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The secret life of green #turtles

The secret life of green #turtles | Rescue our Ocean's & it's species from Man's Pollution! | Scoop.it
Marine scientist and photographer Justin Gilligan reports on a project tagging turtles in New South Wales for the first time. (RT @ausgeo: Green #turtle at #LordHoweIsland #NSW.
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#NewZealand Animals & #Wildlife ~ #eXplore #travel

#NewZealand Animals  &  #Wildlife ~ #eXplore #travel | Rescue our Ocean's & it's species from Man's Pollution! | Scoop.it
Unique New Zealand animals, lizards, frogs, fish, insects, crickets, bats, whales, seals, sea lions, dolphins, sharks, and bird life (New Zealand Animals - There were no predatory mammals before humans arrived!
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Members of Congress Take First Step to #Protect #Wildlife from #OilSpills

Members of Congress Take First Step to #Protect #Wildlife from #OilSpills | Rescue our Ocean's & it's species from Man's Pollution! | Scoop.it
Over 4,000 citizens nationwide have united to pressure our Great Lakes Senators to protect our waters from oil spills! After having a flood of concerned constituents reach out to their offices, Sens.
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#Indonesia: #Food for Millions at #Risk ~ #Culture #BuiltOnSEA

#Indonesia: #Food for Millions at #Risk ~ #Culture #BuiltOnSEA | Rescue our Ocean's & it's species from Man's Pollution! | Scoop.it
#FoodInsecurity Lean futures for for the world's sea nomads. #acidification #overfishing http://t.co/qXpjJ1wExk via @KerrieHall1
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#Freshwater #Fish #Film 3.18mins UK ~ up against #pollution #invasiveSpecies

Showcasing the often forgotten freshwater fish of Britain in a short film filmed all over Britain and putting them in the spotlight.
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Focus on #Ocean’s #Health as #Dolphin #Deaths Soar ~ NYTimes.com

Focus on #Ocean’s #Health as #Dolphin #Deaths Soar ~ NYTimes.com | Rescue our Ocean's & it's species from Man's Pollution! | Scoop.it

Like a macabre marine mystery, the carcasses — many badly deteriorated and tossing about in the surf — first turned up along the coast of New Jersey in June. Soon, droves of them washed up in Virginia, the Carolinas, Georgia and most recently Florida, their winter home.

 

So far this year, nearly 1,000 bottlenose dolphins — eight times the historical average — have washed up dead along the Eastern Seaboard from New York to Florida, a vast majority of them victims of morbillivirus. Many more are expected to die from the disease in the coming months.

 

The high death toll from the resurgence of the virus, which killed 700 dolphins in an outbreak 25 years ago, has alarmed marine scientists, who say it remains unclear why the dolphins have succumbed to the disease. The deaths, along with a spate of other unrelated dolphin die-offs along Florida’s east and west coasts, raise new questions about the health of the ocean in this part of the country and what role environmental factors may be playing, scientists said.

 

“Marine mammals are very good sentinels for ocean and human health, and they really act like the proverbial canaries in a coal mine,” said Dr. Greg Bossart, a veterinary pathologist and senior vice president in charge of animal health at the Georgia Aquarium. “They give us an idea of what’s occurring in the environment.”

 

Because bottlenose dolphins are top predators, have long life spans and live near shore, Dr. Bossart said, “whatever happens coastally impacts them and potentially us.”

 

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Via Chuck Sherwood, Senior Associate, TeleDimensions, Inc
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#Pakistan #commit to stop new #subsidies on #overfishing ~

#Pakistan #commit to stop new #subsidies on #overfishing ~ | Rescue our Ocean's & it's species from Man's Pollution! | Scoop.it
KARACHI,  Global environmental organisation WWF has applauded an initiative from more than a dozen countries to freeze subsidies that encourage overfishing, (Pakistan commit to stop new subsidies on overfishing http://t.co/yC6UjC7viu)...
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Rise Above Plastics ~ #Plastics #Kill - YouTube 0.31secs

There's some scary creatures in the ocean... none more scary than plastic. http://riseaboveplastics.org (RT @OceanChampions: Need a reminder on the evils of #plastic?
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Make 'cloth' bags which can be washed and used over and over again without damaging a thing, if can.

