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#Dolphin #slaughters at the #Faroe ...

#Dolphin #slaughters at the #Faroe ... | Now is the Time to Help our Oceans & it's Species ! | Scoop.it
Dolphin slaughters at the Faroe Islands yesterday 1106 murdered in 23 days #tweet4Faroes #stoptheGrind #seashepherd http://t.co/X6ZhiwXfQA
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Study finds novel #worm community affecting #methane release in #Ocean ~ #ownfoodWeb

Study finds novel #worm community affecting #methane release in #Ocean ~ #ownfoodWeb | Now is the Time to Help our Oceans & it's Species ! | Scoop.it
Scientists have discovered a super-charged methane seep in the ocean off New Zealand that has created its own unique food web, resulting in much more methane escaping from the ocean floor into the water column.

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LOOK: Is This How Betta Fish Are #Shipped To #PetStores? ~ use a tranquilizer/stress reducer to ship fish + water pure #oxygen !

LOOK: Is This How Betta Fish Are #Shipped To #PetStores? ~ use a tranquilizer/stress reducer to ship fish + water  pure #oxygen ! | Now is the Time to Help our Oceans & it's Species ! | Scoop.it
That betta fish you picked up at your local pet store may look pretty swell in its fishbowl, but ever wonder where it came from?

Via Wildlife Defence
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While there are no overarching regulations governing live fish shipments, shipping providers often set their own guidelines for mailing packages that contain live animals. The U.S. Postal Service, for example, requires senders to double-bag fish using strong plastic bags with a minimum thickness of 4 mils. Each bag must also be filled with about one-third water and the rest oxygen.

"This sort of packaging is more typical of large scale fish farms in Asia shipping to pet store chains," Victoria Parnell-Stark, who sells the siamese fighting fish and runs betta fan site Betty Splendens, clarified in an email to HuffPost. "This is not at all how hobbyists and most show breeders/distributers would ship bettas."

 

This has to be Stressful !!!

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#GreenPeace #Tackling #overfishing from the Pacific to the Atlantic ~ #Mission2SaveTheOcean @NatGeo

#GreenPeace #Tackling #overfishing from the Pacific to the Atlantic ~ #Mission2SaveTheOcean @NatGeo | Now is the Time to Help our Oceans & it's Species ! | Scoop.it
Tackling overfishing from the Pacific to the Atlantic
Greenpeace UK (blog)
You may have been lucky enough to see the superb National Geographic programme Mission To Save The Ocean last Saturday. If not, don't worry, I'll give you the rundown here.
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The worst things the #Tuna industry does to our #Oceans

The worst things the #Tuna industry does to our #Oceans | Now is the Time to Help our Oceans & it's Species ! | Scoop.it
The tuna industry is responsible for much of the overfishing and global fisheries depletion. These are some of their worst practices and tips for sustainable tuna shopping.
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                   Tuna companies are simply taking too much!

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How #Harmful to #Whales Is #Shipping? only evidence is #beaching full of gashes!

How #Harmful to #Whales Is #Shipping?  only evidence is #beaching full of gashes! | Now is the Time to Help our Oceans & it's Species ! | Scoop.it
From ship strikes to sound waves, modern oceans prove perilous for cetaceans

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From ship strikes to sound waves, modern oceans prove perilous for cetaceans!

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#Documents reveal date of #Tilikum's #capture

#Documents reveal date of #Tilikum's #capture | Now is the Time to Help our Oceans & it's Species ! | Scoop.it
Tilikum, SeaWorld's prime bull orca was captured off the coast of Iceland in November 1983. Now newly released documents finally pin down Tilikum's capture date and his exact location at the time of capture.

Via Wildlife Defence
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Tilikum was sent to live at Sealand of the Pacific in Canada. It was here that he played a role in the killing of trainer, Keltie Byrne. After Byrne's death, Sealand closed its doors and Tilikum was moved to SeaWorld Orlando, Florida, on January 9, 1992.

