobody's responsibility at the moment" The Voice of Russia The Global Oceans Commission has proposed that the UN considers setting up a global maritime police force to ensure over-fishing and illegal dumping are...
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He says that even in the UK where people have been resisting the idea of dealing with matters of climate change more strongly, the very unseasonal weather has actually compelled them to take notice. However, the challage with attracting attention to the ocean is that it is out of sight and frequently out of mind, says Manuel.

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World’s second largest super #Trawler enters #IrishWaters ~ Too big to justify being here!

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IRISH fishermen have expressed alarm at the arrival of the world’s second largest super-trawler in Irish waters for the annual blue whiting campaign.
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Fishy molecule 'sets depth limit'

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Scientists say it is unlikely that any fish can survive in the oceans deeper than about 8,200 metres. No fish has ever been seen living beyond this limit, but the researchers point to good physiological reasons why it should not be possible, also. It rests on the particular molecular mechanism they use in their tissues to withstand crushing pressures.

To go deeper would require fish to evolve some other mechanism, the team tells the journal PNAS.

 

The all-important molecule is a so-called osmolyte called trimethylamine N-oxide (TMAO). It is what gives fish their “fishy smell”. TMAO acts to stabilize the proteins fish use to build and maintain their cells. Without its presence, the proteins would be distorted by the high pressures found at depth and stop functioning.

 

The team had observed that fish species appeared to have increasing amounts of TMAO the deeper they went, and sought to test this relationship on hadal snailfish recovered from the bottom of the Kermedec Trench north of New Zealand.

 

This pinkish animal operates more than 7,000m down, preying upon small crustaceans that eat organic matter that rains from above.

One other type of fish has purportedly been trawled from deeper, but nothing has actually been observed swimming so far down. "This is by far the deepest fish we've caught and analysed, and they have the highest levels of this TMAO molecule," lead author Prof Paul Yancey from Whitman College, Washington State, US, told BBC News. What is more, the concentration is almost exactly on the line if one extrapolates from shallower species.

 

But extending that line forwards moves TMAO concentrations to a point where they would inhibit cell function, at about 8,000-8,500m’s depth. “We know that if TMAO is too high, it makes proteins so stable they can’t work,” explained Prof Yancey. “The myosin protein in muscle, for example, needs to flex for muscles to move, and too much TMAO would stop this happening.” The other possibility is that at these very high levels, the tissues would try osmotically to draw water into the fish, something that fully marine fish are not able to handle.


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#Ocean #acidifying 10 times faster than anytime in the last 55 million years, putting #polar #ecosystems at risk

#Ocean #acidifying 10 times faster than anytime in the last 55 million years, putting #polar #ecosystems at risk | Rescue our Ocean's & it's species from Man's Pollution! | Scoop.it
An assessment of ocean acidification, presented at the UN Climate Change Conference in Warsaw in November 2013, starkly concluded that acidity is on track to rise 170 percent by the end of this century.
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Endangered Right Whale Freed from Fishing Gear (VIDEO)

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Georgia’s Department of Natural Resources (DNR) has just successfully freed a four-year-old North Atlantic right whale (known to researchers as No. 4057) from a commercial fishing line. (RT @OneGreenPlanet: Awesome Video!
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The National OCeanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) encourages anyone who sees a dead, injured, or distressed whale to call 1-877-WHALE-HELP (or 1-877-942-5343). Sightings can also be reported using NOAA’s Dolphin & Whale 911 smartphone app.

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#Drought threatens #wildlife #ecosystems - U-T San Diego

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Drought threatens wildlife, ecosystems
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But the real question is going to be what the longer term effects will be, especially for terrestrial wildlife.
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European Commission ~ #Environment #Ecosystems ~ #Hope conference

European Commission ~ #Environment #Ecosystems ~ #Hope conference | Rescue our Ocean's & it's species from Man's Pollution! | Scoop.it

The Healthy Oceans – Productive Ecosystems (HOPE) Conference, on 3-4 March 2014 in Brussels, will bring together all those working with or in relation to the European marine environment and will provide them with the opportunity to discuss progress made over the past 5 years, the problems that still remain and the solutions for improved coherence and better marine governance.


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Vancouver Aquarium's new whale whisperer will continue to pursue pollution ~ Peter Ross back on track* #Toxins

Vancouver Aquarium's new whale whisperer will continue to pursue pollution ~ Peter Ross back on track* #Toxins | Rescue our Ocean's & it's species from Man's Pollution! | Scoop.it
Straight.com Vancouver Aquarium's new whale whisperer will continue to pursue pollution Straight.com On February 18, the Vancouver Aquarium announced that Ross will be the founding director and chief scientist of the aquarium's new Ocean Pollution...
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Peter Ross lost his job last year after the Stephen Harper administration axed contaminants research—along with many other science projects nationwide—at the Institute of Ocean Sciences, near Sidney on southern Vancouver Island. On February 18, the Vancouver Aquarium announced that Ross will be the founding director and chief scientist of the aquarium’s new Ocean Pollution Science Program. He spoke to Environmental Health News about his new position and getting back to work in the sea.

 

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Voice of the #Orcas: #Blackfish Oscar Night Party with Captain Paul Watson

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#Blackfish & #SeaShepherd join forces Sunday>> http://t.co/yTWsSicgzo

@revelocean @mobrock @SandyMcElhaney @Sam10k http://t.co/RxvhygOYDL
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Sea Shepherd Conservation Society releases video showing vessel rammed by #JapaneseScienceVessel ???

Sea Shepherd Conservation Society releases video showing vessel rammed by  #JapaneseScienceVessel ??? | Rescue our Ocean's & it's species from Man's Pollution! | Scoop.it
Sea Shepherd Conservation Society releases video showing vessel rammed by ...
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Recently released video footage supports the Sea Shepherd's claim that the Japanese whaling fleet has taken aggressive action against one of its ships.
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Linda BatrickMAR 1, 2014 at 7:34 PMwhat bullies the big death ships are. they should be ashamed of themselves.
scientific purposes, what a crock. if they don't know what they need scientifically by now they will never know.they are very bad neighbors in our region.

 

30.1.14 ~ Video 11.40mins  Interview with Captain Paul Watson :  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OqpgBex4eZY#t=140

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#Marine reserves planned around commercial interests - Nature.com

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Marine reserves planned around commercial interests Nature.com The problem, the authors say, is that the system is mainly 'residual' — meaning that many of the areas placed off limits to commercial exploitation are those that will create least...
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Australia's seas tend to be set aside only where mining and fishing are not affected, study warns!

 

6.3.14 ~ 

Great Barrier Reef faced with irreversible damage: http://www.theage.com.au/environment/climate-change/great-barrier-reef-faced-with-irreversible-damage-20140305-347ha.html
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