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With #Jordan #Lake #experiment, N.C. steps into uncharted waters ~ massive #pumps

With #Jordan #Lake #experiment, N.C. steps into uncharted waters ~ massive #pumps | Rescue our Ocean's & it's species from Man's Pollution! | Scoop.it
For now, a series of pumps replaces new state runoff rules for key Triangle drinking water source (Can @NCLeg clean up Jordan Lake with in-lake technology and a halt to pollution regulation?
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#Oceans at #Risk ~ #Join the #Conversation! PenBayPilot.com

#Oceans at #Risk ~ #Join the #Conversation!  PenBayPilot.com | Rescue our Ocean's & it's species from Man's Pollution! | Scoop.it
Oceans at Risk - Join the Conversation!
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Pollution threatens all sea life and piracy undermines our security.
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#SharkFin Soup Still Sells Despite #China's Extravagance Crackdown!

#SharkFin Soup Still Sells Despite #China's Extravagance Crackdown! | Rescue our Ocean's & it's species from Man's Pollution! | Scoop.it
A study by Humane Society International shows plenty of upscale restaurants in China continue to offer the delicacy (Shark fin soup remains on menu in #China’s upscale restaurants http://t.co/suFP8Yo0LJ...
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#Rise in #Basking #Shark #sightings *

#Rise in #Basking #Shark #sightings * | Rescue our Ocean's & it's species from Man's Pollution! | Scoop.it
Sightings of basking sharks off Scotland's west coast are increasing, according to the Hebridean Whale and Dolphin Trust.
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They are the world's second biggest fish - behind only the whale shark - and can grow to 11m (36ft) and weigh up to seven tonnes.


The survey also recorded 321 encounters with harbour porpoise, 34 of minke whale, 32 of basking shark, 22 of common dolphin and six of white-beaked dolphin.

 

The trust said: "A major encounter - in August near the Isle of Skye - was a rare sighting of three members of a group of killer whales known as the West Coast Community.

 

"This very small group consisting of just five males and four females is thought to be the UK's only known resident group, but, as no calves have been seen within the group, it is likely to go extinct in our lifetime."

 

The surveys are conducted from the research vessel, Silurian.


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American #Rivers ~ Why #Care for Small #Streams? They are the veins of #Life

American #Rivers ~ Why #Care for Small #Streams? They are the veins of #Life | Rescue our Ocean's & it's species from Man's Pollution! | Scoop.it
Sign the Petition Garden Canyon River, AZ | © Arizona Office of Tourism Our Waters Are Connected I strongly support the administration relying (We all know water flows downstream - but upstream pollution still threatens treasured recreation spots ...
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It all begins in that headwater trickle that becomes a stream that becomes a river that becomes your drinking water!

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Direct & Indirect #Effects of #ClimateChange ~ #JPMS Medical Blogs + below ...

Direct & Indirect #Effects of #ClimateChange ~ #JPMS Medical Blogs + below ... | Rescue our Ocean's & it's species from Man's Pollution! | Scoop.it
Tweet TweetClimate change has no longer been a just a thought only, it has become a reality now. We are living in the hottest times in the history of mankind and experiencing some of the most fearsome disasters like Tsunami.
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Everyone should remember that, if environment is safe, human being would also be safe. 

 

5.1.14 ~  New research shows that the earth is warming up faster than than anticipated. If you want to explore the issues in your classroom, here's a collection of handy links and lesson ideas

 

http://www.theguardian.com/teacher-network/2014/jan/05/climate-change-global-warming-news-teaching-resources?CMP=twt_gu

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How does natural gas #fracking contribute to #airPollution?

How does natural gas #fracking contribute to #airPollution? | Rescue our Ocean's & it's species from Man's Pollution! | Scoop.it
How does natural gas fracking contribute to air pollution? (How does natural gas fracking contribute to air pollution?
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@SeaShepherd #Awards NZ$11,500 for Info Leading to Conviction of #Seal #Killers - Sea Shepherd Conservation Society

@SeaShepherd #Awards NZ$11,500 for Info Leading to Conviction of #Seal #Killers - Sea Shepherd Conservation Society | Rescue our Ocean's & it's species from Man's Pollution! | Scoop.it
Sea Shepherd Awards NZ$11,500 for Info Leading to Conviction of Seal Killers http://t.co/PLqJrai45D via @SeaShepherd_USA
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#Plastic litter is killing wildlife on Lord Howe Island ~ 4.15min vid. #Shearwater with 112 pieces inside... graphic!