 

The large whale, now estimated to measure 22.5 feet (6.9 m) long, has resided in Orlando ever since. During his tenure at SeaWorld, Tilikum was implicated in the death of drifter, Daniel Dukes, and was directly responsible for the death of trainer Dawn Brancheau in 2010.

Read more: http://www.digitaljournal.com/article/356316#ixzz2brngYUMf

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Is the #SharkFin Trade Facing #Extinction? ~ Major drop in #demand....

Is the #SharkFin Trade Facing #Extinction? ~ Major drop in #demand.... | Now is the Time to Help our Oceans & it's Species ! | Scoop.it
A high-profile advocacy campaign featuring Yao Ming has catalyzed a major drop in demand for the controversial delicacy. (RT @Seasaver: Is the shark-fin trade facing extinction?
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#Hawaiian #Cleaner #Wrasse ~ #starves in #captivity !

One minute on the life of a Hawaiian Cleaner Wrasse in the wild.
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#Fukushima plant spilling #contaminated water into the #sea 'for years' ~ @ABC News

#Fukushima plant spilling #contaminated water into the #sea 'for years' ~ @ABC News | Now is the Time to Help our Oceans & it's Species ! | Scoop.it
Workers at the crippled Fukushima nuclear plant have told the ABC that contaminated water has most likely been seeping into the sea since the disaster two-and-a-half years ago.

Via SustainOurEarth
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8.8.13  ~  

http://rt.com/op-edge/japan-fukushima-contamination-environment-229/

 

 

5.8.13  ~  http://www.reuters.com/article/2013/08/05/us-japan-fukushima-panel-idUSBRE97408V20130805?feedType=RSS&feedName=environmentNews

 

 

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Claims lavish #Chinese Government #subsidies are driving #Pacific island #tuna fishing companies out of business!

Claims lavish #Chinese Government #subsidies are driving #Pacific island #tuna fishing companies out of business! | Now is the Time to Help our Oceans & it's Species ! | Scoop.it
Claims lavish Chinese Government subsidies are driving Pacific island tuna fishing companies out of business.
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There are claims that multi-million dollar subsidies by the Chinese Government are behind a dramatic increase in the number Chinese tuna boats fishing in the Pacific.

Numbers started to increase about six years ago and now hundreds of new boats are fishing in the southern albacore tuna fishery.

The chairman of the Pacific Island Tuna Industry Association, Charles Hufflet, has told Radio Australia's Pacific Beat program that they are driving Pacific island companies out of business.

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#LosAngeles Waterkeeper #restores #kelp & #Marinelife one urchin at a time 'Who U gonna Call #SeaOtters *

#LosAngeles Waterkeeper #restores #kelp & #Marinelife one urchin at a time 'Who U gonna Call #SeaOtters * | Now is the Time to Help our Oceans & it's Species ! | Scoop.it
Sixty-foot tall vines of giant kelp bob and sway up to the ocean surface off of Palos Verdes Peninsulas coves. They sit on a stretch of sea floor that was desolate of nearly all life a few years ago.

Via SustainOurEarth
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"Without sea otters, the urchin (population) explodes and eats all the kelp," Meux explained. "And everything dependent on kelp - about 800 species depend on it at some point in their lives - dies."

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Ultimate guide to #Australian #Sharks

Ultimate guide to #Australian #Sharks | Now is the Time to Help our Oceans & it's Species ! | Scoop.it
We shed light on the most fascinating and feared of all sea creatures.

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#PM urges #UK to 'get behind #fracking ~ 'the case for #safe #shale gas extraction has not been made' more below...

#PM urges #UK to 'get behind #fracking ~ 'the case for #safe #shale gas extraction has not been made' more below... | Now is the Time to Help our Oceans & it's Species ! | Scoop.it
The whole of the country must "get behind fracking", which deserves "real public support" once its benefits are explained, says David Cameron.

Via CineversityTV
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 27.8.13  ~  

Tory MPs Attack 'Disastrous' Prospect Of Local Shale Gas Exploration: http://www.huffingtonpost.co.uk/2013/08/27/fracking-tory-risible_n_3821237.html

 

20.8.13  ~  

Fracking fears for wildlife: 

http://www.rspb.org.uk/community/ourwork/b/martinharper/archive/2013/08/20/fracking-fears-for-wildlife.aspx

 

 

20.8.13  ~  Wave of protests sweeps UK: Resistance to fracking plans heats up as pollution concerns grow!