This DoSomething! video shows how micro-plastic ocean debris is killing birds on Australia's Lord Howe Island. The footage shot by Ian Hutton shows a post mo...
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#Wildlife pics snapped in Northern Manitoba garner top photo ~ don't let #PolarBears become a memory!

#Wildlife pics snapped in Northern Manitoba garner top photo ~ don't let #PolarBears become a memory! | Rescue our Ocean's & it's species from Man's Pollution! | Scoop.it
The newest additions to Assiniboine Park Zoo, Aurora and Kaska, didn't make the modeling cut, but a wild polar bear from Northern Manitoba sure did. A photo, entitled “The Ice Bear,” of a polar bear surfacing in Hudson Bay ...
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#Indigenous Groups Win #Right to Seize #Chevron's Canadian #Assets over $18 Billion in #AmazonPollution

#Indigenous Groups Win #Right to Seize #Chevron's Canadian #Assets over $18 Billion in #AmazonPollution | Rescue our Ocean's & it's species from Man's Pollution! | Scoop.it
A court in Canada has ruled Ecuadorean farmers and fishermen can try to seize the assets of oil giant Chevron based on a 2011 decision in an Ecuadorean court found it liable for nearly three decades of soil and water pollution.
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#Effects of #dumping #radioactive waste in #Ocean need more study, scientists say

#Effects of #dumping #radioactive waste in #Ocean need more study, scientists say | Rescue our Ocean's & it's species from Man's Pollution! | Scoop.it
Dumping radioactive waste into the world's seas began in 1946 with a scientific argument whose foundation was the vastness of the oceans. (Oh my...
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"Unfavorable situations might arise if a package of radioactive material were found on the shore or recovered in a fisherman's net or by a trawler or dragger," it said. "Unsound rumors that marine food products contain sufficient quantities of radioisotopes to be detrimental to health should be countered rapidly and effectively."

 

Dumped & Forgotten>> 

 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vcaOX2rW0gc&list=PLGjZmcIZNeYtyH99huFW78XKImFGDaj3T&index=176

 

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#Inland #oilSpills - a taste of what's to come? - YouTube 1.14mins #Reckless Companies!

Oil spills that have destroyed parts of inland Siberia give a horrifying glimpse of what could happen if the same reckless companies take operations to the A...
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#Australian #plane to #monitor #Whaling in Sounthern #Ocean

#Australian #plane to #monitor #Whaling in Sounthern #Ocean | Rescue our Ocean's & it's species from Man's Pollution! | Scoop.it
Australia is to send a surveillance plane to the Southern Ocean in a bid to stop conflict between Japanese whaling vessels and environmentalists.
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A Reply to #SeaWorld’s Open Letter ~ @SeaShepherd Conservation Society

A Reply to #SeaWorld’s Open Letter ~ @SeaShepherd Conservation Society | Rescue our Ocean's & it's species from Man's Pollution! | Scoop.it
A Reply to Sea World’s Open Letter and an Invitation to Make a Meaningful New Year’s Resolution

Via Wildlife Defence
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Many of SeaWorld’s orcas were, indeed, born in captivity. Many of them are the offspring of Tilikum, who is used as SeaWorld’s breeding machine. SeaWorld’s marine mammals are often inbred, offspring of two mated members of the same family, resulting in a range of genetic abnormalities and mutations.

 

That is the truth of SeaWorld’s “groundbreaking success” in marine mammal reproduction.

 

22.12.13 ~ Op-Ed: Former SeaWorld trainers counter SeaWorld's ad claims  By: Elizabeth Batt

Read more: http://www.digitaljournal.com/entertainment/op-ed-former-seaworld-trainers-counter-seaworld-s-ad-claims/article/364404#ixzz2oDiEYKJK

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#SAfrica #suspends offshore #oil #gas #exploration following complaint #underwaterNoise !!!

#SAfrica #suspends offshore #oil #gas #exploration following complaint #underwaterNoise !!! | Rescue our Ocean's & it's species from Man's Pollution! | Scoop.it
South Africa has suspended oil and gas exploration off the east coast following a complaint over the impact of underwater sound pollution on sea life.
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                                A deaf Whale is a dead 'Whale' !!!

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#Blackfish! What More Can You Do?

#Blackfish! What More Can You Do? | Rescue our Ocean's & it's species from Man's Pollution! | Scoop.it
The documentary Blackfish is as big a phenomenon as The Cove movie ever was. Being aired on CNN, however, it has been broadcast to a much larger audience and it is taking the world by storm.  Both ...
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