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I urge @numbe10gov to get behind innovative renewable energy sources & quit reliance on unsustainable carbon energy, that doesn't taint the environment !


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Learn more: http://www.naturalnews.com/041698_fracking_protests_pollution.html#ixzz2cWwFnKJb

 

17.8.13  ~  

RSPB objects to Cuadrilla plans for two sites: http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/science-environment-23730308

 

17.8.13  ~  

Cuadrilla: Fracking Scaled Back In Balcombe As Critics Attack 'Mob Rule' By Protesters: http://www.huffingtonpost.co.uk/2013/08/17/cuadrilla-fracking-scaled_n_3771672.html?utm_hp_ref=uk

 

 

16.8.13  ~  

Cuadrilla Scales Back Drilling Operations in Balcombe: http://www.naturalgaseurope.com/cuadrilla-scales-back-operations-balcombe

 

14.8.13  ~  

Secret emails reveal the risk to water in Sussex from fracking was known by officials: http://www.theargus.co.uk/news/10610762.Secret_emails_reveal_the_risk_to_water_in_Sussex_from_fracking_was_known_by_officials/

 

 

>>These energy companies don't support fracking::: http://unfrack.me/

 

Are you wanting a more 'independant' uk & stop buying from other Countries 'perhaps', this would make sense .

 

But 'Fracking-up' Britain's Already 'Fragile' environment to line the pockets of Big Companies is All we can see & evidence from other countries suffering!

 

19.7.13  ~ 

Former Mobil VP Warns of Fracking and Climate Change: http://www.truth-out.org/news/item/17605-former-mobil-vp-warns-of-fracking-and-climate-change

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#Explore the #Ocean floor via live cam, in high definition, RIGHT NOW ~ one stream only...

Stop what you're doing and watch this. Below the fold are three high-definition streams of the ocean floor, currently broadcasting LIVE via NOAA's new 6,000-meter remotely operated vehicle (ROV), Deep Discoverer.

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#Plymouth #warships' #Gibraltar visit as tensions increase - This is Plymouth

#Plymouth #warships' #Gibraltar visit as tensions increase - This is Plymouth | Now is the Time to Help our Oceans & it's Species ! | Scoop.it
This is Plymouth Plymouth warships' Gibraltar visit as tensions increase This is Plymouth The Royal Marines contingent will include elements of 42 Commando, 30 Commando IX Group, the information exploitation unit, and 29 Commando Regiment Royal...
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nom nom nom ~ #Eating our way through the #Seas #Regardless ! #OverFishing

nom nom nom ~ #Eating our way through the #Seas #Regardless ! #OverFishing | Now is the Time to Help our Oceans & it's Species ! | Scoop.it
underthevastblueseas:
“ OVERFISHING-
Many marine ecologists think that the biggest single threat to marine ecosystems today is overfishing. Our appetite for fish is exceeding the oceans’ ecological...
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#Judge rules #SeaWorld made good faith effort to #protect trainers ~ #Captivity is wrong #Orca's #CallOut best way know

#Judge rules #SeaWorld made good faith effort to #protect trainers ~ #Captivity is wrong #Orca's #CallOut best way know | Now is the Time to Help our Oceans & it's Species ! | Scoop.it
An administrative law judge has ruled that SeaWorld has made a good faith effort to protect its trainers from the dangers posed by working with killer whales.
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They are still not listening to the 'Call of the Orca's' ~ Captivity is wrong for these sentient species!

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Incredible new #Antarctica #photos .....take a peek...

Incredible new #Antarctica #photos .....take a peek... | Now is the Time to Help our Oceans & it's Species ! | Scoop.it
A stunning new exhibition showcases the unique and fragile landscapes and animals of Antarctica.

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#SharkWeek is Over — So Let's Focus On the Other Fish Who Need Our Help More

#SharkWeek is Over — So Let's Focus On the Other Fish Who Need Our Help More | Now is the Time to Help our Oceans & it's Species ! | Scoop.it
Saving the great white shark is important. But the more biologists learn about great whites, the more it seems sharks are doing okay. Other species need our help more.

Via Kathy Dowsett
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Fishing nets pose a great danger to juvenile sharks, and there are only a few hundred adult sharks left off the California coast.

 

However, this particular species' danger of going extinct pales in comparison to that of other fish around the world.

 

The great white is not even listed among the 20 most threatened shark species, and is not included on the IUCN Red List of species close to extinction. Although the great white is a necessary and vulnerable species, there are others that deserve the same attention.

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Sea Shepherd Australia :: #SeaShepherd and the #Galapagos ~ fragile #ecosystem ! Graphic!

Sea Shepherd Australia :: #SeaShepherd and the #Galapagos ~ fragile #ecosystem ! Graphic! | Now is the Time to Help our Oceans & it's Species ! | Scoop.it
Sea Shepherd Conservation Society - Protecting oceans around the world (Sea Shepherd and the Galapagos (Sea Shepherd Australia :: Sea Shepherd and the Galapagos) See the Video!
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How a growing #partnership is #reducing #overfishing in #Belize and beyond

How a growing #partnership is #reducing #overfishing in #Belize and beyond | Now is the Time to Help our Oceans & it's Species ! | Scoop.it
How a growing partnership is reducing overfishing in Belize and beyond #FishForever @RarePlanet @brenucsb @brettjenks http://t.co/YO3oeIosCc
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#Chicago beach becomes more #natural, attracts #wildlife ~ listenUp #ukGov

#Chicago beach becomes more #natural, attracts #wildlife ~ listenUp #ukGov | Now is the Time to Help our Oceans & it's Species ! | Scoop.it
Project Summary: Restoring 21 acres of sand dunes and aquatic habitat lured native plants and birds back to a Chicago beach.   Project name: 63rd Street Dune and Beach Restoration. Location: Chicag...
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Types of jobs created: Landscape architects, biologists, ecologists, heavy equipment operators and general laborers.


Results and accomplishments: The restored beach is now a popular stopover for migratory birds. Rare plants and animals also can be found at the beach, included the state endangered sea rocket and the federally endangered piping plover. - See more at: http://healthylakes.org/successes/restoration-success-stories/chicago-beach-becomes-more-natural-attracts-wildlife/#sthash.oObHrrno.dpuf

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#Lobster #Disease #CreepsUpTheCoast ! #Maine ~ #Unmarketable

#Lobster #Disease #CreepsUpTheCoast ! #Maine ~ #Unmarketable | Now is the Time to Help our Oceans & it's Species ! | Scoop.it
PORTLAND, Maine (AP) — A shell disease that has plagued the southern New England lobster industry for years by making lobsters unsightly and in some cases unmarketable appears to be creeping northward to the lobster-rich grounds off the coast of...
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#Baltimore researchers turn #carnivorous #fish into #vegetarians

#Baltimore researchers turn #carnivorous #fish into #vegetarians | Now is the Time to Help our Oceans & it's Species ! | Scoop.it
The conversion is key to breaking a cycle in which the ocean’s small fish are plundered by industrial fishing. (Fighting overfishing, or messing with nature? What do you think?
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  Finding new ways that could sustain ?  And without the disease ridden problems.

 

The researchers announced last week that they pulled off the feat at a laboratory in the Columbus Center in downtown Baltimore. Over the course of a four-year study, Watson said, they dabbled with mixtures of plant-based proteins, fatty acids and a powerful amino acid-like substance found in energy drinks until they came up with a combination that cobia and another popular farm fish, gilt-head bream, gobbled down


The conversion of these carnivorous fish to a completely vegetarian diet is a first, according to the University of Maryland Center for Environmental Science, and a key to breaking a cycle in which the ocean’s stocks of small fish — menhaden, anchovies and sardines — are plundered by industrial fishing partly to provide fish feed to aquaculture, one of the fastest-growing economic sectors in the world.

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